SBCC men’s soccer cruises in second half; blank Glendale 5-0

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Amanda Stubbing

City College’s men’s soccer team celebrates their second goal, scored by Mehdi Badache (No. 6) on Tuesday, Sept. 30, at La Playa Stadium. The Vaquero’s beat Glendale College 5-0.

JONNY WALKER, Channels Staff

City College (3-6) scored four second-half goals at La Playa Stadium on Tuesday night en route to a 5-0 victory against Western State Conference opponent Glendale (1-3-6).

City College Midfielder Medhi Badache (No.6) scored two goals to lead the charge for the Vaqueros, who earned their first shutout of the 2014 season.

“Medhi has made a big difference as center forward,” said Head coach John Sisterson. “He is a big, athletic player who is difficult to handle and closes people down.”

Badache, a six-foot-six sophomore from Tunisia, scored the first goal of the game in the eleventh minute. City College Freshman Midfielder Kebba Yang (No. 33) picked up the assist with a sprinting pass that Badache hammered home.

“It was a really good pass from Kebba,” Badache said. “Credit to Kebba. I just had to put it in the back of the net.”

City College had three corner kicks to close out the first half, but was unable to capitalize on the opportunity. The first half closed with the score of 1-0.

Badache also scored the first goal of the second half, heading in a feed from midfielder Aaron Aaberg (No. 15).

“He deserved his first goal, and his second as well. Tremendous player.” Sisterson said.

In the sixty-third minute, Aaberg picked up another assist when he placed a corner kick perfectly to the head of freshman teammate Haydn Dickinson (No. 5) to make it 3-0. This would begin a run during which City College scored three goals in just five minutes to put Glendale away for good.

In the sixty-fourth minute, freshman midfielder Jonathan Mora (No. 30) fired a shot that deflected off of a Glendale player, resulting in an own goal. Three minutes later, freshman midfield Efosa Odiase (No. 34) scored off of a rebound shot by Freshman Eric Winnberg (No. 35).

City College dominated both sides of the ball Tuesday night, attempting 23 shots compared to just nine from Glendale. Their ball movement looked much sharper than their opponents and it paid off, improving their Western State Conference record to 2-2.

“We just want to win,” said Badache. “We just want to win and we will do anything to win.”

City College plays their next game at 2 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 3, away against LA Mission.