Lady Eagle Soccer Team Drops One at Grossmont
The MSJC women's soccer team scored first and last on Tuesday in El Cajon, but Grossmont scored three goals in between to come away with a 3-2 win in a PCAC cross-over match.
The Lady Eagles got off to a fast start when Heather Furuya scored just 14 minutes into the first half on an assist from Yvonne Ledesma to give MSJC the 1-0 lead. Grossmont battled back to tie the game with a goal in the 25th minute and the score would remain 1-1 into intermission. The Griffons scored early in the second half at the 54 minute mark to take the lead 2-1 and then extended it to 3-1 with a late goal in the 88th minute. MSJC did not give in however, and fought until the end as Furyua scored her second goal of the day in the 90th minute to cut the lead to 3-2, but the Eagles ran out of time. Anahi Lopez picked up an assist on Furuya's second goal. Sarah Sawyer made 2 saves in goal for MSJC.
The Pacific Coast Athletic Conference cross-over game was the first of six non-conference matches for MSJC over the next three weeks. The Lady Eagles wrapped up the first round of PCAC North play last Friday when they played College of the Desert to a 1-1 draw. In that match it was Gloria Martinez who scored MSJC's goal on an assist from Furuya. MSJC currently stands in second place in the PCAC North with a conference record of 2-1-2, they are 2-5-3 overall on the season.
MSJC returns to the pitch on Friday when they host San Diego Mesa on the Menifee Campus. Friday's kick off is set for 3 pm.
MSJC's Anahi Lopez had an assist on Tuesday as the Lady Eagle soccer team lost on the road 3-2 to Grossmont. The soccer team will return home to the Menifee Campus on Friday to take on San Diego Mesa at 3 pm. (DeeAnn Bradley/MSJC).