The College of the Canyons women's soccer team started its season in high-scoring fashion with a four-goal outburst that allowed the Cougars to win its season opener over visiting Ventura College.
The two teams were knotted in a scoreless tie until COC freshman midfielder Alondra Solis put Canyons on the board in the 42nd minute with a free kick that resulted in top-shelf goal.
The score, which was Solis' first of two on the night, helped COC seize the momentum in what had been an evenly matched contest.
In the 64th minute, sophomore defender Justine Hoeft found the back of the net to put the Cougars ahead 2-0.
Less than three minute later, Solis was at it again with a ball that found its way into the net and put the game safely in hand at 4-0.
The Cougars outshot the Pirates 16-6 in the match.
Canyons (1-0) will next face Long Beach City College at 3 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 31, on day one of the Nike Soccer Community College Showcase hosted by Ventura College. The Cougars will then face Evergreen Valley College on Saturday.
Stay up to date on all this season's action by following the College of the Canyons Athletic department on social media at @COCathletics on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook and YouTube.
— Jesse Muñoz/COC Sports Information