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Scoring Is Lacking For Women's Soccer

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It's not hard to figure out why the talented Pasadena City College women's soccer team sits in fifth place in the South Coast Conference at 6-7-1 and 3-4-1 in SCC games. Too often the Lancers are searching for goals.

The Lancers played to a 0-0, scoreless tie against Los Angeles Harbor College Friday at Robinson Stadium. It was the seventh time in 14 matches that PCC failed to score a single goal.

PCC outshot Harbor, 17-4, but couldn't find the back of the opponent's net once again. The Lancers best chance to score came in the opening minute when Molly Pink raced in on a breakaway and was stopped at point-blank range by Harbor goalie Domitila Hernandez.

Pasadena goaltender Yvette Hernandez, a pleasant surprise with a 1.46 goals against average thus far this season, saved a point for the Lancers and prevented defeat when she dove to stop a breakaway attempt by Kimberly James with 11 minutes left.

PCC played most of the match in Harbor's end, but often saw their opportunities broken up by Seahawks sweeper Jenelle Donaldson, who spent most of the last 30 minutes kicking the ball out of danger around the Harbor goalie box.

Heather French, Melissa Fudge and Alexa Weigand created several scoring chances for the Lancers.

In a match played October 20 at Long Beach City College, Hernandez was brilliant with 9 saves, but the Vikings would score the winning goal with just four minutes left for a 1-0 win over Pasadena. Hernandez (pictured) is a converted goalie, who did not play the position at Sante Fe High.

The Lancers return to action Tuesday, October 27 with a 3 p.m. match v. Cerritos College at Robinson Stadium.

Release Date: 10/23/09
Robert Lewis, Sports Information
Phone: 626-585-7018, Email: rmlewis@pasadena.edu