By: Teresa Acosta
The East Los Angeles College Men’s soccer team tied 1-1 against the Santiago Canyon College Hawks, during the second home game of the season. Both goals were scored in the first period of the game.
There were about 100 people in attendance cheering on the Huskies. They brought a level of excitement only felt by a live audience.
The Hawks were the first to score at around the 34-minute mark, during a penalty kick made by Luis Sanchez-Diaz.
ELAC freshman and center-midfield Ramiro Hermida scored the one and only goal for the Huskies. Hermida intercepted a pass from the opposing team and drove the ball into the goal. He said when he saw the ball enter the goal all he could think of was that there was one additional goal needed to get the win. He said it was unfortunate that the game ended in a tie.
Hermida is an international player from Argentina. This season he hopes for him and his teammates to do their best to fight for a championship. He says he has felt very well received by ELAC and is looking forward to seeing as much of Los Angeles as he can.
Despite multiple opportunities for both teams neither were able to score in the second period and the score remained tied.
Both Stephan Rivera and Nathan Romo from the Hawks received yellow cards during the second period.
Next, the Huskies will travel to face the Norco Mustangs on Friday, September 17th at 4:00 p.m.