Fullerton College men’s soccer played with intensity despite the heat wave bringing temperatures over 90 degrees, but still came up short against Chaffey College in a home match on Wednesday.
The only Fullerton goal came at the 87:00 minute mark, by sophomore forward Diego Anaya.
Panthers freshman goalkeeper Jonathan Zepeda faced six shots on goal from the Hornets and had five saves, including blocking two one-on-one opportunities. Hornets goal keepers defended three shots on goal and had zero saves.
The match saw one penalty foul. Chaffey defensive player Erick Nuno received a yellow card in the second period after a hard tackle on the Fullerton side of the field.
A highlight showing Hornets defensive potential came in the second half, when they were able to clear the ball during a play in which a Panthers player was set perfectly to shoot and score.
“We just need to continue to work and get better everyday, ” said head coach Greg Aviles.
Aviles expects his team to improve as they continue to grow and prepare for conference play in a few weeks.
The Hornets next home game is against Oxnard College Condors Tuesday, September 13, at 4 p.m.