The Rio Hondo’s women’s soccer team failed to generate any offense in their 2nd Round matchup against their old Foothill Conference foe, San Bernardino Valley College, losing with a final score of 2-0.
The South Coast Conference North Division champions Rio Hondo had not lost since Oct. 28 when they faced Cerritos and were riding a four game winning streak coming into the game.
Both teams did not let up, playing in 50 degree weather not conceding a goal in the first half, leaving the game 0-0.
The tides changed going into the second half, when San Bernardino Valley finally scored in the 51st minute when Baylee Williams scored from afar off an assist from Calvonis Prentice that gave them all the momentum they needed from that point on.
Having chances late in the game, the Roadrunners did all they could but another goal by Prentice in the 88th minute took away any chance that Rio had and eliminated them from postseason` play.
Rio Hondo finished with a record of 14-2-5 for the 2016-2017 season and while they walk away without a championship, nine of them walk away with individual awards.
Madison Mader was named the SCC Defensive Player of the Year allowing 0.94 goals per game in 19 games with six shutouts. Mader also aided the offense with seven points, scoring a goal with five assists this season.
The first-team All-South Coast Conference honors were awarded to Rio Hondo players Erika Lizarraga, Daisy Gallegos, Melissa Gonzales and Emma Contreras.
Lizarraga led the SCC North with 33 points from the forward position, scoring 12 goals and added nine assists. Gallegos totaled 23 points off eight goals and seven assists while Gonzales played a role in the strong Rio Hondo defense while also chipping in with five points. Contreras was also a weapon on offense as she scored four goals and added five assists for 13 points.
Rio Hondo also had second-team accolades and went to Ingrid Castillo, Samantha Garcia, Dayna James, and Vivian Viramontes.
Castillo was on the Roadrunners defense and Garcia was second on the squad with 11 goals. James saw action on defense and Viramontes had 23 points on six goals and a led the team for the season with 11 assists.