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​October 17, 2014
First-Half Fireworks

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 team.
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 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 Hawks today.​

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 1-0.

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.

he 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
Home Win

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 counter-attack.


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 victory.


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
Road Win

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 i​n 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 today.

​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.