El Camino women’s soccer team wins conference opener in a rout

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Kalyn Kaemerly (12) uses her speed to gain an advantage over defender, Angie Valle at Murdock Stadium. Photo credit: Elijah Hicks

After a 2-0 lead in the first half, sophomore midfielder Kalyn Kaemerle counter attacked on a fast break, split the defenders from the corner and fired a goal pass the Tartars’ goalie.

That marked Kaemerle’s second goal of the day, which ignited the team on offense. The El Camino women’s soccer team went on to score seven goals in the second half en route to a 9-0 conference win over El Camino Compton-Center Tuesday at Murdock Stadium.

“Every goal after the fifth, I put my head down because I do not like beating teams more than 5-0,” Kaemerle said. “I thought our coach was going to stop us at four like she did last season, but I’m going to assume that she did it to help us build confidence.”

The Warriors improve its overall record to 6-0-2 with the victory in the conference opener. In eight games, Kaemerle leads the Warriors with six goals.

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Leidy Zarate (13) in action vs Compton Center Sept. 27, at Murdock Stadium. Photo credit: Elijah Hicks

Sophomore co-team captain Sarina Ferlazzo said the offense keeps improving game after game and believes the team can get better.

“Being one of the offensive players, I know what we need to work on to achieve our goal,” Ferlazzo said. “We need to improve on not getting disconnected in the midfield. Our offense starts slow, but we work hard to get that win.”

Ferlazzo scored her third goal of the season in the 50th minute and is one of the leaders on the team.

The shots on goal were different for both teams. The Warriors finished with a total of 30 combined shots.

The Tartars only had two opportunities in the entire 90 minutes. After they allowed two goals in their net, their level of confidence and desire to win vanished.

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Jodie Brennen (17) showing some nice moves vs. El Camino Compton-Center on Sept. 27, at Murdock Stadium. Photo credit: Elijah Hicks

Play after play, Compton-Center lost the ball and began to get frustrated with themselves. Despite allowing nine goals, they had a game total of 14 saves. 10 of those came in the first.

Even after starting the season strong, Kaemerle believes the team as a whole needs to improve in some areas.

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Warriors player Sarina Ferlazzo (10) with a strong corner kick against El Camino Compton-Center on Sept. 27, at El Camino College. Photo credit: Elijah Hicks

“Communication is a huge aspect to the game, and that is still a factor that we need to work on,” she said. “The offense has yet to be a problem for us, but I have a lot of confidence that we will continue to dominate.”

The Warriors will look to continue its win streak when they travel Long Beach City College Friday. The game is scheduled for 1 p.m.