Men's soccer team beats LA City for first win of year

After dropping its first three matches of the 2021 season, the Irvine Valley men's soccer team earned its first win, defeating Los Angeles City, 3-2, on Tuesday on the road.

The Lasers' first three losses came to three of the top-ranked teams in the state. 

IVC fell at home against El Camino, 1-0, at Hartnell, 2-1, and then to Cerritos, 3-1.

Irvine Valley got two goals from freshman forward Ivan Lopez in the first half half to take a 2-1 lead at halftime.

LA City tied the match with a goal from Felipe Alvarez early in the second half.

But sophomore midfielder Victor Onofre scored the game-winner for the Lasers on a free kick in the final minute.

IVC freshman goalie made seven saves to help in the win.

Irvine Valley plays against LA Harbor at the OC Great Park (Field 18) on Friday at 3 p.m.