100-yard kick return lone bright spot in rain-soaked loss to Grossmont

A cacophony of noises is heard, from the beating of marching band drums to the PA system playing AC/DC, amping up the crowd and the Lancers football team in what will be a game filled with chaotic flag tosses, on-field scrums and an eventual rain dampened loss to Grossmont.  Both teams came into the game with an 0-1 record in American Mountain League conference play, but only one came out on top.   Grossmont won the coin toss giving PCC the choice of receiving or kicking. …

PCC women’s soccer confused by El Camino game plan in 5-1 loss

Despite their game being postponed due to the heat, the PCC Women’s Soccer team continued the ritual of their 12 p.m. practice under the scorching sun. By 4 p.m., their ritual would end under the watchful eyes of the competing El Camino Warriors as the game began. Coming off of 2 wins, they came into Tuesday afternoon confident that they were going to secure a win and continue their streak, according to Forward Andrea Sanchez. “I thought we had this one because we had prepared …

Marauders steal a win against Lancers football

Streamed live on youtube while the sun was setting, the visiting PCC Lancers football team took on the Antelope Valley College Marauders for the first time ever Saturday, September 24. The play-by-play was called by Emery Johnson, fans were able to watch the game live thanks to SoCal College Sports who stream all the home games for AVC football, the camera work and replays gave the game a professional touch. Although the video feed was bad at first due to the sun setting, the game’s …

Lancers conquer Victor Valley in shutout win

PCC’s Men’s Soccer prevailed Friday afternoon in a 90 minute match against Victor Valley College.  The winning marks a promising start for the new season with a record of 4-1-2.  In a relatively smooth performance, the Lancer’s overtook their opponent winning 5-0.  With the assistance of Jordy Aviles, Esai Matchan struck the first goal of the night.  “It was hot at first but once the clouds came through, It all got a little better,” said Lancer Robert Acosta.  The audience was not substantially large and …

Lancers trounce LA Valley College to end skid

After losing the past four games and only having one win under their belt, the women’s soccer team has come out victorious once again with a 6-2 final score against LA Valley College. The win did more than boost just their status, it brought confidence to the team who have had a rocky start to their season. Being on the road the last two weeks in a hundred degree weather has had an affect on the team as well as their fans. In particular Kristin …

PCC volleyball perseveres against Moorpark, preserves 4-game win streak

The PCC women’s volleyball team defeated the higher ranked Moorpark Raiders 3-1 last week to secure a four win streak by sticking together and remaining mission driven throughout the match, according to head coach Mike Terrill. The players wore matching ribbons in their hair, and after each rally—whether or not they got a point—the players on the court would do a quick huddle for support.  “We came from behind in those last couple sets, and we just showed a stick-to-itiveness,” Terrill said. “I think we …

Men’s soccer team continues no-loss streak, ties against Palomar on Friday

On Friday, September 4, 2022, the Lancers men’s soccer team took to the field at Robinson Stadium to play their third game of the season and tie the Palomar College Comets 2-2.  The Lancers went into the second period trailing the Comets 2-0. But, in the second half, enduring the punishing afternoon sun, the team rallied. “We started off kinda slow. But as the game progressed we played pretty well. Got more aggressive, and we got two goals,” said Michael Sampson, left-forward and first year …

What does a basketball player look like? Like this.

Coming out of her hotel room, dressed in red and gray basketball shorts and a matching mesh top with STARS logo written across the front, an older couple approached the future PCC women’s basketball player. Guadalupe Vazquez Herrera went to a Chicago amateur basketball tournament prior to her senior year, hoping to make an impression on some of the coaches and scouts. The last thing she thought she’d confront is a moment of keenness and introspection. The interaction was brief and awkward, but it also …

Lancers trot into first place with walk-off homer

After a four-inning tie score, PCC’s Lancers came out victorious over East Los Angeles College Huskies for first place in the South Coast Conference when catcher Matt Rice cracked a walk-off home run over the center-field wall, bringing the score 2-1. Rice met his exuberant teammates at home plate while being doused with 8 oz water bottles.  “I was confident on deck, and it was my first-time at-bat of the game, and when I connected, I just knew it. I watched it go right over …