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Bumpy Road Continues For Men's Soccer
The records keep coming, but not on the positive side for the winless Pasadena City College men's soccer team. The Lancers suffered yet another frustrating South Coast Conference defeat Tuesday when host Long Beach City College romped over PCC, 10-2.Pasadena is 0-13-1 this season and 0-6-1 in conference play. The 14-game winless streak is a school record. On Friday, October 9, the team's 9-0 loss to Mt. San Antonio matched a single-game record for largest margin of defeat, and the 10 goals allowed v. Long Beach is the most ever allowed by a PCC team.
The Lancers haven't won since the second round of the Southern California Regional Playoffs last year, a win over Los Angeles Harbor College.
In the LBCC game, Francisco Castro assisted on both Lancer goals, scores by Suren Shaginian (second of the year) and Lazaro Zuniga, a sophomore transfer who tallied his first of the season.
In a match played October 16 at PCC, Gor Kirakosyan scored his team-leading fifth goal, but El Camino College Compton Center posted the 3-1 victory. The Lancers earlier dropped a 3-1 decision to El Camino (Torrance) on October 13, also at home.
Overall, PCC's offense has been limited to a 1 goal-a-game average (14 total) while opponents are scoring at a 5.1 goals-a-game clip.
PCC looks for its first victory when it hosts LA Harbor College Friday, October 23 in a 1 p.m. conference match at Robinson Stadium.
[Photo--Justin Gener (white jersey, 4) battles for the ball in the Lancers' 10-2 loss at Long Beach City College Tuesday, image by Richard Quinton.]
Release Date: 10/20/09
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