Men’s soccer wins intense battle

October 5, 2017

By Stephanie Guevara A fierce contest between two long-time rivals resulted in a men’s soccer victory, on a late goal, over Rio Hondo College,1-0, Friday at Weingart Stadium. East Los Angeles College’s dominance angered Rio Hondo players, resulting in many aggressive fouls. In minute 47 of the game, sophomore midfielder Carlos Zarate received a red card after an aggressive foul, where he elbowed ELAC sophomore fullback Jorge Mejia. After Zarate’s…

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Lack of defense ruins men’s soccer undefeated record

BY Stephanie Guevara Two defensive mistakes cost men’s soccer to lost 2-1 against Mount San Antonio College and end their undefeated record yesterday at Weingart Stadium. East Los Angeles College came from a strong defensive first half, but in minute 47 sophomore fullback Jorge Mejia committed a foul in the keeper’s area that awarded Mt.SAC a penalty kick. Husky goalkeeper Joshua Moreno nearly blocked Mt.SAC forward Sam Ponting’s penalty kick….

September 28, 2017
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Men’s soccer comes up short in rivalry game

By Juile Santiago  Men’s soccer lost 2-1 in the last minutes of a home game against Los Angeles Harbor College last Friday. In the first half of the game, there wasn’t much action as both teams remained scoreless. Harbor forward Jose Cuevas opened the score in the 73rd minute of the game on a pass from midfielder Bryan Rodriguez. “Being from the same district, there is an intense rivalry. Well…

October 26, 2016
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Win rejuvenates men’s soccer

October 20, 2016

By Stephanie Guevara  Men’s soccer recorded its first win in regular season play by defeating El Camino College 4-0 at home on Friday. The play of freshman goalkeeper Joshua Moreno was essential in East Los Angeles College’s second clean sheet of the season, having six saves on goal. “It’s been a long season and we have been working very hard. It feels good to win. I feel like their lucky charm….

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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…

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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
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Men’s soccer fails to score equilizer in away game

September 29, 2016

By Diego Linares  Men’s soccer lost 2-1 in a matchup where they controlled possession of the ball at Chaffey College yesterday. East Los Angeles College started the game intent on scoring goals. The offensive attack was effective in penetrating the opposing team’s defense, but was unable to come up with a score. “There were three goals we could’ve had there. It could’ve been 3-0. I think we played well at…

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Men’s soccer 2016 season preview

By Stephanie Guevara With new changes and new rivals in their conference, the East Los Angeles College men’s soccer team prepares to for the upcoming season. ELAC is currently in the South Coast Conference, which has recently undergone changes this season.  Instead of having eight teams, the conference will have 10 teams as Rio Hondo College and Chaffey College were added to the conference. Head coach Eddie Flores said the conference…

May 25, 2016
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Soccer player follows father’s footsteps

October 22, 2014

By Liliana Marquez Matias Amato started a new life away from family, friends and his home country to embark on another journey to pursue his long-time dream of becoming a professional goalkeeper. The moment when he had to leave his family and friends behind was something difficult for him. “Everyone went to the airport to say goodbye to me. It was sad. Once I got on the plane I realized…

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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…

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