Players vigorously swung their rackets in 29 games, sending featherlike shuttlecocks — also known as birdies — flying back and forth over five courts at home in PCC’s Hutto-Patterson Gym, resulting in a decisive season-opening win for the Lancers against the El Camino Warriors, 17-4, on Friday.
Beginning with an abysmal 1-2 record in the “We Play Hard” tournament, Lancers have seemed to turn a corner, winning their first official preseason with an impressive 90-63 score against El Camino.
The 2018 Lancers Badminton team was one for the ages. The determination, confidence, and competitive superiority all combined to form a perfect storm for Pasadena to finish a perfect 13-0. Head coach Jennifer Ho started the season with high expectations, and said after their 21-0 win over Compton that her team “were state champions last year, and I expect them to win this year.” Sophomore Natalie Ong also said “last year, we only had two girls that really carried our team to the championship…this year, …
PCC yet again landed another 2 victories against the El Camino Warriors on Friday in back to back matches, winning the first game 11-0 and the second 11-1. Despite only having 5 players, the Warriors put up a decent fight, but were unable to overthrow the currently undefeated Lancers. The Lancers were able to keep the Warriors from winning all but a single match in the second game. This kept the Lancers in the top spot of the division to compete in the the finals. …
PCC’s women’s badminton team had a great start to their season this past Friday, winning every singles and doubles match against Compton. The Lancers, lead by fourth year head coach Jennifer Ho, was undefeated last year and are looking to defend that title in this year’s season, and they are in a good position to do so. They won 21-0. “They were state champions last year, and I expect them to win this year,” said coach Ho in an interview after the games. “We have …
An often thunderously loud Hutto Patterson gymnasium was eerily quiet Friday night, filled with the dull murmurs of conversations recognizing that the Lancers’ 6-game win streak was coming to a sudden end, as they lost to the El Camino Warriors (25-21, 25-13, 25-13).
“It’s your turn!” her teammates chastise, as utility Christy Lam laughingly serenades her audience during a game of UNO. The splashes and grunts in the nearby pool are drowned out by familiar 2000s bop, Cassie’s Me & You. The floor is strewn with beach towels and homemade snacks. Despite the loss, the atmosphere feels more like a pool party than a water polo tournament.
The Lancers’ baseball season came to an end after nearly getting shut out on the road by El Camino in a three-game series of the Super Regional Playoffs.
State ranked No.6 El Camino was leading the third set when a power outage at El Camino College caused the volleyball game to be postponed. At the time of the outage, No. 21 PCC was tied with ECC 1-1 in sets.
In a game that saw 35 penalties called, the Lancers football team couldn’t capitalize on the El Camino Warriors’ mishandling of the ball and lost its 13th straight home game Saturday night. The final score was 37-20.