The Lancers women’s soccer team got back into the win column by shutting out El Camino College 1-0 at Robinson Stadium on Tuesday afternoon to improve to 2-1 in SCC conference play.
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Lancers Karina Costilla, passes the ball so she doesn't get it taken away from El Camino's Diana Smith. Lancers win 1-0 against El Camino College at Robinson Stadium on Oct 7, 2014. (Daniel Valencia/Courier)
Lancers Karina Costilla, passes the ball so she doesn’t get it taken away from El Camino’s Diana Smith. Lancers win 1-0 against El Camino College at Robinson Stadium on Oct 7, 2014. (Daniel Valencia/Courier)

The Lancers women’s soccer team got back into the win column by shutting out El Camino College 1-0 at Robinson Stadium on Tuesday afternoon to improve to 2-1 in SCC conference play.

Coming off a tough loss at Mount San Antonio, the Lancers were determined to bounce back.

“Every loss is super tough,” said freshman midfielder Rachel Schroeder, who scored the games only goal. “It gives you that motivation to get back out there and get another win.”

After a physical, scoreless first half, the Lancers came out with a very high-pressure attack in the second half. Sophomore defender Danielle Busta sent a booming kick deep into El Camino territory. The Warriors’ goalkeeper came up to field the kick, but she mishandled the ball and Schroeder was right there to take advantage. The ball deflected off of Schroeder, behind the goalie, and eventually rolled easily into the net following a love tap from Schroeder’s left foot.

El Camino had a few opportunities late in the second half.
“Stand your ground!” echoed from the Lancers’ bench. Their defense did just that, as they halted each attack on their goal.

“We had a lot more communication [than the previous game],” said sophomore forward Christine Salas.

Not only has the Lancer defense been stellar this season, but they have yet to allow a goal on their home turf. That is the definition of protecting their house.

“The effort was the difference [on Tuesday],” said head coach Reggie Rivas. “They gave 100 percent for each other.”

PCC will host LA Harbor at 3 p.m. at home on Friday afternoon as they look for their third conference win and maintain their perfect record at home.

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