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Lilavois' PCC Coaching Debut A Victory For Women's Soccer

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Pasadena City College women's soccer head coach Randy Lilavois celebrated his Lancer coaching debut as PCC defeated host Golden West College, 3-2, Saturday in the 2010 season opener for both teams.

Frosh midfielder Vania Ovando scored two goals and assisted on midfielder Joleen Galeazzi-Pimentel's goal as PCC held the lead for the final 80 minutes of the match. Pasadena outshot Golden West, 12-8.

Ovando, a team captain at Monrovia High last year, was strong in her collegiate first game as she sent a cross pass to Galeazzi-Pimentel (Arcadia High), who knocked in a goal at the 10 minute mark.

In the 31st minute, PCC opened up a 2-0 lead as Ovando made a steal, dribbled past one defender and fired in a goal from the top of the 18-yard box. After the Rustlers cut the lead to 2-1, Ovando would score what proved to be the winning goal in the 66th minute. She stuffed in a shot after a cross that was touched by PCC forwards Mallory Gutierrez and Jessica Capra.

Returning sophomore netminder Yvette Hernandez played the first half, making four saves and not allowing a score. Reserve goalie Sarah Wallick made two saves in the second half, but allowed both GWC goals.

Pasadena next plays its home opener on Tuesday, Sept. 7 when the Lancers face San Bernardino Valley College. Match time is 4 p.m. at Robinson Stadium.

[Photo--Goalie Yvette Hernandez is back for her second season as the team's No. 1 goalie, image by Richard Quinton.]

Release Date: 08/29/10
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