Soccer finished the season strong

Women’s soccer added a 10th Western State Conference – North championship to finish its season with a (13-2-6) record, but fell short of adding its first state title since 2003.

The Brahmas played the Los Angeles Valley College Monarchs in the first round of playoffs on Nov. 21 and won 3-0.

Pierce faced Moorpark College on Nov. 24 in the second round of the Southern California Regional Playoffs, but the offense was shut-down in a season-ending 1-0 defeat.

The school’s soccer team is the only one from Southern California community colleges to make the playoffs for 15 straight years, and it has never been ranked lower than second.

Head coach Adolfo Perez, who’s been with the program since its start in 2001, has kept the team consistent while being a part-time coach, as opposed to most successful teams having a full-time coach.

“It’s tough. I’ve been here 15 years and this was probably the most special set of group we’ve had,” Perez said. “I really thought this year we had a team that could possibly compete for a state-title, and that’s what hurts the most.”

The Brahmas played the Raiders twice in the regular season and tied both times, but the third time seemed to be the charm for Moorpark.