Women's soccer dominates Bakersfield
The Santa Monica College Corsair women’s soccer team shut out the Bakersfield College Renegades 4-0, behind a second half hat trick from sophomore forward Allysa Ortega. Ortega’s goals in the 74, 75 and 86 minutes earned the Corsairs their eleventh win of the season.
Throughout the game the Corsairs were better organized, conforming to head coach Joe Pehanich’s sideline commands of “pressure” and “patience,” allowing multiple early opportunities for early scoring and eventually cashing in on an excellent run by freshman forward Cheyenne De Los Reyes.
“It’s not really about the beginning it’s how we end, I started the goal starting in the first half, and we finished with one of our players getting a hat trick, just focus on what we are doing having goals before the game,” De Los Reyes said.
The Renegades never threatened the Corsairs, only forcing SMC freshman goalkeeper Jessica Ibara to make six total saves.
“We just needed to not let them score, they just scored more,” Bakersfield head coach Scott Dameron said of his team’s performance.
The game was not perfect for the Corsairs as sophomore forward Xiovana Ordaz left the game with an apparent head injury.
The Corsairs remain undefeated in conference play, holding an 5-0-1 record within the Western State Conference and 11-1-1 overall.
“I think being undefeated is a perk, [but] our main goal is to get these girls moved on,” Pehanich said.
With the loss the Renegades fall to 5-4-3 overall and 1-3-2 in conference play.