Coming off a comprehensive double-header win against Antelope Valley last weekend, the Lancers were intent on stretching their winning streak to three games to cap off a dream start to the season for new head coach Pat McGee. But the visitors held out a fast-finishing PCC over the last five innings.
In a see-sawing battle, the women’s basketball team overcame a top 10 state ranked team for the first time this season by defeating the El Camino Warriors in a thrilling 70-66 overtime victory in a non-conference game at Hutto-Pattinson gym.
Appearances can be deceptive when it comes to new Lancers women’s badminton coach Jennifer Ho. Although small in stature, softly spoken and unassuming in nature, Ho is up for any challenge in her new role and expects nothing less from her young proteges.
The stage was set for arguably one of the games of the conference season, with the No. 18 ranked Lancers hoping to cause an upset and also wanting to atone for a thrilling one-point overtime loss to East LA College in their previous conference match-up on January 10. Both teams showed in their intense pre-game huddles this wasn’t just another game.
The Lancers fielded 19 freshman in their 24-man squad, which exposed these 18 year olds against more seasoned, stronger and tactically astute 22 and 23-year-old opposition. According to head coach Edgar Manvelyan, this was the major reason for his team’s displeasing season.
Freshman point guard Judith Espinoza’s dominant 22-point second-half scoring spree was too much for Skagit Valley Community College to handle as the women’s basketball team advanced to the final of the Glendale CC Vaquero Shootout with a tense and see-sawing 74-66 win on Saturday night.
The women’s basketball team, led by freshman’s Regerina Baker and Judith Espinoza, easily dispatched Chaffey College 87-53 in the opening round of the Glendale CC Vaquero shootout on Friday night.
The women’s volleyball team finally broke a four-game losing streak, but more importantly their win in straight sets over LA Trade tech enabled sophomore’s Megan Williams and Sabrina Takeuchi to taste victory in their final home game in a Lancers uniform
The Seahawks dominated the rest of the game due to unstoppable runs, accurate passing and superior skills. The match-winning goal came with 19 minutes remaining, which took even more sting out of PCC and they weren’t able to retaliate.
Even though PCC fell to a 3-5-1 conference record after the loss, head coach Edgar Manvelyan was satisfied with his team’s performance and is optimistic about the latter part of the season.