Mon., Sep. 12, 2011
El Cajon, CA--The Lady Hawks got back to work on Monday, winning their last home game before GSAC competition begins. A team that has been riddled with injuries, SDCC continued their consistent play, taking a 2-1 victory over Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University (AZ) on Monday afternoon.
The Lady Hawks jumped on the board first. Senior Mireya Flores delivered a cross from the left to fellow senior Hannah Waggoner. Waggoner quickly knocked the ball past a diving goalkeeper for her seventh goal of the season.
In a quick response, the Eagle’s Amanda Bennett drilled a shot from 30 yards out. The ball was barely out of the reach of leaping goalkeeper Katelyn Ogle and the equalizer was scored less than a minute after the Hawks took the lead.
Shortly thereafter, Coach Calderson called on two returners who had yet to hit the field in the 2011 season. Sophomore Christy James immediately making her presence known with a couple lead cross passes and some strong defense. Redshirt Freshman Elycia Orth made her first appearance for the Hawks after tearing ligaments in her knee before the season started last year. Orth had an impact on defense and, once coming off the field, the entire Hawks bench encouraged their teammate, who has been so eager to get back on the field after working countless hours of rehab.
With the second half came another great effort from the Lady Hawks. Freshman Elya Jasper crossed the ball to fellow Freshman Ashley Jarosin, who drilled a shot that was knocked away by the goalkeeper. In the mix up, Waggoner rebounded the ball and knocked in her second goal of the game and eighth of the season.
Ogle continued her great play in goal, collecting 5 saves in the game, and has 17 in the past two games to lead the tough Lady Hawks defense.
Strong play and an all around defensive effort have the Lady Hawks heading on the road and into conference play with confidence. “It’s nice to have some depth and will be great to get people back from injuries,” said Waggoner. “We hope to surprise some teams with our hustle and worth ethic.”
The Hawks continue their season with their first road game on Tuesday, September 20th at Soka University.