Playoff dreams shattered for men’s soccer

After a struggling season offensively, the men’s soccer team’s playoff journey has come to an end.

The road was closed for the Warriors (2-4-5) after losing 3-0 to East Los Angeles College (4-4-3 in conference) on Tuesday.

“We have not performed well and our record shows it,” coach John Britton said. “All season we were inconsistent, not executing the ball and finishing our plays.”

The last time both teams played each other was on Oct. 9, and El Camino hosted the game, which ended in a tie of 1-1.

For El Camino, these last games of the conference were crucial. One loss and they would be out of playoffs, Britton said.

Since their season ends after three more games, winning or losing won’t make a difference.

“Although the final score on our upcoming matches won’t count, we will still play hard,” sophomore forward Manuel Paez said. “At this point, it’s all about pride and not giving up.”

Paez will not return for EC next season, but he will transfer to a four-year university and take his talents there.

The Warriors’ next game is at home on Friday against rival L.A. Harbor. Kickoff is 1 p.m.