In five seasons as head coach of the Pasadena City College men's soccer team, Edgar Manvelyan saw the Lancers record their best finish under his direction last year, only to be followed by a disappointing follow-up campaign in 2014. On Sophomore Night Tuesday, East Los Angeles College handed PCC its fifth straight loss and eighth defeat in the last nine games, 3-1, at Robinson Stadium.
For 65 minutes, the Pasadena City College men's soccer team went with its starting 11 as it tried to keep its slim postseason hopes alive Tuesday. But the Lancers' attempt to hold on to an early 1-0 lead slipped away as visiting Los Angeles Harbor College scored two goals in a 9-minute span and edged PCC, 2-1, in a South Coast Conference game at Robinson Stadium.
The Pasadena City College men's soccer team snapped a 3-game losing streak Friday in defeating El Camino College-Compton Center, 2-1, at Robinson Stadium. PCC's record went up to 5-7-3 overall and 3-4-1 in South Coast Conference play.
The slumping Pasadena City College men's soccer team lost its third straight South Coast Conference game, beaten by Long Beach City College, 1-0, Tuesday at Robinson Stadium. The Lancers have scored just eight goals in their last eight matches resulting in a 2-4-2 record in that span.
In this his fifth season in charge of the Pasadena City College men's soccer program, head coach Edgar Manvelyan had never seen a Lancers' team allow more goals in a game than Tuesday when state No. 1-ranked Cerritos College routed the Lancers, 8-2, in a South Coast Conference game at Robinson Stadium.
In recent seasons, no opponent has had the type of success against state power Mt. San Antonio than the Pasadena City College men's soccer team. PCC is 2-0-1 in its last three meetings v. Mt. SAC at Robinson Stadium, including Friday's 1-0, South Coast Conference triumph.
One of the concerns for Pasadena City College men's soccer head coach Edgar Manvelyan was can his 2014 team generate enough offense. The Lancers lost all three of their top goal scorers in '13 to graduation.
Every sport has its ultimate moments of excitement, but few can change on a dime the way things happen in the sport of soccer. On Friday, the Pasadena City College men's soccer team pulled a rabbit out of its hat, rallying for a 2-2, non-conference tie v. state semifinalist Santa Ana at Robinson Stadium.
The Pasadena City College men's soccer team unleashed an arsenal offensively at visiting Santa Monica and entered the win column for the first time in three matches, 4-0, Friday in a non-conference game at Robinson Stadium.
After reaching the postseason for the first time in four seasons last year, Pasadena City College men's soccer head coach Edgar Manvelyan knows it will be a tougher task in 2014. The Lancers lost their best three scoring forwards to graduation as well as South Coast Conference Co-Defensive Player of the Year and No. 1 goalie Gaetano Perez.