LMC’s Mustangs shut out the Falcons

The women’s soccer team beat their competitors in a 5-0 win.


Photo by Daniel Herrera

Head Coach Zach Sullivan and Assistant Coach Sal Acevedo discuss the gameplan with the women’s soccer team at halftime. The Los Medanos College Mustangs beat the Solano College Falcons 5-0 Friday, Oct. 22 at home in Pittsburg, California.

Daniel Herrera, Staff Writer

The Los Medanos College Mustangs soared over the Solano College Falcons in comfortable fashion Oct. 22 with a 5-0 home-field win.

The possession battle began as soon as the game kicked off and both teams went at it, going back and forth in the first minutes of the match. At eight minutes in, the Mustangs created a chance to get on the board but missed a critical one-on-one. Soon after, the Falcons created their own opportunity for a score, but it was spoiled by a defensive clear by LMC center-back Brookelyn Perdue. 

As the match proceeded, the Mustangs took control and dominated possession. At 18 minutes into the first half, Citlaly Jauregui took a shot from outside the box that ended up hitting the crossbar, so the score remained 0-0. But just two minutes later the Mustangs got on the board when midfielder Angelina Ramirez took a shot from outside the box that went right through the goalkeeper’s hands, giving LMC a 1-0 lead.

At the 20th-minute striker Kim Garcia took a long shot and the ball flew into the top corner scoring a screamer and putting the Mustangs up 2-0.

The main thing was to keep playing and possess a little bit more.

— Zach Sullivan

It didn’t take long for Garcia to get back on the board with a penalty kick at 41 minutes into the game. She beat the keeper and put the Mustangs up once again, giving the team a 3-0 halftime lead. 

“The main thing was to keep playing and possess a little bit more,” LMC Coach Zach Sullivan commented after the game. He added that the strategy was to maintain control by “just passing the ball around and slow the game down.”

When the second half kicked off, it didn’t take long for the Mustangs to extend their lead as attacking-midfielder Ari Chavez delivered to put the Mustangs up 4-0.

The opportunities to score kept coming for the Mustangs but they couldn’t always find the back of the net. Garcia almost scored a wonder goal to complete the hattrick as she dribbled through two defenders. Despite that miss, it was another dominant half for the Mustangs as they held possession and kept attacking.

At 33 minutes in, winger Litzy Cuevas took a shot that was parried by the goalkeeper and striker Nyla Lampkin rebounded and scored, extending the Mustangs’ lead to 5-0. 

When the referee blew the final whistle, LMC had successfully defended its goal for a 5-0 shutout win over Solano College.

The Mustangs remained undefeated in conference play as they looked to travel on the road to their next contest against the Contra Costa College Comets Oct. 26.