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Women's Soccer Can't Stop Cerritos Onslaught, 6-2

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The Pasadena City College women's soccer team did something Tuesday that no other squad had accomplished this season--score more than one goal in a game v. undefeated Cerritos College. Other than an interesting statistic, however, the feat meant little to the Lancers as the Falcons peppered the PCC goal for 25 shots in a lopsided, South Coast Conference loss to Cerritos, 6-2.

Under overcast skies at Robinson Stadium, Cerritos (15-0, 9-0 in SCC play) jumped out to a 3-0 lead before Vanessa Capra controlled a loose ball in PCC territory. The freshman forward carried the ball across midfield, then raced past two Cerritos defenders before driving her eighth goal of the year into the center of the net in the 36th minute.

With 18 minutes left in the game, Joleen Galeazzi-Pimentel sent a corner kick that Mallory Gutierrez eventually headed in for the Lancers' final score. Cerritos has allowed only four goals overall in nine conference games, three scored by the Lancers. Gutierrez leads PCC in goals with nine in 16 matches.

Pasadena (5-8-3, 2-6-1 in SCC play) nearly scored twice more in the first half as Galeazzi-Pimentel had a pair of point blank re-directs that were stopped by starting Cerritos goalie Alexis Carrillo. However, Cerritos spent most of the game setting up give-and-go's and firing shots at Pasadena goalie Jessica Capra, who made nine saves.

The Falcons were led by Lauren Nanez and Samantha Smith with two goals each.

In a SCC match played Oct. 21 at El Camino College-Compton Center, the Tartars won their first conference game since 2009 in surprising the Lancers, 2-1. Vanessa Capra scored the Lancers' goal in the second half.

Pasadena will compete in a rare evening game on Friday, Oct. 26 when it plays at Los Angeles Harbor College at 6 p.m.

[Photo--Joleen Galeazzi-Pimentel slides to make a defensive play during the Lancers' 6-2 loss to Cerritos Wednesday at Robinson Stadium, image by Richard Quinton.]

Release Date: 10/25/11
Robert Lewis, Sports Information
Phone: 626-585-7018, Email: rmlewis@pasadena.edu