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Women's Soccer Breaks Slide, Blanks Mt. SAC, 2-0

Women's Soccer Breaks Slide, Blanks Mt. SAC, 2-0 image

The Pasadena City College women's soccer team snapped out of both a scoring slump and a 5-match, South Coast Conference winless streak Tuesday as the Lancers shut out Mt. San Antonio College, 2-0, at Robinson Stadium.

The Lancers (5-6-3 overall, 2-4-1 in SCC games) overcame a scoreless first half as Vanessa Capra took a pass from Alexandria Jimenez and raced past a Mt. SAC defender to knock in a short-range shot in the 47th minute. It was Capra's sixth goal of the season.

In the 77th minute, Capra fed a wide open Mallory Gutierrez, who blasted in her team-leading eighth goal. PCC was outshot, 12-11, by the Mounties but received solid goaltending from the combined effort of Jessica Capra and Tatiana Cruz.

Capra made three saves in the first half, then Cruz tallied four saves over the final 45 minutes as the Mounties forced things offensively in the game's last 10 minutes. Once again, PCC's defense was paced by Hallie White and Nicole Washburn, who often broke up Mt. SAC opportunities.

Gutierrez and Capra both had big games offensively. Gutierrez just missed scoring a second goal on a shot that slid just wide in the 85th minute. Capra used her speed to create plays throughout the contest.

PCC defeated Mt. SAC for the first time in three seasons. The Lancers next travel to play El Camino College-Compton Center on Friday, Oct. 21. Game time is 4 p.m.

[Photo--Nicole Washburn has been a key defender for PCC this season. She heads a ball here in a recent match.]

Release Date: 10/18/11
Robert Lewis, Sports Information
Phone: 626-585-7018, Email: rmlewis@pasadena.edu