Soccer team struggles in win
October 21, 2010
Filed under Sports
Despite a flurry of shot attempts, the Warriors had only one goal to show for it.
Good enough for the win.
The Warriors shut down ECC Compton Center last Friday for a 1-0 win, its seventh of the season.
“We played well both halves,” coach Jaymie Baquero said. “We created a lot of opportunities; we just didn’t capitalize on them.”
Up next the Warriors (7-6-1) will host Cerritos College tomorrow at 2 p.m.
Jasmine Brink, defender, said even with the lack of offense, she will take the ugly win.
“It wasn’t our best game, but a win is a win. I think we took a lot more shots than we normally do,” Brink said. “We were on their side of the field for the whole game. We just couldn’t close them out and score more.”
Baquero said they need to get the message: if you don’t take the shot, you won’t be able to score.
“I don’t know if it’s nerves or if they are afraid of missing,” Baquero said. “It seems like we are a second half team and as a coach, it’s frustrating.”
Ramie Flameng, defender, said the team needs to improve most of its ball movement.
“I think we played well and moved the ball, but our biggest problem is finishing,” Flamengo said. “We have a lot of potential on this team.”
Baquero said she hopes she doesn’t have to always push the team to do its best.
“It seems in order to light a fire under this team something has to happen, whether it is getting scored on or other things on the field, I wish it didn’t though,” Baquero said. “We have to focus on scoring first and not giving up that goal to put us on our toes.”