Sophomore goalie Clarque De Young did everything she could to keep the Pasadena City College women's water polo team close to visiting Cerritos in their South Coast Conference game on Wednesday. Her 17 saves, several on acrobatic stops on point-blank attempts, were for not in a 9-4 loss to the Falcons at the PCC Aquatic Center. PCC dropped to 1-5 overall and 0-2 in conference.
In the third quarter, De Young made seven of her saves while the Lancers scored on their only attempt, a breakaway goal by Ellie White off a long lead pass by De Young. Cerritos led only 5-2 going into the fourth period. The Falcons broke through for four goals in the fourth quarter to complete their victory. De Young added three steals as she posted a PCC career high in saves in a match and became the fourth goalie in school history to reach at least 17 stops in a game.
Other Lancers goal scorers were Zuri Pulido, Christy Lam and Jasmine Abriel. For Cerritos (8-3, 2-0), Isabella Sierra and Vanessa Hinojosa scored three goals a piece. Cerritos outshot the Lancers by a 30-11 count.
PCC next hosts Mt. San Antonio College on Wednesday, Sept. 28 in a 3 p.m. SCC game.
[Photo--PCC goalie Clarque De Young bats away an attempt during the Lancers loss Wednesday, image by Richard Quinton.]