by Erik Luna
Fresh from their 4-0 loss to Cerritos College, the East Los Angeles College women’s soccer team answered back with a 4-0 home win of their own against El Camino-Compton College Center.
After a scoreless first half, the Huskies came back with fierce offensive play – scoring three goals in the span of 10 minutes.
Husky forward Gladis Reyes put her team up during minute 27 of the second half.
“As soon as I got in during the second half, I tried my best and just went forward with everything,” Reyes said, about entering the second half not having played during the first half.
Reyes also contributed with an assist for the second goal by fellow forward Alexandra Iglesias.
“It felt good,” Iglesias said, after scoring her first goal of the season. “I knew I could put more effort (into the game) and just be positive.”
Iglesias scored the goal during minute 16:54, having only been placed in the game a minute before. “We just need to work a little harder to make it to (the) playoffs and think positive,” Iglesias said.
The Husky’s aggressive offense took control after the game was predominantly played on the Compton’s side of the field.
Around the 13 minute mark, Husky freshman Liz Romeo banked a pop-up ball off the top crossbar and was able to score, much to the confusion of Compton’s goalie.
Husky Vanessa Lizzeraga also showed some fancy footwork during the first half of the game, eliciting some excitement from the crowd.
Although, the Huskies missed some scoring opportunities they did cement their victory with two more goals.
The Huskies kept finding ways through the holes in Compton’s defense in the first half, creating multiple scoring opportunities yet not capitalizing on all of them.
“We weren’t scoring (in the beginning), but in the end, we got the win and that’s all that matters,” Reyes said. “(I’m going to) Keep on practicing. I’m going to work on communicating, shooting – getting it behind the net … and getting strength that’s my number one (goal).”
The final goal of the game was scored via a penalty kick due to a handball from one of Compton’s players. Husky Tabitha Valdez scored on the penalty kick giving the Huskies the 4-0 score.
This win brings the ELAC’s South Coast Conference record to 1-3-1 and overall record to 5-6-1.
The Huskies will travel next to face El Camino College this Friday at 4 p.m