Hornets Handle Harbor

Jason Burch

Under a clear sky and sweltering heat, Freshman Edwin Munguia led the way for the Hornets with two goals as Fullerton topped the LAHC Seahawks 3-1 on Wednesday.

Munguia scored the first two goals of the contest. His first goal came midway through the first half, and the second goal came nearly eight minutes into the second half.

The 2-goal victory could easily have been larger, considering the Hornets dominated possession and field position the entire game, finishing with over 15 shots on goal.

The Seahawks finished with 10 shots taken the entire game, most of which were not close. Their lone score came midway through the second half on a free kick penalty, resulting from a questionable amount of contact on slide tackle by Kory Edwards.

The Hornets final goal came on a relatively surprising long shot, kicked over defense from about 33 yards out, ricocheting off the top of post to the back of the net by Jose Gutierrez midway through the second half.

The Hornets have played much better lately following their sluggish start. After losing three straight to begin the season, they have victories in two of their last four games.

“Under the circumstances with our record prior to today, I think our team had a great attitude all week and it showed in the game today,” said Assistant Coach Kenny Castellanos.

The Hornets will be at home again to take on Santa Ana Tuesday at 3 p.m., looking to make it two straight.