In the No. 18s' duel, Long Beach's Manuel Batista's contribution helped the Vikings to gather another victory against James Hernandez and his Lancers, 4-3, last Friday. (photo courtesy by Richard Quinton)
Man, I have to admit it. Long Beach has been PCC's PAPA for the past three years. Why am saying that? Well, the last time that PCC beat Long Beach or "Playa Larga" was back in 2005 when PCC had the now MLS Real Salt Lake Forward Yura Movsisyan. Going in details about the game, PCC lost to Long Beach 4-3, last Friday, at home and it sucks the fact that PCC Lancers had the initial lead two times but they weren't able to handle it. The key player for the Vikings's victory was, sin duda, Manuel Batista, #18. Batista just dominated the game from half-field and up, and he did what smart playmakers do, provoking the defenders with trash-talking take them out of the focus in the game. There is a lot to learn, PCC will play Compton tomorrow, a possible win. Buena Suerte!