Men’s soccer remains winless in conference

October 12, 2016

By Rogelio Alvarez  Men’s Soccer lost to Mt. San Antonio College 3-0 yesterday at home in South Coast-North Conference play. Elac is now 0-4 in conference play. “We have a game plan, but players do not want to follow the game plan, which makes it difficult. When the players panic and start doing what they want to do, then they don’t follow up the game plan. I don’t see a…


Men’s soccer loses on controversial goal

By Stephanie Guevera  Men’s soccer lost by a polemical offside goal, 1-0, in the last minute of the game against Rio Hondo College on Friday at Weingart Stadium. “Players should either win, lose or draw games, not officials. It’s simple. The game was evenly matched. It could have gone both ways. Let the players decide. Don’t let an official decide in the 90th minute of the game. That’s wrong at…

October 5, 2016

Men’s soccer fails to seize playoff spot

by Stephanie Guevara   The East Los Angeles soccer team fell short from qualifying to the California Community College Athletics Association SoCal Regional playoff, after ending a tough season. The Huskies ended the season 9-6-6 overall and 6-5-3 in the South Coast conference. From the South Coast Conference, only two teams advanced to the playoffs. According to head coach Eddie Flores, the Huskies had a better team this season than…

December 9, 2015

Men’s soccer wins opening conference game

By Rogelio Alvarez The Huskies (4-1-3, 1-0) defeated Los Angeles Harbor College (2-5-1, 0-1), 2-0, in the South Coast Conference opening game last Tuesday. Freshman forward Valetin Mercado scored a brace in an impressive offensive display from the Huskies. After a dominating opening 20 minutes from ELAC, sophomore Albert Chamagua’s shot on goal was blocked by LAHC goalkeeper, Brian Hernandez. The rebounded shot landed in Mercado’s path for an easy…

October 2, 2015

Men’s soccer scores crucial three-point victory

October 13, 2014

By Liliana Marquez After three winless South Coast Conference matches, the East Los Angeles College men’s soccer team scored a 4-2 victory over El Camino College Compton Center Oct. 10 at Weingart Stadium earning a much-needed three-points in the South Coast Conference standings. This result helped the Huskies move up in the SCC standings. They are now tied with Los Angeles Harbor and Pasadena City colleges, all with four points…


Soccer player motivates people not to give up

September 23, 2014

  By Liliana Marquez Ernesto Ruvalcaba has many stories to share about his journey through soccer and life. While some of them show his struggles, others tell of the happiness the game has given him despite of being a half-an-arm athlete. Ruvalcaba, a 20-year-old soccer player for East Los Angeles College, was born without the lower half of his right arm. “My mom said that I was leaning on that…


Athlete arrives at ELAC after leaving home country

by Liliana Marquez   Hector Aguilar left his home country Honduras hoping to reunite with his mother after 20 years of being apart. This decision brought him closer to his biggest passion, his dream of becoming a professional soccer player. Aguilar, 23, lived a tough life back in his home country. He grew up with four siblings and their grandmother from his mother’s side, who he considers his second mother….

October 2, 2013

Soccer players earn scholarships

By Liliana Marquez Three sophomore players of the men’s soccer team accepted full scholarships to attend Kansas Wesleyan University for the fall, yesterday, after a meeting held at East Los Angeles College. Defender Galo Moreno, forward Kevin Gomez and midfielder Geovanni Rodriguez have decided to continue their education and soccer careers with the Kansas Coyotes after two seasons playing for the Huskies. ELAC’s Head Soccer Coach Eddie Flores was present…

March 21, 2012