Soccer team contained in Santa Monica
The Pierce College women’s soccer team missed two excellent scoring chances in an away game against the Santa Monica City College Corsairs resulting in a scoreless tie on Tuesday.
Corsairs’ head coach Aaron Benditson was happy with the tie and said his team defended themselves well in numbers.
Brahmas’ head coach Adolfo Perez also said that the Corsairs played great defense and added, “We had chances.”
The game was a back and forth fight with Pierce taking five shots on goal against the Corsairs’ four shots.
“Pierce was quick on the attack,” said Corsairs head coach Benditson.
Midfielder Jessica Gonzalez took two dangerous shots that the Santa Monica goalie had trouble containing.
Her best opportunity was a shot from close range at an open goal that was sent just wide by the Corsairs defense.
Daisy Alvarenga played another tremendous game in midfield but could not get a scoring pass to her teammates.
She was unable to convert a two on one breakaway with Robinette Ramirez.
Corsairs’ forward Olivia Peterson took a long range powerful shot 25 minutes into the second half that sailed over the crossbar.
Head coach Perez was pleased with goalkeeper April Russell’s flawless performance.
The Brahmas’ defense held solid. “We didn’t really connect until the second half,” said stopper Emily Streb.
Two players who got hit hard during the game when Pierce’s forward Edith Dominguez collided heads with a Santa Monica defender and missed the rest of the game.
Dominguez said her injury was not serious.
Corsairs’ Brittany Garcia hurt her knee and limped off the field.
The trainer attended to her on the emergency bed and put her on ice.
After the game Coach Perez told his team that the tie was a disappointment.
He pointed out that Santa Monica was happy with the tie.
College of the Canyons will visit Pierce College on Friday, Oct. 14 at 4 p.m in a crucial conference contest. They are undefeated in the Southern Division with four conference wins and 8-2-1 overall.
COC has 36 goals in favor with only 12 against.
The Brahmas has three conference wins and a tie. Our overall record is 8-1-2 with 28 goals in favor and 10 against.