By Morgan Mayfield / Co-Sports Editor
With four wins in its first five games, the LBCC women’s soccer team has posted two shutouts. The Vikes will visit Moorpark on Friday, Sept. 20, host East Los Angeles on Tuesday, Oct. 1 and travel to Los Angeles Harbor on Friday, Oct. 4.
The team’s first game resulted in a 2-1 victory over Cuyamaca from Central California during the Ventura tournament. Rocio Hernandez assisted teammate Lillian Montano for the game-winning goal at the 75th minute of the game. 1. In the 58th minute, freshman Arlene Hernandez put the Vikings on the board with her unassisted goal. By defeating Cuyamaca, the Vikes advanced to play San Francisco and lost, 3-1.
The Vikings defeated visiting Santa Monica, 2-0, on Tuesday, Sept. 10. The first half of the game was a scoreless tie. LBCC had numerous chances to score on Santa Monica during the first half. In the 65th minute, Hernandez’s shot hit the top of the post on the right side. Teammate Hannah Hermannson’s shot in the 65th minute on a one-on-on breakaway flew just over the crossbar.
Vikings’ freshman Yasmyn Andrade and sophomore Cynthia Rico scored in the second half. LBCC freshman goalkeeper Karen Nuno made one save in the goal to record the shutout. On Friday, Sept. 13, the Vikes shut out Sequoias, 3-0, and Tuesday, Sept. 17, LBCC thrashed host Victor Valley. LBCC has won six state championships and last season received the final seed in the Southern California Regional playoffs.