Lady Vaqueros Shoot Down the Eagles

Luis Rodriguez

The Lady Vaqueros had an outstanding performance last Friday as they beat the Los Angeles Mission College Eagles 2-0. Glendale had fifteen shots on goal throughout the game.

“We gotta play well, and we gotta take care of business, move the ball around, have fun and keep it simple!” Coach Jorge Mena said before the game. “We all lose together and we win together”

The first goal of the game was attempted by Glendale forward, Sharis Harootun at 15 minutes into the first half. Shortly afterwards, she attempted her first corner kick, but was unsuccessful as the Mission players pressured the Vaqs and prevented the goal.

Glendale sophomore, Amy Rosales was knocked down by two Mission players but no foul was called. Harootun missed her second corner kick at 20 minutes into the first half. Glendale’s second goal attempt came from sophomore, Lesly Monteros, at 33 minutes.

The Lady Vaqueros kept the ball on the opposing side of the field for most of the game and the ball didn’t even reach Glendale’s goal until the second half.

Glendale freshman, America Lopez, scored her first goal at 36 minutes into the first half with an assist from freshman, Natalia Burns. Lopez scored her second goal at 44 minutes to close the first half after her teammates smothered Mission goal keeper Pamela Mier.

During the second half, Mission improved slightly by not conceding any goals, but they didn’t score any on Glendale either. Sophomore, Tayler Nelson, was tripped up by one of the Eagles and Harootun tried a penalty shot but missed at five minutes into the second half. At 20 minutes in, Mission attempted their first corner kick, but missed.

Glendale’s Natalia Burns, and Mission’s Brenda Bejines, got into a shoving match. The referee gave them both yellow cards to cool them down.

Sophomore Ashley Givens, tried a shot to the left of the goal, but missed at the 27th minute. The last goal attempt was also made by Givens, but she hit the crossbar and missed at the 40 minute mark. At 45 minutes, the ball stopped rolling and Glendale secured the victory.

“We have been struggling so much, that this game has been good for us.” Coach Mena adds, “America is good at picking up the trash. She knows how to finish.”

“It’s good to be back in the game after an injury.” Lopez adds, “We need to finish in the end.”

The next home game is Tuesday vs. Pierce at 7 p.m.