Soccer splits 2 last week

Brahmas soccer wrapped up another week in their season with games against the Chaffey College and Cerro Coso.

The team went 1-1 dropping the game against Chaffey, but getting the win over the Coyotes. The Brahmas with the results are 3-2-2.

Perez said that when the schedule is made, it is unpredictable what will occur.

“You don’t know what is going to happen. We lost our goalie [Madison Holland] with a torn ACL, Irene who hasn’t played since the third game. We had a couple of girls who were under 12 units, but will be back once they add a class,” Perez said. “[Jessica] Tapia suffered a concussion. So we are rotating players.”

The Brahmas were down 3-0 at the half against the Panthers. In the second half, things went more downhill as Eileen Reyes scored her brace to give Chaffey a 4-0 lead.

The team however showed fight as Jessica Tapia put the Brahmas on the board. Keyonna Hill than would score two goals, but the comeback fell short.

Midfielder Diana Salonga said that the team had to come out focused for the whole game.

“In the first half, we didn’t come out as best as we could. We knew that so at halftime we brought ourselves together and as a team we came back,” Salonga said. “I was so proud of them. We scored three goals and we were so close to tie the game.”

In Friday’s game, the team bounced back to snap their two-game losing streak, however they would have only 13 players available for the game.

The Brahmas were up 1-0 at the half despite creating many opportunities. However they came out stronger in the second half to win 5-0.

Cruz led the Brahmas with four goals. She has six goals in the season, just one short of Hill who is the top goal scorer.

Cruz evaluates the team’s performance in the two games last week.

“Overall I felt we did pretty good  We just need to improve on our performances in order to get the results we want,” Cruz said.

Diana Millan scored her first goal of the season, being assisted by Palmer.

Both goalkeepers Iliana Yanez and Valerie Mojica played in goal just as they did in the game against the Panthers.

Perez had to expirement putting players in different positions to fill in for those that did not make the trip.

“Iliana had to play on the field on Friday as a central midfielder. She actually did very well,” Perez said. I put Jessica as an outside midfielder and I put Jocelyn [Ramos] as a left back. At this time of year with injuries and girls being sick you have to maneuver things and that is what we did Friday.”

Salonga said that for the game against Cerro Coso the team did very well.

“We just find a way. Its great that we are getting these opportunities. I believe that little by little we are improving more. Hopefully we get less injuries.”