SCC 2 - Irvine Valley 3
In a tale of two halves, Irvine Valley College men's soccer team prevailed three to two in a battle with the Santiago Canyon College squad.
IVC jumped into a lead after nine minutes on a counter attack that became the order of the day. The Santiago Hawks dominated possession and geographical dominance playing most of the game in the IVC half of the field.
The Hawk's dominance resulted in a penalty kick in the 41st minute. Marcus Gonzalez, who had been tripped in the box, stepped up but his strike crashed back off the crossbar and cleared away by the IVC defense.
In the 46th minute, IVC broke away from the Santiago attack and doubled their lead 2-0.
The Hawks continued to attack the IVC goal in the second half but it was IVC, in the 70th minute, that increased their lead again from a counter attack.
Five minutes later the Hawks finally got on the scoresheet, when Gonzalez got on the end of a through ball to cut the lead to 3-1.
In the 85th minute, Santiago pulled another goal back when Devon Cornejo scored after a good solo run, bringing the score to 3-2. Despite the rest of the game played in and around the IVC penalty box the Hawks could not get the tying goal.
Santiago Canyon now must wait to see if their season will continue when the playoff schedule is announced.
SCC 1 - Fullerton 2
SCC 2 - Golden West 2
With the last play of the game, Santiago Canyon Hawks tied the game up on a goal from Robert Salcido denying Golden West College all three points.
The Hawks started with a bang. In the 8th minute, Devon Cornejo fed Marcus Gonzalez in front of the goal and the Santiago forward made no mistake putting his team up one.
Despite dominating the contest, the Hawks gave up the equalizer in the 55th minute when Santiago defender, Niko Achatz, hauled down the Golden West attacker. The referee had no hesitation pointing to the spot for a penalty kick.
Things got even worse for the hawks two minutes later when Golden West took advantage of a throw in and depositing the ball into the net for a 2-1 lead.
With time running out Santiago tied the game up, Robert Salcido arriving at the back post to slam the ball home: 2-2 Final.
SCC 0 - Taft 1
Taft College arrived at Santiago college with a great team ranked in the top five in California. The Hawks battled them for 90 minutes losing 1-0.
Santiago Canyon's men's team kept the scored tied for 55 minutes but then Taft scored with a long shot that eluded goalkeeper Alejandro Espinoza.
Both teams continued in a very open game. The Hawks created a load of chances and with a little more quality in front of goal could have tied the game or even pulled out the win.
Despite the loss, Santiago coach Jimmy Obleda was encouraged with their performance against one of the top teams in the state.
SCC 2 - Norco 2
Playing away games can sometimes be tough, as SCC experienced
vs Norco on Oct. 26. In their first meeting, SCC dominated their home match vs
Norco and managed to win by a score of 4-0. However, in their 2nd
match at Norco, the Hawks had to make a comeback in order to tie the game and
collect a valuable point for their standings.
In the first half of
play, Norco definitely had the home field advantage. It was a very hot and
humid afternoon and to make matters worse, the teams were playing on a turf
field which made it even hotter out on the pitch. Norco came out feeling right
at home and quickly used a long ball attack to spray balls over the top of the
Hawk’s defense. Norco’s first goal came when one of those direct long balls was
played towards the Hawk’s goal and was allowed to bounce by SCC’s defense,
which resulted with a Norco forward out-sprinting two SCC defenders and getting
to the ball first. After gaining control of the ball, the Norco attacker slipped
a shot past the SCC goalkeeper, Alejandro Espinoza, who had come out of his box
to try and stop the breakaway. The Hawks answered back with a goal of their
own. Devin Cornejo struck a direct free kick perfectly into the upper left
corner of the goal from about 20 yards out. Devin placed the ball over the
defensive wall and helped his team get on the scoreboard. Unfortunately, Norco
had also scored from another defensive mistake made by the Hawk’s defense.
Trailing by a goal at
the half, the hawks knew they were outplaying and outshooting Norco, but also
knew that just because you’re leading in all categories of the stat sheet, it
doesn’t mean you always win the game. Coach Obleda went to his bench early into
in the 2nd half and after being in for only a few minutes, forward
Robert Salcido made the most of his opportunity by shooting a ball into the
back post of Norco’s goal to secure SCC’s second goal of the game. Despite SCC having
five more shots and greater time of possession throughout the match, they
couldn’t score that 3rd goal and the game ended 2-2. The Hawks will
play Taft at SCC on Tuesday, Oct. 30th. It will be a very challenging
non-conference game for the Hawks.
SCC 3 - Cypress 2
Santiago Canyon men's soccer team outlasted Cypress College 3-2 on two goals from Marcus Gonzalez.
Cypress took a one goal lead with a long ball over the top of the Hawks backline in the 45th minute. The Cypress forward was tripped, and the referee awarded a penalty kick. The forward deposited the ball into the back of the Santiago net, for a 1-0 lead.
Ten minutes into the second half, Santiago's offense finally came alive as Alex Diego fed Gonzalez who finished his move with his first goal of the game.
In the 65th minute, the Hawks got another goal from Gonzalez as Diego again was the supplier, to give SCC a 2-1 lead.
Santiago continued to apply pressure on the Cypress defense and in the 79th minute, Jesus Abaunza found Robert Salcido who made no mistake giving the Hawks a two-goal cushion at 3-1.
With time running out, Santiago was appreciative of the cushion as Cypress with another long ball over the top closed the gap to 3-2. The goal added an edge to the final moments of the game, but the Hawks held on for all three points.
Santiago next travel to Norco College on Friday, October 26 kickoff's at 3pm.
SCC 0 - OCC 4
College men’s soccer team handed the Santiago Canyon Hawks their biggest defeat
of the season with a convincing 4-0 victory.
first half goals, OCC shut the door early as the Hawks had no answer to the
only hope to get back into the game, after conceding several goals early, was
when they were awarded a penalty kick in the 1st half. However, the
penalty kick was saved in the 33 minute, as Devan Cornejo could not convert
from the spot.
It was one
of those games for the Hawks as they could not get any offense going and their defensive
mistakes cost them dearly.
SCC 1 - OCC 2
got off to a flyer, in the 11th minute, with Samuel Santoyo getting
in behind the Orange Coast defense. Santoyo’s shot was saved by the goalkeeper
but he gave up a rebound and Alexander Diego was on the spot to hammer the ball
In the 37th
minute the Hawks gave the ball away in a dangerous area and Orange Coast took
full advantage tying the score at 1-1.
to attack and in the 82nd minute were awarded a penalty kick. George Castro
stepped up to take the kick, but The Orange Coast goalkeeper denied him, diving
to his right, stopping the spot kick.
the penalty save, a rejuvenated OCC came down the field and capitalized on some
poor defending by the Santiago defense, getting the go-ahead goal with
literally no time left on the clock for a 2-1 victory.
SCC 4 - Irvine Valley 3
Canyon Hawks come out on top in a seven-goal thriller. Devan Cornejo with a
free kick, four minutes from the end of regulation, wins it for the Hawks 4-3.
Valley opened the scoring in the sixth minute. Santiago lost the ball in the
midfield and Irvine made them pay going up 1-0. With a corner kick in the 22nd
minute, the Hawks tied the game up at one, when the delivery from Juan Reyes
was redirected into the net by Niko Achatz.
their goal, Santiago were caught on the counter as Irvine went ahead 2-1 less
than a minute later.
raised the games tempo and it was Santiago who capitalized getting a tying goal
in the 37th minute; Cornejo finding an unmarked Robert Salcido who
deposited the ball into the Irvine goal to tie it at 2-2.
halftime approaching, the Hawks again got on the scoreboard with Sami Santoyo
using his speed to get behind the Irvine backline, finding Salcido who made no
mistake putting Santiago ahead 3-2.
feeling good about their go-ahead goal Santiago got caught waiting for the
halftime whistle and Irvine made them pay tying up the game 3-3 merely seconds
before the end of the 1st half.
second half, both teams tightened up their defensive play and it was a battle
as to who maybe was going to make a mistake or come up with a piece of magic.
In the 86th
minute it was the Hawks who came up with the magic. Cornejo with a vicious
freekick won the game for Santiago and gave them a crucial away win and three
SCC 1 - Fullerton 2
Canyon men's soccer had a disappointing 2-1 loss to conference leading
Fullerton College in a hard fought Orange Empire Conference meeting between number
one and two in the standings.
started the scoring in the 16th minute, with an attack down the
right wing and a cross that eluded goalkeeper Aaron Servin, giving the
Fullerton team a one goal lead.
minutes later, the Hawks responded. A combination started by Jesus Abaunza to
Marcus Gonzalez and ending with Georgie Castro scoring, to tie the game at one.
In the 45th
minute Fullerton took advantage of a Santiago defensive error and slipped in to
put away their second goal. The Hawks continued to press for the tying goal,
but Fullerton held on for the narrow victory.
SCC 2 - Golden West 1
first half goals, the Santiago Hawks held on for a 2-1 victory at Golden West College.
started with a bang. In the third minute, Devon Cornjeo hit a rocket left
footed free kick well beyond the Golden West goalkeeper for a one goal lead.
continued their offensive pressure and in the 31st minute they
increased their advantage. The play was started by Jesus Abaunza, who hit a
defense splitting ball into the feet of Rafa Nogueda. Nogueda in turn played an inch perfect pass
into the run of Memo Fernandez. He made no mistake smashing the ball into the
back of the net.
wind at their back, Golden West pressed to open their scoring account in the 70th
minute. They capitalized on some sloppy defensive work by Santiago depositing
the ball in the goal after a scramble in the Hawks penalty box.
The Hawks return home to face Fullerton College
on Friday, October 5, kick off is at 3pm.
SCC 4 - Norco 0
With a brace from George Castro, Santiago Canyon men's soccer team shutout Norco College 4-0 at the Santiago Hawk's home field.
In the 25th minute, Marcus Gonzales broke free from his marker and unleashed a low hard shot that put the Hawks into the lead.
Castro then joined in with a great solo effort gliding past two defenders before slipping the ball past the Norco goalkeeper, giving Santiago a two-goal advantage.
With the first half coming to an end, the Hawks increased their lead with Robert Salcido, notching a goal assisted by Castro.
Santiago Canyon continued to dominate play in the second half and in the 70th minute Castro struck again, finishing off a move started from midfield by Hawk's forward Rafael Nogueda.
Santiago's next home game is on Friday, October 6 with a 3pm kick off.
SCC 2 - Cypress 1
With a goal in the first minute of the game, Santiago Canyon men's soccer team went on to beat Cypress college 2-1 in a hard-fought game at Cypress College's home field.
The Santiago Hawks played a probing ball to Marcus Gonzalez between the two Cypress central defenders, and despite their recovery defensively, Gonzalez kept his cool slotting the ball past the onrushing Cypress goalkeeper.
Both teams continued to press looking for a goal, but it was not until the 71st minute that the Hawks added to their lead. Sami Santoyo slid a delightful ball into the feet of Lorenzo Nogueira, who made no mistake giving Santiago a commanding two goal advantage.
Cypress came back strong looking to cut the Hawks lead and with 15 minutes left in the contest, the referee awarded Cypress a penalty kick. Santiago's goalkeeper, Aaron Servin, dove in the right direction but was unable to stop the low shot.
Santiago recorded their first win in conference, now with a record of one win, one loss, and one tie and return home on Tuesday, September 25, versus Norco College, 3pm kick off.
SCC 2 - Santa Ana 2
Santa Ana college men's soccer team snatched a tie with a last-minute equalizer Friday afternoon versus Santiago Canyon Hawks.
After a tough opening 20 minutes the Hawks broke through with a golaso from Marcus Gonzalez. Jesus Abaunza on the counter attack, send in an inch perfect cross and Gonzalez hit an unstoppable volley into the net opening the score.
Five minutes later Santiago increased their lead. George Castro tapping in at the back post after a good combination play between Devon Cornejo and Kevin Labastida.
Two minutes later the Santa Ana Pirates pulled one back with a looping header over the out stretched arms of Hawks goal keeper Alejandro Espinosa.
The speed and intensity of the game continued into the second half, as both teams had good opportunities to score.
The Pirates pressing attack forced a penalty kick in the 75th minute, but the spot kick went wide to the Hawks relief.
With time running out the referee added Three minutes and it was enough time for Santa Ana to put a shot over the Hawks defense tying the game at 2-2.
The Santiago Canyon college men's soccer team return home on Tuesday September 25th versus Norco at 3 PM.
SCC 1 - Orange Coast 2
Santiago Canyon mens soccer team takes an early lead but can't hold on losing 1-2. Orange Coast getting the winner in the last play of the game.
The Hawks got off to a flyer, in the 11th minute, with Samuel Santoyo getting in behind the orange Coast defense. Santoyo's shot was saved by the goalkeeper but he gave up a rebound and Alexander Diego was on the spot to hammer the ball home.
In the 37th minute the Hawks gave the ball away in a dangerous area and Orange Coast took full advantage tying the score at 1-1.
Santiago continued to attack and in the 82end minute were awarded a penalty kick. George Castro stepped up to take the kick, but The Orange Coast goalkeeper denied him, diving to his right, stopping the spot kick.
Buoyed by the penalty save a rejuvenated OCC came down the field and capitalized on some poor defending by the Santiago defense, getting the go-ahead goal with literally no time left on the clock for a 2-1 victory.
Santiago Canyon College mens team next home game is versus Santa Ana College, Friday September 14, kick off at 3 pm.
SCC 2 - Cuyamaca 2
In their final match before starting league play, the Hawks hosted Cuyamaca College on SCC's "Community Night". The Hawks came out and scored to take an early lead and go up 1-0, however, they would not hold on to the lead for too long as Cuyamaca scored to tie the game at 1-1 before the half. Late in the 2nd half, the Hawks scored their 2nd goal to take the lead with a few minutes left in the game. Unfortunately, in the final few minutes, Cuyamaca took a long shot from over 30 yards out, which surprised the Hawk's goalkeeper and caught him off his line; the ball went into the goal and the game ended 2-2. Despite the Hawks not winning the game, "Community Night" was a success with fans lining the SCC sidelines. After the game, the team and fans went to Wiseguys Pizza and enjoyed some good food with family and friends.
SCC 2 - Victor Valley 0
The Hawks carried their late game efforts and momentum, from their previous match, into the start of this game. There was no way the Hawks would allow this game to get away from them and secured a 2-0 victory over Victor Valley at Santiago Canyon College.
SCC 2 - Oxnard 2
Canyon’s men soccer team battled to 2-2 tie with Oxnard College, SCC scoring
the tying goal with only two minutes remaining in the game.
Hawks started the game with a bang. Pressing their opponents in their own half
and in the 18th minute the Hawks won a corner kick.
resulting corner, Niko Achatz came forward to win the ball in the air and send
a strong header into the Oxnard net for a one goal advantage.
second half, Oxnard came out battling and in the 60th minute their
possession play won them a free kick out on the left flank close to the corner
flag. They scored on a clever set play catching the SCC defense by surprise
with a couple of dummy runs before depositing the ball into the net tying the
game at one.
again to take a 2-1 lead in the 70th minute.
like Oxnard would hold on to their lead despite constant pressure by the Hawk’s
attack. However, in the final minutes of the game, Devin Cornejo broke in
behind the Oxnard defense, but before he could pull the trigger, he was brought
down from behind. The referee had no hesitation on pointing to the spot, awarding
the Hawks a penalty kick. Cornejo stepped up and buried the PK to give SCC a
Next up for the
SCC Men are Victor Valley. The game will be played at SCC on Thursday, September
6: kickoff at 3pm.
SCC 3 - LA College 1
Santiago Canyon Hawks men's soccer team got off to a quick start in the game versus East Los Angeles college at Santiago Canyon College's home field, Marcus Gonzalez, scoring in the first five minutes on their way to a 3-1 victory.
The Hawks had a slick combination at the edge of the penalty box with Gonzalez finishing the play with a quick shot giving Santiago a one goal lead after only 5 minutes.
Santiago Canyon continued dominating the game in the first half scoring on a corner kick. Alexander Diego took the corner and Gonzalez was first to the ball setting up Niko Achatz, who flicked the ball past the helpless East LA goalkeeper for a two-goal advantage.
At halftime, Santiago Canyon's head coach Jimmy Obleda, talked about 2-0 being a dangerous score and going into the second half East Los Angeles almost made his words come true battling back to half the advantage with some nice play down the left flank, pulling one back on the hour mark.
Santiago continued to dominate and had several good chances to increase their lead before an attack capitalized with speed in the 65thminute. The Hawks got their reward with some nice play. On the counter attack Lorenzo Nogueira played a ball through to George Castro, who made no mistake going one on one with the Los Angeles keeper, finishing well to give the Hawks back a two-goal lead at 3-1.
In the last 20 minutes, Santiago Canyon managed the game well keeping the ball and also developing several more goal scoring chances consolidating their 3-1 win.
The Hawks will continue with a home game on Tuesday September 4thversus Oxnard College at 4pm. and on Thursday September 6thagainst Victor Valley College at 3pm.
Santiago Canyon College men's soccer program will end the week on Saturday September 8 with their annual Community Night. There will be a free soccer clinic for boys and girls, age 7 to 12 from 5 to 5:45pm., on the lower practice field.
The team would also like to invite families to meet the players after the game at Wiseguys Pizza on the corner of Chapman and Newport across the street from the college.
SCC 6 - LA Mission 2
The Hawks win on the road with an impressive 6-2 victory. George Castro lead the team in scoring with a hat trick. Other goals were scored by Marcus Gonzales, Memo Gonzales and Lorenzo Noguera.
SCC vs Long Beach (scrimmage)