The PCC men’s soccer team have been practicing every Tuesday since the beginning of Aug. between 8 a.m and 10 a.m. to prepare for the 2021 Spring season. Without the assistance of their coaches, the student-athletes took it upon themselves to run their own practices even though there are 18,641 COVID-19 cases and 146 deaths in Los Angeles County in the month of Nov., according to Los Angeles Public Health.
As a 5-year-old, PCC midfielder Mario Urbina remembered watching one of his favorite soccer teams play in the 2010 World Cup with his family. The Urbinas’, especially his grandfather, would wake up at 6:00 a.m. to watch Honduras, a small country in Central America between Guatemala and El Salvador. On other days, Urbina would find his grandfather watching soccer after he came home from school. This was a special time for both of them because it gave them a chance to connect with each other …
The Lancers could only come away from Chaffey College with a 1-1 draw in their first conference game of the season.
What was displayed against GCC last Friday was forgotten, as the men’s soccer team were crushed 4-0 against Cerritos College this past Tuesday.
After a surprising defeat against L.A. Mission College last Tuesday, the Lancers hit the ground running with a 4-2 victory over Glendale Community College on Friday night.
After three unbeaten games, the men’s soccer team suffered its first loss of the pre-season against L.A. Mission College 3-1. From the start of the match PCC looked to score, but far too often the players were giving up possession in the final third.
The Lancers visited an in-form Antelope Valley team (2-0) searching for a win after drawing their last match. PCC got the job done in style, scoring two second half goals and blanking their opponent with 4 key saves from goalkeeper Andrew Espinoza.