The Pierce College women’s’ soccer team took the field to face Cerritos on Friday Sept 11.
Before kickoff a moment of silence was held in remembrance of the attacks of 9/11. The flag was only half way to remember what occurred 14 years ago.
Both coaches were living the game with absolute intensity. The game itself started intense. A shot on goal by Pierce’s number ten, Abigail Chavez was the game’s first big opportunity.
A game filled with twists and turns both teams had a lot of chances to get the first goal. That did not come until the second half when number eight, Jeanelly Chavez scored the first goal for Pierce.
Pierce’s goalkeeper Cindy Godina made incredible key saves during the match. Pierce seemed to have control of the game until a penalty was given after handball was given inside the penalty box. Cerrito’s number nine Natalie DeLeon stepped up and took the penalty shot to tie the game at one.
After the tying goal the game opened up and both teams having clear chances to get the winning goal. Pierce had their chance, but could not get the ball to hit the back of the net. Cerritos would have their chances as well, but Pierce’s Godina made a key save after save.
Head coach for the Brahmas, Adolfo Perez thought his team gave a good effort and could have won the game.
“It was a team effort today, and Jeanelly is our key player for getting the goal,” said Perez. He also had words of praise for Godina after her saves. “We have the best goalkeeper in the state.”
Perez liked the way his team played but saw that there were things that the team could improve on.
“We must be more focused during games.”
Goalkeeper for the Brahmas Cindy Godina had a good game and was proud of the performance from her team and her individual performance as well.
“It was a great team performance today by all the girls.” said Godina. “I have to say that the last play of the game was my best save.”
Pierce’s forward Makayla Nichols also thought that the team did well.
“As a team we did pretty well. We proved ourselves against a tough team.”