Preview: Santa Monica College Soccer Programs Battle Rio Hondo College
Taking a look at the upcoming soccer match, with a preview of both teams.
The Santa Monica College Men’s Soccer team will try to keep their six game unbeaten streak alive tomorrow, when they travel to face the Rio Hondo College Roadrunners at 6 p.m.
The Corsairs (5-0-1) will have to keep their foot on the pedal throughout the entire game, something coach Tim Pierce said they needed to work on after their last match, a 4-1 win over L.A. Harbor College.
Rio Hondo (5-1-2) is also off to a hot start this season, losing only once in their first 8 matches. After being held scoreless in the first half, the Roadrunners exploded and scored four second-half goals to beat Moorpark College 4-0 on Tuesday. Christian Bernabe, Jose Maderos, Daniel Virgen and Ajendro Luna all scored goals against Moorpark and SMC will have to account for their presence.
Rio Hondo has also played well defensively, led by talented goalie Jose Paredes the team hasn't conceded a goal in their last three matches. The Roadrunners have not allowed more than two-goals in a single game this season aswell.
Santa Monica also has a stout defense, but their high-octane offense is what gives opposing teams nightmares. After six games, the Corsairs have scored a total of 16-goals, good for 2.67 per match. Leading the offensive charge is midfielder Carlos Rincon, who has six goals so far this season.
Forward Andy Naidu has made some great passes, with 4 assists, and has also scored three goals this season. Sophomore midfielder Kevin Martinez and forward Chris Negrete, additionally, have three goals apiece.
Santa Monica College's Women's Soccer Looks To Keep Their Offense Firing On All Cylinders
The Santa Monica College Women’s Soccer team will try to keep their own near-perfect record alive as well as they face Rio Hondo College tomorrow at 2pm.
After dominating LA Harbor 7-1 earlier this week, the Corsairs (5-1-2) will battle a team that has two wins in five games as they visit the Roadrunners (2-2-1). Last game the Roadrunners lost 2-1 to Ventura College. Santa Monica may have to keep track of froward Sam Garcia, as she scored her team's only goal against Ventura.
The Corsairs’ offense clicked on all cylinders last game. Antoinette Saldana scored two-goals on two attempts while Daysi Serrano added two-goals herself. Josseline Espinoza started things off as she scored first for the Corsairs. Later, Filippa Struxsjo and Ashley Martinez each added a goal to solidify the win.
Santa Monica's soccer programs look to keep dominating and beat Rio Hondo College tomorrow.