From the outset of the game, the Cerritos College women's soccer team not only controlled the ball and scoring, they had several early chances to get out to an even bigger lead. But a goal in the first five minutes and last five minutes of the first half proved to be more than enough offense, as the Falcons recorded a 4-1 South Coast Conference win over visiting Pasadena City College on Friday afternoon. Cerritos, ranked #3 in the state and #2 in Southern California in the most recent CCCAA/CCCSIA poll, received a pair of goals from sophomore Gaby Zamarripa (Artesia HS), and improved to 10-1-1 overall and 5-1-0 in the SCC. The team will get a test on Tuesday at 4:00 p.m. when they host Mt. San Antonio, who is ranked #6 in the state and #4 in Southern California.
Just 5:47 into the game, sophomore Karina Sandoval (Universidad de Guadalajara HS) scored on a direct kick against Lancer (7-4-2, 3-2-2) goalkeeper Tatiana Sanchez, as her shot went under the crossbar for her third goal of the season. It could have easily been a 5-0 lead by the end of the first half, but an initial shot by freshman Claudia Lopez (Downey HS) and rebound attempt by freshman Jazmin Aguas (San Pasqual HS) both were stopped in the 14th minute. Aguas also hit the crossbar in the 34th minute, while Zamarripa saw her low, hard shot stopped by Sanchez (eight saves) in the 39th minute.
But before the end of the first half, Zamarripa would find the back of the net, as she dribbled past Hallie White and found herself alone against Sanchez, where she was able to score under to diving attempt.
Matching their start to the second half, the Falcons made it a 3-0 game in the 49th minute when Lopez received a leading pass from Aguas and scored off the hands of Sanchez, who was unable to leap high enough to knock the shot away. Pasadena City did receive a chip shot goal by Vanessa Capra in the 53rd minute that freshman goalkeeper Maria Santoyo (Universidad de Guadalajara HS) had no chance at stopping.
Cerritos closed out the scoring in the 68th minute when Zamarripa was able to get a shot past a diving Sanchez after receiving a pass from freshman Claudia Ibarra (Universidad de Guadalajara HS). By the end of the game, the Falcons had out-shot the Lancers, 17-9.
January 21, 2013 W. Soccer: Two players earn All-American honors
January 18, 2013 W. Soccer: National Award given to Ruben Gonzalez
January 2, 2013 W. Soccer: Ruben Gonzalez named Regional Coach of the Year
December 11, 2012 W. Soccer: Falcons named National Champions
December 2, 2012 W. Soccer: Cerritos wins third state title in six years
November 30, 2012 W. Soccer: Win sends Falcons to State Championship Game
November 24, 2012 W. Soccer: Falcons advance to State Tournament with 3-1 win
November 21, 2012 W. Soccer: Pair of first half goals hold up to advance Falcons
November 17, 2012 W. Soccer: Falcons advance in playoffs with win
November 13, 2012 W. Soccer: Team seeded #3 for SoCal Regional Playoffs
November 9, 2012 W. Soccer: Falcons conclude regular season with win
November 6, 2012 W. Soccer: Cerritos drops 4-2 decision to Pasadena City
November 2, 2012 W. Soccer: Unbeaten streak now at seven games
October 30, 2012 W. Soccer: Offense continues to produce in 6-1 win
October 26, 2012 W. Soccer: Falcons dominate El Camino, 4-0
October 23, 2012 W. Soccer: Claudia Ibarra scores four times in 11-1 win
October 19, 2012 W. Soccer: Nanez and Zamarripa lead Cerritos to 7-1 win
October 16, 2012 W. Soccer: Falcons play to scoreless draw against Mt. SAC
October 12, 2012 W. Soccer: Cerritos dominates Pasadena City, 4-1
October 9, 2012 W. Soccer: Falcons lose first game of the season
October 5, 2012 W. Soccer: Late goal salvages win for the Falcons
October 3, 2012 W. Soccer: Ruben Gonzalez named SCC Women's Coach of the Year
October 2, 2012 W. Soccer: Falcons post 7-0 shutout win over El Camino
September 25, 2012 W. Soccer: First half goal enough in 1-0 victory
September 19, 2012 W. Soccer: Cerritos ranked #3 in state in first poll
September 16, 2012 W. Soccer: Cerritos remains unbeaten after win
September 14, 2012 W. Soccer: Falcons record 2-0 shutout win
September 9, 2012 W. Soccer: Cerritos scores two second half goals for win
September 7, 2012 W. Soccer: Road wins will go a long way as season progresses
September 2, 2012 W. Soccer: Falcons score early and often in win
September 1, 2012 W. Soccer: Falcons rebound for win
August 31, 2012 W. Soccer: Team opens season with tie