Soccer team explodes with seven goals against Valley

The Pierce College women’s soccer team showcased their offensive power in a lob sided game against Los Angeles Valley College at home on Friday.

The Brahmas displayed their offensive power in the second half, where they scored five  goals to defeat the Monarchs by a total of 7-0.

“We took care of business,” said assistant coach Gil Aguirre. “We capitalized on the opportunities.”

Freshman forward Joandra Ramirez and freshman defender Emily Streb had impressive games, each scoring twice to help the Brahmas’ cause.

Aside from displaying great offense, Pierce also showed outstanding defense.

For much of the first half the Monarchs struggled to get past midfield being forced to clear and turnover the ball several times only for it to be recovered by the Brahmas’ midfielders.

The first goal for Pierce was scored in the opening minutes of the game by freshman forward Edith Dominguez, who also had three assists.

Dominguez now has five goals and leads the team with nine assists for the season.

The second goal came off a corner kick which was headed in by Emily Streb.

Pierce College soccer head coach Adolfo Perez stated that he was happy that his offense looked so well.

He added that the team’s success had also to do with the new formation they began to use.

“It’s a new system called flat four,” said Perez. “It’s my first time using this formation in 11 years, it’s modern soccer.”

Much like in the first half Pierce came out strong and Joandra Ramirez scored in the first ten minutes of the second half.

Soon after, Streb would score her second goal and Pierce’s fourth of the game by putting in another header from a corner kick.

The score heading into the 20th minute of the half was 4-0, but that quickly changed as sophomore midfielder Jessica Gonzalez and forward June Dean added to the count.

Ramirez added Pierce’s seventh and final goal from a penalty kick coming off a hand ball in the penalty area from one of Valley’s defenders.

“This was our best game soccerwise.” said head coach Perez.

Pierce applied defensive pressure throughout the entire game allowing Valley only a couple of opportunities which they failed to capitalize on.

The Brahmas took to the field wearing pink shirts and socks to raise awareness for the fight against breast cancer.

The field also had a makeover for this match. The center of the field had a pink ribbon painted on and the nets for both goals were pink as well.

The Brahmas will travel to Bakersfield for their next match on Tuesday, Nov. 1 at 4 p.m.


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