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SCC 0 Goldenwest 0

On Tuesday, November 1st, the Santiago Canyon Hawks took on Goldenwest for their second meeting of the conference season.  An undefeated Goldenwest looked comfortable from the first whistle. But the Hawks were always up for the challenge, they defended very well and attacked efficiently when given the chance.  In the height of the game a penalty kick was awarded to Goldenwest.  Andrew Salmeron was able to block the penalty and keep the game 0-0.  This gave the Hawks some momentum and were able to create some opportunities to score but were unlucky in front of the goal.  the score remained as it started 0-0.




SCC 0 Santa Ana 1

With playoff hopes on the line, the Santiago Canyon Hawks took on the Santa Ana Dons, in a crosstown rivalry match.  The last meeting between the two teams ended in a highly contested match with the Hawks missing a pk in the closing minutes.  This one was sure to not disappoint.  Santa Ana went up in the score in the opening minutes of the game.  But the Hawks were able to gain the momentum to stay in the game.  As the game opened up, both teams traded goal scoring opportunities.  Although the Hawks had some clear chances they weren't able to get a goal.  Final score had Santa Ana winning 1 to nothing.




The Santiago Canyon Hawks would look to get back on the winning tract when they faced OCC.  The Hawks were seconds away from a 2 - 1 victory last time these two met.  OCC was able to pull one back with a direct kick into the box which ended in a 2-2 draw.  On Friday, the game was intense from the opening whistle.  The Hawks looked to strike first when a poke was awarded.  Fabian Cobian was not able to convert from the penalty spot.  The Hawks Bryan Chavez was able to get a goal before the half.  OCC looked to determined to get back into the game in the second half.  As the game progressed OCC would become more and more direct in their play.  They were able to tie the game at the 92nd minute.  Soon after OCC were able to get the game winner with yet another direct kick into the Hawks box where they made the game 2-1



SCC 1 Irvine Valley 3

After a huge win away at Fullerton, the Hawks looked eager for their game against Irvine Valley College.  The Hawks would start out the game on the front foot but were not able to convert on the many chances they had.  As the Hawks momentum was at its highest, they were stunned by an IVC goal from outside the 18 yard box.  They would go into the half 1-0.  Santiago Canyon always seemed to have control but were once again stunned by an long range shot that beat the Hawks goalkeeper.  The Hawks never gave up and pushed to get back into the game.  In their effort to score a goal, they were caught on a counter attack that made the game 3-0.  The Hawks would eventually get a goal.  However it was to late at that point.  The final score would be 1-3.​



SCC 3 Fullerton 1

The Santiago Canyon Hawks took on Fullerton College on Friday afternoon in a heated clash.  The Hawks were always in the attack and were able to convert to make it 1-0 with a goal from Amirgy Pineda in the opening minutes of play.  Soon after Fullerton College would level the game 1-1.  The Hawks would continue their pursuit and were able to go up once again with another goal from Pineda.  The second half started with Fullerton sending wave after wave of attack and creating good scoring chances.  However, a moment of brilliance by Fabian Cobian would net a goal in the top right corner of the goal to make it 3-1.



SCC 0 Cypress 0

The Santiago Canyon Hawks were back in action Tuesday afternoon, when they took on Cypress College in the final game of the first round of conference.  The game was exciting from the opening whistle, both teams traded attack after attack with SCC having the more clear opportunities.  The second half could have gone either way for both teams.  The Hawks were unlucky not to score as their forwards weren't able to convert of the open goal.  The Santiago Canyon Hawks will take on Fullerton on Friday afternoon.


SCC 1 LA Mission 2

In an away friendly, the Santiago Canyon College Hawks took on LA Mission Friday afternoon.  The Hawks came out with a slow start going down 2 - 0 early on, but were able to get back in the game before half putting the game at 2-1 at half.  In the second half the games seemed to open up, the hawks relentless attack was stopped by a very good LA Mission defense.  The game ended 2-1 in favor of LA Mission

SCC 5 Norco 1

After a hard fought battle at Golden West College, the Santiago Canyon Hawks were able to bounce back and get a comfortable win over Norco at home.  The game started off with the Hawks on the attack.  Bryan Chavez was able to convert in the 18th minute of play from an Amirgy Pineda assist.  Although Norco had a few glimpses of attack, Bryan Chavez as able to net another goal for SCC.  Norco would get a goal back to make the score 2-1 at half.  In the second half, the Hawks looked sharp and freshman Kevin Perez was bale to get his first college career hat trick (3 goals) to make the final score 5 to 1

SCC 2 Golden West 2

On Friday, September 30th, the Santiago Canyon Hawks took on Golden West College in the fourth conference game of the season.   The game was intense from the start.  Both teams traded attack after attack but GWC was able to convert first.  After halftime, Santiago Canyon coach Jimmy Obleda made some adjustments and the Hawks were able to bring the game level.  Amirgy Pineda and Kevin Perez led the Hawks attack.  With only 10 minutes remaining, Amirgy Pineda was brought down just outside the box.  Amirgy Pineda would score in the upper right corner from a free kick putting the Hawks up 2 to 1.  GWC scored the tying goal with only minutes remaining.  The final score was 2-2.  Santiago Canyon College Hawks will take on Norco at home on Tuesday, October 4th.

SCC 1 Santa Monica 4

The Santiago Canyon Hawks would look to gain form as they took on Santa Monica College in an away match.  The Hawks looked as if they were on the right steps after draw against Santa Ana displayed resilience and a style of play that would help create goal scoring opportunities.  Even after going down 2-0 in Santa Monica, the Hawks were able to get back one goal when Bryan Chavez netted a goal for Santiago Canyon.  But after a few mental errors Santa Monica capitalized twice more to put the game 4 to 1 in favor of Santa Monica


SCC 0 Santa Ana 0

On Friday, September 23rd, the Santiago Canyon Hawks took on the Santa Ana Dons in a historical cross town rival match.  Both teams were in search or their first win in conference.  The Hawks got off to a slow start allowing the Dons to own the ball and the best scoring chances of the first half.  At halftime, the Hawks were able to make some adjustments to deal with what the Dons were throwing at them.  The Hawks started the second half with a new attitude.  The Hawks had a great scoring opportunity when Andrew Acosta was 1 on 1 with Dons goalkeeper, just missing the goal wide.  The Hawks has the best chance of the game when Amirgy Pineda was brought down in the box for a penalty.  Unfortunately, Pineda's shot was saved by the Dons goalkeeper.  Both teams were able to hold on for the tie.  SCC coach Jimmy Obleda was quoted saying, "We had a great opportunity to beat a very good team and we let it get away from us.  We must be able to take our chance when they are given.  We are almost there."  The Hawks travel to Santa Monica City College on Tuesday, September 26th for a non-conference match.​





On Tuesday, September 20th, the Santiago Canyon Hawks took on Orange Coast College in an away conference match up.  The Hawks went up 1-0 in the opening minutes with a goal from David Vazquez.  Both teams looked eager to win which made for an entertaining game. OCC leveled the game with 5 minutes left in half.  Although the Hawks had conceded​ a goal right before half, they were inspired and were in the attacking third right as the second half started.  The Hawks were able to convert after 15 minutes of play in the second half as Bryan Chavez was there to finish a ball to make it 2 to 1 for Santiago Canyon College.  In the final minutes of the game, OCC converted to make the final score 2-2.

​SCC 1 IVC 6
Santiago Canyon College took on Orange Empire Champions, Irvine Valley College in a conference battle on Friday, September 16th at IVC. The Santiago Canyon College Hawks forward David Vazquez scored in the opening minutes of play.  As the game grew in intensity, both teams battled it out for control of the midfield.  IVC managed to get a goal off a set piece in the closing moments of the first half to get them leveled at 1-1.  After the half IVC turned up the intensity and the Hawks let a few mistakes affect the performance.  The Hawks allowed 5 goals in the second half to bring the score line to 6-1 Irvine Valley College.  The Hawks will look to pick themselves up and get a result when they play away against Orange Coast College at Tuesday night at 7 p.m.

SCC 0 Fullerton 2
On September 13, 2016, Santiago Canyon Men's​ ​​​soccer opened their season with a clash against the Fullerton Hornets.  The Santiago Canyon Hawks looked promising as they were able to get a couple of shots on target in the opening minutes.  An unfortunate mental mistake nearing halftime gave Fullerton a penalty kick and left the Hawks with 10 players.  In the second half, coach Obleda adjusted his team and had the majority of possession creating wave​ after wave of goal scoring opportunities​​.  Unable to convert, the Hawks were forced to push numbers forward which left themselves exposed for a counter which ended in a last minute goal for Fullerton.

SCC Hawks 1 Mira Costa 0

On Friday, September​ 9,​​ the Santiago Canyon Hawks Battled Mira Costa College in their final preseason game.  The Hawks​ extended their record with a 1-0 win.  Bryan Chavez scored a tap in goal at the 20th minute of play.  The Hawks found some rhythm in their play and looked lively in the second half.  The Hawks are looking forward to opening conference play against Fullerton College at 3 p.m. on Tuesday, September 13, at Santiago Canyon College.​

​ ​9/3/2016
SCC Hawks 2 East LA 0
The Hawks were back at it the next day and we able to get their first victory of the year with a two nothing win over East LA College.  The Hawks were able to open up the score with a goal from Kevin Perez after a great individual run from Andy Galvan down the left flank.  The second half had ELAC pushing forward searching for the equalizing goal however they consistently came up against very disciplined back line anchored by Sebastian Arteaga and Iban Servin​​​.  With only 8 minutes left in the game, Andy Galvan secured the victory after finishing a cross from Charlie Ordonez.  The SCC Hawks next game will be at home against Mira Costa College on Friday, September 9th.

​​ 9/2/2016
SCC Hawks 0  San Bernardino Valley 2
Santiago Canyon men's soccer continued their preseason with a game against San Bernardino Valley College.  After 80 minutes of hard fought play SCC conceded in the 82 minute off of a set piece.  The Hawks responded with wave after wave of attack and left themselves exposed for the second SBVC goal off of a counter attack.  Although the win wasn't possible, coach Jimmy Obleda was proud of the 90 plus minutes of effort the players gave.  He commented "This was a tough loss for us.  The players are working hard and getting better.  They gave everything and that is what I ask of them.  Tomorrow is a new day"  The Hawks are back at it again tomorrow against ELAC.

SCC Hawks 1  Cuyamaca Coyotes 1
Santiago Canyon men’s soccer kicked off their season with a 1-1 tie against Cuyamaca College at home.  After going down 1-0 in the opening minutes of play, the Hawks got settled in and were up for the fight.  Amirgy Pineda leveled for the Hawks right before half time to take back the momentum of the game.  In the second half both teams traded attacks but neither were able to convert.  After 90 minutes, the game remained tied.  After the game, SCC Head Coach Jimmy Obleda commented ,”This was good start for us.  The objective is to get better every pre-season game and have us understanding what we want by conference.  This was a good result against a good team.”