Wednesday, October 22, 2008

PCC Men's Soccer Stays Strong; Women's, Levantando La Cabeza


Top Picture, PCC's Alan De Leon, in burgundy, tries to cut in against two Harbor's defenders in PCC's 5-3 win. Bottom Picture, Alexa Weigand holds the ball during PCC's 5-0 triumph. (Photo Courtesy of PCC Courier staff Daniel Lottes)

Yes, they are hot.
They are on fire.
The PCC men's soccer team gathered their fifth consecutive victory after defeating El Camino College, 3-1, last Friday, and Los Angeles Harbor College, 5-3, Today.
Now, the men's soccer team is the leading team in the South Coast Conference after 7 games played. The Lancers have 18 points and Long Beach City College is behind them with 14 points. LBCC reached the second position after defeating Cerritos College, 1-0.
Against Harbor, Ando Ghevandyan scored the first goal with an exquisite definition after a pass from Alan De Leon in the eight minute. Yet, Harbor would come back to tie the game 1-1 and subsequentely, 2-2 in the first half.
However, in the second half, the Lancers came back to the game with the winning mentality as they scored three goals in 13 minutes. Jose Cortez (had two goals against ECC), Gilbert Pogosyan, and James Hernandez (he ended up with 2 goals in the game) each scored in the second period to lift the Lancers 5-2, and to clinch another victory.
Just for the stats, Harbor's Alex Chavez (had a hattrick) put a P.K. in the net in the 76th minute, just to cut the distance in the score box.
As of the women's soccer team, the Lancers defeated Harbor, 5-0, yesterday and tied ECC, 2-2, last Friday.
Yes, they are hot (yes, they are!).
They are on fire... only when Melissa Fudge and Alexa Weigand wake up.
With Fudge and Weigand active in the game, PCC women's soccer team is a whole another team.
It is a team that has the three G's (in Spanish)... it is a team that Gana, Gusta y Golea.
An example from what I just said can be best justified with Fudge's three goals in the game and her assist to teammate Weigand to give the Lancers the second victory of the conference season.
Now, the women's team is 7-5-1 overall, 2-3-1 in the SCC, and is trying to get into the playoffs' spots.