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Women's Soccer Stays In Upper Half Of SCC
The Pasadena City College women’s soccer team accomplished several things when it faced Los Angeles Harbor College at Robinson Stadium. Most importantly by winning 3-0, the Lancers broke a tie with the Seahawks to take sole possession of fourth place in the 8-team, South Coast Conference standings.
PCC also extended its undefeated streak to five games (3-0-2) while matching its season high in scoring. The Lancers are 4-0 when scoring three goals in a match.
The Lancers (6-5-6, 4-3-4) took a 1-0 lead in the 13th minute as sophomore forward Cassandra Saavedra, who started for the first time since missing six games due to injury, launched a long pass to sophomore forward Amanda Papac inside the goalie box. Papac knocked in a roller into the corner of the net for her team-leading sixth goal. Despite the early score, PCC was outshot, 12-4, in the first half.
The second half was a different story though, as the Lancers took more opportunities for shots after Rivas lit a fire under the team with a halftime speech.
“I’m happy we got more goals,” Rivas said. “It’s one of the main things we’ve been working on. Now we're looking forward to facing Mt. SAC.”
Pasadena took 11 shots during the second half, scoring two more goals. The first in the 61st minute when Papac sent a lead pass to sophomore midfielder Lizbeth Rodriguez who sent a roller behind the goalie. The second when freshman forward Helena Macintosh bumped in a header from close-range in the 82nd minute after a throw-in by Rodriguez deflected off a defender. Macintosh tied teammate Papac for her sixth goal of the season.
The Lancers had a couple more opportunities to extend the lead but Harbor goalkeeper Lissandra Ledesma made some excellent saves to keep the game from getting out of hand for the Seahawks.
In the 66th minute, sophomore midfielder Alexandria Jimenez got her foot on the ball inside the 6-yard goalie box but Ledesma made a close-range save after Jimenez hesitated with the shot. In the 75th minute, Papac made a run downfield with the ball and shot a nice roller to the right edge of the net when Ledesma made a beautiful diving save, getting her finger tips on the ball to deflect it wide. Ledesma collected seven saves overall.
Lancers goalkeeper Angie Ulmer recorded her fifth shutout of the season, making nine saves against the Seahawks’ 22 shots. Ulmer's 0.75 goals against average is eighth best in Southern California.
PCC hosts Mt. San Antonio on Friday, Nov. 8 in a 3 p.m. match at Robinson Stadium.
release written by sports information assistant Sara Medina
[Photo--Angie Ulmer makes the save during PCC's 3-0 win over Harbor on Tuesday, image by Richard Quinton, sports information photographer.]
Release Date: 11/05/13