By Tadzio Garcia
ELAC Football 58, West L.A. 55
The cardiac kids won a second-straight heart stopper as the Huskies escaped with a 58-55 win yesterday at West Los Angeles College. It was the 10th consecutive victory for the Huskies.
The see-saw battle produced 10 lead changes and three ties. ELAC scored a touchdown with 1:23 left, off a Preston Oliver 6-yard run, to lead 58-55. However, West L.A. quickly marched down the field.
Thanks to the defense, two dropped West L.A. balls in the end zone and a 4-yard gain by Wildcat Steven Cross set up a play at the 9-yard line that would determine who would win. The Huskies defense slammed the door on the Wildcats. Husky Carlos Purser sacked the West L.A. quarterback, Dallas Lopez, with 16 seconds left and ELAC won the close game.
Cross country among tops in SoCal
The men’s cross country team cracked the Southern California Coaches Poll this week for the first time since 2007 with a No. 9-ranking. Proving that was no fluke, the Huskies took 10th place at the SoCal Preview even though running without two top Husky runners.
It was the first time the men’s team placed in the top 10 at the SoCal Preview since 2006. Top runners for the Huskies were Daniel Rincon-Zaragosa and Megan Magdaleno. Both have solidified themselves as the No. 1 runners for the team.
The women’s team took 16th place out of 27 teams.
Games on the horizon
The wrestling team’s Green and White inter-squad Dual will be Wednesday at 6 pm in the men’s gym. The team will wrestle for top positions in each weight class. “It will be intense. The Huskies will be slamming each other to the floor. I wouldn’t miss it for anything,” said ELAC student Sean Pavon.
The No. 19 ELAC football team faces it biggest test of the young season as they will battle it out with No. 24 Mt. San Jacinto next Saturday at 6 p.m. at Weingart Stadium, opening Mountain Conference play. The following week the Huskies play in Chula Vista against No. 26-ranked Southwestern College.
Soccer: the No. 18-ranked ELAC men’s team hosts No. 21 Victor Valley on Tuesday, 3 p.m. on ELAC turf. ELAC hosts No. 14 Southwestern Friday Sept. 21 at 6 p.m. The women’s soccer team hosts Taft College on Tuesday at 5 p.m.
Soccer fixed on ties
By Lilana Marquez
Goals from sophomore Adolfo Larios and freshman Jesus Mariscal earned the Huskies a 2-2 tie vs. Fullerton College last night at Weingart Stadium.
The Huskies men’s team also tied Taft College, 1-1, earlier this week. The women’s soccer team tied Santa Barbara at home, one-all, last Monday.
Both Husky soccer teams stand at an even 500 for the third straight week.
The men’s team is 1-1-3 overall; women’s team is 2-2-3.