|||March 20, 2015|
Alumni Hawks Swoop In
In our first alumni game in the 15 year history of Santiago Canyon College Women's Soccer, over 40 former Hawks from seasons past, returned to take on the current team in an entertaining game between two talented squads in front of a large crowd. It was great to see so many players, coaches and families return. For some the field was in a different location. For many, the campus was barely recognizable from when they attended SCC. But for all, it was good to reunite, see some new faces and get reacquainted with some team-mates from years past.
The Women's Soccer staff would like to thank the alumni student-athlete soccer community for their individual and collective contributions to the success of SCC Women's Soccer program specifically. It would also like to thank them for helping build the profile of the college in the local community and across the State/Nation.
The list of accomplishments for the program is something that all team-mates can be proud of, from our inaugural season in 2000 to our currents squads 2014 21-1-3 record, 11th consecutive Orange Empire Conference Championship, and our 7th State-Final appearance in the last 9 years. Of course, the 2006 and 2009 squads distinguish themselves with their respective State and National titles but the college can also proudly boast the teams academic achievements. The SCC squad has won the State Academic title 4 times in the last 8 years and 94% of the outgoing sophomores in the last 3 cycles have transferred to university, with 9 players last year moving on to play.
Such figures are a testament to the support of the college community, including faculty, classified staff, and administration and also our community college district. The respective Athletic Directors over this period also deserve recognition for helping the program and it's student-athletes to flourish. A substantial part of the credit should go to the coaches and athletic trainer that work so closely with the team. But the real credit goes to the players, who embrace a life of personal responsibility and accountability, and go on to achieve great things.
Below follows a list of former student-athletes listed in order by year and by maiden name, if now married. If you are reading this as a former player and want to be included in future events please email Ian at Woodhead_Ian@SCCollege.edu.
A sincere thank you to all those who came back last night. #Hawk4Life.
2000 Ambar Padilla, 03/04 Lauren Loe, Dani Nyssen, Stephanie Lambkin, 03/05 Parker Alch, 04 Kristin Lucas, 04/05 Katy Carter, Darlene Sasso, 05/06 Shannon Peck, Megan Tharp 05/08 Jenna Scarborough, 06/07 Stephanie Cottam, Jen Faith, Alyssa Matheson, Kaitlin Thulin, 06/09 Leslie Bryant, 07/08 Caroline Hanna, 08/09 Michelle Carels, Sara Foley, Evelyn Gomez, Jocko Hanna, Amanda Hardeman, Casey Herman, Kristen Prindible, Annie Schlimmer (current Hawks coach), Jacqueline Turner, 09/10 Erin Farber, 10 Dyanne Anderson, 10/11 Valerie Barrios, Janelle Hanna, 11/12 Nicole Daniels, Bianca Frontino, Jak Palacios, Rebecca Ross, Amanda Scheatzle, Dena Wasielewski, 12 Diane Miranda, 12/13 Reanne Macon, 13 Crystal Allen, Jenny Konishi. Former Coaches/Administrators Ed Kephart, Larry Mercadante, Kelly Wherry.
February 26, 2015
On Friday March 20th at 7pm the Santiago Canyon College 2014/15 Women's Soccer team will host the first SCC Women's Soccer alumni game. Former players from the college's previous 14 seasons are invited to participate in the event. Interested alumni will need to sign a waiver on the evening to play and contribute $10 to cover the costs of Officials and an Athletic Trainer. Any surplus funds will go towards pizza at Wise Guys on the corner of Chapman and Newport Avenue opposite the college following the game.
Alumni should confirm their attendance to Ian at
Woodhead_Ian@sccollege.edu by Thursday, March 12th and wear black shorts and socks, and white t-shirts for the game. We look forward to a fun evening.
||December 7, 2014|
Hawks End Season 21-1-3
Walnut, CA - Another marvelous season for Santiago Canyon College Women's Soccer ended abruptly for the Hawks in a 2 - 0 defeat in the State Final at Mount San Antonio College. A talented Cerritos team, got the all important break 5 minutes in to the 2nd period when a Cerritos forward tumbled in the box. It had been a physical contest to that point with both teams pushing hard. Neither team had created many goal-scoring opportunities and both back lines looked strong. The penalty decision changed the course of the game, and the Hawks conceded a second minutes later. Rosario Gonzalez and Kylie Klein both had good looks late on to reply but it wasn't to be for the Hawks who finish the season 21-1-3 and as 2014
Orange Empire Conference Champions.
It was the Hawks seventh appearance in the State Final Four in the last nine years. In 2014 nine players went on to four year schools to play, and a total of 31 out of 33 sophomore players (93%) have moved on to four year universities in the last 3 cycles. Academics remains a priority for the program, with the Hawks winning the 2010 and 2012 State Academic Awards. Importantly, the program is clean. There are no under-the-table payments for tuition, books
nor housing and no illegal international recruitment.
In 2015, the
Santiago Canyon College Women's Soccer program will strive to improve further, and the gold stars on the team's crest will continue to shine untarnished.
A huge thanks to all the 2014 Hawks followers for your support through-out the season.
|||December 5, 2014|
Santiago Canyon 3, Cosumnes River 1
Walnut, CA - Three first-half goals set the Hawks on their way to victory against a talented Cosumnes River College team from Northern California. Rosario Gonzalez scored the first after good work by Kylie Klein with just five minutes on the clock. Andrea Najera then linked up with Kaitlin Gishwiller for the second. Gishwiller cut inside on to her right-foot, and drove the ball across the keeper and in to the corner. Monica Ramirez crashed the ball home for the third and the Hawks went in to the break 3 goals-up.
In the second period, Cosumnes River pulled a goal back around the hour mark, but after that the Santiago Canyon back line stood firm. The SCC Hawks now return to the State Final at Mount San Antonio College at 2pm on Sunday, December 7th.
Thanks to all those who came out to cheer on the Hawks today.
||November 29, 2014|
Hawks 2, Jets 0
Orange, CA - A strong Miramar Jets team entered today's contest as Pacific Coast- North league champions and had not conceded a goal in their last 9 games. However, the Hawks opened the scoring early when Jordyn Belanto capitalized to slot the ball away with just five minutes on the clock. Then Brooke Mays doubled the lead with a cool finish less than three minutes later. From there, the Hawks never looked back. Kirsten Martin could have added a third from a great serve by Rosario Gonzalez, but headed just wide. A solid all-round defensive display from the Hawks, limited the visitors to set-piece opportunities, and Casey Pulido in goal, was not tested in collecting the shut-out.
The Hawks will return to Mount San Antonio College for the 2014 State Final Four and play against opposition to be determined from Northern California on Friday, December 5th. Thanks to all the Hawks supporters who were on hand to cheer on the team today.
|||November 25, 2014|
Hawks 2, Wolverines 0
Orange, CA - In a rematch from an earlier season game, the Hawks found a way past a strong San Bernardino Wolverines team to cement their place in the next round. A goal and an assist from Rosario Gonzalez set the Hawks on their way to a 2-0 home victory. Brooke Mays went close early on and was denied by a fine save by the visiting keeper. Then, around the 20 minute mark, Kaitlin Gishwiller cut inside and found Chelsea Baker who crossed for Gonzalez to sweep the ball past the visiting keeper.
The Hawks had to wait until the 70th minute for the second goal to arrive. Gonzalez found Taylor Hollywood who struck the ball high across the keeper and in to the top corner from 25 yards. Casey Pulido collected the shut-out in goal for the Hawks, who now move on to play on Saturday, November 29th against opposition to be determined.
Thanks to all the Hawks support who came out to cheer on the team today.
||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 team today.
|||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 Community 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 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.
The Hawks 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 today.
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.
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 today.
||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 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 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 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.
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 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|
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 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.