A silver lining for women’s soccer
Published: Tuesday, September 27, 2011
Updated: Tuesday, September 27, 2011 15:09
The lady roadrunners are eight games into the season and took on Glendale College on Sept. 13.
Rio Hondo showed signs of promise with a 1-0 victory and summed up back to back wins heading into conference play Sept. 23 on the road against Chaffey College.
In the game against Glendale College, Rio Hondo used a high pressure strategy and attacked from every position, which worked for them when midfielder Robin Serpas scored in the 7th minute off a cross from Ingrid Osegueda. The lady roadrunners defense was able to withstand the minimal lead throughout the game. The game ended 1-0 and Rio Hondo's defense recorded their fifth shutout and improved their record to 4-3-2.
The roadrunner's record wasn't looking too good coming into the Sep. 10 game versus Fullerton College, they were 2-3-2, but when asking around the team seemed to be positive that they would get a win.
Before the game against Fullerton, Serpas said, "We've been working really hard in practice and we have all have the technical skills pretty much covered. So, what it comes down to is heart and hunger and I think we're ready to show that were starving for that ‘W.'"
The roadrunners showed how hungry they truly were with a 3-0 shutout against the Hornets.
From the start of the whistle the ladies attacked with everything they had, working and applying pressure on Fullerton's defense.
Their high pressure system did them well when forward Annabel Carrillo assisted Jessica Ortiz who then finished her shot to the goal in the 33rd minute. The score remained 1-0 at the half, but the roadrunners weren't finished yet. The ladies came out of half time aggressive.
The score was at a halt until the 60th minute, when Osegueda dribbled the ball down the sideline of the pitch and distributed a cross off to teammate Carrillo who put the ball in the net.
Seven minutes later Osegueda was able to get a goal for herself when she recovered the ball off the goalkeeper's foot and finished.
When Robin Serpas was asked what was different about this game from the previous ones she said, "We attacked with everyone in this game, everyone worked hard and did their part, it makes a difference. When everyone on the team is hungry for the win we'll do whatever it takes to get it, and we got it."
The lady roadrunners conference home opener will be Sept. 30 against Victor Valley College.