By Jesus Figueroa
The East Los Angeles College’s women’s soccer team continues its playoff hopes with a well earned victory against Pasadena City College 4-0 on Nov. 11 at Weingart Stadium.
With three games in one week, ELAC head Coach Tessa Troglia said she switched players out and put players in different positions that they wouldn’t usually play in hope that they can continue winning.
“Hopefully they come out to play like this. We need to win out in order for us to go to playoffs,” Troglia said.
“It looks like if we do win both games, on the road, we are more than likely going to get into a playoff spot.”
ELAC went up against a strong defense from PCC in its last home game of the regular season.
The Huskies continues on to try to be contenders for the playoffs against Chaffey College on Nov. 12 and finish regular season play against Los Angeles Harbor College on Nov. 14.
Two ELAC goals in the first half had PCC looking tired.
“ELAC’s very fast. They got a lot of good speed. We tried to contain as much as we could. They got a goal on us, then they got the second one and we had chances but we just couldn’t finish,” PCC Head Coach Reggie Rivas said.
“In the second half we got a lot more chances and we just couldn’t put the ball in the back of the net.”
Rivas was vocal toward the referees and his players throughout the whole game.
“It’s more about the girls and trying to encourage them,” Rivas said.
“Really keep positive and keep working. We’re all in this together. I think they are really working hard and they are playing really good soccer.
Emotions got heated as ELAC’s forward Arye Loone received a yellow card early in second half for continued aggressive play.
Loone would come right back from the yellow card to open up the second half of scoring with ELAC’s third goal of the game midway through the second half, putting ELAC up 3-0.
“The girls came together well. They looked like a real team. They did some nice combinations. We got to see some beautiful soccer,” Troglia said.
“Defensively, they worked hard. We got to get everyone in (the game), which is always a plus.”