Another Tie For PCC Men's Soccer As Regular Season Ends

Another Tie For PCC Men's Soccer As Regular Season Ends

The Pasadena City College men's soccer team can look back at missed opportunities during a streak that has resulted in three straight ties to finish the South Coast Conference season. The Lancers (10-4-6 overall) were tied by host Long Beach City College in the final minute and settled for a 2-2 tie in the conference crossover game Thursday afternoon.

PCC has three times seen late goals affect its record. State No. 1-ranked Mt. San Antonio used a goal in stoppage time to defeat the Lancers, 3-2, on Oct. 28. On Nov. 4, Pasadena let a 2-0 lead slip away as Rio Hondo scored the game-tying goal in the 88th minute for a 2-2 knot. And in the regular season finale, PCC had a 2-1 lead before Hector Rojo's free kick goal in the 90th minute again left the Lancers out of the win column. 

Despite being snake-bit in those three games, the Lancers are on a 5-1-3 streak going into the playoffs. Under first-year head coach Henry Cabral, PCC expects to receive a seed in the SoCal Regional Playoffs, advancing to the postseason for the first time in three years. 

In the Long Beach tie, Sarmeen Ibrahim knocked in a rebound of an initial shot by Artin Almary during the 26th minute to erase an early Vikings' lead at 1-1. PCC pulled ahead in the 55th minute when Avo Haroutunyan scored a goal after a corner kick by Jose Mancia

Check this website and the official Twitter site of the Lancers @PCCAthletics for an announcement of the team's playoff seed and first round matchup.

[Photo--Lucas Rodriguez (white 4) looks on during the Lancers tie at Long Beach City College Thursday afternoon, image courtesy of LBCC Sports Information.]