(Photo by Irvine Valley College Athletics)
Irvine Valley College women’s soccer team won its second consecutive league game on Tuesday, when they defeated Norco College 3-0. With the win, IVC now sits alone at third place in the Orange Empire Conference standings. They have 16 points on the season.
The Lasers started quickly, getting a ton of shots on goal and holding possession of the ball for the majority of the first half. Even with all these chances for goals, IVC could not find a way to get the ball into the back of the net.
“We just need to make sure we finish earlier,” said freshman, forward, Crystal Lefebvre.
The Lasers head coach, Joe Supe told his players at halftime to pick up their play.
“We put a little urgency on them to come into the second half and be more aggressive,” said Supe. “We couldn’t finish quite well, but (did) a lot better in the second half.”
As coach Supe said, IVC did a lot better in the second half, coming out and scoring three goals. The first score came in the 60 minute mark when Lefebvre got the ball past Norco’s goaltender for her second goal of the season.
“It felt great, especially since we weren’t finishing in the first half,” said Lefebvre. “It felt great just to get the first one into the back of the net.”
In the 69 minute mark, freshman,midfielder, Veronica Ramos tallied the Lasers second goal of the game. Ten minutes later, freshman defender, Marissa Rico scored, making the score 3-0. That score would remain until the final whistle blew.
“I think we had some good possessions and we moved the ball quite well,” said coach Supe. “We created a lot of good chances in the second half.”
IVC moves on from an opponent with zero wins in the conference, to a team that is undefeated in Santiago Canyon College.
“We’ve got to go there to win, not to see if we can hold them off,” said Supe.
The game will be held at Santiago Canyon on Nov. 8 at 3 p.m.