The Rio Hondo College men’s soccer team has been named the No. 7 seed for the upcoming California Community College Athletic Association (CCCAA) Southern California Regional Playoffs and will host No. 10 College of the Desert in a first-round game in Whittier on Saturday (Nov. 17) at 7 p.m.
After losing just one of its first 15 games, the Rio Hondo College men’s soccer team has hit a bump in the road. On Wednesday, the No. 18 nationally-ranked Roadrunners suffered their second straight loss, this time a 3-0 defeat by visiting Compton College.
Andrew Salazar’s goal in the 59th minute proved to be the game-winner as Rio Hondo College defeated El Camino College by a final score of 1-0 in a South Coast Conference interdivision game in Torrance on Tuesday.
Trailing 3-1 with under 20 minutes to play, the Rio Hondo College men’s soccer team completed one of its greatest comebacks in recent memory. The Roadrunners scored three consecutive goals, including a penalty kick by Brian Martinez in the 81st minute that proved to be the game-winner, in an amazing 4-3 victory at Pasadena City College on Friday.
The No. 7 nationally-ranked Rio Hondo College men’s soccer team suffered its first loss of the season, a narrow 1-0 defeat at East Los Angeles College on Tuesday in both teams’ South Coast Conference opener.
Rio Hondo College freshman forward Phuc Nguyen’s goal in the 87th minute broke a 1-1 tie and proved to be the game-winner as the Roadrunners defeated visiting San Bernardino Valley College 2-1 on Tuesday.
Sophomore goalkeeper Jesus Rendon posted five saves in goal but the Rio Hondo College offense couldn’t find the back of the net as the Roadrunners opened the 2018 season with a scoreless draw against visiting Clovis Community College on Monday in Whittier.