Rio Hondo Women’s soccer team ranked #11 in nation by NSCAA

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Crystian Mendoza , Staff Writer

It is very easy to see why our Lady Roadrunners are ranked #11 in the nation after such a dominating performance. They truly showed their full potential and proved exactly why they should be ranked among the best.”

The Rio Hondo women’s soccer team, who currently have an overall record of 9-1-2 and a total of 28 goals between the team, have just been ranked #11 in the Junior College Division 3 by NSCAA in a national poll. That’s is an incredible accomplishment and these ladies deserve a round of applause for their hard work and dedication.

They are representing Rio Hondo College on a national level. Being ranked #11 in a nation of 50 states doesn’t happen overnight. It takes practice, patience, and dedication. All qualities that our Lady Roadrunners possess. It’s great to see all of their hard work paying off as they look to defend their Foothill Conference Title.

On Oct. 9 they faced West Hills Lemoore away from home and it didn’t take long before Janet Acuna, assisted by Erika Lizarraga & Andrea Sanchez, open up the scoreboard. The Lady Roadrunners were off to a great start, as Janet Acuna, assisted by Andrea Sanchez made their mark on the scoreboard once again, allowing for some breathing room. Then Maritza Acuna, assisted by Alexis Marinero scored to make it 3-0. Things were not looking good for West Hills Lemoore as our Lady Roadrunners continued to show their dominance. Right before the close of the first half Janet Acuna, assisted by Maritza Acuna, netted another goal.

Rio Hondo went into half time with a very comfortable 4-0 lead. At the start of the second half Melissa Gonzales, assisted by Andrea Sanchez scored a goal. The Lady Roadrunners took a commanding lead of 5-0.

After a quiet 25 minutes or so, Janet Acuna, assisted by Alexis Marinero netted another goal. This must have motivated Nicole Contreras, as Acuna got an assist a mere five minutes after she scored her fourth goal of the match showing that she too can provide as well. With the score now at 7-0,  Maritza Acuna, assisted by Rhosie Ceniceros made her mark again on the scoreboard. The match ended, 8-0 in favor of Rio Hondo.

It is very easy to see why our Lady Roadrunners are ranked #11 in the nation after such a dominating performance. They truly showed their full potential and proved exactly why they should be ranked among the best.