Pierce College women’s soccer team defeated Allan Hancock at home 4-0 to remain unbeaten in conference play and pushed their winning streak to seven games on Friday Nov. 1.
Freshman captain and team leading goal-scorer Michelle Somers scored a hat trick and sophomore forward Jackie Hilario added a goal on a penalty kick.
The Brahmas got off to an early start in the second minute as Somers crossed a ball to the right post to score the game’s first goal.
However after the goal, the Brahmas got lackadaisical going the whole half without scoring despite Hancock being overmatched and playing without substitutions.
“We just got really lazy in the first half,” head coach Adolfo Perez said. “They were thinking that because Allan Hancock was playing with very few players that we could just sleep walk through the game. We had to get back to playing Pierce Brahmas champion soccer.”
The Brahmas got back to business in the second half scoring three goals in the first 18 minutes by playing more physically.
Hilario was fouled in the penalty box in the 68th minute, she would convert the penalty kick to give the Brahmas the lead. Somers added two more goals and by the 70th minute the game was well out of reach.
The primary starters, including freshman goalie Jenna Koziol, were taken out of the game as fellow freshman Aleyda Trujillo made her second appearance of the year.
Perez was pleased not just by his team’s performance but particularly the performance from his second unit.
“The second unit played very well and gave us a lot of energy off the bench,” Perez said. “I liked the way Stephanie Azurdia played and she’s a very much improved player.”
The Brahmas will get back into the trenches on Friday Nov. 8 as they go on the road to play a rematch against Cuesta who Pierce beat 3-1 in the first meeting between the two teams. The game is at 3 p.m.