After a sore 3-2 loss against LA Harbor on Friday, the Lancers men’s soccer team (4-3-5) demolished the four-time defending CCCAA state champions Mt. San Antonio College (SAC) on Tuesday in a 5-2 win that Lancers head coach called “one of the biggest upsets of all time.”
The Lancers were down 0-2 near the end of the first half on Tuesday until sophomore forward Zack Larson scored a goal at the 44th minute, drawing PCC within one. But when Mt. SAC’s freshman midfielder Juan Ortega severely injured himself attempting to head the ball in the 43rd minute, and the game was left with five minutes of injury time.
Sophomore forward Luis Flores scored the equalizer in the 58th minute, drawing the score to 2-2. As the women’s basketball team’s cheered the team on from the stands, the Lancers then piled on three more goals.
Head coach Edgar Manvelyan raved about his team’s performance after the game.
“This was one of the biggest upsets of all time,” Manvelyan said. “This was a team effort and we attacked and put pressure [on Mt. SAC]. I am very proud of the team.”
Sophomore forward Eric Chavez scored the final two goals in the 89th minute and in injury time.
Leaving Robinson Stadium on Friday, women’s basketball coach Joe Peron was astounded by the end results.
“That was crazy!” Peron said. “I thought they were going to lose for sure.”