News: Fast Start Sends Women's Soccer On Its Way, 6-1 Over COS
The Pasadena City College women's soccer team scored two goals in the first three minutes, had five by halftime, and cruised to a 6-1 non-conference victory over College of the Sequoias Friday at Robinson Stadium.
The Lancers improved to 3-1-1 on the season and remained undefeated on its PCC Sprinturf field at 3-0-1. Sequoias, from Visalia in Northern California, dropped to 2-2-1.
PCC head coach Randy Lilavois was pleased with the Lancers bounce back after a 1-0 loss at Santa Monica College on Sept. 11.
Capra, the team's leading goal scorer last year, scored on a breakaway just two minutes into the game. Just a minute later, PCC struck again as Lizbeth Rodriguez sent a pass from the right corner to Amanda Papac who fed Cassandra Saaevedra for a quick strike and a 2-0 lead. Saavedra, who scored two goals and added an assist, headed in a cross by Capra in the 16th minute.
Andrews closed out the team's scoring heading in a rebound after Saavedra's initial shot hit the cross bar in the 65th minute.
Goalie Rina Garcia, playing for the first time this season, finished with three saves in playing only the second half. Tatiana Sanchez played the first 45 minutes, but did not record a save.
Lilavois said: "I'm most excited about how we are spreading the scoring around. We're getting goals from some unexpected sources, and I think it helps build confidence overall. The girls all feel they can contribute. That helps going forward."
Pasadena next plays at LA Pierce College on Tuesday, Sept. 18 in a 4 p.m. non-conference match.
[Photo--Cassandra Saavedra goes strong into a header during PCC's 6-1 win over Sequoias Friday, image by Richard Quinton, sports information photographer.
Release Date: 09/14/2012
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