Easy victory for SMC women's soccer 5-1 over WLAC
Santa Monica College Corsair women's soccer goal keeper Jessica Ibara may have had the easiest day of her footballing life during Friday's 5-1 Corsair victory over the West Los Angeles College Wildcats. In the 65 minuets SMC head coach Joe Pehanich allowed her to play, she only faced one shot and was tested so rarely, that she could have used the time the Corsairs were on the attack to study for any upcoming exams she had.
Her counterpart, sophomore Melissa Carranza, performed valiantly as she faced a deluge of attempts from the relentless Corsair offense though she only recorded a 50 percent save percentage. Her failures would be more fairly assigned to the Wildcat defense that made every SMC attack become not a question of if it would result in a goal, but when.
Sophomore forward Jennifer Tobias had the honor of opening the scoring for the Western State Conference leading Corsairs, notching her second on the year in the third minuet. She was joined on the score sheet by Emily Pierce (1), Xiovana Ordaz (5) and Alyssa Ortega (7) by the end of the half with Cheyenne De Los Rios (6) closing out the SMC bombardment in the 79 minuet.
The lone Wildcat goal came well after the game was out of reach and Ibara had been pulled on a penalty kick for sophomore center Jennifer Melendez against Corsair freshman backup keeper Jasmine Rodriguez.
The win keeps the Corsairs atop the WSC South with a 3-0-1 conference record and a 9-1-1 record overall and keeps the Wildcats win less in conference with an 0-2-2 record and an overall record of 3-6-2.