By Jerry Flores
Huskie men’s soccer lost its conference game on Tuesdays against Chaffey with a final score of 5-1.
Chaffey’s offense started early in the game when sophomore defender Adrian Macias made a shot from outside the penalty box, crossed his shot to the left side and scored.
“Even though we scored early in the game we continued attacking. Sometimes one goal is enough but it wasn’t enough for us. We scored the second and third within a handful of minutes,” said Chaffey head coach Ben Cooper.
Chaffey dominated for most of the first half with ball possession and creating opportunities to increase the lead.
At the end of the first half Chaffey had a 1-3 lead. Macias scored the second goal while sophomore forward Oscar Casillas-Palomar made a shot from inside the penalty box to the left post and net the third goal.
“We gave up easy goals. We have this moments where we just don’t think on what we are doing. They scored seven minutes until the game. We had a dismal performance,” said East Los Angeles College head coach Eddie Flores.
In the second half Huskies tried to tie the game but they couldn’t. They missed many opportunities to score. Freshman forward Denilson Rivera lost a great opportunity to score when he received a pass from freshman midfielder Juan Adona, Rivera was alone in the small area, made a shot but he sent it over the goal.
“If we don’t score, we are not going to win. You can’t have that many opportunities in the game and not convert,” said Flores.
Chaffey scored the fourth goal made by sophomore midfielder Miguel Huerta who made a shot from the center of the penalty box to the right side of the goal.
The fifth goal came from Macias who shot from yard 50. He made an elevated shot that passed over the head of Huskies freshman goalkeeper Horacio Aguirre who couldn’t do anything to stop the shot. Macias finished the game with three goals scored.
“Honestly, it is a blessing. I’m happy because I scored my first three goals in college level and hopefully more come. I’m happy because I helped the team to win,” said Macías.
Huskies are 1-2 in the South Coast Conference-North play and 3-6-2 overall. The team will face Mt. San Antonio away in another conference game next Tuesday at 6:00 p.m.