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El Camino College The Union

The student news site of El Camino College

El Camino College The Union

Women’s soccer wins, but is officially eliminated from a playoff contention

Even with its consecutive wins, the women’s soccer team will not contend for a playoff spot.

The Warriors will play theirlast game of the season as they host the Mt. SAC Mounties Monday in Murdock Stadium at 1 p.m.

“Mt. SAC unfortunately beat us by a larger margin than state champion Long Beach, so hopefully we can pull together and play better defensively and maybe steal a goal,” coach John Briton said.

The women hope to avenge an earlier 6-0 loss on Oct. 15 in Mounties Stadium as well as to put a dent in the Mounties’ drive to the playoffs.

“Last game we played them it was a really bad game on our behalf,” sophomore Marjorie Cortez said. “We played the first five minutes and then we gave up.”

“But our team has come along way since that game,” she added.

Yesterday, the women defeated Cerritos College, 1-0 at Murdock Stadium.

“The women battled hard the whole game,” Britton said. “We’ve been struggling scoring goals all year, but our defense held up and did another excellent job.”

With the victory the women improved to 6-9-3, and 4-4-3 in the South Coast Conference.

Cortez scored the decisive goal with five minutes left in the second half.

“I got a pass from freshman Brittaney Garcia,” Cortez said. “Then I just ran and held it till the goalie came out, and scored the goal.”

Last Friday, the women defeated rival L.A. Harbor, 1-0. The Warriors played aggressive defense and came out with a victory over their cross-town rivals.

“Harbor was a tough game and very similar to Cerritos,” Britton said. ” Harbor has some good players, but again, our defense and goalkeeper pulled us trough.”

The women’s soccer team has struggled all year in the scoring department and it’s one of those reasons they had trouble winning games.

Britton was very disappointed about not making the playoffs, but he’s very proud of how the women performed.

“It’s always disappointing in not making the playoffs,” Britton said.

“However, to be fair to the team, the women were not that strong; we lacked that scoring punch up front.” he added.

The Warriors, besides struggling with their offense, had problems staying healthy which hurt their chances to get the chemistry and familiarity with each other going.

“We’ve had a lot of injuries that’s taken away some of our stronger players, but the women who have replaced them have given one hundred percent.”

The Warriors’ major strengths this season has been their goaltending and defense, which kept them from getting blown out.

“Sophomore Danielle Seibel has been steady in goal and defensively we’ve been strong all year, but we did have the odd hiccup, Britton said.

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