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One Own Goal Deserves Another In PCC Women's Soccer 1-1 Tie

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For 72 minutes Friday, the Pasadena City College women's soccer team held a 1-0 lead living off house money at Santa Ana College. The Dons had inadvertently knocked the ball into their own net in the 13th minute to give the Lancers the score and the advantage. But with just four minutes left to play, PCC returned the favor, turning a defensive clearing attempt into a SAC goal as the teams played to a 1-1, non-conference tie.

On the tying goal, Santa Ana reserve Nicole Munoz sent a cross pass on a breakaway, but a PCC defender accidentally re-directed the ball into the Lancers' net. Pasadena's goal came on a pass by Marina Lesse into the goalie box that was headed in by a Santa Ana defender.

The timing of the own goals were indicative of the way the teams controlled each half. In the first 45 minutes, it was Pasadena outshooting Santa Ana, 5-1, and dictating the offensive play. In the second half, the Dons peppered PCC with many offensive attempts, outshooting the Lancers, 8-1.

Pasadena frosh goalie Sarah Wallick made five saves in her first collegiate start, playing all 90 minutes. For Santa Ana, Brittany Solis totaled three first-half saves and was relieved by Yvette Isais, who had one save over the final 32 minutes.

Freshman midfielder and team-leading scorer Vania Ovando had two shot attempts for the Lancers. The Lancers have a Monrovia High flavor this season with Ovando, Wallick (pictured), and sophomore defenders Lisa Kelley and Amy Wallace all products of that high school.

Both teams records are now 1-1-1. Pasadena continues a road swing Monday, Sept. 13 when the Lancers travel north to play Taft College. Game time is 1 p.m.

Release Date: 09/11/10
Robert Lewis, Sports Information
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