Moorpark College Men’s Soccer rebounds after an early Glendale goal

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Freshman Midfielder Brandon Luquin takes a shot on the Goal to help Moorpark’s offense. Luquin would support his team both offensively and defensively in a victory 4-1 over Glendale at Moorpark on Oct. 8, 2021, CA. Photo credit: William Osborne

By William Osborne

Moorpark College men’s soccer team looked like it was in for a rough game against Glendale College on Oct. 8, when Glendale scored on a close-range header within the first 10 minutes of the match.

However, Moorpark would respond by scoring four unanswered goals to earn a 4-1 victory over Glendale. Sophomore midfielder Johnny Morales scored Moorpark’s first goal of the game with a free kick in the middle of the first half.

“We weren’t too composed in the back so we had to keep up that press, had to keep going,” Morales said. “Fortunately we were able to succeed and get in their mistakes and continue to stay in their half. They were getting in our heads a bit, so you got to stay composed, got to keep fighting and stay strong.”

Moorpark's Freshman Midfielder Brandon Luquin threads the needle to pass toward a downfield teammate. Luquin would end up scoring for Moorpark to contribute to their 4-1 victory over Glendale on Oct. 8, 2021, in Moorpark, CA.
Moorpark's Freshman Midfielder Brandon Luquin threads the needle to pass toward a downfield teammate. Luquin would end up scoring for Moorpark to contribute to their 4-1 victory over Glendale on Oct. 8, 2021, in Moorpark, CA. Photo credit: William Osborne

Moorpark freshman forward Jared Fuller joined in on the action with a breakaway goal. He scored once more, leading the way for Moorpark’s victory. Fuller gave his thoughts on his impact on the offensive side of the ball.

“Coming out and getting scored on early was kind of a kick in the face to us so we wanted to come back as soon as we can, so good result from all the boys to come back so quickly and emphatically,” Fuller said.

In the second half, freshman Brandon Luquin extended Moorpark’s lead to 4-1 before the end of the match. Moorpark coach Ryan Woods spoke about his team’s efforts and response to Glendale’s play.

“It’s the usual result; giving up an early goal is obviously disappointing, but after that point we were pretty tidy and created a lot of chances,” Woods said. “We should have won by more than we did. We played well; I have no complaints.”