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Men's Soccer Allows State No. 12 Harbor To Tie, 2-2

Men's Soccer Allows State No. 12 Harbor To Tie, 2-2 image

Can a team with a 1-7-3 overall record be encouraged? Maybe the Pasadena City College men's soccer team can feel somewhat good about itself. The Lancers played well at state No. 12 Los Angeles Harbor College, but let a 2-0 first-half lead slip away in a 2-2 tie v. the Seahawks Friday night.

Pasadena is 1-1-2 in SCC play with its only win over El Camino, the giant killers who beat both No. 3 Mt. San Antonio and No. 4 Cerritos just last week. Harbor, 6-2-3 overall, is also 1-1-2 in the highly competitive South Coast league.

The Lancers jumped ahead on an unassisted goal by Vahagn Manoyan in the 19th minute. Twelve minutes later, PCC made it 2-0 as Irving Rosales sent a through ball to Zachary Larson, who used his laser speed to get through the Harbor backline and drive a 15-yard shot into the top left corner. It was Larson's team-leading fifth goal.

With thoughts of an upset dancing in their heads, the Lancers couldn't hang on to the lead as Harbor scored two goals in an eight-minute span during the second half. Damien Bell netted a shot in the 54th minute, then Gabriel Guevara headed in a cross by Joey Martin in the 62nd minute for the tying score. PCC goalie Alex Radillo finished with five saves.

Next week, the Lancers can save their season when they play at Mt. San Antonio (Tuesday, October 9) and then host Cerritos (Friday, October 12). The key SCC matchups have 4 p.m. starts.

[Photo--Lancers sophomore forward Irving Rosales in action during a recent match.]

Release Date: 10/06/12
Robert Lewis, Sports Information
Phone: 626-585-7018, Email: rmlewis@pasadena.edu