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Men's Soccer Scores 4 In 2nd Half To Down LA Mission, 4-1

Men's Soccer Scores 4 In 2nd Half To Down LA Mission, 4-1 image

The Pasadena City College men's soccer team continued an impressive run under first-year head coach Edgar Manvelyan by scoring all four of its goals in the second half of a 4-1, non-conference win over Los Angeles Mission College Tuesday at Robinson Stadium.

The Lancers advanced to 3-1-2 overall a behind their second-half scoring show. Derek Olson scored on a rebound of a shot by Aram Emirzian in the 52nd minute to give PCC a 1-0 lead. At the 66th minute, a Josh Cuevas throw-in was re-directed by a Mission defender for an own goal. In the 72nd minute, Elio Anguiano headed in another Cuevas throw-in to up the lead to 3-0. David Vazquez closed out the Pasadena scoring, taking a lead pass from Valentine Obinwa and driving a short-range shot into the net. 

PCC goalie Fernando Zavala, subbing for an injured Jorge Cervantes, made five saves and nearly earned a shutout. However, in the game's final minute, Mission was awarded a penalty kick and scored its lone goal.

With the return of forward Rimar Daisley-West, the match featured the first time that all seven of the team's sophomores were available for action. 

PCC opens the South Coast Conference schedule Tuesday, Sept. 28 with a 3 p.m. home match against El Camino College-Compton Center. 

[Photo--Khaled Gara (20) heads the ball in front of a LA Mission defender during the Lancers' 4-1 win Tuesday at Robinson Stadium, image by Richard Quinton.]

Release Date: 09/22/10
Robert Lewis, Sports Information
Phone: 626-585-7018, Email: rmlewis@pasadena.edu