Women’s soccer unable to celebrate on ‘Sophomore Day’
Pierce College sophomore soccer players wear a crown with their uniform number for their last home game Nov. 2, 2012 game in The Pit at Pierce College in Woodland Hills, Calif. The last home game of the season for Pierce College ended with a tie score with no goals for either team. (Left to Right) #23 Emily Streb, #10 Edith Dominguez, #8 Carolina Martinez, #21 Robinette Ramirez, #19 Joandra Ramirez, #5 Marlene Mejia, #18 Alba Torres, #7 Janelle Topete, #1 April Russell, #17 Alyssa Ziegler. Photo: Carlos Carpio
The Pierce College women’s soccer team was unable to break the score sheet against Citrus College on Friday afternoon, as the two teams finished in a goalless draw after a hard-fought game played in The Pit.
The Brahmas, who had lost 2-1 to Citrus in an away match played earlier in the season, insisted on finding the net from the start but were not able to get the ball in.
In the first half Pierce flirted with the goal on numerous opportunities, but did not manage to successfully finish any of their chances.
In the 33rd minute, a shot was stopped by a Citrus defender on the goal line. Just five minutes later, the Brahmas were awarded a penalty, but freshman forward Jacqueline Hilario was unable to put the ball past the Citrus goalkeeper.
The Brahmas would later hit the crossbar and have several one-on-one opportunities, yet the score remained the same.
After the game, Pierce head coach Adolfo Perez expressed his regret with the result, but showed optimism about the team’s performance.
“What happened today has happened to us all year,” Perez said. “It should have been 3-0 and it wasn’t, and we ended up tying, so it’s unfortunate. But we play hard and, personally, I enjoyed the game. It was a little stressful, but it was good.”
Hilario showed disappointment after missing her penalty shot in the first half, but also highlighted the team’s display on the field.
“[The penalty kick miss] was just tough luck. I was just very mad and disappointed, but there’s nothing you could really do after,” Hilario said. “But I think we played really, really well and we played with heart. It just shows that we can work a team, and that’s a first place team. I’m just happy how we played.”
Sophomore midfielder Joandra Ramirez, one of many Pierce sophomores acknowledged prior to the game as part of “Sophomore Day”, also echoed Perez and Hilario’s statements.
“We just needed to finish our shots and our opportunities,” Ramirez said. “It was a great game. We played well. We were consistent today, except for our shots.”
The Brahmas currently hold an 11-4-3 division record and are scheduled to visit West LA next on Tuesday, Nov. 6 at 2 p.m.
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