PASADENA, CA — The East Los Angeles College Huskies women’s soccer team played to a 1-1 draw against Pasadena City College in South Conference play at Jackie Robinson Stadium.
The Huskies streak against their longtime SCC rivals continues.
ELAC has not lost to Pasadena in eight years and holds a 7-0-8 record against the Lancers since.
The Huskies record moves to 3-6-1 overall and 0-1-1 in the SCC.
Pasadena began the season without a loss in non-conference play at 6-0-1.
The tie should be a shock to the Lancers (6-1-2, 0-1-1), except that ELAC was the aggressor most of the game in the defensive battle.
The Huskies scored first in the 26th minute.
Pasadena responded with a goal in the 70th minute.
Freshman defender Alexxis Molinar (Temple City HS) lined a goal from a side throw in from (assist) sophomore midfielder Thamara Peterson (Monrovia HS).
Aggressive play resulted in two cards in the final two minutes of the game with ELAC thwarting Pasadena’s opportunities.
ELAC sophomore midfielder Vanessa Marin received a yellow card at the 87:50 mark followed by Pasadena sophomore forward Kaitlin Ruiz (Palmdale HS) receiving a red card at 89:40.
ELAC had a 5-4 edge with shots on goal, two from Marin.
The Huskies took nine shots, five from sophomore forward Stephanie Galvan (El Rancho HS).
“Pasadena always proves to be a challenge to play, especially away at PCC. We had a 1-0 lead with a goal from Jenny Toledo,” said ELAC Head Coach Tessa Troglia. “We had multiple chances on goal that we could not finish.”
“Pasadena ended up tying us in the last 10 minutes off a corner kick,” said Troglia. “I thought the girls played okay, but definitely not to their potential.”
ELAC’s next two games are at home in Weingart Stadium.
ELAC hosts Chaffey College (8-2, 1-1) on Friday Oct. 6 in SCC play at 4 p.m. and Golden West College (2-6-2) on Wednesday, Oct. 11 at 2 p.m.
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story submitted by Tadzio Garcia