‘Fuck it, let’s play ball’: Softball gets second win

Share: Lancers softball was hungry for a win this week. In the players’ minds, they deserved it. During their recent string of losses, head coach Audriana Gutierrez has been focused on teaching the team to keep a strong mindset. The results were on full display this Tuesday when the Lancers blazed past local rival Glendale College, smashing their way to a convincing 11-3 victory. “Today felt 100% better,” Breanna Negrete said. Negrete was the first Lancer to score during the game, erasing Glendale’s initial lead …

Crisp Bacon performance leaves Huskies fried

Share: The Pasadena City College baseball team, led by freshman pitcher Joe Bacon’s stellar performance, showcased their unwavering determination by clinching a crucial home game victory against East Los Angeles College. The team prevented a sweep and injected renewed confidence in the final nine games of the regular season. Despite facing two consecutive losses against the Huskies, the Lancers were resolute to have a win in the series.  The Lancers faced the Huskies on Saturday, April 6, at Jackie Robinson Field in Brookside Park for …

Badminton blanks Compton, stays undefeated

Share: The Lancers badminton squad has been on a tear recently, capitalized by a 21-0 rout against a depleted Compton side this past Friday. A team-centered mentality has kept the program thriving this season as no team has come close to beating the Lancers, in the past three matches they have outscored their opponents 57-6. “I feel like we work well as a group and I hope that we can continue this success (going into playoffs).” said sophomore Lesie Lien. There is a profound confidence …

Lancers persevere through injury to maintain perfect season

Share: The Lancers destroyed De Anza College by a score of 17-4 to complete the season sweep over their rivals this past Wednesday. This dominating victory occurred even after they saw their number 2 player go down with an injury.  For head coach Jennifer Ho, this game was a milestone as it was her 100th career match. As her Lancers clinched victory for game No. 100, she was grateful that her team rallied around each other and remained competitive in their singles and doubles sets.  …

Lancers improve defense, but can’t fly higher than Hawks

Share: Before the April 2 game against the LA Harbor Seahawks, pitching coach Austyn Helmuth was feeling confident. “Oh yeah. We got here super early,” she said. “We’re ready to roll.” Since their victory last Monday at Citrus, the Lancers hadn’t won a game all week. But then, neither had the Seahawks. One way or another, a losing streak was ending that afternoon.  For five innings, both teams struggled to put together an offense. But a late rally by Hawks in the eighth and final …

If you think that swimming is easy, think again

Share: There’s a common misconception about swimming as a sport and how easy it must be because people go swimming all the time. But in reality, getting into a pool for fun and slowly paddling across the water is utterly different from swimming competitively. “Everyone thinks it easy, they think that swimming up and down the pool is so easy, but it’s a lot harder than it looks,” sophomore swimmer Emily Padilla said. There are an abundant amount of obstacles that swimmers have to overcome …

Lancers softball ‘grinding through it’ in loss to Santa Ana

Share: The rough stretch continues for the Lancers softball squad, as they give up five runs in the 6th inning to Santa Ana and lose 6-4, their 16th loss in 17 games.  Pasadena would struggle to find consistency, as the defense held the Dons to a one run showing for five innings, and held the advantage for most of the game due to a pitcher error that would bring in three runs. “You’re seeing kids that didn’t have success [in batting] the first couple of …

Lancers softball increases confidence despite rocky season

Share: After a misfortunate 12-game losing streak the Lancers took another loss Thursday against Cerritos. However, despite the result, the team feels confident with their continuous progress as they work on building a stronger spirit of comradeship among the players.  “I believe we are making progress,” coach Audriana Gutierrez optimistically said.  She stated that it has especially been a challenge to build up the team after the number of returning players dwindled and they were left with many freshmen whom they had to introduce and …

Softball losing streak continues but shows promise against Compton

Share: In a hard-fought game, the Lancers squared off against Compton in a game filled with highs, lows, and plenty of action on the field. Despite their best efforts, the Lancers ultimately fell short, but not without showcasing their improvement as a team. “I think our team played a lot better together. We had a little curse going on in the third inning, but we were able to get out of it,” second baseman Leiana Rodriguez said. “I feel like my team had my back …

Long Beach Vikings show Lancers mercy after five innings

Share: The Lancers suffered yet another tough loss in the South Coast Conference against Long Beach City, adding another game to their current 7-game losing streak.  After only five innings against the Vikings, the Lancers had no choice but to succumb to the mercy rule for a third time this season, while being down eight runs leaving the score at 9-1.  The Lancers have been going through an unfortunate rough patch in their conference thus far. Recognizing that while they struggle both offensively and defensively, …