The women’s soccer team heaved a sigh of relief as they snapped a five-game losing streak and captured their first conference win in convincing fashion, 3-0, versus El Camino-Compton Center on Tuesday.
Both teams came into the contest on a five-game skid, which meant that someone was going to end their misfortunes after 90 minutes of play.
With the loss to the Lancers, the ECCC Tartars’ losing streak stretched to six games. They have been outscored 26-0 by the opposition during the current slide and 46-1 in losses this season.
This victory was the confidence booster the Lancers were searching for after being hammered by the No. 2 ranked Cerritos Falcons four days before.
Pasadena dominated the Tartars on both sides of the field in terms of ball possession and pace.
The Lancers limited ECCC to just four shots on goal while peppering the Tartars netminder Dayana Orozco with 17 shots.
Sophomore midfielder Rachel Schroeder led PCC to victory as she secured a brace by halftime. The Lancers hit the ground running and never looked back with 30th and 40th minute strikes from the two-year veteran.
“Sandra [Ambrosi] fed me a pass as I snuck behind the defensive line,” said Schroeder. “It was a great play and that set the tone for the rest of the game.”
Pasadena is now 3-1 when leading or tied at halftime this season.
“Pushing them in the warm-up and the pre-game to get ready from the very moment the game begins paid off,” said head coach Reggie Rivas on playing a full game.
Freshman Sandra Ambrosio put the nail in the coffin with a goal in the 83rd minute.
“This game was a wake-up call and we proved to ourselves that we are capable of winning against tougher opposition,” said freshman defender Kelly Youssef.
Pasadena will play their sixth of ten straight conference matches on Friday as they host the Long Beach Vikings at Robinson Stadium.