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LA Mission Snaps Men's Soccer Win Streak

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Twice, the Pasadena City College men's soccer team shot itself in the proverbial foot with goals that were redirected off of PCC defenders into the Lancers net. The misplays led to an end of Pasadena's three-game winning streak in a 6-1 loss to Los Angeles Mission College Tuesday afternoon at Robinson Stadium.

The Lancers (3-1) avoided a shutout when freshman midfielder Vahagn Manoyan scored on a penalty kick in the game's 69th minute. For the second straight match, PCC was whistled for a red card as Michael Alcaraz was ejected after his second yellow card early in the second half. Francisco Guzman had to sit out the match after also being red carded in the team's Friday victory over Fullerton.

LA Mission (1-2-1) was led by Oscar Ramos, who scored the hattrick. Ramos gave Mission a lead in the third minute when his short-range shot deflected off the foot of PCC defender Derek Olson. Mission would take a 3-0 lead by halftime, then made it 4-0 in the 51st minute when a send-in by Leonardo Guerra went off of Lancers defender Enrique Miranda for an own PCC goal. 

PCC Head Coach Edgar Manvelyan emptied the bench, sending in all of his available reserves in the second half. 

The three-game goal scoring streak of frosh forward Irving Rosales came to an end. Rosales did not play in the second half. 

The Lancers attempt to get back on track Friday, Sept. 9 when they travel for a 4 p.m. non-conference match at College of the Desert. 

[Photo--PCC's Vahagn Manoyan, an international player from Armenia, (red jersey) battles for the ball with a LA Mission player during the Lancers' 6-1 defeat Tuesday at Robinson Stadium, image by Richard Quinton.]

Release Date: 09/06/11
Robert Lewis, Sports Information
Phone: 626-585-7018, Email: rmlewis@pasadena.edu