Men’s soccer team controls second half to beat Modesto 4-0


Courtesy of Jonathan Wong

The CRC men’s soccer team beats the Modesto Junior College Pirates at home on Tuesday. The score was 4-0.

The Cosumnes River College men’s soccer team defeated the Modesto Junior College Pirates 4-0 at home on Tuesday.
During the first half of the game, the Pirates controlled the ball most of the time. None of the teams scored and the score was 0-0.
“Modesto is kind of an interesting team because they have players from the Central Valley,” said Head Coach Ron Preble. “I thought they kind of were having a little bit of a go at us at the first part of the game, and then we started to kind of play our way into the game and we’re getting better.”
In the second half of the game, the Pirates continued to have control over the ball. However, the Hawks showed progress by having good teamwork. Both teams struggled to score a goal until Sophomore midfielder Luis Cruz-Perez scored the second goal in the second half, which put the Hawks in the lead and won the game.
Sophomore right wing Iven Flores said it was an important win for the team and because of how their game went against Folsom last Friday, which the Hawks won 1-0.
“I don’t think it was good enough from the boys, and now today’s game really defined that the standards that we should be playing and just the work ethic that everybody should be putting in,” Flores said.
Sophomore goalkeeper Johnnie White said the team put in a good effort.
“I think it took a bit to get going, but in the end, the result came,” White said. “I was never worried that the result wouldn’t come, it’s just a matter of when we get our feet up and going.”
Preble said they were pleased with scoring four goals in the second half.
“One half, we were working our way into the game and the other one, we felt like we’re in control,” Preble said. “We’re having a decent year and we’re continuing to get better.”
The Hawks will play against the American River College Beavers in their next game on Oct. 7 at American River College at 6 p.m.