The Lancers’ defense stifled the Los Angeles Harbor College offense Tuesday, shutting the Seahawks out in a 3-0 victory.
Defender Amanda Papac scored the first goal in the 13th minute off a pass from forward Cassandra Saavedra. Papac was then able to shoot the ball past LA Harbor’s goalkeeper Lissandra Ledsma.
The Lancers scored two more goals in the second half to extend their lead. Lizbeth Rodriguez chipped the ball into the goal off a long range pass from Papac and Helena Macintosh headed the ball in after a throw in and pass from Rodriguez.
“We’ve been working on finishing because that’s something we’ve been struggling with,” Papac said. “We really capitalized on all of our goal opportunities and got as many as we could.”
There were several opportunities to score but the Seahawks couldn’t get the ball past PCC’s goalkeeper. The Seahawks took 22 shots but were unable to get one past goalie Angie Ulmer. Ulmer ended the game with nine saves.
“The defense did a great job,” Rivas said. “Angie Ulmer, our goalie, did a fantastic job and made some great saves.”
With Ulmer and the Lancers’ defense playing hard, the girls were able to maintain their lead until the end of the game.
“We were the harder working team and it showed because we came out on top,” Papac said.
“The girls played really well and hard and we got the result we needed,” Rivas added. “Now we move forward to playing Mt. SAC on Friday.”