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Women's Soccer Beats Nemesis Long Beach In Season Finale, 1-0
In recent years, the Pasadena City College women's soccer team and Long Beach City College have battled in epic contests, some that have ended long winning streaks and others that have derailed postseasons.
On Friday, the 13th (November of course), the Lancers put a damper on postseason seedings for the visiting Vikings with a 1-0, season-ending victory for PCC at Robinson Stadium.
Pasadena closes the year at 9-10-1 overall and 6-7-1 in the SCC, good enough for fifth place in the 8-team conference. Long Beach took third in the conference at 12-8 and 9-5 in the SCC, but the Vikings could have a lower seeding in the upcoming playoffs due to the loss to the Lancers.
The Lancers would score the game's lone goal when Alexa Weigand fed Christina Tachiquin for a score in the 51st minute. It was just the second goal of the year for the freshman midfielder Tachiquin, from Pasadena High.
The Pasadena defense did the rest as goalie Yvette Hernandez closed a terrific freshman season for the first-time goaltender (she had not played the position even in high school) with her fourth shutout. Hernandez (Sante Fe High) made 6 saves.
Members of PCC making the All-South Coast Conference team will be announced later this week.
[Photo--Christina Tachiquin had her heroic moment in the Lancers season finale as she scored the only goal in the team's 1-0 victory over Long Beach City College Friday at Robinson Stadium, image by Richard Quinton.]
Release Date: 11/16/09