By Noe Ortega
Men’s soccer recorded its third consecutive loss of the seasonafter a difficult 2-1 away game to undefeated Cypress College on Friday.
The Huskies were able to get on the scoreboard, after not being able to score for the past two games, against ,Cypress but fell short with an unanswered goal in the second half.
Cypress has had a perfect record at the moment with five games played and five games won. East Los Angeles College played its third away game yesterday against Southwestern College are now on a four game losing streak.and lost 4-2.
The Huskies look to improve
its record as they return home on Friday when they receive Glendale College at 6 p.m.
Both teams were even throughout the game. Cypress had 15 shots and eight of them were on target, while ELAC had 14 shots and seven of them were on target.
ELAC freshman goalkeeper Kremm Youseff played 90 minutes and saved six shots on goal, including a goal line save off of a corner kick.
In the second half, Cypress had a corner kick that was crossed in by freshman midfielder Jake You that went over ELAC’s defence. freshman midfielder Alfonso Montano opened to head the ball in the bottom left corner and score
the winning goal.
The Huskies were able to get
on the scoreboard for the first
time since their last win against Orange Coast College. Sophomore midfielder Fabrizo Macia controlled the ball with his chest in the midfield and the Cypress midfield gave him the time and space to control it.
Macia took the opportunity to take the shot and fired the ball 30 yards out to tie the game.
Cypress struck first just 15 minutes into the game. Cypress freshman midfielder Sahand Amirjalali completely stunned ELAC’s defense with a through ball that went past the defenders and midfielders which left sophomore forward Lorenzo La Violette to score.
“If we play this way, we’re go to be Ok and we get to conference. We just need to convert these games into wins. The score says one thing, but putting the score aside, we played how I think we should play compared to the other games we played,” said head coach Eddie Flores.
An unusual play came with
12 minutes left in the game. ELAC sophomore forward Paulo Macedo-Nakashigue went in for the ball and ended up making a tackle that the referee marked as a foul and gave him a yellow card, Macedo-Nakashigue was confused because the referee had only given him a yellow card but was telling him to leave the game, which he could only do if he got a red card or was being subbed off.
“The referee told me that I hit the other guy, but I didn’t. But he
told me to go out or I will give you a red card. I didn’t understand why. I was confused,” said Macedo-Nakashigue.
According to the California Community College Athletic Association, BYLAW rule 4,fifa Playing Rules, every game in the season, including the postseason, is played under Federation
Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) laws.
That means that the referee could have given him a red card or stayed with his decision to just give him a yellow, but he isn’t allowed to tell a player to leave the field or else he’ll give him a straight red card.
“We have to improve some things, but I think we played a good game today.
“We keep working and that’s important for us because we have a good team.That’s everything we have to do. We were unlucky, but we played a good game,” said Macedo-Nakashigue.