El Camino College continued its stingy play on defense to start the season as the Warriors played Santa Monica to a 0-0 draw Friday afternoon at Santa Monica College.
"It was a competitive game," said Warriors Head Coach Mike Jacobson. "We had some really good looks at goal, hitting the post on one sequence while being very dangerous on all our set-pieces."
Freshman Luis Garibay recorded his second straight clean sheet to begin the year, playing all 90 minutes for the Warriors (1-0-1) and making five saves on the day.
"Luis had an excellent game and made some key saves for us," Jacobson said.
Despite coming up empty on the day, the Warriors offense continued to apply pressure throughout the match, firing 17 shots on the day after unloading 20 in their season-opening victory against Citrus on Tuesday afternoon.
On Friday, Jacobson thought the team played just as well despite not coming away with the victory.
"Melvyn (Perez-Cortez), Oliver (Diaz), Armando (Alonzo), Jonathan (Guardado) and Jorge (Alvarenga) all had good performances today," Jacobson praised. "Our players fought well and we felt we deserved the game. I like the fact that our players wanted more but coming away with a result on the road against a good Santa Monica team will be good for us as we move forward."
The Warriors will look to continue their solid start to the season on Tuesday when they host Irvine Valley at the ECC Soccer Field. Kickoff is set for 3 p.m.