Women’s soccer falls to Southwestern to open season

Jeremiah Girard

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Freshman forward Amber Grosso fights off a tackle from a Jaguar defender, in the Hornets' 2-1 loss on Tuesday.

The Fullerton College women’s soccer team fell to the Southwestern Jaguars, 2-1, Tuesday at home. The Hornets moved the ball well, but failed to convert on some choice opportunities.

“All in all, I though we played pretty well,” said Hornet coach Pam Lewin. “We moved the ball pretty well but we failed on some pretty nice chances.”

The lone goal came for the Jaguars after Allyson Tovar found Krystal Vega with a nice pass from midfield. Vega then rocketed the shot in past the keeper.

Lewin seemed to be happy with the way that the defense played overall.

“They weren’t getting the ball down into our defense and constantly creating chances,” Lewin said. “We made a couple of mistakes on defense. Both of the goals could have probably been prevented.”

However the Hornets made some defensive mistakes that led to the two Southwestern goals.

“On the first one, our keeper hesitated on coming out and left too much space,” Lewin said. “And on the second one, we let a man go free down the corner.”

The Hornets did decide to go with just three defenders and had three women up front. Only having three defenders back could cause some problems when teams come forward with an aggresive attack.

The Hornets will look to bounce back with a win and improve to 1-1, when they take on Rio Hondo, on the road, Friday, at 1 p.m.