Story and Photo by: Osbiel Montano
The women’s soccer won their second consecutive match by defeating the Mt. San Jacinto Eagles by a score of 3-1 on friday afternoon.
The Vikings kicked off the scoring in the 13th minute when sophomore defender Maria Vitiello scored after a scramble for the corner kick.
The Eagles evened up the game when sophomore midfielder Morgan Schaff scored on a breakaway.
LBCC retook the lead right before the half when Sophomore forward Kalie Bembry scored following a corner kick. The Vikings converted two of their five corner kick chances.
The scoring was capped off by freshman forward Victoria Gonzalez when she scored in the 58th minute.
Sophomore midfielder Casey Angers was happy about the way the team handled their scoring opportunities, “We finished and capitalized on the opportunities we had especially the corner kicks.”
Head coach Sean Reeves noticed that the work that the team had put in at practice and during the preseason finally came all together during today’s match, he credited the team’s conditioning on a big reason for their success, “Match fitness was a big key. Knowing what shape they were coming in, our formation was perfect to counter and balance that.”
Sophomore midfielder Alana Rouse went down with an injury today but coach Reeves hopes that she will be able to return to the pitch when the Vikings begin conference play and face El Camino on Sept. 26 at LBCC.