(OCEANSIDE) By John M. Sherrard – The Mt. San Antonio College Men's soccer team opened the 2016 season with a 4-0 shutout over host Mira Costa College in a nonconference game.
Mt. SAC, ranked third in the CCCAA State poll as of September 5, took a 1-0 lead in the 13th minute on a goal by Flores, assisted by sophomore forward Manuel Medina (Los Altos HS).
Thirty minutes later at the 43rd minute, freshman forward Sam Ponting (Hartpury College, GBR) gave the Mounties a 2-0 lead just prior to halftime.
Mt. SAC, which advanced to the CCCAA State Final Four last season, held the 2-0 advantage until the 71st minute when Flores scored an unassisted goal for the 3-0 lead, followed by his third goal in the 90th minute. Flores' goal was assisted by freshman forward Joel Martin (Lawndale HS).