The legend of former Pasadena City College men's soccer player Yura Movsisyan continued to grow on March 10 when the U.S.-Armenian international scored three goals in his debut for Spartak Moscow during a 3-1 win over Terek Grozny. It was Movsisyan's debut for his new team in the Russian Premier League.
Men's soccer player Francisco Cantero, a top defender at Pasadena City College in 2010, was named NAIA All-American honorable mention for his play as a senior at Kansas Wesleyan University.
After finishing in fourth place in the difficult South Coast Conference, the 2012 Pasadena City College men's soccer team placed two players on the All-SCC First Team and two more on the Second Team. Fittingly, a pair of Lancers' sophomore defenders were selected by conference coaches to the First Team in Elio Anguiano and Michael Alcaraz.
Still reeling from having a victory foiled in a last-second tie v. Mt. San Antonio last week, the Pasadena City College men's soccer team had its postseason fate sealed Tuesday in a 5-0 loss at Cerritos College. The defeat snapped a seven-match (4-0-3) undefeated streak by the Lancers.
Everything appeared to be in place for the Pasadena City College men's soccer team. The Lancers had taken a 2-1 lead over South Coast Conference-leading and state No. 4-ranked Mt. San Antonio College on a goal by Luis Flores with eight minutes left in their match Friday at Robinson Stadium.
The path to the postseason is beginning to look like a possibility for the Pasadena City College men's soccer team. The Lancers pulled off another upset, downing state No. 8 and nationally-ranked No. 13 Los Angeles Harbor College, 2-1, Tuesday afternoon at Robinson Stadium. PCC extended its undefeated streak to six games (4-0-2), the longest such streak since 2005.
What was amounting to a lost season earlier this month has completely changed for the Pasadena City College men's soccer team. The Lancers were 1-8-3 overall through games of October 9, but now PCC is becoming a potential playoff contender.
The Pasadena City College men's soccer team has appeared to turn a corner in the 2012 season and its recent play has produced a four-match undefeated streak. The Lancers are 2-0-2 in the stretch following a 2-0, South Coast Conference blanking of East Los Angeles College Tuesday at Robinson Stadium.
The Pasadena City College men's soccer team suffered the ultimate letdown. One game after defeating the No. 1 team in the Southern California Region in Cerritos College, the Lancers nearly lost to last-place El Camino College-Compton Center Tuesday in a South Coast Conference match at Robinson Stadium. PCC needed a goal by Victor Menchaca with 16 minutes left to salvage a 1-1 tie against the Tartars.
For a squad that had just one win its previous 13 matches this season, the Pasadena City College men's soccer team pulled off a David v. Goliath Friday in upsetting state No. 3 and South Region's No. 1-ranked Cerritos College, 2-1. The South Coast Conference match was played at Robinson Stadium.
Can a team with a 1-7-3 overall record be encouraged? Maybe the Pasadena City College men's soccer team can feel somewhat good about itself. The Lancers played well at state No. 12 Los Angeles Harbor College, but let a 2-0 first-half lead slip away in a 2-2 tie v. the Seahawks Friday night.
The Pasadena City College men's soccer team totaled 17 shots and had no less than 10 quality scoring chances, but the Lancers had to settle for a 1-1, South Coast Conference tie against Long Beach City College Tuesday at Robinson Stadium.
There was a method to the madness in the pre-conference scheduling made by Pasadena City College men's soccer team head coach Edgar Manvelyan. The Lancers took their lumps in seven non-conference matches, going 0-6-1 against hard competition, including five teams that advanced to last year's regional playoffs.
The frustration of the Pasadena City College men's soccer team can be evidenced by what has become an early repetitive theme of its 2012 matches. The Lancers control the ball, pepper the opponent with numerous scoring chances, give up a key goal, but can't net one when they need it. This habit has left PCC winless after five matches at 0-4-1.
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.
Controlling a match from a territorial point of view is what all soccer coaches strive for, but sometimes being in control of the field doesn't always translate to being in control of the scoreboard. The Pasadena City College men's soccer team found that out Friday in a season-opening 2-1 loss at Santa Barbara City College.
Gor Kirakosyan, tied for fifth in all-time scoring for the Pasadena City College men's soccer program, accepted a scholarship to continue his education/playing career at NCAA Division I University of California, Irvine. The two-year Lancers' letterman led both the 2009 and 2011 PCC squads in goals scored. Last year, the forward scored 14 goals and added six assists in being named All-South Coast Conference First Team.
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