The Pasadena women’s soccer team won their second in a row as they dealt Mt. San Jacinto its first loss of the season in a 1-0 shutout on Friday evening at Robinson Stadium.

It was also the second game in a row where the Lancer defense did not allow a goal, or even an open look for that matter.

“Playing at home definitely helps,” sophomore defender Bailey Shaw-Rodriguez said. “We were also just tired of losing.”

Neither team seemed to have an advantage at the end of a very physical first half. Besides a couple decent looks off of corner kicks for the Lancers, both teams were playing airtight defense.

Early in the second half, sophomore forward Christine Salas was able to sneak one past the Eagle’s goalkeeper off of yet another corner kick.

“I kind of missed [the ball] with my head,” recalls Salas. “I must have gotten enough of it, because I turned around and it was in the net.”

Mt. San Jacinto substituted new lines of players in almost as often as a hockey team would. Even with seemingly endless waves of fresh legs attacking the Lancers defense, they did not break.

“We played really tough,” Lancers head coach Reggie Rivas said. “I am so proud of them.”
The Eagles did not go quietly. During the last 10 minutes their offense was relentless, but Pasadena held it together.

“We really came together better than we have all year,” Shaw-Rodriguez added. “It was awesome.”

The Lancers will  try to string together their third straight victory in their SCC opener on Tuesday afternoon at Robinson Stadium. The game is scheduled for 3 p.m. against ECC Compton.

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