By Liliana Marquez
A brace from Adolfo Larios and well-taken finishes from Salvador Medrano, Daniel Llanos, David Farias and Christian Altamira over El Camino College Compton Center gave the Huskies a 6-1 win last Tuesday, Oct. 9 on Husky turf.
The win moves the East Los Angeles College into fifth place in the South Coast Conference standings.
Compton’s Alfredo Munguia opened the scoring in the 12th minute. Three minutes later, Husky Altamira scored for a 1-1 tie, which was his second goal as a Husky.
“I felt excited and confident (after the goal). I knew our victory was there. We just had to go out there and perform well,” Altamira said.
Four minutes before the end of the half, the Huskies was awarded a penalty kick after a foul that was committed over Larios. Larios converted the second goal for ELAC.
Seconds before the first half ended, Llanos took a ball off a corner kick, which was stopped by the Compton goalkeeper but then dropped. ELAC’s Farias capitalized sending the ball in. This was the first goal Farias scored this season.
“I didn’t even celebrate when I scored. I was hungry for a win and determined to get more goals into the net,” Farias said.
Medrano sent a shot inside the 18 box to score ELAC’s fourth goal three minutes into the second half. Seconds later, ELAC had another chance to score. Medrano, who was running down the wing, passed to Farias who failed to capitalize.
In the 56-minute Huskies Larios and Medrano generated a counterattack, but teammate Ivann Salcedo was short on completing the play.
A free kick gave Compton a chance to cut into ELAC’s lead, however ELAC’s goalkeeper Juan Escobar made a big save.
Larios scored his second goal of the game with less than thirty minutes left in the game. Huskies Keith Moreno and Edwin Fajardo had also chances to score.
Llanos scored by sending the ball in with his chest after receiving a pass from Jesus Mariscal for a 6-1 Husky lead.
As a result, Larios is ranked third in the SCC 2012 men’s soccer individual statistics with 10 goals, eight assists and 28 points.
“Everyone performed well. We could have scored more, but we couldn’t find a way to capitalize. Overall it was a great win,” Altamira said. The Huskies are now 4-4-4 overall and 2-3 in the SCC.
Teammate Farias spoke about the win, and also about their next game Friday at El Camino College at 4 p.m. “It was a must-win game (against Compton). There was no room for losing in order to save our season,” Farias said.
“El Camino College is another team we have to beat. We have been working hard putting our sweat and tears in practice and focus on putting up a good game,” Farias said.