(Torrance, CA) For the first time in 25 years, the Mt. SAC Women's Soccer team has captured the South Coast Conference North Division title, with a resounding 6-1 win over host El Camino College on Tuesday (Oct. 25).
Scoring a natural hat trick, with three consecutive goals in the second half, was sophomore midfielder Kaylee Gutierrez, giving the Mounties a 5-0 lead, sending them to a division title and a 15-1 overall record.
Mt. SAC, which is on a 13-game winning streak, remained perfect in the SCC North with a 7-0 record.
It is also the changing of the guard in the South Coast Conference, as both Mt. SAC and Long Beach City College (SCC South) have won titles, after a long absence.
"I found out his morning (Wednesday, Oct. 26) that we won the division," Mt. SAC Women's Soccer coach Juan Sanchez said. "They're having a fantastic year. It's been a two-year process. The way you practice is the way you play."
Gutierrez, who is second on the team in scoring with 12 goals and is in the top 20 in the state, also had an assist in the game.
Sophomore keeper Leila Peregrina improved to 13-1-0 on the season.
Aquino, who also had two assists in the game, opened the scoring in the 19th minute, scoring from five yards out to the right post for the 1-0 lead. Gutierrez and Audrie Mahassel assisted on the play.
Montelongo, on an assist from Ochoa, gave Mt. SAC a 2-0 lead in the 36th minute.
Gutierrez then scored two goals (53rd and 54th minutes) within a minute of each other for the 4-0 lead. Aquino and Kassandra Enriquez assisted on the goals.
Gutierrez (66th minute) and Ochoa (72nd minute) both scored six minutes apart to give the Mounties a 6-0 lead
El Camino's Allison Sibley spoiled the shutout with a goal in the 80th minute for the Warriors.
Mt. SAC had 18 shots in the game and the defense held El Camino to just two shots.
The Mounties have two more SCC games before the playoffs begin in the first week of November – L.A. City College (Oct. 28) and L.A. Harbor (Nov. 1). Both games are at Mt. SAC.
For additional information, please contact the Mt. SAC Sports Information Office at 909.274.4630.