Photo By Brittany Lieberman - Fighting for the ball, forward Jesse Hernandez battles with a Cerritos defender.
Photo By Brittany Lieberman – Fighting for the ball, forward Jesse Hernandez battles with a Cerritos defender.

By Brittany Lieberman / New Co-Editor

The LBCC men’s soccer team travelled to face rival Cerritos on Saturday, Nov. 23, in the first round of the Southern California regional playoffs and fell short, 2-1. LBCC student Carolina Carrillo, 19, a dentistry major, said, “They played a good game, I’m proud of them. Shout out to the goalie, Kifi (Cabrera), for doing a great job.” Cabrera made six saves on eight shots.

Defender Robert Burgos scored the Vikings’ only goal of the game. The 7-7-8 Vikes met with Cerritos twice this season prior to the playoff. Cerritos won the first matchup at home, 2-1, and tied the second at LBCC, 1-1.

Jean-Claude Locoh, LBCC assistant coach, said, “This is one of the best teams I’ve seen in six years. Being a rival with Cerritos we should have beaten them, but we’re only going to get better. This team has a good future.”
Omar Idrissa, 32, a criminal justice major said, “We missed a couple chances, but it’s part of the game. I give Kifi a lot of credit.Overall this game was definitely worth the $10 admission.”

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