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Mountie Women Soccer Gets 7-0 Shutout over El Camino-Compton Center

By John M. Sherrard


(COMPTON) After scoring only four times in the last four games, the Mounties exploded for seven goals against El Camino-Compton Center Tuesday afternoon for a 7-0 victory.

The last three Mountie wins have been shutouts and the seven goals were the highest since a 7-0 blanking of Golden West in September.

Leading the way for Mt. SAC with a pair of goals each was sophomore forward Mia Trugerro and freshman forward Kaliah Redwood.

Freshman forward Viviana Ortega and freshman midfielder Stephania Gonzalez both had two assists in the game.

Mt. SAC is now 4-6-2 overall and 1-1-2 in the South Coast Conference, North.

"(Tuesday) was a wonderful game for our reserves," Mt. SAC soccer coach Melinda Bowen said. "Our schedule is so rigorous that I haven't had much time to play the bench. They played very good possession soccer.

"This is a rebuilding year with only four sophomores starting."

Trugerro, who scored her first goals of the season, got the scoring started with a beautiful left-footed, side-net goal at the 30th minute assisted by Ortega.

Ten minutes later at the 40th minute mark Trugerro followed the initial goal of the game with her second goal (unassisted) for the 2-0 lead.

"Her (Trugerro) offensive leadership opened up the game against a very young and inexperienced squad at Compton College," added Bowen.

Sophomore forward Arye Looney got the second half five-goal barrage stated with a goal at the 52nd minute with an assist from Gonzalez.

Redwood scored in the 66th minute for the 4-0 lead. Assisting on the play was Ortega.

The goal was the first of three over the next nine minutes for the Mounties.

Mt. SAC stretched the lead to 5-0 on sophomore center back Quetzali Del Villar's second goal of the season in the 74th minute. Freshman midfielder Hallie Culotti got the assist.

Culotti, assisted by freshman defender Carmen Rosales and Redwood, assist by Gonzalez finished off the scoring with two more goals at the 75th and 79th minute.

Redwood leads the team with six goals on the season.

Getting the shutout for the Mounties was freshman keeper Riley Barbata.

"This was Riley's first full game and she led the backfield to a shutout," Bowen said.

The Mounties will host El Camino this Friday at 4:00 p.m.