News: "Third Goalie" Comes In Handy For Women's Soccer
With 30 minutes left in its home opener Friday, the Pasadena City College women's soccer team and head coach Reggie Rivas might have been out of options when reserve freshman goalie Angie Ulmer left the game with an injury. The Lancers were already without sophomore regular starter Tatiana Sanchez due to an illness, but there was no worries when Ulmer went down.
Kaylin Richards, a sophomore starting midfielder, is a transfer from City College of San Francisco who just happened to be a No. 1 goalie while at Hacienda Heights' Wilson High before serving as a reserve netminder last year at CCSF.
Richards made one save in relief of Ulmer (South Pasadena High), who had a sensational first collegiate start with seven saves. The best scoring chance by either team occurred in the 34th minute when Moorpark's Shannon Buckley drilled a 20-yard attempt off the crossbar. Rachel DeLuca cradled the ball off the post but her point-blank rebound shot was stopped by Ulmer to keep the game scoreless.
The closest PCC came to scoring came in the 59th minute when Cassandra Saavedra raced to reach a lead pass into the Moorpark goalie box, but Raiders' second goalie Rebecca Aronson dove on the ball a moment before Saavedra could put her foot on an attempt.
"Angie saved us with a great game and Kaylin kept her poise in relief of her," Rivas said. "We just never found any timing out there. We couldn't put passes together or players were missing their marks. Although she has nothing to show for it, Karina Costilla did everything she was supposed to do and was hustling up and down the field."
The Lancers are 1-1-1 but only have one goal (by sophomore Amanda Papac) in their three games. On the flip side, PCC's defense has been a brick wall as the team has not allowed a goal against in the last 220 minutes of action dating back to early in the second half of its season opener v. Orange Coast. Papac (Arcadia High) and freshman defender Bailey Shaw (Monrovia) have been the Lancers' most consistent players in the early part of the season.
PCC will host Los Angeles Pierce College next Friday, Sept. 13 in a 5 p.m. kickoff at Robinson Stadium.
[Photo--Lancer Lizbeth Rodriguez leaps over a Moorpark player in trying to control the ball during a 0-0 tie Friday at Robinson Stadium, image by Richard Quinton, sports information photographer.]
Release Date: 09/07/2013