The Pasadena City College women's water polo team nearly improved its South Coast Conference standing by a few places, but a 16-15 overtime loss to Rio Hondo prevented the Lancers that opportunity. The Lancers went 1-3 at the SCC Championship tournament November 6-8 at Mt. San Antonio College. They closed their 2014 season at 3-22 overall.
Freshman utility player Ariahn Givens dressed the costume of a superhero appropriately on Halloween day even if it really was just her usual wetsuit and No. 17 cap. Givens set a school record for steals in a game with 13 and was a part of half of her team's goals scored to help the Pasadena City College women's water polo team down Santa Monica, 16-5. The game ended PCC's 12th Mini Tournament at the Aquatic Center on Friday afternoon.
Pasadena City College women's water polo sophomore Stephanie Velasco increased her total to 47 goals this season, and 110 goals for her career, allowing her to climb to No. 2 on the all-time Lancers goals scoring list.
The Pasadena City College women's water polo team didn't have a problem creating chances v. Cerritos College on Wednesday, but the Lancers had trouble reaching the net in a 16-4 loss to the Falcons in a South Coast Conference match.
An injury to regular goalie Alenoush Aslanian last week put head coach Terry Stoddard into a tough spot in trying to replace her with assorted field players as a goaltender by committee. But when Sharon Perez, the third goalie of the game, strolled into the cage in the fourth quarter Friday in a match v. Southwestern, the Pasadena City College women's water polo team found a new go-to netminder.
Although the Pasadena City College women's water polo team is stuck in a 6-game losing streak, the Lancers have seen two sophomores make strides in their performance. Center-forward Stephanie Velasco has once again become a go-to goal scorer, now with 24 goals in eight games while goaltender Alenoush Aslanian proved to be the team's best player at the recent Cabrillo Tournament.
In this the 16th season of Pasadena City College women's water polo, the Lancers eclipsed a school record for most goals in a game in a South Coast Conference rout over visiting Los Angeles Trade Tech, 26-5, Wednesday at the Aquatic Center.
The Pasadena City College women's water polo team will try to mix in key sophomore returners with a a few top-flight freshmen as the Lancers start the 2014 season. PCC head coach Terry Stoddard, in his 16th season, directs an 11-player roster.