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The Hornet

Serving the Fullerton Community Since 1922

The Hornet

Sweet victory for the Hornets

The Hornets controlled the entire 90 minute match with the confidence and passion that makes a team truly successful.

The Hornet defense truly shined when it came to the extreme physicality coming from the Lazer forwards.

Freshman Defender Maya Langarica being one of the few defenders that helped the Hornets with this shutout stated how much her defensive line has improved and influenced their win.

“I’m proud of our defense; we communicated well, stayed strong and held our line a lot to have them get the offside calls,” Langarica said.

Fullerton vs. Irvine Valley
Brooke Morris taking a direct free kick towards the Lazer goal. Photo credit: Bailey Long

But behind a shutout, comes with an extremely satisfied goal keeper.

This is Freshman goalie Marla Debarros’ first shutout as a Hornet as all her hard training showed with 6 miraculous saves throughout the whole game.

Sophomores Amalia Serna and Emily Valdez also played a significant role when came to the ending score.

Forward Valdez scored two out of the three goals for the Hornets with the first being a breakaway at just the 3rd minute of the game.

For her second and last goal of the game, Valdez utilizes her speed once again. She receives the ball at the top of the box passing Lazer defenders and puts the ball in the lower corner of the net at the 90th minute.

Valdez is proud that her team has tremendously improved their connecting passes that set her up for the last goal of the match.

Forward and defender Serna came through with the Hornet’s second goal that was made from a crossed ball and a one-time shot at the 47th minute as well as an assist.

The team has enhanced tremendously since their first game of the season. They have not only improved their individual skills, but most importantly that have started to work together and connect as a team.

“We stepped up our game a lot, I think we’ve played for each other more than we’ve ever played before and you can definitely tell that in this game,” Serna said.

This victory has definitely influenced the confidence of this team and the faith from the coaching staff.

Assistant coach Cristian Rus has been patiently waiting all season for a performance like Fridays game.

“The girls deserve it; they worked really hard and battled for every play,” Rus said. “I’m especially proud of defense who kept us in the game and played one of their best games as a group.”

Although the Hornets went home with a win, the team still has small adjustments to

Fullerton vs. Irvine Valley
Maya Langarica defending against Lazer forward. Photo credit: Bailey Long

continue to improve on.

Rus expresses that the team still needs to play hard and smart and to work on the energy of playing, especially against their next opponents the Orange Coast Pirates.

Catch the new and improved Hornets play Orange Coast College at Fullerton’s home field Tuesday October 25 at 3:00 p.m.

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