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News: Men's Soccer Settles For 1-1 Tie v. LA Mission


In its first two matches of the 2012 season, the Pasadena City College men's soccer team has controlled the offensive tempo. Unfortunately for the Lancers, they have little to show for it. PCC remains winless at 0-1-1 after posting a 1-1 non-conference tie against Los Angeles Mission College Tuesday at Robinson Stadium.

The Lancers trailed 1-0 at halftime before finally getting on the board with a goal in the 55th minute. Zachary Larson, the team's top frosh newcomer, scored his second goal in as many matches, taking a pass from Irving Rosales and sending it into the lower right corner of the net.

PCC outshot LA Mission, 13-5, and held the opponent to just one shot in the second half. However, Mission nearly scored in the 62nd minute. Pedro Arias, who scored Mission's lead goal in the 16th minute, got loose on a breakaway. Just as Arias was about to take a shot, PCC reserve defender Michael Alcaraz swooped in and stole the ball to end the threat.

While Rosales and Larson pressed the offensive attack for the Lancers, PCC couldn't generate a high quality scoring chance. Mission goalie Elmer Avilar made seven saves while PCC goalie Luis Hernandez had three saves.

For PCC, sophomore defender Elio Anguiano made several nice plays to prevent Mission from any scoring chances in the second half.

On Friday, Sept. 7, the Lancers travel to face Southwestern College in Chula Vista.

[Photo--PCC's Elio Anguiano goes up high to track the ball during the Lancers' 1-1 tie Tuesday v. LA Mission at Robinson Stadium, image by Richard Quinton, sports information photographer.]

Release Date: 09/04/2012
Contact: Robert Lewis , Sports Information
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