||November 22, 2014|
Hawks 1 Panthers 0
Orange, CA - A late over-time goal from Rosario Gonzalez was enough to
set the Hawks up with a second round game against San Bernardino Valley College
at 2pm on Tuesday, November 25th.
The game looked like it was heading for penalties until
Andrea Najera followed in on a through-ball which broke free, and Gonzalez
stabbed the ball home. The Hawks almost scored again before the final whistle
but one goal proved enough in a tight game between two committed teams.
The Hawks dominated for long periods, out-shooting a brave
Panthers team 23 - 9, and could have been ahead earlier when Paige Railey
struck a post from an Alyssa Regalado serve. As it was, the Hawks
back-line looked strong and Casey Pulido was not really tested, making 3 saves
to collect the shut-out.
Thank you to all the Hawks fans who came out to cheer on the
||November 18, 2014|
Santiago Canyon College Women's Soccer enter the Southern California Regional Play-offs on Saturday, November 22nd and will play the winner of a 'Play-in' game on Thursday afternoon between Chaffey College and San Diego Mesa College. Saturday's kick-off time will be 2pm. Entrance costs for all play-off games, as stipulated by the California Commmunity College Athletic Association, are $10.00 for all adults and $7.00 for all identified students, faculty, staff, senior citizens age 60 and over, and children less than 12 years of age.
We hope to see you there to cheer on the Hawks.
||November 14, 2014|
Orange, CA - Two goals from Brooke Mays lifted the Hawks to their 17th win of the season against a hard-working Saddleback Gauchos team.
Santiago Canyon entered the contest as 2014 Orange Empire Conference Champions and started well. Around the 10 minute mark, Rosario Gonzalez found Andrea Najera down the left and Mays scored with a header from the resulting cross. Najera and Kylie Klein went close again but it was Mays again who ran on to a Gonzalez through-ball to slot the ball away and take the Hawks in to the break two goals up.
There was more of the same as the second-half began, but this time it was Jade Anderson who stepped up to convert the third goal from close range. Then, mid-way through the half, as the Hawks stepped off the gas, Saddleback pulled a goal back. The Gaucho's continued to push but to no avail as the Hawks completed the victory and now await the outcome of the play-off seedings on Tuesday.
News of who SCC will host on Saturday, November 22nd will be posted on this site late on Tuesday, or early Wednesday morning. Thank you to all the Hawks supporters at the game today who continue to get behind the team.
||November 10, 2014|
2014 Conference Champions
Cypress, CA - The Hawks entered the contest as
the newly crowned 2014 Conference Champions on the back of a home win against
Santa Ana College last Friday, coupled with a Cypress defeat at Irvine Valley
College. This is the eleventh consecutive Orange Empire Conference title for
the Hawks, but with the play-offs around the corner, already their sights are
set on loftier goals.
This game between 1st and 2nd in Conference was brought forward to Monday so as
to allow for observance of Veteran's Day. On a poor playing surface, the opening period saw the Hawks absorb pressure for
periods but the pace of SCC forwards Kaitlin Gishwiller, Brooke Mays, and
Andrea Najera always looked a goal-scoring threat. Mid-way through the half,
Gishwiller and Mays linked up for the winning goal. Good work from Alyssa Regalado, allowed Gishwiller to
find Mays who raced clear and clipped the ball past the on-rushing keeper to take the Hawks in to the break one goal up.
The Hawks dominated the early-going of the second period and could have doubled
the lead on two occasions when through with just the keeper to beat. But Mays first-half goal proved to be enough, as the Hawks
backline held strong and Casey Pulido earned the shut- out.
play their final game of the regular season at home to Saddleback College on
Friday, November 14th at 3pm. Thank you to the large contingent of Hawks
followers who came out to cheer on the team today.
||November 7, 2014|
Hawks Down Dons
Orange, CA - Two goals from Danielle Snook led the Hawks to a convincing
win against a hard-working Santa Ana team. The game should really have been
over by half-time with the Hawks creating numerous clear-cut goal-scoring
opportunities in the opening period. But a combination of good goal-keeping,
and poor finishing meant only a Snook volley from a Taylor Hollywood serve
separated the teams at half-time.
Minutes in to the second half, Jordyn Belanto doubled the
lead following in to finish after being set-up by Brooke Mays. Jade Anderson
then grabbed the 3rd goal, side-footing the ball high across the keeper in to
the far corner from just inside the penalty area. Snook then closed out the
scoring from close range in what turned out to be a comfortable 4-0 win for the
Hawks. Odalis Elias and Casey Pulido shared the shut-out as the entire squad
got in on the action.
In recognition of Veterans Day on Tuesday, November 11th,
the Hawks will instead play next on Monday, November 10th at 3pm at Cypress
College. Thanks to all the Hawks support who came out to cheer on the team
||November 4, 2014|
Hawks 1, Pirates 0
Costa Mesa, CA - In blustery conditions, the Hawks scored late to earn the
points. Some resolute Coast defending had kept the Hawks at bay but a moment of
quality from Rosario Gonzalez ultimately proved to be the difference.
The opening half had seen the Hawks dominate with Jordyn
Belanto and Andrea Najera both firing high when well-placed. SCC upped the
tempo in the second period with Najera again going close shortly after the
break. As the clock ticked down, the Hawks found the break-through. Najera fed
the ball to the top of the Penalty Box, and Gonzalez wriggled free of her mark
and clipped a ball over the Coast keeper who made a valiant attempt to save but
could not keep it out. Casey Pulido, in goal for the Hawks, did not have a save
to make in preserving the shut-out.
SCC play next at home to Santa Ana College at 3pm on
November 7th. Thanks to the Hawks supporters who came out to see the team play
||October 31, 2014|
Six of the Best
Orange, CA - Three goals in each half saw the Hawks to a comfortable win
in a physical contest against an improved Fullerton team. The Hawks survived an
early scare going behind to a long range effort and shortly afterwards Odalis
Elias, in goal for SCC, made a fine save to prevent the Hawks going two goals
behind. The Hawks remained composed and Brooke Mays grabbed the equalizer from
a knock-down by Paige Railey on the 20 minute mark . Alyssa Regalado then broke
from midfield to slot the ball past the keeper to put SCC in to the lead.
Andrea Najera completed the first-half scoring just before halftime, as Mays
provided the assist.
Two goals in the opening 7 minutes of the second period
finished the game as a contest. Railey headed the Hawks fourth goal from a
Regalado serve, and Denise Delgadillo stole in to make it 5- 1. The Hawks
weren't finished there. Kristel Martinez went close with a firm left-footed
strike before Kylie Klein deftly beat the advancing keeper to complete the
scoring. All the available outfield players were involved in what turned out to
be a comprehensive 6-1 home win for the home team.
The Hawks play next at Orange Coast College on Tuesday,
November 4th at 3pm. Thanks to all the Hawks followers who came out to cheer on
the team today.
||October 28, 2014|
Golden West 0, Santiago Canyon 2
Huntington Beach, CA - Two late goals were enough to lift the
Hawks to a road victory against a determined Golden West team.
In truth, it was a low energy first-half
performance from the visitors, which did not meet the standards they have set
for themselves this season. Despite that, the Hawks should still have gone in
to the break ahead. Alyssa Regalado had a good opportunity well-saved by the
Rustler keeper mid-way through the half, and Danielle Snook fired over from
close range when well placed.
The Hawks looked far more competitive after the
break and goal-keeper Casey Pulido was called upon to make just one save for
the duration of the half. SCC however needed to wait until the 85th minute to
break the dead-lock when Brooke Mays got in behind the Golden West back-line
and coolly converted to put the Hawks a goal-up. SCC were not finished and as
the game moved beyond the 90 minute mark, Andrea Najera powered home a header
from a Taylor Hollywood cross to clinch the points.
Santiago Canyon play next at home to Fullerton
College on Friday, October 31st at 3pm. Thank you to the travelling contingent
of Hawks fans, who came out to see the team today.
||October 17, 2014|
Orange,CA - In the match-up between 1st and 3rd in the conference, the
Hawks dominated this contest from the out-set against a spirited Irvine Valley
Early pressure paid off when Kaitlin Gishwiller served across the penalty
box and Mandi Willis hit a superb drive back across the keeper in to the side
netting from about 15 yards. The Hawks didn't have to wait long for the second.
Denise Delgadillo found Rosario Gonzalez who finished cleanly to put the Hawks
two goals ahead. Irvine Valley still looked to threaten on the counter, but the
Hawks grabbed a third when Brooke Mays broke in behind the Lasers back-line and slotted the ball away. On the stroke of half-time, Jade Anderson grabbed the
fourth goal with a fierce strike from the top of the box.
Both teams looked to make adjustments at the break, and the Hawks
went in search of a fifth goal. IVC continued to push but the Hawks back-line
was strong. Casey Pulido and Odalis Elias combined for the shut-out in a good
all-round team display.
SCC play next away at Norco College on Tuesday, October 21st at
3pm. Thanks to all those who came out to watch the Hawks today.
||October 14, 2014|
Santiago Canyon 0, Saddleback 0
Mission Viejo, CA - The Hawks could not find a way through in a 0-0 tie away at
Saddleback College in a game that was a poor advertisement for women's soccer.
Whether collegiate soccer should be played on a field that is 52 yards wide is
a discussion for another day, but predictably, it was a physical game, in a
tight space with lots of set-piece opportunities for both teams. Neither team
could find a winning goal in a match-up with few goal-scoring chances.
The opening opportunity of the game saw Rosario Gonzalez
create something out of nothing around the 20 minute mark and stab the ball at
the Gaucho keeper. Then Taylor Hollywood struck the foot of the post from the
edge of the area. The Gaucho's shot wide when well-placed after a turnover in
the Hawks back line, but neither team could find the break-through.
It was more of the same in the second-half. Kaitlin
Gishwiller had a shot-blocked after breaking through the Gaucho's back-line and
Hollywood almost broke the dead-lock from distance with a fine strike that was
turned away by the Gaucho keeper.
Honors ended even and the Hawks will now look forward to the
visit of Irvine Valley College at home on Friday, October 17th at 3pm. Thanks
to all those who travelled down to see the Hawks today.
||October 10, 2014|
Hawks 1, Chargers 1
Orange, CA - It was a story of missed chances for the Hawks as they
rallied from a goal-behind but did not do enough to find the winner against a
competitive Cypress team.
Alyssa Regalado had the first clear cut opportunity of the
game but couldn't slide the ball back across the keeper after the ball was
squared to her from the left. Cypress could have gone ahead but flashed the
ball wide from 8 yards and then some lack-luster defending allowed the Chargers
in to take the lead with a fine finish. SCC responded, and Brooke Mays made a
strong run down the left, connecting with Andrea Najera and Rosario Gonzalez
side-footed over from 10 yards.
The Hawks improved in the early going of the second-half and
it took just 8 minutes to find the equalizer. Jade Anderson was fouled about 25
yards out and Taylor Hollywood struck the ball hard and low past the keeper to
even the score. Kaitlin Gishwiller nearly doubled the lead a minute later,
striking the foot of the post and soon after Najera hit the bar. Najera then
fired over when clear through. Hollywood hit the bar from another free-kick but
the Hawks could not convert the pressure in to the all important second goal.
As the clock wound down, the Chargers could have stolen the points but shot
straight at Hawks Keeper Casey Pulido from 8 yards out.
Santiago Canyon College play next at Saddleback College on
Tuesday, October 14th at 3pm. Thanks to all those who came out to cheer on the
||October 7, 2014|
Santa Ana 0, Santiago Canyon 2
Santa Ana, CA - A goal in each half saw the Hawks safely to
victory in hot and humid conditions on the turf field at Santa Ana. Andrea
Najera hit the bar in the early going, and was on hand to convert from a fine
through ball by Jade Anderson around the half-hour mark. Brooke Mays also went
close for the Hawks but the resilient Dons went in to the break trailing just
The Hawks picked up the pace in the second period but were
not rewarded until 15 minutes from time. Mandi Willis sealed the points with a
fierce strike after good work from Kaitlin Gishwiller. Odalis Elias and Casey
Pulido in goal combined for the shut-out.
The Hawks play next on Friday, October 10th at home to
Cypress College. Thanks to all those who braved the high temperatures to cheer
on the Hawks today.
||October 3, 2014|
Hawks 5, Pirates 1
Orange, CA - Three goals mid-way through the half effectively won this
contest for the Hawks against a hard-working Orange Coast team. The Hawks
stormed out to an early lead after just 3 minutes when Mandi Willis found space
on the flank and served a delightful ball to Denise Delgadillo who headed back
across the keeper. SCC didn't have to wait too long for the second as Alyssa
Regalado became the provider for Kirsten Martin to score her first goal of the
season. Brooke Mays then latched on to a Regalado through-ball and calmly
slotted the ball away for the third . Kaitlin Gishwiller then got in on the
goal-scoring with a low first-time drive after good work by Mays to give the
Hawks a 4 0 lead going in to the break.
In the second period, the Hawks continued to push for the
fifth goal, but around the hour mark, the Pirates pulled a goal back when a
shot was deflected past Keeper Casey Pulido. After that the Hawks rarely looked
in trouble, and Andrea Najera sealed the contest with a fine solo run, beating
the Coast goalie at the near-post.
The Hawks play next at Santa Ana College on Tuesday, October
7th at 3pm. Thanks to all those who came out to support the Hawks today.
||September 30, 2014|
Hawks 7, Hornets 0
Fullerton, CA -On an impressive new
field, a determined Fullerton team could not overcome the Hawks, who won
convincingly on the day. Andrea Najera opened the scoring after latching on to
a fine through ball from Kylie Klein. Kaitlin Gishwaller grabbed the second
goal half-way through the half and then turned provider for Brooke Mays who
netted from close range.
The second-half was
barely a minute old, when Danielle Snook converted the fourth goal. Najera then
decisively finished twice more and Klein rounded out the scoring with a deft
finish. Alyssa Regalado recorded 3 assists and Casey Pulido and Odalis Elias
shared the shut-out.
The Hawks play next at
home to Orange Coast College at 3pm on Friday October 3rd. Thank you to all the
Hawks fans who came out to see the team play today.
||September 26, 2014|
Hawks 2, Rustlers 1
Orange, CA - In an intriguing game, the Hawks were made to work for their
win. After failing to take their first-half chances, SCC found themselves a
goal down at the break. A turnover in the penalty area led to the Rustlers
crossing to the far post for a simple header. Prior to that Mandi Willis, and
Andrea Najera had seen their close range finishes saved. Following the
goal, the Hawks responded well with Jordyn Belanto, Alyssa Regalado and Jade
Anderson all going close.
The Hawks improved further in the second half. Najera and Rosario Gonzalez were continually causing the Golden West backline problems. On the
hour mark Brooke Mays found the equalizer converting after good work from
Gonzalez. SCC continued to create some good things with Danielle Snook seeing
her finish well-saved and Anderson seeing a shot saved on the line. It was Willis who struck from distance for what turned out to be the winner with about 15 minutes remaining on the clock. Both
Gonzalez and Najera could have grabbed a third goal, but the Hawks closed out
the game to claim the victory. Casey Pulido had 3 saves as the backline held strong.
SCC play next away at Fullerton College on Tuesday, September
30th at 3pm. Thanks to all those who came out to support the team today.
||September 19, 2014|
Orange, CA - Freshman Brooke Mays scored a first-half hat-trick in 20
minutes to lead the Hawks in a 12-0 defeat of a brave visiting Norco Mustangs
team. The Hawks were two goals up in the first 5 minutes and never looked back.
Kylie Klein grabbed 2 goals and Rosario Gonzalez, Sam Sipes, Danielle Snook and
Andrea Najera all tallied as the Hawks led 9- 0 at the half. SCC continued to
move the ball well in the second period. Mays scored her 4th goal before
Gonzalez headed her 2nd from a fine cross by Kristel Martinez. Amanda Empleo
rounded out the scoring. Freshman keeper Odalis Elias collected the shut-out as
the Hawks back-line stood firm.
Now Conference competition will begin to heat up for SCC,
with the visit of Golden West College on Friday, September 26th. Kickoff is at
3pm. Thanks to the Hawks following who came out to watch the team today.
||September 16, 2014|
Hawks Turn Up the Heat
Irvine, CA - In temperatures reaching above 100 degrees, the Hawks opened
league play with a 1-0 victory at Irvine Valley College. Danielle Snook was the
difference-maker scoring with a close range header from a Taylor Hollywood
serve right on the stroke of half-time. The Hawks could have been comfortably
ahead by then. However, some good goal-keeping was to thwart them time and time
again through-out the game, as Irvine looked to find a way through on the
Hawks dominated the second period also with Kylie Klein, Brooke Mays and Andrea
Najera all going close. Late on, Casey Pulido made a fine save from a free-kick
from distance to preserve the shut-out and give the Hawks a well-deserved
Santiago Canyon College play next at home to Norco College on
Friday, September 19th at 3pm. Thanks to all the Hawks who bared the heat to
watch the team play today.
||September 9, 2014|
Ventura, CA - The Hawks battled to a 2-1 win
over the Ventura Pirates, with Andrea Najera getting both goals in a
hard-fought win. Kylie Klein could have put the Hawks ahead early, shooting
over when through, but against the run of play Ventura took the lead. A first-time
finish from the right beat Casey Pulido to put the Pirates 1-0 up. Within a
minute the Hawks had responded, with Najera wriggling free to grab the
equalizer and the game was tied going in to the break.
Ventura opened the second-half the better team, but the Hawks
defense looked solid. In the 70th minute Najera struck again with a left-footed
shot across the keeper. As Ventura pushed forward, Mandi Willis could have
sealed the win by converting on a couple of occasions. In the closing seconds
Casey Pulido was quickly off her line to intercept a ball in behind, but didn't
have to make a second-half save.
The Hawks play next away at Irvine
Valley College in the opening game of the Orange Empire Conference on Tuesday,
September 16th. Kick-off is at 3pm. Thanks to all the travelling Hawks who came
to watch the team today.
September 4, 2014
Five Star Hawks
Oceanside, CA - A competitive game between two of last year's play-off teams,
was dominated from start to finish by the Hawks who on the day, should have won
by a bigger margin. Three first-half goals from Andrea Najera, all assisted by
Mandi Willis, settled this contest by half-time. The first was a wall-pass
combination that freed Najera to slot the ball past the keeper. The next a
simple through ball that Najera latched on to. And then on the stroke of
half-time combination play between Jordyn Belanto and Kaitlin Gishwiller found
Willis who set up Najera for her hat-trick with a fine left-footed strike.
After the break, it was more of the same. Alyssa Regalado stroked the ball home
minutes in to the half. Then after Mira Costa pulled a goal back, Brook Mays
rounded the keeper to add the fifth, as the entire squad got in on the action.
The Hawks play next on Tuesday, November 9th at 6pm away at Ventura College.
Thanks to all the Hawks fans who travelled down to San Diego for the game
August 30, 2014
Hawks 0, Wolverines 0
Orange, CA - In an intriguing battle between two strong community college teams, the Hawks dominated for long periods but were unable to convert their goal-scoring opportunities in to goals. The early opportunities fell to the Hawks and Danielle Snook came close twice from Taylor Hollywood serves. Freshman Brooke Mays forced a good save from the San Bernardino Valley keeper just before half-time. The Hawks back-line looked solid and neither team could find the breakthrough and so both teams looked for inspiration at the break.
The second-half started similarly but as the half progressed the Hawks began to push harder and harder for the decisive goal. Kylie Klein came close and then turned provider for Mandi Willis and Jordyn Belanto but neither could convert. Denise Delgadillo went close from distance but as the clock ticked down, it wasn't enough. Casey Pulido did not have to make a save in preserving the shut-out.
The Hawks play next at Mira Costa college on Thursday, September 4th. Kick-off is at 4pm. Thanks to all the local teams and families who came out to enjoy our Annual Community Night. We hope you enjoyed the occasion and thank you for your support.
August 27, 2014
2014 Season Begins...
Monterey Park, CA - Welcome back. Finally the 2014 season is upon us. Before we begin our coverage for the new season, we'd like to recognize the 8 sophomore Hawk athletes who have moved on to play at 4 year schools this coming season; 2 at the Division 1 level, 4 at the Division 2 level and 2 at NAIA schools. Congratulations to Shauna Salcido, Jenny Konishi, Sam Jones, Amanda Gomez, Jamie Smith, Reanne Macon, Celly Ruiz and Amanda Scheatzle. We wish them well on their new adventures.
The 2014 Hawks opened the new campaign with a 6-2 victory over the ELAC Huskies. The early exchanges were even, until Andrea Najera capitalized on a Kaitlin Gishwaller cross to open the scoring after about 5 minutes. The Huskies responded well and 2 superb individual efforts left the Hawks in relatively unknown territory, trailing 2-1. SCC responded with Alyssa Regalado, tapping the ball home from close range after good work by Kylie Klein to go into the break at 2- 2.
The second-half was a much improved SCC display. Najera tallied twice in the opening minutes after quality serves from both Denise Delgadillo and America Quintana. Then a wonderful reverse pass by Brooke Mays freed Najera to capitalize for her fourth goal. Brooke Klein completed the scoring with a firm finish from a pass by Mandi Willis. Casey Pulido and Odalis Elias completed the 2nd half shut-out in what turned out to be a convincing win.
The Hawks now prepare for Saturday evenings home contest against San Bernardino Valley College on Saturday, August 30th at 6.30pm. This is our annual 'Community Night' where young soccer players dressed in uniform will get to meet and warm down with the team after the game. Hot dogs and nacho's will be available. There will be no charge for parking. Thanks to all those who travelled to see the Hawks today. We look forward to seeing you on Saturday.