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Santiago Canyon Men's Soccer



November 23, 2013

Hawks Defeat Warriors

Orange, CA - The Hawks Men's soccer team hosted their first round state playoff game Saturday night against the visiting El Camino Warriors. It definitely had a playoff like atmosphere with a great crowd on hand and lot riding on the game. Since the first whistle the Hawks looked very comfortable in possession and had a few great chances to score and take the lead. Hawks goal keeper Shion Jahangiri had 3 saves in the first half keeping the Warriors scoreless. The Warriors would go down to 10 men in the 40th minute of the first half after a reckless challenge giving the Hawks a 1 man advantage going into the second half. After outshooting the Warriors 5-3 in the first half the Hawks looked to continue to put pressure on the Warriors back line in hopes of taking an early second half lead. The Hawks would finally take a 1-0 lead in the 65th minute after Escondero put a ball across the box from the right side which found freshmen Jose Cano on the top of the box who bent a shot around the Warriors goalkeeper finding the bottom right corner. After the Warriors threw everything they had at the Hawks, the Hawks would get a second goal putting the game away in the 90th minute from freshmen Ivan Azpeitia who was there to follow up a rebound that the keeper saved. The Warriors would be shown another red card in the 90th minute after a Warriors player punched freshmen defender John Hanna in the face. The referee would call the game following this incident giving the Hawks a 2-0 shutout win and advancing into the second round against Cerritos College on Wednesday. The Hawks will be traveling Wednesday to Cerritos College for a 2:00 kickoff.

​November 20, 2013

Hawks Host 1st Round Playoff Game

The Santiago Canyon College Hawks will host El Camino College at 5pm on Saturday, November 23rd.

The California Community College Athletic Association (CCCAA) mandates that a minimum amount be charged to attend this event. All proceeds get sent to the CCCAA to help offset playoff costs. Thank you for your continued support of community college athletics and your support of the Santiago Canyon College Hawks.

Ticket prices will be $10 General Admission, $7 for all identified students, faculty, staff, seniors 60 and over and children under 12.



November 15, 2013

Hawks Draw With Hornets

Orange, CA - The Hawks hosted the visiting Hornets from Fullerton college Friday at 3:00PM in their last conference match. With the Hornets needing to win in hopes of making the playoffs, the Hawks were looking to win to get a higher seed in the playoffs. As the match got underway the Hawks expected Fullerton to start the game with a ton of energy like they did the first time they met. With Fullerton controlling the first 25 minutes, the game settled in and the Hawks started to take control making the Fullerton keeper make 3 very important saves. It took until injury time of the first half for the Hawks to strike first off a free kick outside of the box where freshmen Carlos Moreno bent the ball around the wall beating the Hornets goal keeper in the lower right hand corner. Going into halftime with a 1-0 lead the Hawks seemed very comfortable.
The second half would get quite chippy with 5 yellow cards given out as the Hornets fought desperately to get the equalizer knowing their season was done if they didn't find that goal. The Hornets would get a tying goal in the 86th minute off a misplayed clearance for the Hawks defender that found the feet of a Hornets striker who was able to shoot it past Hawks goalkeeper, Shion Jahangiri. With a playoff like atmosphere the game would end in a 1-1 tie giving the Hawks a spot in the playoffs and ending Fullerton's season. The Hawks will wait until Wednesday to find out who and where they play next. Stay tuned as the website will be updated with information on the Hawks first playoff match and their road to the State Championship.



November 12, 2013

Hawks Defeat Chargers

Orange, CA - The Hawks played a visiting Chargers team on Tuesday at home that ended up being a very entertaining match. The Chargers would open up the scoring with a goal in the 9th minute off a counter attack which exposed the Hawks and gave the Chargers a 1-0 lead. The Hawks would tie the game with a goal from Francisco Varela who headed it past the Chargers goal keeper. The Chargers answered back in in the 37th minute with a one time finish off a cross, beating goal keeper Shion Jahangiri. However, the Hawks would bounce back with a second goal from freshmen midfielder Francisco Varela tying the game 2-2 going into halftime. 

It would only take 10 minutes into the second half for the Hawks to take the lead. They never looked back, scoring 4 goals in the second half and giving them a 6-2 win. The Hawks play their final conference game at home Friday at 3:00 PM against Fullerton.



​November 8, 2013

Hawks Defeat Mustangs

Norco, CA - The Hawks men's soccer team traveled for the last time this season to Norco Community College on Friday. With the playoffs around the corner, the Hawks are looking to win their last 3 conference games to get a top seed in playoffs. It took only 11 minutes for the Hawks to take the lead on a great goal from freshmen Robert Escondero. The Hawks would outshoot Norco 7-1 in the first half and took the lead going into halftime 1-0.
The Hawks would strike again 3 minutes into the second half with a second goal from Robert Escondero and an assist by Ivan Azpeitia. Seven mintues later, Sophomore Erick Ornelas scored after beating two defenders and bending the ball to the far post into the net. The Hawks with a comfortable 3-0 lead, would give up a goal in the 75th minute by Norco freshmen Nestor Navia. Hawks goal keeper Shion Jahangiri recorded 2 saves, finishing the game 3-1. The Hawks have now won 2 in a row putting them only 1 point out of second place. The Hawks play again at home Tuesday at 3:00 PM against Cypress Community College.

November 5, 2013

Hawks Defeat Lasers

Orange, CA - The Hawks played a home conference game today against a very talented Irvine Valley College Lasers. After coming back Friday after being down 2 goals to Santa Ana, the Hawks were looking to get back in the hunt with a win in today's game. After only 11 minutes, the Hawks would strike first with a textbook goal off a header from freshmen midfielder Erik Ornelas. Possessing most of the half, the Hawks would give up a penalty kick with a tackle from freshmen Andrew Sanders in the 40th minute. The Lasers were able to finish the penalty kick, tying the game 1-1 going into halftime. 

With the start of the second half, the Hawks dominated and outshot the Lasers 10-4; unfortunately, with no goal to show for it. After hitting the post and the crossbar, the Hawks were desperate to find the back of the net. Finally, in the 90th minute, the Hawks were able to put the game away with a free kick from 18 yards out. Freshmen Carlos Moreno struck a defender in the wall putting the ball 20 feet in the air which found freshmen striker Robert Escudero who hit a first time volley into the upper corner. With that goal, the Hawks were able to clench an important win at home. Santiago Canyon College plays on the road against Norco College at 3:00 PM.



November 1, 2013

Hawks Draw With Dons

Santa Ana, CA - The Hawks went on the road again on Friday to play Santa Ana College with a chip on their shoulder from their first game where they felt they had the game stolen from them by the referee after out playing the Dons the entire match. The Hawks started slow, as the Dons controlled the first 15 minutes of the match. After making a few adjustments the Hawks started to gain the advantage and looked as if it was only a matter of time before they got on the scoreboard. In the 31st minute the Dons would strike first on a set piece that was taken by #12 Leonardo Contreras. After a missed clearance from freshmen defender Andrew Sanders, Sanders was deemed to have handled the ball, giving the Dons a free kick just outside the 18 yard box. In the 39th minute it was dejavu as defender Mitch Bell missed controlled a ball out of the air and it found the feet of the Dons striker who was able to put it past Hawks goal keeper Shion Jahangiri. Going into halftime the Hawks were frustrated feeling like both goals were against the run of play.

It didn't take long after halftime for the Hawks to regroup and get on the scoreboard and back in the game. In the 48th minute freshmen midfielder Carlos Moreno found himself in a very familiar position with a free kick on the top of the box. Moreno bent a ball around the wall freezing the Don's goalkeeper and putting it in the back of the net giving the Dons a 2-1 lead with the whole second half still to play. After a few missed opportunities and complete control of the game the Hawks would tie the game off of another free kick outside the box in which Carlos Moreno found the head of freshmen defender Chris Adriano who headed it past the Dons Goal keeper. The Hawks would get another great opportunity to win the game in the closing minutes from freshmen defender Andrew Sanders who found himself inside the 6 yard box who off balance just kicked the ball over the crossbar leaving the game at a 2-2 tie. The Hawks play again at home against Irvine Valley College Tuesday at 3:00.



October 29, 2013

Hawks Defeat Rustlers

Orange, CA - The Hawks looked to bounce back, from the loss last Friday, against Golden West College. It took only 3 minutes for the Hawks to get on the scoreboard with a goal from freshmen midfielder Carlos Moreno, who tucked away a first time finish off a cross. Ten minutes later, the Hawks would strike again off a corner kick from Carlos Moreno who found the feet of Ivan Azpeitia who tapped it in off of a save from Golden West goalkeeper David Alias. In the 17th minute, SCC would strike again with a lay off from Carlos Moreno who found Francisco Varela on the top of the box, who chipped the goalkeeper from 20 yards out, to give the Hawks a 3-0 lead going into halftime. The Hawks outshot Golden West 7-4 in the first half.

The Hawks looked to put the game away with an early goal, but Golden West College was the first to strike in the second half to bring the score to 3-1. After many chances, the Hawks found the scoreboard one last time with a brilliant display of skill from freshmen midfielder Carlos Moreno to give him his second goal of the game in the 89th minute and another win for the Hawks with a final score of 4-1. The Hawks play again Friday on the road against  Santa Ana at 3:00 PM.




​October 25, 2013

Hawks Drop Points at Home

Orange, CA - The Hawks started the second half of conference earlier today at home against Orange Coast College. With a convincing win over Fullerton, SCC looked to continue their fight for a conference championship. It didn't take long for the Hawks to get on the scoreboard getting a goal by freshmen midfielder Carlos Moreno who was able to finish a flick on by defender, Andrew Sanders, with a left footed strike to the far post. The Hawks dominated the rest of the half, but in the 40th minute, OCC was able to bring the score level and ended the half in a draw. The Hawks outshot OCC 9-5 in the first half.

At the start of the second half, the Hawks continued to press and dominate the possession. However, in the 58th minute, OCC went on a counter attack, finished, and took the lead. SCC continued to dominate play and looked like it would only be a matter of time before they would get a goal to even the game. The Hawks outshot OCC 11-2 in the second half but were unable to find the back of the net, ending the game 2-1 in favor of OCC. The Hawks play again Tuesday at home against Goldenwest at 3:00.



October 22, 2013

Hawks 3, Hornets 1

Fullerton, CA - The Santiago Canyon College Hawks men's soccer team traveled to Fullerton Junior College Tuesday to battle it out for 2nd place. With a great showing Friday against Cypress, the Hawks looked to move ahead of Fullerton in conference and take second place all by themselves. It didn't take long for the Hawks to get on the scoreboard with a great individual effort in the 21st minute from freshmen Ivan Azpeitia, who dribbled by 3 fullerton players and was able to tuck it into the lower bottom corner with his left foot. After many missed opportunities from the Hawks, Fullerton was able to bring the game level with a half volley from striker, Jose Montes De Oca, who struck it into the side netting past goalkeeper Shion Jahangiri in the 32nd minute. In the 41st minute the Hawks took back the lead on a penalty kick by Carlos Moreno. The Hawks went into halftime with a 2-1 lead and all the momentum on their side.

In the second half, the Hawks looked dangerous creating multiple opportunities. Ten minutes in to the second half, the Hawks received a corner kick. Carlos Moreno served the ball, finding the head of Mitch Bell who kept the ball alive with a header across the box to Francisco Varela who acrobatically took the ball out of the air with a bicycle kick that hit the crossbar and fell to Ivan Azpeitia's feet who was able to put it in and give the Hawks a 3-1 lead. With Fullerton pressing, the Hawks were able to lock it down defensively to take a very important 3 points on the road from Fullerton. With this win, the Hawks ended the first half of conference in 2nd place and only 3 points out of first. The Hawks play Orange Coast College Friday at home at 3:00.



​October 18, 2013

Hawks Defeat Chargers

Cypress, CA - On Friday, the Hawks visited the Chargers of Cypress College in a conference game which seemed to be the biggest game of the year. After two great days of training, the Hawks seemed to have their confidence back and looked to get back in the hunt for a league title. After dominating the first half, 5 minutes before halftime, the Chargers found the back of the net on a counter attack and miscommunitation with the backline for the Hawks. Going into the half down 1-0, the Hawks were in a very familiar position. With words of encouragment and confidence from dominating the first half, the Hawks started the second half right where they left off with dominating possession and getting early chances. With Shion Jahangiri making a couple of big saves to keep the Hawks in the game, Robert Escondero was able to find the game equalizer on a counter attack off a quick punt from goalkeeper Shion which found Robert on a breakaway 1 vs. 1 with the Chargers keeper. Robert was able to dribble around the goal keeper and slotted it for the Hawks in the 58th minute. With the Hawks pressing and confidence and momentum with them, the Hawks found the go ahead goal from Freshmen Ivan Azpeitia who was able to bend a right footed shot past the Chargers goalkeeper which found the upper right corner in the 61st minute. The Hawks looked to put the game away with 3 very good chances which the Hawks put just wide of the post. As the referee blew the whistle to end the game, the Hawks got the 3 very important points they needed on the road to get them back in the hunt to win a league title. The Hawks play Tuesday against Fullerton College on the road at 3:00 p.m.



October 11, 2013


Hawks Draw with Lasers


Irvine, CA - The Hawks men's soccer team traveled to Irvine Valley College Friday for their 4th conference game. After the loss against Santa Ana, the Hawk's seemed determined to get a win on the road.  With an unproductive first half both teams went into halftime scoreless. With adjustments made, the second half started out strong for the Hawks. The Hawks dominated possession and outshot the Lazers 7-2 in the second half. In the 84th minute, the Lasers got on the board with a header off a corner kick. Determined to get at least a point on the road, the Hawks pressed numbers forward and found the equalizing goal in the 90th minute off a long throw in from Chris Adriano who found Jessie Naranjo for the tap in to give the Hawks a very important point. Now only two points from first place, the Hawk's look to get an important 3 points at home against Norco at 3:00 on Tuesday.



October 8, 2013

Hawks Suffer First Loss of Season

Orange, CA - The Hawks played Tuesday afternoon in a home conference game against the visiting Dons of Santa Ana College, which on paper was the game of the week. Both teams were 2-0 in conference and looking for the 1st place spot all by themselves. After a frustrating first half, in which neither team could find much of a rhythm, thanks to disruptive officiating, both teams went into the half scoreless in which the Hawks were controlling most of the half.

Only two minutes into the 2nd half Andrew Sanders was given a red card which forced the Hawks to play down a man the rest of the match. Although the Hawks were down to 10 men, Carlos Moreno finished a free kick just outside the box, giving the Hawks a 1-0 lead. Even with 10 men, the Hawks continued to control the game and looked as if they never skipped a beat. In the 86th minute, the Dons were awarded the equalizing goal with a free kick just outside the box which was deflected in past goal keeper Shion Jahangiri . The Dons again capitalized on a free kick two minutes later in the 88th minute with a controversial no call by the referee in which the Hawks felt goalkeeper Shion was fouled on a 50/50 ball. The Hawks fell short losing 2-1 in their only loss so far this season. The Hawks still with a record of 7-1-1 look to bounce back Friday on the road at Irvine Valley College at 3:00 PM.



October 1, 2013


Hawks Open Conference With Win

Costa Mesa, CA - The Hawks started their Conference season on the road, traveling to Orange Coast College. After dominating possession in the first half, the Hawks struck first with a free kick from freshmen Roberto Escudero in the 40th minute. A few minutes later, after a controversial handball call, OCC scored off a penalty kick in the 44th minute by Tyler Rios. The first half ended in a draw. 

After feeling robbed of a 1-0 lead going into half time, the Hawks looked to take the lead in the second half as early as possible. It wasn't until the 79th minute that Roberto Escudero received another free kick. Escudero took full advantage again and scored the game winner from 25 yards out. Shion Jahangiri recorded 6 saves for the Hawks, helping to solidify the 2-1 victory. The Hawks play their next conference game against Golden West on the road Friday at 3:00.




September 17, 2013

Hawks Undefeated

Orange, CA - The SCC men's soccer team played their final preseason game at home Tuesday against Moorpark college. With hopes that the Hawks would continue their winning ways in preparation for league, the Hawks jumped to a 2-0 lead going into halftime with goals in the 36th minute from Freshmen forward Eric Zuniga and the 40th minute from Freshmen midfielder Carlos Moreno. Goalkeeper Shion Jahangiri recorded 2 saves. The Hawks outshot Moorpark 8-2 in the first half. 

As the second half got underway, the Hawks wasted no time getting back on the scoreboard with a goal from Freshmen Defender Mitch Bell in the 52nd minute and Freshmen midfielder Francisco Varela in the 57th minute. Goal keeper Raul Cota recorded 3 saves in the second half and kept Moorpark scoreless giving the Hawks their 4th shutout of the preseason. The Hawks were able to finish the preseason with an overall record of 5 wins 0 losses and 1 tie. The Hawks start their league season Tuesday October 1st on the road at Orange Coast College at 3:00.



September 14, 2013

Hawks Win Again

Orange, CA - The Men's soccer team hosted College of the Sequoias on Saturday afternoon at 3:00. After a tie Tuesday at Cuyamaca, the Hawks were excited to get back on the field. The Hawks wasted no time getting on the board. In the 2nd minute, Joaquin Esparza crossed the ball to an awaiting Roberto Escudero who volleyed it into the back of the net. A few minutes later, Joaquin Esparza scored his first goal of the season with a beautiful outside of the foot finish. Controlling 80% of the possession in the first half, the Hawks finished the first half with another goal by freshman Roberto Escudero, assisted by defender Andrew Sanders. The Hawks ended the half with a score of 3-0, and the momentum in their favor.

To start the second half, substitute forward Kyle Nguyen found his first goal of the season to put the game out of reach. Goalkeeper Raul Cota found his first cap for the Hawks this season and was able to record a shut out with 3 saves. The Hawks outshot their opponents 13-5 and added their 4th win of the preseason. The Hawks play their final home preseason match Tuesday at 3:00 against Moorpark.



September 10, 2013

Hawks Draw with Coyotes

El Cajon, CA - The Santiago Canyon College Men's soccer team traveled to San Diego on their first preseason road trip to play Cuyamaca College. Knowing that playing on the road is never easy, the Hawks found out just how hard it was. 10 minutes after kickoff, Cuyamaca struck first with a shot from 30 yards out that fired off the post and in to the goal. After several missed opportunities, the Hawks were finally able to capitalize in the 36th minute on a set piece that found Ivan Azpeitia on the back door. The Hawks out shot Cuyamaca 10 shots to 5, but were unable to find the net again and marked their first tie of the season. The Hawks play College of the Sequoias Saturday at 3:00 at home and look forward to getting back to their winning ways.



September 6, 2013

Hawks Continue Win Streak

Orange, CA - The Hawks win again to make it their third win in a row on Friday afternoon, with a score of 2-0 against Mira Costa. In the past three games, the Hawks have scored 11 goals and only allowing 1. Hawks goal keeper Shion Jahangiri recorded yet another shutout with 6 saves. After going into halftime scoreless, the Hawks got on the board early in the second half with a goal from freshman Ivan Azpeitia and assist from Carlos Moreno on a combination play inside the box. Late in the second half, Freshman Roberto Escudero put the game away for the Hawks with a goal in the 79th minute. The Hawks go on the road Tuesday to play Cuyamaca in hopes of making it win number four.



August 30, 2013

Hawks Defeat Santa Monica

Orange, CA - Friday afternoon the SCC men's soccer team hosted Santa Monica junior college. On paper, this seemed to be one of the top preseason match ups of the year with both teams coming off impressive wins on Tuesday. 

The Hawks waisted no time getting on the score board with a goal in the 10th minute by freshmen forward Roberto Escudero, assisted by freshman midfielder Ivan Azpeitia. However, 14 minutes later, Santa Monica was able to answer back. This was the first goal allowed by goal keeper Shion Jahangiri and the Hawks this year.

In the 30th minute, the Hawks took the lead once again with a cross from freshman midfielder Carlos Moreno finding freshman midfielder Joaquin Esparza on the back door for an easy tap in and his first goal of the year. The Hawks went into halftime with a 2-1 lead, out shooting their opponent 8 to 3.

Starting the second half, the Hawks were not satisfied with the 2-1 score, and came out with something to prove after giving up a careless goal in the first half. Freshman striker Roberto Escudero took matters into his own hands adding 2 more goals to complete his hat trick for the Hawks and finishing the game 4-1. The Hawks play again at home Friday, September 6th at 4:30PM against Mira Costa College.



August 27, 2013

Hawks Open Season With Victory

Orange, CA - With the new season underway, there is a lot of hope, excitement, and high expectations for this group of guys. With a 1-0 victory over UCSD in a scrimmage last friday night, confidence was definitely high going into today's preseason match against Victor Valley. With the Hawks off to a slow start, they finally opened up the scoring in the 22nd minute with a goal from Freshman striker Ivan Azpeitia and assist from Freshman midfielder Carlos Moreno. After dominating possession for the next 23 minutes, the Hawks went into Halftime up by a goal and with all momentum on their side, out shooting Victor Valley 9-3.

Starting the second half, the Hawks were again dominating possession and had all the momentum in their favor. The Hawks were able to find the score board again in the 72nd minute with a 25 yard strike from freshman striker Roberto Escudero and assist from Freshman midfielder Carlos Barrios. With great defending from center defenders Andrew Sanders and Mitch Bell, goal keeper Shion Jahangiri only had to make 3 saves for the Hawks to add another shutout to the books.

The Santiago Canyon College Hawks Men's soccer team play again this Friday, August 30th at 3:00PM at home against Santa Monica.


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