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Soccer shakes things up

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Soccer shakes things up

The Pierce College women’s soccer team continued their great start to the season beating LA Harbor College 2-1.

The Brahmas began trailing, but responded with goals from forward Kiara Washington and midfielder Halle Manalili.

After the game an earthquake struck in Carson.  Goalkeeper Joanna Cerda said the team was cooling down when she saw the lights move.

“All of a sudden we saw the lights flickering and we freaked out,” Cerda said. “The coach told us we were in a safe spot so we had nothing to worry about.”

Head soccer coach Adolfo Perez earned his 297th win. He is three wins away from 300.

Perez said he was pleased with the performance.

“We found a way to recover after letting a goal in the first minutes of the game,” Perez said. Halle scored which for me was goal of the year.

 Cerda said the team started slow.

“We didn’t have a great start. We conceded early, but we found a way to tie the game at the half,” Cerda said. “Second half we came back harder and we started to have more communication on the field and we did a lot better.”

Cerda praised the defense for stepping up to maintain the lead.

Defender Julianna Euyoque said she’s pleased the team is playing well.

“After six games to know that we are playing well is obviously a good feeling. I’m sure that we will continue to pick up wins because we don’t want the second week of November to be our last,” Euyoque said.

Women’s soccer are back on the field Friday when they host Clovis. Kickoff is at 4 p.m.

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