Rio Hondo Women’s Soccer team is fighting until the end

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Aaron Martinez

Foward #21 Gaby Sanchez going in for a fifty-fifty challenge against Moorpark deffender. (Crystian Mendoza/El Paisano)

Crystian Mendoza, Staff Writer

The Rio Hondo Women’s Soccer team played a  1-1 draw against Chaffey College on Oct. 20.

Following their match against Chaffey, the Lady Roadrunners hit the road for an away game against College of the Desert on Oct. 23 and came away with a 5-0 shutout victory.

Andrea Sanchez was the first to get on the scoreboard for the Lady Roadrunners against College of the Desert after a cross by Sabrina Gonzales came into the box from the left side just before the end of the half.

This goal put Rio Hondo in a good position going into the half as the pressure was now on College of the Desert.

At the opening of the second half, Sabrina Gonzalez scored a goal after a low cross came into the box by Erika Lizarraga to make it 2-0 in favor of Rio.

A few minutes later Gonzalez got on the scoreboard again after taking a shot from the far left corner of the 18 yard box, making the score 3-0 and giving Rio a comfortable lead with that goal.

The rest of the half remained pretty steady and in favor of Rio who held the lead with no looks of ever letting it go, and then came another goal by Andrea Sanchez, scoring her second goal of the match from the top of the 18 yard box for the Lady Roadrunners.

Shortly after in a break away, Maritza Acuna scored a cracker of a shot that went off of the left post and into the goal.

The Lady Roadrunners carried their momentum over to their match with Victor Valley on Oct. 30 and compiled a 2-0 victory.

As the first half began against Victor Valley, the game remained steady going back and forth up until Andrea Sanchez scored the opener as she was assisted by Destiny Garcia to make it 1-0 in favor of Rio.

This first goal put the Lady Roadrunners in a favorable position as they held the lead going into half time.

It didn’t take long before the Lady Roadrunners got their second goal of the match during the second half as Janeth Acuna assisted Maritza Acuna for the goal giving Rio a 2-0 lead.

Rio maintained the lead for the remainder of the game and finished the match with a 2-0 victory.

This was another important road game win and great performance from goalkeeper Christina Holguin.

The Lady Roadrunners now have a record of 12-1-3 as they continue their fight to win the Foothill Conference Title.