EC women’s soccer team nets six in win over Compton Center


EC forward Kendall Collard attempts to break the Compton Center defense to take a shot on goal during last Friday’s game. Collard scored two goals in the Warriors’ 6-1 blowout against the Tartars. Photo credit: Gilberto Castro

Playing their second home game, the women’s soccer team started off on a good note scoring its first goal in the first ten minutes.

The team won 6-1 Friday against El Camino Compton Center.

“We played as a team. Everybody who played, the starters and bench players, all contributed to one of our best performances of the year. We weren’t playing against the strongest team in the conference but we kept the ball and we dominated play” coach John Britton said. “We’ve been having trouble scoring goals all season so we can’t complain.”

The Warriors had the first and last goal of the game thanks to sophomore forward Kendall Collard.

“I think we did good. We communicated more in this game than any other game,” Collard said.

Freshman forward Tatiana Granados, stood out as a player to her teammates, who also scored EC’s fifth goal minutes before the first half was over.

“Tona played very well. She’s a play keeper in the middle,” sophomore forward Diana Smith said.

Although Britton admits to not having played the strongest team, some of the players still did find the opposing team as having been a “very physical team.”

“We played well but we definitely could have had more opportunities. We played a very physical team,” Smith said.

“I think it was great. We moved the ball. We kept our point in soft balance and we need to be doing that,” Britton said. “We’ve been in and out of games but it looked like we were focused the entire 90 minutes which is great.”

The next game for the women’s soccer team will be an away game against the Cerritos College Falcons at 2 p.m. tomorrow.