Lady Hornets dominate the football field with victory over Dons – Serving the Fullerton community since 1922

After a narrow win over Santa Ana College, the Hornets ended their scoring chances to win Tuesday, 3-2.

“We worked on finishing and getting the ball into specific space behind the defense which I think helped give us an early lead,” head coach Pam Lewin said.

Hornets forward Kaylee Medina pushes the ball towards the Dons’ goal line on Tuesday, September 18. Photo credit: Ciera Chavez

To start the game, the Hornets came out fast and aggressive. Freshman forward Alyssa Madrigal scored the first goal after 11 minutes to put the Hornets 1-0.

A few minutes later, Fullerton created another chance on goal when second-year forward Taylor Hobbs fired a shot past Dons goaltender Sara Gomez.

It looked like the Hornets would overtake Santa Ana when Dons forward Lauryn Wood scored a misplaced pass, ending the first half 2-1.

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Hornets rookie Victoria Arrieta kicks the kick to move the ball upfield towards the Dons’ goal line on Tuesday, September 18. Photo credit: Ciera Chavez

Starting in the second half, the Hornets continued their attack on goal when sophomore forward Bree Remedios fired a shot that bounced off the right side of the goal post.

Remedios didn’t waste his next scoring chance as he sprinted past the Dons defense for a goal, giving the Hornets a 3-1 lead.

Santa Ana kept fighting as Wood’s scored his second goal of the game, but it wasn’t enough.

Fullerton picked up a 3-2 win over the Dons.

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Hornets forward Brianna Remedios attacks the ball for possession against Dons defender Karla Zetina on Tuesday, September 18. Photo credit: Ciera Chavez

“The team did well to find me in space and we just played a great game overall,” Remedios said. “The coaches prepared us really well during the training weeks and we are happy to have won the victory.”

“We worked as a team to create chances on goal and today the team did exactly that and we scored three goals,” Lewin said.

The Hornets play their next game on the road against district rival Cypress College this Friday, Sept. 21 at 3 p.m.