After leading the Pasadena City College men's soccer team in scoring the past two seasons, forward Luis Flores has joined the professional ranks by becoming a member of the Santa Tecla FC in El Salvador. Santa Tecla plays in that country's First Division.
Zack Larson, a two-year letterman for the Pasadena City College men's soccer team, accepted a playing scholarship to California Lutheran University in Thousand Oaks.
Hagop Chirishian, a 2007 alumnus, and Jack Avesyan, a member of the '06 team, are former Pasadena City College men's soccer players now playing professionally in U.S. leagues.
Forward Eric Chavez, the Pasadena City College men's soccer team leading goal scorer in 2013, has earned a scholarship to atttend NCAA Division III Manhattanville College in New York. He becomes the third Lancers player in the past two seasons to play for the Valiants.
A 2013 season that earned the Pasadena City College men's soccer team the No. 7 seed in the Southern California Regional Playoffs ended with a valiant, but losing effort Saturday at Azusa Pacific University. Tenth-seeded Oxnard downed the Lancers, 1-0, in a first round game.
The No. 7-seeded Pasadena City College men's soccer team will host No. 10 Oxnard on Saturday, Nov. 23 in the first round of the Southern California Regional Playoffs. The playoff match will be played at Azusa Pacific University's soccer field. Game time is 2 p.m.
Because final information is still being tabulated for the power ratings that determine the postseason playoffs, the Pasadena City College men's soccer team is now at No. 8 in the SoCal Region with 1.9905 power points.
For the first time in four seasons under head coach Edgar Manvelyan, the Pasadena City College men's soccer team will be advancing to the Southern California Regional Playoffs in 2013. The Lancers capped the regular season with a 5-2 win over El Camino College-Compton Center under the lights of Robinson Stadium Friday.
Goalie Gaetano Perez stopped a penalty kick attempt in the 21st minute and inspired the Pasadena City College men's soccer team to a 1-1 tie against then first-place Cerritos College on Tuesday at Robinson Stadium. The Lancers improved their playoff chances while also knocking Cerritos out of first place with Mt. San Antonio's win over Los Angeles Harbor.
The Pasadena City College men's soccer team can thank the power points system in its sport and its ability to play well v. uber power Mt. San Antonio, the four-time defending CCCAA state champion, to give the Lancers a strong footing to reach the upcoming postseason.
After a 2-0 victory at East Los Angeles College Tuesday, the Pasadena City College men's soccer team continued to be part of a powerful South Coast Conference that boasts five of the top 10 teams currently in the regional power points ratings. PCC is ninth on that list.
In a tough blow to the Pasadena City College men's soccer team's standing in the South Coast Conference, the Lancers gave up a pair of goals in the final 12 minutes in a 4-2 loss to El Camino College at Robinson Stadium.
The Pasadena City College men's soccer team lost control Tuesday v. El Camino College Compton Center. But after allowing the Tartars to erase the Lancers' 2-0 lead, PCC netted the game winner with six minutes left on Sergio Benitez's goal for a 3-2, South Coast Conference victory at Robinson Stadium.
Trailing 2-0 late in the first half Tuesday, the Pasadena City College men's soccer team appeared on its way to a second straight South Coast Conference loss at Robinson Stadium. With four-time defending CCCAA state champion Mt. San Antonio holding the advantage, the Lancers were even more behind the eight ball.
Sitting in a nice early positon in second place of the South Coast Conference, the Pasadena City College men's soccer team knew the importance of Friday's match v. Los Angeles Harbor. A couple of defensive letdowns midway through the match was too much for the Lancers in a 3-2 loss to the Seahawks at Robinson Stadium.
With a 3-0 victory over East Los Angeles College Friday at Robinson Stadium, the Pasadena City College men's soccer team is 2-0 atop the South Coast Conference standings. The last time the Lancers started 2-0 in conference was also the last year that PCC made the postseason back in 2008.
With the regulation 90 minutes played Tuesday, the Pasadena City College men's soccer team entered that referee-timed area called "injury time" or "stoppage time," the part of the contest that continues a game due to earlier injuries that halt play. The Lancers didn't know when the clock would officially expire when goalie Gaetano Perez took a free kick from midfield.
For most of the early season, the Pasadena City College men's soccer team has carried the play against opponents. But on Tuesday, Rio Hondo College turned the tables and controlled the majority of the 97 minutes (including injury time) in defeating the Lancers, 2-1, at Robinson Stadium.
When the Pasadena City College men's soccer team played to a 2-2 tie v. Chaffey College Tuesday in its Robinson Stadium home opener, it marked an interesting mark in the head coaching career of Lancers fourth-year head coach Edgar Manvelyan. For now, Manvelyan has more ties in his career, 22, than victories, 21.
After dealing with a yellow-card happy referee in the previous match, the Pasadena City College men's soccer team visited Fullerton College Tuesday minus some of their top players and head coach Edgar Manvelyan, who also was ejected from the previous match for questioning the referee's reasoning for issuing cards.
As Edgar Manvelyan begins his fourth year as head coach of the Pasadena City College men's soccer team, he says that one aspect of the Lancers overall game must get better for the team to be successful--score more goals.