The women’s soccer team came into their road matchup against Cerritos riding high on a five game unbeaten streak.
The Lancers were in for a tough match against the number one ranked team in the nation, according to the National Soccer Coaches Association of America latest ranking.
The game was scoreless until the Falcons’ Julissa Castaneda scored her first goal of the season with an assist from Victoria Carter in the 34th minute despite PCC goalie Jessica Capra’s best effort to stop it.
A minute later, the Falcon’s Monica Ramirez scored her first goal of the season with an assist from Karina Sandoval.
The Falcon’s Jennifer Mejicano scored an unassisted goal for her first of the season in the 45th minute to take a commanding 3-0 lead over PCC at halftime.
Cerritos went up 4-0 in the 48th minute when Samantha Smith scored her second goal of the season with an assist from Lauren Nanez who maneuvered through three PCC defenders for the assist.
Smith and Nunez of Cerritos hooked up again for another score in the 56th minute to take a 5-0 lead.
The Lancers finally got on the board in the 69th minute when Alexandria Nomura scored her first goal of the season with an assist from Vanessa Capra.
PCC struggled to get shots on goal against Cerritos; their final tally was two to 19.
The Lancers’ goalie Jessica Capra had eight saves.
On Oct. 4, the Lancers did better, but were unable to get a win when they drew a 2-2 tie against Los Angeles Harbor College in PCC’s Robinson Stadium
PCC drops to 4-3-3 overall and 1-1-1 in conference play while Cerritos improved to 8-0 overall and 2-0 in the conference and LA Harbor dropped to 4-5-1 overall and 0-2-1 in the SCC.
The Lancers’ next game will be on Oct. 7 against East Los Angeles College at the home of the Huskies at 4 p.m.