IVC Lasers blind Riverside College, 5-0, in soccer game

IVC forward Fredy Razo, 19, Kinesiology fights for the ball against the Riverside College Tigers. Razo in total scored three out of the five goals in Oct. 21 Orange Empire Conference match. (Alyssa Hunter)

Evelyn Caicedo

Irvine Valley College beats Riverside College Tigers 5-0 in the Orange Empire Conference match up on Friday, Oct. 21 at 3 p.m.

Lasers’ last game in the OEC match on Sept. 27 ended in a tie, 1-1, with IVC forward Fredy Razo, 19, Kinesiology giving them the goal.

IVC’s current standings in the league are 9-4-2 and 5-2-1 in the OEC matches.

During the first half of the game, IVC dominated the ball against the Tigers and both teams had many attempts at goals but none went in.

It was only in the second half where the goals by IVC began. RC defender got fouled 14 minutes into the second half in the penalty box.

IVC forward, Alex Cannas, 19, undecided, received his first goal of the game by a penalty kick.

The next goals by the Lasers rolled in soon after in short frames.

The second goal was a header by Razo 30 minutes into the game.

Riverside’s Robert Rodriguez scored a goal for Irvine with 15 minutes left of the second half.

The fourth and fifth goal were again scored by Razo and assisted by midfield, Robert Hernandez, all minutes of each other.

“We played a really good game. We possessed the ball a lot and created more chances than all the other games,” Cannas said. “I think we can improve transitioning from offense to defense. Possessing the ball more and creating more chances at goal.”

The lasers’ next soccer match will take place on Tuesday, Oct. 25 at Fullerton College at 3 p.m.

“I think we did really well in the first half and in the second half. This was like our first real win for the team,” Razo said. “I think we can keep the ball more and finish our chances to continuing winning.”

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