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Men's Soccer Defense Now Its Best Offense

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The Pasadena City College men's soccer team may not be able to score often this season, but it doesn't mean the Lancers are losing either. PCC played to its fourth scoreless in 2010, going the 0-0 route Friday at El Camino College-Compton Center.

The Lancers have been shut out seven times this season, yet hold a 5-3-6 overall record and 2-2-4 mark in South Coast Conference play.

The team's toughest issue is scoring goals on the road where PCC is 1-3-3 in matches away from Robinson Stadium. In those seven road games, the team has six goals, five of those came in a 5-1 win at College of the Sequoias on Sept. 10.

PCC freshman goalie Jorge Cervantes backstopped his fifth shutout of the season, making six saves. Cervantes is one shutout from tying Marco Lopez (1999 Lancers)  for the school record in that category.

Cervantes got defensive help from Elio Anguiano, who has been the team's top defender in the past few matches. PCC Head Coach Edgar Manvelyan said that forward Omar Reyes played well and has worked hard to create scoring chances.

The Lancers next host Long Beach City College Tuesday, Oct. 26 in a 3 p.m. match at Robinson Stadium.

[Photo--Jordan Brooksher (13) defends the line along with goalie Jorge Cervantes (Blue 1 jersey right) in Pasadena's 0-0 tie Friday at El Camino College-Compton Center, image by Richard Quinton.]

Release Date: 10/22/10
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