After winning the Long Beach City College Invitational over the weekend, the Hornets proved that they truly are the No. 1 team in the state.
The tournament opened on Friday with the Hornets beating Citrus 16-5 and Mt. San Antonio 12-7.
On Saturday, FC flexed some muscle knocking off No.4 Riverside City 10-7 and then went on to defeat No. 1 Santa Barbara City 10-8.
The Tigers took an early lead in the first quarter shutting out Fullerton 2-0. The Hornets returned the favor in the second scoring 3 unanswered goals of their own. Heading into the fourth quarter tied 6-6, FC rattled off 4 goals to RCC's 1 goal to win the match. Brianna Santis and Jessica Contreras both scored 3 goals each. Santis also had 6 steals. Abigail Nunez scored 2 goals and had 2 steals.
Three Hornets tossed in 2 goals a piece in Alexandra Lopez, Tarsis Ledezma, and Briana Portales. Fullerton led 7-3 at the half and went ahead 8-3 early in the third period. Santa Barbara has only two losses on the season, and both are from Fullerton. The season record between these two talented teams stands 1-2.
In all four games played goalie Tatiana Cava had 44 saves with 27 goals against.
Up Next: The Hornets (23-2 overall, 4-1 OEC) will host the Orange Empire Conference Championships November 1-3.