Both the men’s and women’s soccer teams lost in the South Coast Conference openers against Los Angeles Harbor College on Tuesday. The men’s team got obliterated by LA Harbor losing 8-1, while the women showed far less humiliation as they were out scored 2-0.

LA Harbor scored four goals on critical mistakes by the men’s defense and the keeper’s inability to block easy shots on goal. The women’s team also made critical mistakes as two players were ejected.

For the men, this is their eighth straight lost of the season, making it the worst record in the history of PCC. The women also racked up their second in a row loss making their record three wins out of seven games.

Associate Head Coach Warren Altounian said that the men’s team can’t score and made too many mistakes.”We had many chances to score. We had critical mistakes that resulted in four goals in the first half,” said Altounian.

Altounian still hasn’t given up on the women’s team.

“We’re tough. We’re not giving up. I get disappointed, but I don’t give up on them,” said Altounian.

Bianca Garoian, midfielder for the women’s team said that the game against LA Harbor was difficult.”Hard battle and very physical. Two mistakes that cost us the game,” said Garoian.

Once again for the men, Gor Kirakosyan was involved with PCC’s only goal when ahe assisted Justin Gener in a header goal. The women didn’t score and two players got ejected.

Director of Soccer Operations Cherif Zein, said that the men’s had a better team last year and a better keeper.

“We had five USD national players last season. Now they are in the club soccer team. When we get them all back, we will win every game,” said Zein. “We have no keeper, he makes too many mistakes. He’s not ready for this level.

Freshman Carlene Abad leads the ball away from Los Angeles Harbor College freshman forward Alex Sanford in Tuesday’s South Coast Conference opener. The men’s and women’s teams were both unsuccesful in their conference debuts and are each at 0-1. (Michael Cheng)

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