There always seems to be a time where the Cerritos College men's soccer team hits a spot in the season where they find themselves in a bit of a slump. On their way to the CCCAA State Championship last year, the Falcons went 1-2-4 during South Coast Conference play. This season, the team has experienced their rough patch at the start, as they have started the 2015 year with a 0-3-2 mark. Over the weekend at the Hartnell Tournament, Cerritos lost to both Fresno City College (4-0) and Lake Tahoe College (3-1), while they posted a 1-1 draw with American River College. The team will now have over a week to regroup before they travel to Taft College on September 15. Last year, the Falcons defeated the Cougars, 1-0 in the state semifinals.
Cerritos vs. Fresno: The Rams held a 1-0 lead at intermission, but struck for three more goals in the second half, with two coming just four minutes apart. The Falcons mustered just five shots on net, while Fresno City peppered goalkeepers Jaime Sanchez (Aspire Pacific Academy HS) and Eduardo Valdovinos (Long Beach Millikan HS) for 10 shots.
Cerritos vs. Lake Tahoe: It was a rough first half for the Falcons, as the Coyotes put three in the net before the team could respond. But with 15 minutes left, freshman Mark Cruz (El Toro HS) got the team on the board with an unassisted goal. It was his second goal of the season.
Cerritos vs. American River: Trailing 1-0 late in the game, the Falcons got the tying goal they were looking for, as sophomore Christian Carrillo (Katella HS) fed freshman Alberto Filorio (Long Beach Wilson HS). Moving toward the net on the play, Filorio picked up his first goal of the season in the 75th minute when he was able to ship the ball past the goalkeeper for the equalizer.
February 3, 2016 M. Soccer: Christian Carrillo signs with UC Irvine
November 25, 2015 M. Soccer Cerritos has six named all-conference
November 14, 2015 M. Soccer: Falcons conclude season with 1-0 win
November 13, 2015 M. Soccer: Another solid effort leads to win
November 10, 2015 M. Soccer: Team plays to scoreless tie
November 3, 2015 M. Soccer: Falcons rebound for convincing win
October 30, 2015 M. Soccer: Cerritos suffers tough 1-0 loss to rival
October 27, 2015 M. Soccer: Frustration mounts as Falcons drop fourth straight
October 23, 2015 M. Soccer: Falcons unable to gain tie against LB City
October 16, 2015 M. Soccer: Team suffers first conference loss
October 13, 2015 M. Soccer: Season-high five goals keeps team unbeaten
October 9, 2015 M. Soccer: Last-minute goal sends Falcons home with 2-1 win
October 6, 2015 M. Soccer: Team posts 1-1 draw with rival Mt. SAC
October 2, 2015 M. Soccer: Christian Carrillo scores twice in win
September 29, 2015 M. Soccer: Offense strikes it big in 4-3 win
September 15, 2015 M. Soccer: Loss to Taft keeps Falcons winless on the year
September 6, 2015 M. Soccer: Falcons still looking for first win after five games
August 29, 2015 M. Soccer: Team still looking for first win after 3-3 tie
August 27, 2015 M. Soccer: Falcons see 2-0 diminish in 4-2 loss to Rio Hondo