Soccer scores big in historic night

Soccer scores big in historic night

The U.S. women’s national team scored 13 goals against Thailand in the 2019 Women’s World Cup.

The Pierce College women’s soccer team can say they scored more than that as they put 15 past East LA College.

 Head coach Adolfo Perez was excited about the outcome of the game.

“It’s special,” Perez said. “I knew we had a special team from the beginning.”

The women’s soccer team also made history with this being the biggest result in program history.

In his 21 years of coaching the team, he has never seen this many goals made in a game before.

“It’s an all time record,” Perez said.

Brahmas scored seven of their goals during the first half. The game ended with eight more for Pierce.

 Six of those goals came from freshman forward Heidi Ricketts.

Ricketts achieved in one game what most players do in two years, which was scoring more goals.

 Ricketts said the team played to the fullest of their ability, while adding they played as hard as they can.

 “I think we did great,” Ricketts said. “Our team this year is really insane.”

Forward and midfielder Natalie Villafaña expressed joy over the winning streak.

“It’s good to be a part of a group that wants to be better everyday,” Villafaña said.

Perez said that the Brahmas’s strategy was to forget who their opponent was and maintain their level.

Perez also stated the biggest challenge to the team was themselves, but it seemed evident that the Brahmas were going for the offensive plan.

 Passing the ball between each other to outflank the Huskies during the first half, the Brahmas scored their first two goals within 16 minutes.They again scored twice eight minutes after.

 In the 35th minute, Ricketts scored over the Huskie goalie.

Four minutes later, defender Malinaly De Los Santos scored from a set piece.

Forward and midfielder May Htet Lu scored a goal with two minutes to spare, finishing off the first half with a score of seven.

The second half saw the continuation of the Brahma strategy, with Ricketts scoring two goals within the first six minutes.

Ricketts continued to score more goals while forward and midfielder Alexandra Meza added her name to the scoresheet.

Forward Britney Jones made the last goal with two minutes to spare, cementing victory for the Brahmas.

Perez said that the team did not try to run up the score, while also stating the Brahmas had to touch the ball 10 times.

As for continuing the record-breaking winning streak, Perez is looking forward to it. 

The Brahmas improved to 6-0-1 after beating LA Harbor College 3-0. Their next game is at Clovis Community College Friday at 4 p.m.