by Omar Reyes / Staff Writer
The San Diego City College men’s soccer team traveled to LBCC to score two goals while the Vikings beat them with four Friday, Sept. 18.
The match was scheduled to start at 4 p.m. but did not start until 4:30 p.m. due to a small delay and ended at 6:30 p.m. The game is the fourth win of six games the men’s soccer team has played this season, this is their third consecutive victory.
Viking Evair Marin scored twice while, Hector Rojo and Miguel Razo scored the other goals.
LBCC Sophomore Marin, said “It’s good to be part of the team. We play like a team, we play well. We play strong. We’re getting better and better.”
Tensions occurred during the game, the Knights raked in a total 10 fouls. In addition, they received two yellow cards and one red card during the first half.
While the Knights were quick to the pace as much as the Vikings, ultimately, their determination did not seem to bother LBCC Coach Cameron Beaulac “I felt comfortable throughout the game”, he said, although later admitted that “we could’ve played with higher pressure and I think we could have moved the ball a little more quickly than we did today.”
Rojo, talked about how the team has evolved, “I was pretty confident we were going to win, we had beaten them before. It was our first game so everybody’s new to each other but now that we had a couple of games, we built our chemistry. I think that was the main reason we did it as good as we did”
LBCC will play at Rio Hondo on Friday, Sept. 25 at 3 p.m. The Vikings are 4-1-1 on the season. Beaulac said, “They’re undefeated this year. It’s going to be a huge game, huge opportunity to get power points. They’re a very well-coached, disciplined team and we hope to give them some strong competition and come away Friday evening happy.”
Marin has plans for upcoming games as well, “I hope to be the best player I can be and score as much as I can, for my team and for me.”