The Pasadena City College women's soccer team finally was able to return a few regulars to the starting lineup in its season finale and it helped the Lancers earn a 0-0 tie against Long Beach City College November 14. The team's South Coast Conference game was played under the lights at Robinson Stadium as part of Sophomore Night.
Unlike any other sport, soccer is the only one where the conclusion of games are directly tied to a referee's whistle. Games are hand-timed and some extend beyond the intended regulation 90 minutes due to injury stoppages. Players, coaches, and fans can guess when game time is over, but the reality is the referee's game watch and subsequent blown whistle is the ultimate end game.
Pasadena City College women's soccer team sophomore goalie Angelique Ulmer became the Lancers' all-time leader in shutouts Friday as she made four saves to backstop PCC's 2-0 blanking of El Camino College-Compton Center at Robinson Stadium. Ulmer recorded her 12th career shutout, breaking the two-year school record set by Andrea Otero in 1998-1999.
Playing with only two subs due to injuries and flu Friday, the unranked Pasadena City College women's soccer team took everything that visiting SoCal No. 10-ranked East Los Angeles College threw at it. Twice, the Lancers rallied from 1-goal deficits and pulled out a 2-2, South Coast Conference tie at Robinson Stadium.
After posting shutout victories in their first four home games this season, the Pasadena City College women's soccer team let its guard down in the second half of a 3-1, South Coast Conference loss v. Los Angeles Harbor College Friday at Robinson Stadium.
Robinson Stadium has turned into the ultimate safe haven for the Pasadena City College women's soccer team. The Lancers are a perfect 4-0 at home this season, all shutout victories, including Tuesday's 1-0 win over El Camino College.
Ani Hemelians scored the natural hat trick as the Pasadena City College women's soccer team opened South Coast Conference play with a 3-0 win over El Camino College-Compton Center at Robinson Stadium Tuesday. After being winless through five games, the Lancers (3-3-2) are on a 3-game winning streak.
With the South Coast Conference schedule beginning next week, the Pasadena City College women's soccer team found itself in an unusual must-win situation Friday evening. The Lancers 1-3-2 start this year had not done much for their power points, a rating based on a team's entire season body of work that determines postseason playoff berths.
Freshman midfielder Rachel Schroeder scored a pair of goals as the Pasadena City College women's soccer team registered its first victory in six games of the 2014 season Tuesday afternoon with a 2-0 triumph over Cuyamaca. It was the Lancers' home opener at Robinson Stadium and was a make-up of a postponed (rain) match last week that originally was scheduled at El Cajon.
Today's scheduled women's soccer game between Pasadena City College at Cuyamaca College in El Cajon was postponed due to heavy thunderstorms and winds that hit the area hard Tuesday afternoon.
After settling for a 1-1 tie at Moorpark College on September 5, the Pasadena City College women's soccer team remains winless on its season-opening road trip. The Lancers are 0-2-2 overall. PCC has two more matches left on its 6-game travel swing. Next up is a Friday, Sept. 12 match at Irvine Valley College.
Due to the wacky power points system that determines postseason seeds for California Community College soccer teams, winning and losing isn't as important as which team you play, especially in non-conference games. So while the Pasadena City College women's soccer team went 0-1-1 in the season-opening Ventura Showcase Tournament August 29-30, the Lancers picked up some valuable power points.
Now in his second season as head coach, Reggie Rivas has put together a blended roster of newcomers and returners that should make the 2014 Pasadena City College women's soccer team a formidable group.