Pasadena City College named Henry Cabral as the Lancers' new acting head coach of the men's soccer team on Monday. Cabral, an associate head coach and main assistant at PCC since 2010, replaces Edgar Manvelyan, who resigned from the post after six years in charge of the program.
The Pasadena City College men's soccer team closed out the 2015 season on November 13 with a 1-0 victory at Los Angeles Harbor College. The Lancers snapped an 8-game winless streak but ended on a 3-game undefeated string (1-0-2) in a strong finish to a difficult year.
It could have been the upset of the season, but instead the last-place Pasadena City College men's soccer team walked away from Tuesday night's 2-2 tie against South Coast Conference first-place Long Beach City College knowing it had at least earned some respect. The game was played under the lights at Robinson Stadium.
As well as the Pasadena City College men's soccer team played in the second half of its South Coast Conference game against first-place El Camino College-Compton Center, the Lancers appeared destined to continue their long winless streak on Tuesday. But racing against the "clock" or in this case the referee's whistle in extra time, the Lancers finally made the most of their final chance.
The Pasadena City College men's soccer team played a frenetic, hard-nosed 90-plus minutes against the defending CCCAA state champion in Cerritos College, but the Falcons scored in the game's final minute to send the Lancers to a heart-breaking 2-1, South Coast Conference defeat at Robinson Stadium Friday night. The game was pushed back to a later 5 p.m. kickoff due to the high heat index in the San Gabriel Valley.
Issued seven yellow cards that resulted in two red card ejections, the Pasadena City College men's soccer team played most of the first half with just 10 players and then were down to nine over the game's final 31 minutes Tuesday at Robinson Stadium. It didn't help matters that the Lancers were facing rival and state No. 5-ranked Mt. San Antonio as the Mounties handed PCC a 4-0 loss in the South Coast Conference opener for both teams.
The Pasadena City College men's soccer team finally ended a streak that lasted more than 400 minutes without a goal Friday, but the joy of netting two goals was tempered by a breakdown defensively as San Diego Mesa beat the Lancers, 5-2, at Robinson Stadium.
The streak is now at 376 minutes. That's how long it has been since the Pasadena City College men's soccer team scored a goal. San Bernardino Valley became the latest team to shut out the Lancers, 1-0, Tuesday at Robinson Stadium.
The Pasadena City College men's soccer team was held scoreless for the third straight match Friday as the Lancers were shut out by Rio Hondo, 2-0, at Robinson Stadium. The Lancers have scored just one goal in four games and fell to 0-3-1 on the season.
In 2013, the Pasadena City College men's soccer team had its finest season under now fifth-year head coach Edgar Manvelyan when the Lancers reached the SoCal Playoffs. After a forgettable '14 campaign, PCC is hoping to return to form and compete once again for a postseason berth this season.