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Women's Soccer Undefeated In Last 6 Matches
The Pasadena City College women's soccer team extended its undefeated streak to six games at 3-0-3 by earning a 1-1 tie Friday against second-place Mt. San Antonio at Robinson Stadium. The Lancers are in fourth place in the South Coast Conference and are hoping to grab a postseason playoff berth with one week left in the regular season.
PCC stopped Mt. SAC's four-game winning streak, but the Mounties kept an 8-match undefeated string alive at 5-0-3. Two of the ties are v. the Lancers.
After letting the Mounties (12-2-5, 8-1-3) get an early goal in the fourth minute, the Lancers responded in the 24th minute when freshman forward Helena Macintosh lined a corner kick into the goalie box. From there, sophomore defender Amanda Papac deflected it in to the left side of the net for her team-leading seventh goal of the season.
The Lancers (6-5-7, 4-3-5) matched Mt. SAC in the first half with eight shots but struggled to find an offense in the second half, only taking one. The defense held strong though as Mt. SAC launched an aggressive attack, taking eight of the half’s nine shots in an attempt to net a tie-breaking goal while providing for a nerve-racking final 10 minutes.
In the 87th minute, Mounties forward Hailey Havelind, who scored the game’s first goal, got a header over Lancers goalie Angie Ulmer. Luckily, Pasadena’s sophomore midfielder Kaylin Richards made a great defensive play by clearing the ball near the goal-line.
In the 88th minute, the Mounties came knocking again when Havelind bounced a shot high towards the net but Ulmer grabbed the ball and held on while getting sandwiched by two defenders. Ulmer made all three of her saves in the second half, against Mt. SAC’s 17 shots.
The freshman Ulmer is ninth in the region in individual goals against average with a mark of 0.76 in 16 matches. It is not the lowest GAA for a PCC goalie in one season, but it is the lowest of any full-time starting goalie with 1,000 minutes of play or more. Unless she has a letdown, her average will beat the 1.13 GAA posted just last year by full-time regular goalie Tatiana Sanchez.
“I’m very proud of the team, they all worked hard for 90 minutes and played with heart and courage,” PCC head coach Reggie Rivas said. “We’re getting closer to our goal of making the playoffs.”
The Lancers will play their final road game of the 2013 season in Norwalk on Tuesday against first-place Cerritos at 3 p.m. If PCC can even come away with a tie, it will greatly improve its power points situation. As of Monday morning, the Lancers were 19th in the ratings. Only 18 teams qualify for the regional playoffs.
Release by Sara Medina, sports information assistant
[Photo--Karina Costilla plays the ball against a Mt. SAC defender during the Lancers' 1-1 tie Friday at Robinson Stadium, image by Richard Quinton, sports information photographer.]
Release Date: 11/11/13