Captain, midfielder, Krista Flores scores (Zachary Epstein/Lariat)
Saddleback College Women’s Soccer team was upset by Orange Coast College last Tuesday 1-0game.
However, the Gauchos found their fire power by keeping their unbeaten record intact at home, defeating Norco by a score of 8-1.
The Gauchos’ first goal demonstrated that Norco had to stretch the field. Once the Gauchos had the ideal lead, they began to escalate their game’s intensity, pounding the ball toward the Mustangs’ net.
“The Gauchos were able to get the goals in today that in the last game we missed,” said head coach, BJ McNicol. “The Gauchos did a great job of bringing the game plan to Norco. The Gauchos energy was positive.”
The atmosphere at Gauchos’ stadium was fantastic in the showcase performance. Sophomore forward, Danyelle Allen led Saddleback with four goals, which tied the OEC record for most goals scored in one game.
“We gave up one goal. Now it’s pretty good that we came out scoring eight,” said freshman defender, Julianna Caldwell. “I’m really proud of my team. I hope we have a good season.”
The Gauchos’ game plan was tactfully executed by the playmakers getting enormous opportunities to score goals. Putting in other scores Tuesday were freshman forwards Danielle Scelsi, Devin Scelsi, Monica Venturini and sophomore Alyssa Conrad.
The anchor of the Gauchos’ defense looks forward to Fullerton on Friday as the team will meet them for an away game, Caldwell said. The Gauchos’ plan going into the Fullerton game is to keep up the intensity and skills they showcased on Tuesday.
“Fullerton is usually a battle, but I think this game gave us confidence and we should be back to our scoring ways,” McNicol said. “When we are scoring goals. We are a dangerous team.”