By Tadzio Garcia, Sunday Sept. 23, 2012
Week-four was busy for the Huskies sport teams resulting in exciting news for Huskyville.
The wrestling team opened the season winning their pool-play at the Mt. SAC Duals. The season’s first rankings will be out as a result of opening matches statewide.
The cross country teams are improving their times and brought home another early season trophy.
The green-machine football team gave us another nail-biter. The game was decided with three seconds left resulting in a three-point loss.
The men’s and women’s soccer teams nabbed two 5-0 wins with the men’s team adding a two-all tie against Southwestern College, 2-2. The volleyball team lost a five-set thriller to the Cal Lutheran University JV team.
Husky wrestlers open with a win
The wrestling team faced two tought opponents in pool-play during the season-opening 2012 Mt. SAC Duals. The Huskies bested West Hills from Coalinga, 25-20 and lost to Santa Ana College 21-23.
The Huskies lost in the next two rounds to Palomar and Bakersfield colleges. ELAC will travel on the road on Saturday to compete in the Bakersfield Duals.
ELAC tied for No. 11 at the state finals last season.
Men run to fifth place; women place 11th
The men’s cross country team took fifth place at the Golden West Invitational last Friday in Huntington Beach behind South Coast Conference rivals L.A. Trade Tech, who won the meet, and fourth place finisher Mt. SAC.
Andres De La Cruz finished in 21:09 in the No. 11 spot. De La Cruz was named to the GW Invitational’s Top All-15 team as a result.
The women’s team took 11th place. They were just seven points out of eighth place. The Huskies knocked off an average of 30 seconds for each runner from their times last week at the SoCal Preview.
Women’s soccer scores 5-0 win
The No.11-ranked team in the state were rude hosts to Taft College beating them 5-0 at home last Tuesday. The Huskies have a two-game unbeaten streak. The team opens South Coast Conference play hosting Long Beac City College on Tuesday at 4 p.m. in Weingart Stadium. LBCC also shutout Taft beating them 2-0, last week. ELAC stands 3-2-2 overall while Long Beach boasts a 4-2 record. The Vikings have outscored their opponents 13-3.
Volleyball improves against four-year university
By Jonathan Castro
The volleyball team lost a five-set thriller to the Cal Lutheran JV team at home after losing to the Regals, 3-0, last week in Thousand Oaks. The Huskies were up two games to one but lost 12-25, 25-20, 25-20, 20-25 and 8-15. Leading the way was Nissa Games stood who out with 142 assists in the game.
Men’s soccer earns a tie
By Liliana Marquez
The men’s soccer team earned their fourth non-conference draw when they tied Southwestern College, 2-2, Friday night at home. Daniel Llanos and Andy Vega scored for the Huskies, while Esteban Salcedo and Angel Gonzalez scored for the Jaguars. With this the last non-conference game for both teams, ELAC improve with an overall record of 2-1-4. SWC ended 5-1-3.
ELAC enters conference play scoring a total of 22 goals while allowing ten in seven games. The Husky goals were tallied by Adolfo Larios, who scored a total of six goals, followed by Giovani Reyes, Omar Garcia, Yuchen Wang and Daniel Llanos who added two goals each. Ivann Salcedo, Carlos del Campo, Christian Altamira, Jesus Mariscal, Jonathan Barajas and Andy Vega each scored one goal.
The Huskies open South Coast Conference play at Long Beach City CollegeTuesday at 4 p.m. The Huskies lost 3-2 to the Vikings in the first round of playoffs last season.
No. 16 Huskies fall short to No. 15 Mt. San Jacinto
By Anthony Merjanoff
With three seconds left, Mt. San Jacinto College’s 32-yard field goal kick was up and good to take a 35-32 over the Huskies.
With 2:28 remaining in the game, the Huskies were at the Eagles 6-yard line facing a 4th-and-three. The ball was snapped over Husky quarterback Aaron Cantu’s head.
“The center didn’t know we were going on two, so he snapped it and I wasn’t ready for it,” Cantu says. The mishandled snap resulted in a turnover; which lead to the Eagles winning drive.
“The team played great. I just think we need to play our odds better.” Husky Head Coach Steve Mojarro says.
Husky wide-out Bryan Munoz-Alvarez was a big factor in the game with 10 catches for 140 yards on the night. Running back Jonathan Lopez was the workhorse for the team rushing the ball 10 times in the game.
The Huskies will take on the Southwestern Jaguars on Saturday at home in Weingart Stadium. “We definitely have to prepare that much better in practice, Southwestern is a tough team coming in here. It’s a must win this week and from here on out for us,” Cantu says.