The Pasadena City College’s women’s badminton team won a sweeping victory against the Compton Tartans in a home game on Friday, March 29 2019.
Players vigorously swung their rackets in 29 games, sending featherlike shuttlecocks — also known as birdies — flying back and forth over five courts at home in PCC’s Hutto-Patterson Gym, resulting in a decisive season-opening win for the Lancers against the El Camino Warriors, 17-4, on Friday.
The 2018 Lancers Badminton team was one for the ages. The determination, confidence, and competitive superiority all combined to form a perfect storm for Pasadena to finish a perfect 13-0. Head coach Jennifer Ho started the season with high expectations, and said after their 21-0 win over Compton that her team “were state champions last year, and I expect them to win this year.” Sophomore Natalie Ong also said “last year, we only had two girls that really carried our team to the championship…this year, …
Lancers badminton advanced to the State Championship finals, after easily defeating Irvine Valley College, 15-6, Wednesday evening.
PCC yet again landed another 2 victories against the El Camino Warriors on Friday in back to back matches, winning the first game 11-0 and the second 11-1. Despite only having 5 players, the Warriors put up a decent fight, but were unable to overthrow the currently undefeated Lancers. The Lancers were able to keep the Warriors from winning all but a single match in the second game. This kept the Lancers in the top spot of the division to compete in the the finals. …
The unstoppable force that is PCC Badminton team had no trouble sweeping a double header against East Los Angeles over spring break winning match one 21-0 and match two by a score 19-2.
The Lancers remain undefeated in Badminton after Friday’s win against De Anza and Wednesday’s win against El Camino, allowing just 3 out of 42 matches to slip through the cracks.
The Lancers continue their almost flawless win streak and look toward the championships after winning a perfect game against Compton last Thursday at home.