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Women's Soccer Dominates Glendale, 3-1

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Sometimes an early goal can stun the opponent. In the case of the Pasadena City College women's soccer team Tuesday, falling beind 1-0 proved to light a fire under the Lancers. For the next 82 minutes, host PCC kept the ball mostly on Glendale College's side of the field and picked up its first 2012 victory, 3-1, at Robinson Stadium.

The Lancers (1-0-1) peppered the Vaqueros' goal for 21 shots to just three by Glendale (1-1).

In the 11th minute, freshman midfielder Cassandra Saavedra (Alverno High) knocked in the tying goal in the middle of a scramble in front of the goalie box. In the 25th minute, Taylor Gore (Burbank HIgh) took a corner kick that began a scrum in the box. As the ball bounced up frosh defender Daniella Busta (Crescenta Valley HS) got a piece of it while trying to head it and it trickled into the far corner for a 2-1 PCC lead.

With 14 minutes left in the game, the Lancers added an insurance goal as first-year forward Nancy Nunez (Ramona Convent) took a lead pass from midfielder Cassandra Orozco (Crescenta Valley) and cashed in for her first collegiate score.

Glendale took a 1-0 lead in the eighth minute on a 38-yard blast by Michelle Anacker, whose drive reached the upper corner of the PCC goal. Lancers goalie Tatiana Sanchez (Burroughs  High) only had to make two saves to record the victory.

While she didn't score, sophomore forward Vanessa Capra three times broke free through the Glendale backfield only to miss wide by inches on her shot attempts. Capra, Saavedra, rookie midfielder Amanda Papac (Arcadia), sophomore defender Hallie White and Orozco frequently created scoring chances. At one point in the second half, the Lancers took 13 consecutive shot attempts before Glendale finally put one on net late in the match.

"While we controlled the ball in their territory and created a ton of scoring chances, we didn't do a good job of finishing. We played a far better game against Moorpark (1-1 tie last week). We have to work on finishing our scoring chances," said PCC head coach Randy Lilavois.

PCC next hosts College of the Desert this Friday, Sept. 7 in a 5 p.m. kickoff at Robinson Stadium.

[Photo--Cassandra Orozco puts her foot on the ball with teammates Amanda Papac (11) and Cassandra Saavedra (3) looking on in PCC's 3-1 win over Glendale Tuesday afternoon at Robinson Stadium, image by Richard Quinton, sports information photographer.]

Release Date: 09/04/12
Robert Lewis, Sports Information
Phone: 626-585-7018, Email: rmlewis@pasadena.edu