The womenâ€™s badminton team triumphed over El Camino College on Friday at home in their 39th consecutive conference victory, when the match ended in a staggering 19 to 2 victory for PCC.
On the victory, Coach Bill Sanchez expressed his satisfaction with the results but feels that there is always room for improvement.
â€œOur team motto is â€˜always better tomorrow than we are todayâ€™,â€ said Sanchez.
The game, which began in a very casual manner, seemed more like a practice than a match with Sanchezâ€™s strategy going into it being to play the less experienced players at the top to give them some training.
â€œWeâ€™re trying to push their levels and have some of the kids that play at the bottom play at the top so they get some experience, maybe get beat. It gives them experience,â€ said Sanchez.
Alice Liew, freshman felt the playing time helped her make improvements in her game.
â€œIâ€™ve been rusty [and] itâ€™s been helpful to just play more,â€ said Liew.
Lettermen Angie Ortiz also feels that in order to make improvement in badminton players need to face a superior opponent.
â€œThatâ€™s usually how you learn in badminton, you play better people. We all need a little challenge to get better,â€ said Ortiz.
PCC suffered an injury during a doubles match, which resulted in El Caminoâ€™s second point due to forfeit. The player injured was lettermen Grace Espinoza, who had just recovered from knee surgery. On the injury, Sanchez commented that it was not too serious and she will return.
â€œSheâ€™s coming off knee surgery but the trainer doesnâ€™t think itâ€™s anything. [Itâ€™ll] slow her down for a week or so,â€ said Sanchez.
The Lancerâ€™s next match will be at home against East Los Angeles on March 27. at 3 p.m.