Mens’ Soccer Claim 5-0 Victory Over LA Mission College


Photo by: Derek Bullis

Rams’ sophomore forward Mason Gonzalez outruns LA an Mission College defender during the Rams’ 5-0 win on Tuesday, Oct. 8,.

Story By: Derek Bullis, Opinion Editor

Fresno City College Men’s Soccer brought home another win against Los Angeles Mission College at their 4 p.m. matchup on Tuesday, Oct. 8.

It was a slow start for the Rams with both teams going scoreless in the first half of the match. 

“We just looked a little sluggish and we’ve done that a number of times this year,” said Head Coach Eric Solberg. 

There were few shots on goal and both teams had missed touches.

In the second half of the match the Rams turned the 0-0 score around with a goal scored by freshman midfielder Sebastian Caballero.  

At the 60 minute mark, the Rams sunk in another goal by sophomore forward Mason Gonzalez.  

But it was freshman forward Chuy Garcia that set the pace for the remainder of the match, scoring two goals against the Eagles. 

It’s amazing. It’s my first two goals of my season this year,” said Chuy Garcia. This is Garcia’s first season with the Rams and his first goals to be added to his college record this season. 

Garcia is looking to keep putting in the necessary work and continued success the rest of this season. “It’s amazing; it’s changed my life. I honestly didn’t think I was going to play at high school. Thanks to Coach Solly [Solberg]. He gave me an opportunity to play, and I’m really grateful,” said Garcia. 

“That was goal of the year so far,” said Solberg. 

Before the final whistle, freshman midfielder Josh Zambrano would sink in the final goal of the match, bringing up the score to 5-0 against the Eagles. 

“When you’re playing [teams like LA mission], and you start dominating the game, once you get the second one [goal] sometimes the team caves a little bit,” said Solberg. 

“Overall, we had a good finish. We played all our guys, which is always good for team chemistry,” said Solberg. 

Midfielder Eduardo Segura and defender Michael Arrington are still down from injuries. “We’re trying to get them ready. I’m hoping both of them [are ready] by Friday,” said Solberg. 

The Rams next match at home will be against the Taft College Cougars this Friday at 4 p.m.