2011 was the Year of the Roadrunner
as nine players from Rio Hondo College are recognized as
RHC Goes On 11 Game Unbeaten Streak To Finish Season
Roadrunners finished the season unbeaten in
Foothill Conference play at home while going on an 11 game unbeaten
streak which included 7 straight wins via shutout to end the season
in 2nd place in the tough Foothill Conference, just 1
point out of 1st place.
The defensive wall was led by 5’10” sophomore
goalkeeper Sandra Rodriguez (El Rancho) who had a 0.36 GA
Average, which would have ranked her 4th in the State,
central defender, co-captain sophomore Erika
Garay (Walnut HS) who helped the freshman defensive line of
Marysol Flores (frosh-Downey HS), Jasmine Sanchez (frosh-Don Lugo
HS) and Robin Serpas (frosh-Downey HS) lock down the defense.
More than 50% of the players got on the
scoreboard during the season, led by Jessica Ortiz (soph-Narbonne/Cerritos
College) and Alejandra Gonzalez (Bell Gardens HS) who
tied with 8 goals each on the season. Flores and Serpas
as well as, Daisy Hernandez (El Rancho), Ingrid Osegueda
(Rowland), Annabel Carillo ( CSU Dominguez), Heather Hernandez
(Montebello HS) and Lily Gama (El Rancho/Cerritos College)
had a goal or assist on the year.
Travels To Antelope Valley For Final Game To Determine Conference
The Roadrunner Women hit the road to Antelope Valley for the final
game of the year, sitting in 2nd place, just 1 point out
of 1st place. Rio Hondo needs a win to clinch the
Conference Title and automatic State Playoff birth. The Roadrunners
defeated AVC at home earlier in the season and battled hard for 90
minutes today, but left the field with a 1-1 tie to finish 8-1-3 in
Foothill Conf. play and 12-4-4 overall. Sophomore Annabel
Carrillo (CSU Dominguez Hills) got the goal on a 25 yard blast
to tie the match in the 2nd half.
2011 Fight Against Cancer Fundraiser
The Roadrunners held their annual Fight Against Cancer Fundraiser
from Oct 10-14 where they collect old cell phones, ipods and gaming
devices, recycle them and donate the proceeds to the City of Hope
Cancer Center in Duarte.
RHC also donned specially made pink
jerseys for their match versus Antelope Valley College (12-1), to
bring further attention to the fight against cancer. Not only was
the week a great fundraising success, the Roadrunners came out with
a hard fought 1-0 victory over AVC moving the team into 2nd in
Roadrunners Battle Their Way Into 1st Place
RHC wins 6 straight!
Rio Hondo 10-4-1 welcomed Foothill
Conference leader Chaffey College (12-2-1) to the friendly confines
of RHC’s home field last Tuesday and with the help of sophomore
Jessica Ortiz’s (San Pedro/Narbonne HS/Cerritos College) game
winning goal in the 18th minute, moved into 1st place in
Foothill Conference play with 5 games remaining.
was an intensity filled match as the Roadrunners played some great
soccer to keep high scoring Chaffey off the scoreboard. Sophomore
co-captain Heather Hernandez (Montebello HS) assisted the
goal to Ortiz. Sophomore goalkeeper Sandra Rodriguez (El Rancho
HS) had 6 saves to get her 6th shutout victory on the
ROADRUNNERS BREAK 2010 STATE CHAMPION SAN
BERNARDINO VALLEY’S HOME WIN STREAK
RHC hit the road
to play the defending 2010 California State Champions, San
Bernardino Valley College (8-2-2), in a Foothill Conference matchup
on October 7. SBVC hadn’t lost a game at home since October of
2008, three years and over 25 games ago!
were determined to make history and did just that. Just 12 minutes
into the game freshman striker Alejandra Gonzalez (Bell Gardens HS)
took a shot that was blocked by a SBVC defender right onto the foot
of Roadrunner midfielder Jessica Ortiz (San Pedro/Narbonne) who
blasted a shot from 30 yards out into
the upper corner of the goal
to give Rio Hondo a 1-0 lead.
defenders, Jasmine Sanchez (Don Lugo HS), Marysol Flores (Downey
HS), Daisy Hernandez (El Rancho HS), Robin Serpas (Downey HS) along
with sophomore co-captain Erika Garay (Walnut HS) turned away the
Valley attack each time they threatened. Sophomore Goalkeeper,
Sandra Rodriguez led the team for a well earned shutout in the
Roadrunner’s Work With Mexico National Team Star Jorge Campos at
Verizon Youth Soccer Clinics
Hondo players and coaches staffed the Verizon Wireless youth soccer
clinics which were headlined by former Mexico World Cup and National
Team star Jorge Campos.
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Rio Hondo Soccer Raises Money To Fight Cancer 2010!
Roadrunners collected cell phones, ipods and other mobile devices to
raise funds to donate to the City of Hope cancer center. The team
also wore special 'pink' uniforms for their annual Fight Cancer
fundraising game in 2010. This is the 2nd year in a row the Women's
Team has held a fundraiser to support the fight against cancer. In
the spring of 2010 they held a Blood Drive to support their
Assistant Coach in her fight against cancer and collected over 60
pints of blood...according to one Red Cross worker, it was the most
collected in a single day from one donation center.
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