Offense sputters in loss

Without leading scorer freshman Kyrian Nwabueze the men’s soccer team couldn’t keep up with Cerritos College losing 4-1.

“For the first time this season the spine of our team failed to show up,” coach John Britton said.

The Warriors came into this game very motivated, but an early goal in the eighth minute gave Cerritos the lead.

“Whoever scored first was going to win the game and Cerritos got the first goal in,” sophomore midfielder Angel Lomeli said.

After the first half the score was 1-0 which still gave El Camino a chance to win.

“We dropped the intensity once they scored the first goal,” freshman forward Andy Nunez said.

Everything went downhill after Cerritos College scored two goals putting them up 3-0.

“We were affected the most by us quitting on each other when we were down,” sophomore midfielder Andredavy Cervantes said.

Nunez put his team on the scoreboard with the only goal of the game.

“Besides the goal I feel I made some mistakes that really cost the team,” Nunez said.

The team’s performance did not seem very pleasing to the coaching staff.

“The whole central core of our team from the goalkeeper to center forward did not play at the level they usually perform at,” Britton said. “We didn’t deserve to win this game.”

This game was stalled without the team’s leading scorer, Nwabueze, who didn’t play due to a pulled muscle.

“I think we put a lot of pressure on ourselves to win the game, the team was overall okay but not as aggressive as other games,” Cervantes said.

Many things went wrong in this game, but the team knows what they can do to make corrections moving forward

“I believe it was just a lost of communication and energy all we can do is just pick our heads up and forget about this loss and get ready for our next game,” freshman midfielder Branddon Cando said.

Clearly the team has to stay focused and not let this loss affect them moving forward.

“We are a tough team and we can over come this very easy by coming together and working it out,” Cando said.