Hawks Seeded #3.
Tuesday, November 19th
Santiago Canyon College will host the winners of Cuesta College (#14) and Santa Ana College (#19) who play Thursday in a play-in game, at 2pm, Saturday, November 23rd.
The California Community College Athletics Association stipulate that entry fees of $12 for adults and $8 for concessions will be charged for all post-season games. We hope to see you there.
Forwards Chip In.
Friday, November 15th
Forwards Chloe Helenihi, Alex Vanous and Tara Hansel all scored goals as the Hawks grabbed an early 3-0 lead against the visiting Saddleback Gauchos.
After the break, the Hawks continued to search for the fourth goal but were unable to add to the scoreline. In defense, the SCC backline of Katie Lopez, Jacky Alba Diaz, Kendra Koerth and Maddie Myers held strong, and Ariana Radilla collected the shut-out in goal.
SCC will play next at home in the first-round of the Southern California Regional Play-offs on Saturday, November 23rd at a time to be determined. The opponent will be confirmed on Tuesday, and will be posted on this website later that evening.
Thanks to all those who came out to cheer on the team today, including alumni Taylor Kliss, Suki Sukphum and Luli Bethencourt.
Carbajal Double in Away Win.
Tuesday, November 12th
Four goals in each half set the Hawks up for an 8-1 victory at Orange Coast College. The Pirates awoke the slumbering visitors with an early goal from distance on 5 minutes but Hannah Roskelly responded almost immediately with a fine equalizer from the top of the box. Kendra Koerth scored from distance on twenty minutes, and the Hawks never looked back. Alex Vanous and Courtney Carbajal each grabbed a goal and SCC led at the half 4-1.
Chloe Helenihi scored with in 3 minutes of the restart. Brianna Diaz, Ashley Dart and Carbajal then combined to round out the scoring for a convincing win. Arianna Radilla and Emily Diplock shared the goal-keeping duties.
Next up are Saddleback College at home on Friday, November 15th at 3pm. Thanks to all those travelling Hawks who came out to see the game today, including special guests Eduardo and Lupe Cervantes as well as Trustee John Hanna.
Hawks Walk to Defeat ALS.
Saturday, November 9th
Members of SCC W. Soccer participated in the 20th Annual Walk to Defeat ALS at the Great Park in Irvine to raise funds for research to beat this disease.
Normal Schedule Resumed.
Friday, November 8th
In an intriguing battle, the Hawks continued to build momentum towards the post-season with a 2-0 victory over a battling Fulleton Hornets team. SCC opened the scoring early in the first-half when Brianna Diaz hit a left-footed shot beyond the reach of the visiting keeper. Tara Hansel went close, and Ashley Roskelly had a goal disallowed, but the Hawks had to settle for a 1-0 lead at the break.
Hansel hit the post in the early-going of the second period, as SCC continued to dominate, but the Hawks did not find the second goal until late in the half. Ashley Roskelly was fouled and then converted the penalty. Arianna Radilla made 5 saves in completing the shut-out win.
Up next are OCC, away on Tuesday, November 12th. Kick-off is at 3pm. Thanks go out to all those who came out to cheer on the Hawks today.
Hawks 3 Lasers 0...
Tuesday, November 5th
The Hawks dominated a gritty Irvine Lasers team from start to finish in a comfortable 3-0 victory against the host team. Alex Vanous opened the scoring with a low, hard drive across the keeper on 15 minutes. Just 5 minutes later, Emma Carton was on hand to steer home the second after good work by Tara Hansel. Brianna Diaz twice went close and the Hawks took a 2-0 lead in to the break.
SCC began the second period as they had finished the first, and it was Diaz who grabbed the third goal from the top of the box on the hour mark. Arianna Radilla was rarely troubled in goal as she collected the shut-out.
Tha Hawks play next on Friday, November 8th at 3pm against Fullerton College. Thanks to all those who travelled to see the team today.
Hawks come up short...
Friday, November 1st.
In a scrappy game, with few goal-scoring opportunities, the Hawks didn't do enough to gain at least a share of the points. After a slow start, SCC failed to clear effectively, allowing Cypress to get on the board on twenty minutes. Gradually, the Hawks worked themselves back in to the game but trailed 1-0 at the half.
SCC responded in the second half, and Chloe Helenihi tapped in from close range to tie the contest with 20 minutes still remaining. Minutes later some slack defending allowed Cypress to retake the lead, as they closed-out the scoring at 2-1.
The Hawks now travel to IVC on Tuesday November 5th. Kick-off is at 3pm.
Hawks Keep on Scoring...
Tuesday, October 28th.
The Hawks continued there recent run of goal-scoring with a 3-0 victory on the road against a hard-working Golden West team. Today it was Kendra Koerth who got the Hawks on the board around the 25 minute-mark and SCC took a 1-0 lead in to the break.
Having dominated possession from the start of the game, SCC resumed where they left off in the second period. The back-line was again resolute, supported ably by sophomore keeper Ariana Radilla. Just after the hour, Chloe Helenihi served for Hannah Roskelly to drive a shot back across the Rustlers keeper to put the Hawks 2-0 up. Shortly after, Ashley Roskelly headed the third to close out the scoring.
SCC play next at home on Friday, November 1st against Cypress College. Kick-off is at 3pm. We hope to see you there.
Hawks bounce back...
Friday, October 25th.
The Hawks got back on track with a comfortable 3-1 win against sister school Santa Ana College. SCC finally got on the board with Ceci Roghair, having created multiple earlier openings, but being unable to deliver the final ball. Shortly afterwards, Tara Hansel swept the ball home after good work from Ashley Dart and Chloe Helenihi, and the Hawks took a 2-0 lead in to the break.
Ashley Roskelly scored her second goal of the week, rising to head home a Kendra Koerth serve on the hour mark. Santa Ana pulled a goal back late on, but Ariana Radilla and her back-line held strong to close out the game.
Next up for the Hawks is an away contest at Golden West College on Tuesday, October 29th. Kick-off is at 3pm. Thanks go out to all those in attendance today.
A Game of Two Halves...
Tuesday, October 22nd.
The Hawks cruised to a 2-0 half-time lead but were then undone by four goals in twenty minutes at the OC Great Park against Saddleback College.
Ashley Roskelly followed in on 6 minutes to score, after good work by Brianna Diaz and Tara Hansel created the opening. Twenty minutes later Jessica Santucci's first time strike put the Hawks two-up.
After the break, the Gaucho's responded and the Hawks succumbed twice to the pace of the Saddleback front-line who tied the score at 2-2. SCC switched off at a corner and conceded a third, and were punished further when a shot from distance sailed over the head of Keeper Emily Diplock.
With 20 minutes still remaining, in what was an entertaining game for the neutral, the Hawks tried to find a way back. Hansel served and Courtney Carbajal pounced to make it 4-3 with 6 minutes plus added time remaining. The Gaucho's then had a player dismissed for violent conduct, but the Hawks couldn't capitalize, with Hannah Roskelly going closest with a chest and volley from the top of the box.
It wasn't to be, and so the Hawks now regroup for Friday's visit of Santa Ana College. Kick-off is at 3pm. Thanks to all those who travelled south to support the team today.
Hawks 4 Pirates 0
Friday, October 18th.
Four first-half goals set the Hawks up for a comfortable victory against a depleted Orange Coast team. Chloe Helenihi continued her return to fitness with the first, turning in a rebound after good work from Ceci Roghair on fifteen minutes. On twenty-five minutes, Kendra Koerth powered home the second from distance. Ashley Dart grabbed the third shooting across the keeper five minutes later. On the stroke of half-time, Dart became the provider, as Hannah Roskelly fired the fourth.
The Hawks couldn't add to their tally in the second period with Dart nearly scoring a second, and Roghair hitting the post. Keepers Emily Diplock and Ariana Radilla combined for the shut-out as the entire squad saw meaningful playing time.
Next up are Saddleback College on Tuesday, October 22nd. Kick-off is at 3pm in the Stadium at OC Great Park. Thanks go out to all those in attendance today.
Hawks stung by Hornets
Tuesday, October 15th.
The Hawks and Hornets played out to a 2-2 tie in an entertaining contest. Fullerton scored early with a drive from distance, and held on to the lead through half-time.
SCC responded after the break and went ahead through Tara Hansel. Ashley Roskelly played in Brianna Diaz whose left-footed strike came back off the post for Hansel to turn it in to the empty net. The Hawks had dominated for much of the game with Chloe Helenihi twice going close by the end, on her return from injury. SCC finally made the pressure count around 70 minutes, when Diaz had a corner turned in to the goal by a Hornet defender.
Fullerton responded, and some poor defending from a corner allowed the Hornets to grab the equalizer. It was another lesson for SCC who dominated with 20 shots against 6 in the contest but didn't quite do enough to claim all three points.
Up next are Orange Coast College. Kick-off is at 3pm on Friday, October, 18th. Thanks go out to all those travelling to the contest today.
Hawks 2 Lasers 0
Friday, October 11th.
The Hawks beat a brave visiting Irvine Valley College team with a goal in each half in a comfortable victory.
Ashley Dart led the way with a powerful drive from 25 yards that cannoned back off the cross bar around the 30 minute mark. Ceci Roghair was on hand to give the Hawks a 1-0 lead which they took in to the break.
Five minutes after half-time, the Hawks scored again. Gigi Soto linked with Hannah Roskelly who hit a hard, low left-footed drive from the top of the box. Brianna Diaz stepped in to lift the ball over the keeper for the score. SCC continued to search for the third as the entire squad looked to get in on the action. Emily Diplock preserved the shut-out in goal for the Hawks.
Next up is a road trip to Fullerton College who have had a bright start to the 2019 season. Kick-off is at 3pm on Tuesday, October 15th. Thanks to all those who faced the winds to cheer on the Hawks today.
Penalty separates teams
Tuesday, October 8th.
The Hawks were punished for not capitalizing on their early dominance, by a late penalty away at Cypress College. It was the first defeat for SCC in the regular season for over 2 years, since a 2-0 reverse against Orange Coast in September 2017.
The Hawks started strongly with Courtney Carbajal, Brianna Diaz and Kendra Koerth all going close, but Emily Diplock, in goal for SCC, also had to be alert when Cypress countered.
The second-half became a first-ball, second-ball game, and the home team got the break-through with 5 minutes to go, scoring from the penalty spot to secure the points.
In truth it was not good enough from the Hawks, but the team get to go again at 3pm this coming Friday, October 11th at home to Irvine Valley College. Thanks to all those who came out to cheer the team on today.
Kendra KO's Rustlers
Friday, October 4th.
Two goals from Kendra Koerth set the Hawks up for a 2-1 home win against a battling Rustlers team. SCC had been on the road for the last month, and so it was a welcome return to campus for the home team.
Koerth opened the scoring midway through the first-half with a fierce drive from a tight angle, and then doubled the lead around the 60 minute mark from a free-kick. The Hawks dominated possession for long periods but the Rustlers kept Emily Diplock on her toes with a shot from distance forcing a fine save. As the clocked ticked down, the visitors were awarded a penalty, but SCC closed out the remainder of the contest relatively comfortably, to claim the win.
Up next, the Hawks travel to Cypress College for a 3pm kick-off on Tuesday, October 8th. Thanks to all those in attendance today.
Hawks Down Dons
Tuesday, October 1st.
Tara Hansel grabbed a late goal to lead the Hawks to a 2-1 victory at sister school Santa Ana College. The well-coached hosts came in to the contest with a perfect 6-0 record, having only conceded one goal so far this season, and it was they who scored first around the 20 minute-mark. The Hawks responded quickly with Gigi Soto threading in Brianna Diaz who coolly finished from just inside the area.
SCC upped the tempo, and the pressure after the break, but mid-way through the half the Dons could have scored again direct from a free-kick. Emily Diplock was on hand to make a fine save in goal. Diaz was unlucky not to put the Hawks ahead, but with the keeper beaten, her looping effort was cleared off the line. As the clock ticked down, it fell to Hansel to make the difference and her goal proved the winner.
The Hawks play next at home to Golden West College on Friday, October 4th at 3pm. Thanks to all those who came out to cheer on SCC today.
Maddie Myers leads the way
at Top Dawgs Soccer Clinic
Hawks and Top Dawgs Soccer Clinic.
Friday, September 24th.
The Hawks had an additional work-out on Friday with the Top Dawgs team from Yorba Linda. The Top Dawgs are part of the TOPSoccer Organization which provides soccer opportunities for players with special needs. Pictured here’s is Hawk Maddie Myers and Top Dawg Kelsey. Thanks to Sandy Castillo and the Top Dawg coaches for facilitating this clinic.
Tuesday, September 24th.
Three goals in ten minutes set the Hawks on the way to a road win against a determined Antelope Valley College team. Jessica Santuci led the Hawks with two goals, calmly slotting the ball away from just inside the penalty area on both occasions from Courtney Carbajal serves. Tara Hansel had put the visitors on the board following a goal-mouth scramble after 20 minutes and SCC took a comfortable 3 goal lead in to the break.
Emma Carton scored the fourth immediately after half-time. The Roskelly sisters, Ashley and Hannah, rounded out the scoring. Emily Diplock and Carbajal shared the shut-out in goal.
The Hawks open Conference play on Tuesday, October 1st at sister-school Santa Ana College. Kick-off is at 3pm. Thanks to all those who travelled up to Lancaster today to cheer on the team.
Assistant Coach Lisa Hermen
(center) looks on before the game.
Can you feel the heat?
Friday, September 13th.
In temperatures upwards of 108 degrees, SCC found both character and resilience in a 2-1 come-back win against a hard-working College of the Desert team.
The hosts took the lead around the 20 minute-mark converting a far-post cross. SCC responded well with Tara Hansel, Ceci Roghair and Brianna Diaz all going close. Ashley Dart hit the upright, but the Hawks could not find a way past the talented Roadrunners keeper before the break.
SCC continued to push in the second period, with Alex Vanous, Diaz and Emma Carton all having good looks at goal but it wasn't until the 77th minute that the Hawks broke through. Diaz found Hansel who took a touch before slotting past the keeper to tie the score. Four minutes later, the Hawks grabbed the lead. Hansel struck, the keeper parried, and Chloe Helenihi was on hand to tuck home the rebound. The Hawks closed out the game comfortably to record their third win of the season.
SCC play next at Antelope Valley College on Tuesday, September 24th at 5pm. Thanks to all those travelling Hawks fans who braved the heat to cheer on the team today.
Jaguars 0 Hawks 1
Tuesday, September 10th.
A goal by Kendra Koerth from distance just before the break, separated the two teams in an intriguing contest. SCC dominated from the out-set against a resilient Southwestern College back line. But the hosts held the Hawks at bay for long periods, while occasionally threatening themselves from set-pieces.
The Hawks lifted the tempo in the second period and went close through Miranda Diaz Casarrubaias, Brianna Diaz and Chloe Helenihi. Some outstanding goal-keeping denied the Hawks further but Emily Diplock claimed the shut-out for the visitors as they held out comfortably to record the victory.
Next, Santiago Canyon visit the College of the Desert on Friday, September 13th. Kick-off is at 4pm. Thanks go out to all those who travelled south to Chula Vista for today's game.
Makayla Gutierrez strides forward
with the ball for the Hawks.
Hawks 3 Wolverines 3.
Saturday, August 31st.
A last gasp goal from the visitors denied the Hawks their second victory of the week in an entertaining game between the two 2018 State Finalists.
San Bernardino Valley opened the scoring with a shot from distance around the 20 minute mark, but Chloe Helenihi replied with another fine drive from distance twenty minutes later. There was more action to come as Brianna Diaz gave SCC the half-time lead following good work from Miranda Lopez.
The Hawks were much improved after the break, and managed to extend their lead with 20 minutes to go. A fine move down the right side, culminated in Tara Hansel laying the ball off to Hannah Roskelly who struck it high and hard beyond the reaches of the SBVC keeper. The Wolverines replied almost immediately, responding first to a rebound, and then as the clock ticked down, found the equalizer to leave the teams all square at 3-3.
Next up for the Hawks is a trip to Southwestern College on Tuesday, September 10th for a 4pm kick-off. Thanks to all the Hawks followers in attendance this evening.
Emma Carton tries to block a clearance
(Picture courtesy of Cliff Robbins).
2019 Season Underway...
Tuesday, August 27th.
The 2019 Hawks opened the new season with a convincing win against a young, but determined visiting team from Grossmont College. The 8-1 final scoreline didn't tell the whole story, because with thirty minutes gone the score was tied at 1-1.
Ashley Roskelly opened the scoring for the Hawks, after Brianna Diaz drew a penalty, but the Griffins equalized shortly afterwards following a defensive turnover. Emma Carton (pictured) restored the lead with a fine shot from distance. Then former Edison Chargers Chloe Helenihi and Ceci Roghair combined to put the Hawks up 3-1 at the break.
Three goals in fifteen minutes from the restart sealed the contest, with Tara Hansel scoring twice, and Helenhi creating and scoring another. Roghair and Diaz rounded out the scoring as Emily Diplock and Taylor Kliss shared time in goal.
Next up, the Hawks host San Bernardino Valley College at 6.45pm on Saturday, August 31st. Bring your family and friends to our Annual Community Soccer Night as the two 2018 State Finalists from Southern California match up. We hope to see you there. Thanks go out to all those in attendance today.
Thursday, May 30th.
The 2018 Santiago Canyon College Women's Soccer team received their State Championship Rings (pictured left) to recognize their remarkable 24-0 undefeated season. It was a fitting end to the academic school year, and a moment to be cherished by all.
2018 National Coaching Staff of the Year
2018 Hawks in the Awards.
Tuesday, January 22nd.
The 2018 Santiago Canyon College Women's Soccer program celebrated their achievements at their end-of-season banquet on Monday evening.
Leading the accolades was team captain Angelica Ortega who was named 'Team MVP', 'Orange Empire Conference MVP' and 'All-American'. Ortega will move on to play at UC Santa Barbara this coming Fall. Haley McDevitt was named 'Final Four MVP', as well as 'Best Defensive Player' by her peers. Both McDevitt and Ofelia Sosa Cruz were honored as 'All-Conference' as well as 'All-American' by the United Soccer Coaches organization. Emily Larsen was named 'Scholar All-American' as well as 'Second-team All Conference'.
Also in the awards were Sukanya Sukphum and Sophie Saouma who were 'First-team All-Conference', and won the 'Ma and Pa Hawk Awards'. 'Second-team All-Conference' honors went to Jessica Neighbors, Tori Phillips and Luli Bethencourt. Bethencourt was voted 'Best Offensive Player' by her peers, Ashley Roskelly 'Most Inspirational' and Miranda Lopez 'Most Improved'.
The United Soccer Coaches organization members voted the SCC Coaches as 'National Staff of the Year' for Division 3 Community Colleges. Pictured from left to right are Chris Martinez, Evelyn Gomez, Lisa Hermen, Christy Medlin and Ian Woodhead.
Thanks to all those who joined us for the celebrations and to all the Hawks' followers for your support over season.
2018 State Champions. Perfect.
Sunday, December 2nd.
The 2018 Hawks won the California Community College Athletic Association State Championship 1-0, and finished the season with a perfect 24-0 record. A fantastic team performance saw the Hawks close out the season in style. In the program's 19 year history, this is the first time an SCC team has won every game. In addition, over the course of the season, the Hawks beat all 3 of the other State Final Four teams, and the 2017 State Finalist Santa Barbara City College along the way.
Lake Tahoe were worthy finalists, and both teams tried to play, in an entertaining contest with few clear-cut goal-scoring opportunities. Neither team created many chances in the opening period with the Hawks becoming more dominant as the half progressed.
After the break, SCC found another gear and for 20 minutes Lake Tahoe struggled to get out of their half. For all the pressure, SCC had still not tested the Tahoe keeper until the 66th minute mark. Angelica Ortega was bundled over on the left, and Kendra Koerth stepped up to swing in the free-kick. Haley McDevitt rose the highest, and headed back across the keeper to score the opening goal. Emma Carton and Kaci Montoya both had good chances to double the lead, but as the clock ticked down, Tahoe began to assert themselves more. The back four held strong, and Hawks keeper Jessica Neighbors admirably dealt with some high balls in traffic.
Santiago Canyon closed out the game to record their third State Championship and first-ever perfect season. McDevitt scored the winning goal in both the semi-final, and the final and was named tournament MVP.
A big shout-out to all the travelling Hawks who made the journey up to Ventura, and to all those who watched the livestream at home. Congratulations to all the players, staff and college administration for such a marvelous accomplishment. What a ride :)
On to the Final...
Friday, November 30th.
Goals from Luli Bethancourt and Haley McDevitt set the Hawks up for a 2-1 victory over a strong San Joaquin Delta team. After just 4 minutes, Bethancourt volleyed in from 5 yards on a cross from Ofelia Sosa Cruz but the Hawks could not add to that tally before the half-time break.
Despite creating some good chances, SCC didn't capitalize again until 4 minutes from time. Haley McDevitt scored from the penalty spot, after Kaci Montoya was taken down in the box. The Mustangs pulled a goal back directly from a wide free-kick well in to stoppage time.
SCC will now compete with Lake Tahoe Community College for the State Championship on Sunday, December 2nd. Kick-off is at 2pm. Thanks to all those in support today at Ventura and also to those watching on the live feed from CCCAASports.org
The Final Four Awaits...
Saturday, November 24th.
Santiago Canyon will make their second consecutive appearance in the State Final Four, and their sixth in the last eight years, at Ventura College next week-end.
The Hawks (22-0) beat Santa Barbara City College Vaqueros (16-3-2) on a Haley McDevitt goal at the end of the first period of over-time. Two competitive teams, seeded number's two and three going in to the play-offs, battled it out but neither team could find the opening goal in ninety minutes of play.
After some concerted pressure from the end of regulation onwards, the Hawks finally made their dominance count, when McDevitt converted from a Kendra Koerth serve. The Hawks back-line remained firm and Jessica Neighbors collected the shut-out to send the Hawks on to the State Final Four.
SCC will play next on Friday, November 30th at Ventura College. Game time is slated to be at 7pm, subject to confirmation. The opponent is still to be confirmed. Thanks goes out to the large contingent of Hawks followers in attendance today. Pack your bags. We're going to Ventura.
SCC 1 Rio Hondo 0
Tuesday, November 20th.
Ofelia Sosa Cruz was the difference-maker in a scrappy contest between two hard-working teams. Sosa Cruz rounded the keeper early in the contest to score the only goal of the game. Haley McDevitt, Angelica Ortega, Luli Bethancourt and Sosa Cruz were all unable to capitalize on clear-cut goal-scoring opportunities to establish a two goal lead. SCC absorbed spells of pressure in both halves but Emily Larsen, McDevitt, Sophie Saouma and Suki Suphum dealt with the Roadrunners aerial bombardment. Jessica Neighbors was rarely troubled in goal, collecting the shut-out.
SCC move on to play Santa Barbara City College for a place in the State Final Four. Kick-off on Saturday, November 24th, is at 2pm. Thanks to all those who came out to cheer on the Hawks today.
Haley McDevitt Scores the Hawks 2nd Goal
(Picture Courtesy of Cliff Robbins)
Hawks 3 Rustlers 0
Saturday, November 17th.
Two goals in the opening five minutes put the Hawks on their way to a relatively comfortable win against a battling Golden West Rustlers team. Tori Phillips hit the post from distance and Angelica Ortega followed in to score after just two minutes. Moments later, Haley McDevitt headed the second from a Kendra Koerth serve. Five minutes before the break, Phillips was the provider again, this time finding Luli Bethancourt, who powered home a shot from just inside the penalty area.
After the break the Hawks continued to look for a fourth goal. As the clock ticked down, Jessica Neighbors and the back-line kept the visiting Rustlers off the score-board to preserve the shut-out win.
Next up are Rio Hondo College. Kick-off is at 2pm on Tuesday, November 20th. Thanks go out to the strong contingent of Hawks followers in attendance today.
So Cal Regionals-First Round.
Thursday, November 15th.
The Hawks will play this coming
Saturday, November 17th hosting Golden West College at 2pm.
The California Community College Athletic
Association stipulate minimum entry fees must be charged to spectators to
attend the event. Ticket prices for all home play-off games will be $12.00 for
adults and $8.00 for identified students, faculty, staff, senior citizens age
60 and over, and children. Parking permits will be available on the day from the yelow permit meter boxes in all parking lots. Parking will be impacted because SCC will also be hosting the CIF Girls Volleyball Finals in the gym
on campus the same day.
Tuesday, November 13th.
The Hawks will host the winners of Thursday's qualifying game between Bakersfield College and Golden West College on Saturday, November 17th at 2pm.
More details on game-day logistics and admission prices to follow once the opponent has been determined...
Friday, November 9th.
Another commanding display by the Hawks back-line, namely Sophie Saouma, Emily Larsen, Haley McDevitt and Suki Sukphum, set the visiting Hawks up for another away win. Keeper Jessica Neighbors was relatively untroubled in goal collecting a fourth consecutive shut-out win.
Ofelia Sosa Cruz had a wonder-goal disallowed for offside in the opening minutes and the Hawks had to wait until after the half-hour mark to score the opening goal. Tori Phillips cut inside on to her left foot and rifled a shot from distance beyond the reach of the Irvine Lasers keeper to put SCC up 1-0 at the half.
April Gomez added a second late in the second period and McDevitt headed a third as the clock ran down.
It was another solid display from the Hawks, that caps a remarkable 16-0 Conference season, and places the team in the top two seeds in Southern California going in to the play-offs.
A sincere thank you goes out to the many travelling Hawks supporters today and over the course of the season.
Seedings for the play-offs will be formalized on Tuesday, November 13th and details of the opening home game on Saturday, November 17th will be posted on this site later that day.
Hawks 3 Hornets 0.
Tuesday, November 6th.
In a clash of 'Number 1' versus 'Number 2' in the Conference, Santiago Canyon came out on top in an entertaining game between two committed teams.
Mid-way through the first-half, Kendra Koerth provided the first-goal for Angelica Ortega who stooped to head the cross beyond the Hornets keeper. Minutes later, Emma Carton broke through the Fullerton back-line to put the Hawks two goals-up.
Kaci Montoya sealed the win ten minutes in to the second period following in to finish from a tight angle. Gillian Kiliss, Jessica Neighbors and Ariana Radilla combined to keep the shut-out in goal.
SCC complete their regular season schedule away at Irvine Valley College on Friday, November 9th. Kick-off is at 3pm. Thanks to all those in attendance today.
Kaci KO's Rustlers.
Friday, November 2nd.
Santiago Canyon battled a difficult Golden West opponent on a poor surface. A Kaci Montoya first-half goal set the Hawks on their way as she drew the keeper, before slotting the ball away comfortably around the 30 minute mark.
The Hawks had created some good first-half goal-scoring opportunities but were improved after the interval. A powerful strike from Kendra Koerth doubled the lead on 70 minutes. In the last ten minutes, Ofelia Sosa Cruz turned provider twice for Angelica Ortega to close out the win. First, a cross-field ball was headed back across goal by Luli Bethancourt for Ortega to capitalize on and then Sosa Cruz set Ortega beyond the Rustlers back-line to close out the scoring.
Gillian Kliss and Jessica Neighbors collected the shut-out in goal.
Thanks go out to all those in attendance today cheering on the Hawks. SCC play next at home to Fullerton College on Tuesday, November 6th. Kick-off is at 3pm.
Team Celebration. (Picture courtesy of Cliff Robbins).
Tuesday, October 30th.
Santiago Canyon completed their 15th consecutive Orange Empire Conference Championship with a 4-0 win over visiting Saddleback College. The Hawks wrapped up the title with three league games remaining. Luli Bethancourt, April Gonzalez and Angelica Ortega each scored and created another.
SCC were two goals up in five minutes with Bethancourt finishing from the edge of the area, and Tori Phillips striking the second minutes later. The Gaucho's keeper kept the scoreline at two, saving with her feet after SCC won a penalty, and the Hawks went in to the break two goals up.
In the second period, Santiago Canyon consolidated things further, with April Gonzalez heading a third goal from a Bethancourt cross. Ortega completed the scoring, as Jessica Neighbors made one save in goal and the back line stood firm to collect the shut-out.
Congratulations to the entire squad, coaching staff and all those who support the program in multiple ways for winning the 2018 league title.
SCC play next at Golden West College on Friday, November 2nd. Kick-off is at 3pm.
Hawks Unsaddle Mustangs
Friday, October 26th.
A resilient Norco Mustangs team, succumbed to a Kendra Koerth strike after a penetrating run by Angelica Ortega early in the half.
Ofelia Sosa Cruz doubled the lead mid-way through the second period, as the Mustangs keeper kept the visitors in the game.
For the home side, Gillian Kliss collected the shut-out as all the available outfield players saw time on the field in the 2-0 win.
Next up are Saddleback College at an earlier time of 2pm on Tuesday, October 30th at SCC.
Thanks go out to all those in attendance today.
Hawks Unplug Chargers
Friday, October 19th.
Four goals in the opening hour set the Hawks on the way to victory against a young but spirited Cypress Chargers team. Tori Phillips opened the scoring with a powerful left-footed strike from 20 yards to put the Hawks a goal up mid-way through the opening period. Angelica Ortega then hit the post when well placed, and Jessica Neighbors made a good save at the other end.
After the break, Luli Bethancourt clipped the cross-bar before Ortega followed in on a shot from Ofelia Sosa Cruz to double the lead. Sosa Cruz headed a third on the hour mark and Ortega grabbed her second goal a minute later to put the Hawks in control. As SCC took their foot off the gas, some lax defending allowed the Chargers to respond, pulling a goal back. Despite going down to ten players, the Chargers then found a way back in to the game making the score 4-2. SCC upped their level once again, and Ortega grabbed her third and the team's fifth goal. Alexis Osso capitalized in the final stages to finalize a convincing road win.
Thanks go out to all the travelling Hawks in attendance today. SCC play next at home to Norco College on Friday, October 26th. Kick-off is 3pm.
Tuesday, October 16th.
The Hawks played district rivals Santa Ana college, and for the first
half-hour, honors were even. Around the 35 minute mark, a penetrating run by Tori Phillips allowed
Ofelia Sosa Cruz to opening the scoring, and Haley McDevitt added the second
with in a minute. Sosa Cruz added a third before the break.
After half-time the Hawks lifted the energy level and the quality. April Gonzalez was the provider of three assists as Anahi Abundis, Tara Hansel, Alexis Osso all capitalized. Angelica Ortega also grabbed a goal. Gillian Kliss and Ariana Radilla collected the shut-out.
Next up for the Hawks is Cypress College away at 3pm on Friday, October 19th. Thanks to all those who came out to support the team today.
No Loot for the Pirates.
Friday, October 12th.
Two goals from Ofelia Sosa Cruz separated the two teams, as SCC ran out victors against a rugged and hard-working Pirates team.
Tara Hansel went close in the early stages, as Luli Bethancourt set up a goal-scoring opportunity. Bethancourt was the provider for the opening goal, around the fifteen minute mark, sliding in Sosa Cruz with a ball from the edge of the center-circle. Sosa Cruz duly dispatched across the keeper and in to the far corner to put the Hawks a goal up. OCC responded, and struck the post mid-way through the half, as SCC struggled to find top gear.
After the break, SCC looked the more likely to score, but had to wait until the closing stages to seal the victory. Kendra Koerth served the ball wide, and Bethancourt again provided the assist as Sosa Cruz headed home.
Jessica Nieghbors collected the shut-out in another solid all-around defensive performance by the Keeper and back-four. SCC play next at home on Tuesday, October 16th at 3pm against district rival Santa Ana College. Thanks go out to all those in attendance today.
Hawks 4 Lasers 0.
Tuesday, October 9th.
The Hawks completed the first-round of Conference games with a perfect win-loss record, beating Irvine Valley College. First -half goals from Anglica Ortega, Ofelia Sosa Cruz and Kaci Montoya put the Hawks in command against a hard-working IVC Lasers team.
Ortega tallied again late in the second-half, as Jessica Neighbors and Ariana Radilla shared the shut-out in goal.
Things move on quickly for the Hawks as they host Orange Coast College on Friday, October 12th. Kick-off is at 3pm. Thanks to all those in attendance today.
Six of the Best.
Friday, October 5th.
The visiting Hawks produced some fine finishing to beat a talented Fullerton Hornets team 6-1 on the road. Tara Hansel set Santiago Canyon College on their way with a left-footed strike across the keeper with less than five minutes on the clock. Ofelia Sosa Cruz grabbed the second, capitalizing on a fine cross-field ball by Luli Bethancourt. Sosa Cruz combined for Angelica Ortega to score the third as the Hawks entered the break with a comfortable lead.
Kendra Koerth rifled home the fourth shortly after the break. Bethancourt combined with Ortega who sealed the contest with a close range finish. Late on Sosa Cruz danced through the Fullerton back-line to complete the scoring.
Next up for the Hawks are Irvine Valley College on Tuesday, October 10th. Kick-off is at 3pm at SCC. Thanks go out to all those in attendance today cheering on the SCC team.
Tuesday, October 2nd.
Playing in a top of the table clash, against second-placed Conference team Golden West, the Hawks were barely recognizable in the opening period. Despite that, SCC managed to turn things around after the break to win 3- 1.
The visiting Rustlers started well and opened the scoring on twelve minutes. The Hawks had multiple goal-scoring opportunities in the first-half but lacked conviction, and Jessica Neighbors prevented Golden West from going two goals up with a vital stop just before half-time.
After the break the Hawks controlled proceedings. Angelica Ortega hit the post from close range, before Ofelia Sosa Cruz converted a Tara Hansel cross to level the scores. Sosa Cruz then turned provider, as Luli Bethancourt rounded the Rustlers keeper for the go-ahead goal. On seventy minutes, Sosa Cruz converted a Tori Phillips serve to seal the victory with Keeper Gillian Kliss keeping the back-line infront of her steady.
The Hawks play next at Fullerton College on Friday, October 5th. Kick-off is at 3pm. Thanks go out to all those who were cheering on the Hawks today.
Gauchos 0 Hawks 2.
Friday, September 28th.
Two goals either side of half-time put the Hawks on their way to a road victory against the only other unbeaten team in the Conference. April Gonzalez and Tori Phillips both went close early on before Ofelia Sosa Cruz opened the scoring from distance just before the break.
Sosa Cruz grabbed a second goal minutes in to the second-half. Angelica Ortega nearly grabbed a third mid-way through the period and the Hawks closed out the game for a shut-out win. Jessica Neighbors claimed the victory in goal.
SCC play next at home against second-place Conference team Golden West College on Tuesday, October 2nd. Kick-off is at 3pm. Thanks go out to all in attendance at the Orange County Great Park Stadium today, as well as those watching the game online. We appreciate your support.
Sosa Cruz Double sets The Hawks on their Way.
Tuesday, September 25th.
SCC countered a spirited and well organized Norco Mustangs team with a convincing victory on the road. Sukanya Sukphum opened the scoring from distance early on, and then Ofelia Sosa Cruz headed home an Emma Carton cross to double the lead.
After the break, Sosa Cruz grabbed her second goal. Then, around the hour mark, the Hawks turned up the heat, scoring four goals in ten minutes. Tara Hansel converted a Kaci Montoya cross, April Gonzalez capitalized twice, and Angelica Ortega added to the tally. Anahi Abundis rounded out the scoring on another Montoya serve.
SCC play next against Saddleback College at the Orange County Great Park Stadium on Friday, September 28th. Kick-off is at an earlier time of 1pm. Parking in Lot 4 and entrance to the game are free.
Thanks go out to all the travelling Hawks in attendance today.
Tuesday, September 18th.
A lack-luster performance in a disjointed contest still saw the Hawks score five goals, against the visiting Chargers. Injuries in the midfield, forward and defensive lines forced numerous changes, but strength in depth was enough for the SCC team to bypass those set-backs, and the opposition.
SCC opened the scoring around the twenty minute mark, when Emma Carton fed Tara Hansel who drove high beyond the out-stretched arms of the Charger Keeper. Shortly afterwards, Angelica Ortega doubled the lead after good work from Tori Phillips. The Chargers replied, but Haley McDevitt grabbed the third, rising high to power a header back across the keeper.
More was still to come, as the Chargers scrambled home a second goal fifteen minutes in to the second-half. Five minutes later, a fine strike from twenty yards out by Luli Bethancourt restored the two goal cushion. Suki Sukpham rounded out the scoring with a fifth goal in the closing stages to complete the victory.
The Hawks play next away at Norco College on Tuesday, September 25th. Kick-off against the Mustangs is at 3pm. Thanks go out to all those in attendance today to cheer on the Hawks, particularly the returning program alumni. Thank you all for your support.
Hawks Down Dons.
Friday, September 14th.
A commanding 5-0 victory on the road for the Hawks
s built on the back of strong defending from Emily Larsen, Haley McDevitt and Kendra Koerth. Going forward, SCC had hit the woodwork three times before opening the scoring midway through the half. Emma Carton claimed the opening goal, following good work from April Gonzalez. Carton collected the pass and shot across the keeper, left-footed, in to the bottom corner, to put the Hawks a goal-up. Kaci Montoya doubled the lead minutes later from the top of the box. Tori Phillips then grabbed the third and Angelica Ortaga closed out the first-half scoring on a drive from twenty yards.
The Dons regrouped in the second period, but Gonzalez was the only one to find the net in the second-period as the Hawks sealed the win. Gillian Kliss and Ariana Radilla collected the shut-out in goal as all the out-field players saw action.
Next up for the Hawks is Cypress College at 3pm on Tuesday, September 18th. Kick-off is at 3pm. Thanks to all the travelling support today, and also to Board of Trustees member Zeke Hernandez for attending and supporting the women's soccer programs across the district.
Tuesday, September 11th.
Two goals from Tara Hansel, one either side of half-time, set the Hawks on their way to a 3-0 victory at Orange Coast. Tori Phillips tested the Pirates keeper early on from distance, and also struck the bar just before the break. But it was from a Phillips set-piece that the Hawks opened the scoring. Hansel rose the highest from the corner to head the SCC ahead.
Santiago Canyon pushed for a second goal in the opening stages of the second half, and Hansel converted a Luli Bethancourt cross to double the lead. On the hour mark, Angelica Ortega sealed the victory with a header from another Phillips serve. Jessica Neighbors collected the shut-out in goal.
SCC play next at Santa Ana College. Kick-off is at 3pm on Friday, September 14th. Thanks to all the travelling fans who came out to watch the Hawks today.
Hawks 6 Raiders 0.
Friday, September 7th.
Kaci Montoya led the way with two goals and an assist against a well-organized Moorpark Raiders team. Angelica Ortega opened the scoring mid-way through the first-half following in on a Tara Hansel shot that cannoned off the cross-bar. Ofelia Sosa Cruz then doubled the lead and Montoya completed a good move by clipping the ball home at the near post for the third. Haley McDevitt stepped up to score from the spot after Alexis Osso had been impeded to give the Hawks a 4-0 lead at the half.
In the second-half Montoya had a good effort well-saved, but Emma Carton was on hand to claim the fifth. Montoya closed out the scoring with a fierce drive across the keeper.
Gillian Kliss and Ariana Radilla shared the shut-out as all the 2018 Hawks got a run-out.
Next up for the Hawks is OCC away at 3pm on Tuesday, September 11th. Thanks go out to all those in attendance today.
SCC 2 SBVC 0.
Saturday, September 1st.
A hard-working San Bernardino Valley team provided stern opposition for the Hawks in their first home game of the 2018 campaign. Two goals from Ofelia Sosa at the beginning and end of the first-half settled a spirited contest between two of the annual contenders for honors at the end of the season.
Sosa's goals capped a solid first-half performance. April Gonzalez and Alexis Osso both had good efforts turned away by the Wolverines Keeper and the SCC back-line looked solid.
In the opening minutes of the second period,Hawks Keeper Jessica Neighbors had to be quick off her line with Sophie Saouma covering to clear. SCC continued to push for a third goal to the final whistle with Ashley Roskelly and Angelica Ortega both going close.
The Hawks play next on Friday, September 7th at home to Moorpark College. Kick-off is 4pm. Thanks to all those who came out in numbers this evening to cheer on the Hawks.
Griffins 0 Hawks 4.
Tuesday, August 28th
Santiago Canyon Women's Soccer scored twice in each half, to win 4-0 on the road in El Cajon against Grossmont College. Ofelia Sosa led the scoring with a goal and two assists for the Hawks.
A well-disciplined and hard-working Griffins team matched the Hawks early on, but Freshman Tara Hansel opened the scoring mid-way through the first period, latching on to a through-ball by Angelica Ortega. Luli Bethancourt added a second on the stroke of half-time.
Sosa sealed the contest around the 70 minute mark, with a firm hit across the keeper. Tori Phillips capped a solid display, with a fine strike late in the game to wrap up the win. Jessica Neighbors and Gillian Kliss combined for the shut-out.
The Hawks play next at home to San Bernardino Valley College on Saturday, September 1st. Kick-off is at 6.45pm. Admission is free but parking permits are required. We hope to see you there.
Thank you to all the travelling Hawks who came down to watch the game today.
TOPSoccer Celebration Opens the 2018 Season.
Friday, August 17th
The Santiago Canyon College Women's Soccer team joined local players from the Top Dogs team in Yorba Linda for a soccer clinic this past Friday evening. TOPSoccer is a program for the mentally and physically challenged that supports young people in the physical activity of their choice. Members from the Hawks team guided the players through a series of soccer activities, before scrimmaging together at the end. A good time was had by all. Many thanks to Sandy Castillo, the Program Director for TOPSoccer in Yorba Linda for providing the team's the opportunity to work out together.
2018 Alumni Game Attendees
Alumni Turn-out in Numbers.
Saturday, April 28th
Hawks final spring season game, a good showing by the current team against
some talented returning players, showed SCC have plenty to look forward to for
the upcoming 2018 season. Angelica Ortega scored the go-ahead goal midway
through the first half with a shot from the top of the box that took a wicked
deflection to beat Siera Pedroza in goal. Hawks Keeper Gillian Kliss wasn't
really troubled in the first period, but in the second half Jessica Neighbors
had to come up big to deter Dyanne Valdez (formerly Anderson 2010) from getting
the visitors back in to the contest.
and Chris Martinez coached the Hawks, and Evelyn Gomez (2008/09 and current
assistant) led the returning program alumni. A good time was had by all
with Curt Woolley, father of former assistant coach Chris Woolley,
administering proceedings, and honorary guest Candy Woolley in attendance.
Athletic Training staff Kelsey Bains and James Siy looked on, with RSCCD
Board Trustee John Hanna also present.
Thanks go out to all
the returning Hawks. Participants by year and maiden name included Dani Nyssen
2003/4, Nina Yanes 07/8, Kristen Prindible 08, Evelyn Gomez 08/9, Jocko
Hanna 08/09, Erin Farber 09/10, Dyanne Anderson 2010, Jennifer Martin
11/12, Mandi Willis 13/14, Denise Delgadillo 14, America Quintana 14/15,
Kristel Martinez 14/15, Amber (like the Brazilian players, just goes by one
name :)15/16 Sommer Dey 15/16, Karinna Gomez 15/16, Renee De La Torre 15/16,
Jameelah Powell 15/16, KC Cook 16, Jacqueline Cloutier 16, Savannah Knight
16/17, and Siera Pedroza 16/17.
Also in attendance,
by maiden name, were Christina Graul 2003/4, Katy Carter 03/04, Katie Graul
06/07, Katie Marshall 06/07, Stephanie Cottam 05/06, Sara Foley 08/09,
Casey Herman 08/09, and Shauna Salcido 11/13.
A sincere thank
you to all those alumni, family and friends who came out for the evening and,
to those otherwise occupied, or too far away to get back, we missed you and
hope to see you at our next alumni game if not before.
LA 84 Foundation Attendees
Hawks host LA84/Cal South Clinic.
Friday, December 8th
In the same week as the United Soccer Coaches Association announced the Hawks 9th place Final National Ranking, SCC also hosted nationally renowned coaches Dawn Scott and Laura Harvey. The LA84 Foundation, who established a fund for coaching education from the 1984 LA Olympics, chose SCC to host a clinic entitled 'Celebrate Women in Coaching'. The US Women's National Team Strength and Conditioning coach Dawn Scott presented, along with two time National Women's Soccer League Coach of the Year Laura Harvey.
The SCC Women's team were put through their paces in their final session of the year in front of the many coaches attending the event. Thanks go out to the LA84 Foundation, Cal South, Dawn and Laura, the SCC team, and all the coaches in attendance for making it such a memorable evening.
Hawks bow out of State Finals on PK's...
Friday, December 1st.
A brave-hearted performance against a talented Fresno City College team, saw the Hawks bow out of the State Finals on penalty kicks after extra time.
Ashley Roskelly opened the scoring for the Hawks from a deep free-kick by Kennedi Hauck and SCC held a 1-0 lead going in to the break.
Fresno responded 15 minutes in to the second period with an equalizer. Both teams hit the goal-frame after that as the match moved in to extra-time. Penalty kicks followed and the Hawks 2017 season came to a dramatic end.
Thanks to all the travelling Hawks in attendance today as well as those of you who have followed the updates on this site over the course of the season. Your support is very much appreciated and we look forward to 2018.
A Ticket to the Big Dance...
Saturday, November 25th.
A large following was on hand to see goals from Alexandria Vanous and Ashley Roskelly book the Hawks a ticket to the State Final Four at American River College in Sacramento next weekend. The Hawks reversed a 0-2 scoreline from earlier in the season against a brave and hard-running San Bernardino Valley team.
Santiago Canyon dominated the early stages but SBVC threatened on the break and Hawks keeper Siera Pedroza did well to hold on to a powerful drive around the half hour mark. Six minutes later the Hawks deservedly took the lead. Luli Bethancourt fed Jennifer Ramirez who floated a delightful ball in to the penalty area for Alex Vanous to head beyond the Wolverines keeper.
Just before the break SCC added a second. April Gonzalez cut inside and weighted a ball to Ashley Roskelly who powered a shot, hard and high to put the Hawks two goals up at the break.
San Bernardino pushed back in the second period but it wasn't until added time that Siera Pedroza was troubled again in goal, preserving the shut-out for the Hawks.
SCC now move on to the State semi-final this coming Friday, December 1st with the game time still to be determined. Thanks go out to all those in attendance today cheering on the team, including District Board members, our College President, current and former faculty and staff, team alumni and all our trusted regulars. Your support is truly appreciated.
Roadrunners 0 Hawks 1.
Tuesday, November 21st.
A second-half April Gonzalez goal was enough to separate the two teams and send the Hawks in to Thanksgiving with more than turkey to think about. Cassie Soto provided the assist and Siera Pedroza collected the shut-out in goal.
SCC will play next at home to San Bernardino Valley College on Saturday, November 21st. Kick-off will be at 2pm. Thanks to all those who travelled up to Whittier today to cheer on the team.
Bring on the Roadrunners.
Saturday, November 18th.
Santiago Canyon continued their 15 game winning streak, defeating visiting Saddleback College 3-0, to set up a Southern California Regional 2nd round contest against Rio Hondo College. The Roadrunners secured their passage to the 2nd round with a 3-1 win at home to fellow Orange Empire Conference team Fullerton College.
Ofelia Sosa scored the opening goal for the Hawks just before the break against a determined Saddleback Gaucho's side. Maddi Simmons powered home a header for the second from a Luli Bethancourt serve. Tori Phillips was the supplier for the third goal as Cassie Soto rounded the keeper to secure the victory. Keeper Siera Pedroza was rarely troubled in goal as the back-line stood firm.
Game time on Tuesday, November 21st is yet to be determined but the Hawks will travel to Whittier for the match-up. Thanks go out to all those in attendance today. As always, your support is very much appreciated.
Tuesday, November 14th
Santiago Canyon College (17-2-1) will host Saddleback College (10-5-5) this coming Saturday, November 18th at 2pm in the first-round of Regional Play-offs. Please note the following information below....
The California Community College Athletics Association stipulate that all play-off games have a mandatory entry charge of $12 adults and $8 concessions (Students, Faculty and staff, senior citizens over 60 and children under 12). A parking permit will also be required for the event and only valid in non-disabled and non-staff parking spaces.
Tuesday, November 7th.
Four first-half goals were enough to see off the visiting Fullerton Hornets, in the Hawks final regular season game. SCC started slowly but gradually found their rhythm, and on 20 minutes April Gonzalez opened the scoring after good work by Cassie Soto. Ashley Roskelly then scored twice in 10 minutes. The first goal was a powerful left-footed strike across the keeper, the second a header from a flighted ball in by Luli Bethancourt. Soto was credited with the fourth goal just before the break.
In the second period, Gonzalez fired home the fifth goal around the 70 minute mark, before the Hornets pulled a goal back from the penalty spot. Ofelia Sosa capped the scoring to make the Hawks 6-1 victors. The game was halted due to an injury to one of the visiting Hornets, but thankfully x-rays allayed fears as the player was later released from hospital with out any restrictions.
Next up for the Hawks is the 1st round of Regional Play-offs on Saturday, November 18th. Opponent, location and kick-off time will be determined on Tuesday, November 14th. The California Community College Athletic Association stipulates the entrance fees to be paid to see all play-off games. Details will follow here once the seedings have been announced.
On behalf of all the players and coaching staff, thanks to all those in attendance today for your support.
Sukanya Sukpham goes close.
(Picture courtesy of Cliff Robbins)
Saturday, November 18th
Friday, November 3rd.
Two goals from Cassie Soto in the last ten minutes of the game, proved to be the difference as Santiago Canyon continued to build towards the play-offs.
On a field just 52 yards wide, the Hawks adjusted and were worthy winners in a competitive game. Angelica Ortega almost put the Hawks a goal-up in the first period but the teams went in to the break scoreless.
In the second-period, the Hawks asserted themselves, and both Soto and Luli Bethancourt broke beyond the back-line but could not convert. Then, around the 83 minute mark, Ortega connected with a Tori Phillips serve and Soto diverted the ball in to the net for SCC to take the lead. Minutes later, Ofelia Sosa was the provider as Soto coolly finished to seal the contest and put the Hawks two goals up. Siera Pedroza collected the shut-out in goal.
The Hawks play in their final regular season game at home to Fullerton College on Tuesday, November 7th. Kick-off is at 3pm. Thanks go out to all the travelling support in attendance today.
Tuesday, October 31st.
Santiago Canyon College Women's Soccer claimed their 14th consecutive Orange Empire Conference title with a 7- 0 win over a hard-working Norco Mustangs team.
A hat-trick from Ofelia Sosa, and one goal and two assists from Kaci Montoya capped a good all-round team display. Luli Bethancourt opened the scoring on four minutes, with Angelica Ortega doubling the lead minutes later. Tori Phillips scored a fine left-footed strike from distance in the second-half as Jessica Neighbors and Gill Kliss shared the shut-out in goal.
The Hawks are on the road next for an early 1pm kick-off in the stadium at Saddleback College on Friday, November 3rd. Thanks to all those who took the time to cheer on the Hawks today.
Friday, October 27th
SCC ran out comfortable winners with a 5-1 result against a committed Golden West team.
Two goals from Angelica Orozco, and one each from Alex Vanous, Tori Phillips and Cassie Soto sealed the victory.
A win this coming Tuesday at home to Norco College will hand the Hawks their 14th consecutive Orange Empire Conference title. Thanks go out to all the Hawks fans in attendance today.
Tuesday, October 24th.
In temperatures of over 100 degrees Fahrenheit, and with winds of up to 20mph, the visiting Hawks were battling the elements as well as the Cypress Chargers.
Both teams adapted well to the conditions, but it was Cassie Soto who opened the scoring as the Hawks broke from deep around the thirty-minute mark. April Gonzalez connected with a cross-field ball, and Soto advanced towards goal, before hitting a shot hard and high to give the away side the lead. Minutes later Luli Bethancourt drew a penalty-kick after being fouled hard inside the 18 yard box. Bethancourt did not return to the game, but Angelica Orozco made no mistake from the spot, to put the Hawks two goals up.
After the break, Ofelia Sosa nearly wrapped up the points from close range, but Cypress also went close, when Siera Pedroza was forced to tip the ball on to the bar and out for a corner. Hailey McDevitt sealed the game, and SCC' s tenth consecutive win, with a drive from 30 yards that the Charger keeper could not keep out.
SCC are next in action at home to Golden West College on Friday, October 27th. Kick-off is at 3pm. Thanks to all those who braved the elements today to cheer on the Hawks.
Friday, October 20th.
Angelica Orozco and Ofelia Sosa both scored a goal in each half as the Hawks eased to a 4-0 victory against a well-organized Santa Ana team.
Orozco grabbed the first with a far-post header within five minutes of the start. Sosa slotted home the second after a sweeping move culminated in Cassie Soto breaking the Dons back-line.
Santa Ana responded after the break, but Orozco wrapped up the points scoring from close range. Sosa then sealed the victory after a strike from distance by Tori Phillips came back off the goal-frame.
Santiago Canyon play next away at second-placed Cypress College on Tuesday, October 24th. Kick-off is 3pm. Thanks go out to all the Hawks fans in attendance today.
Tuesday, October 17th.
The Hawks continued their upward trend with a 2-1 win away at Orange Coast.
Both goals came from Jenny Ramirez. The first came on six minutes from the penalty spot after Ofelia Sosa was upended in the box. Coast equalized mid-way through the half direct from a free-kick.
Following the break, Ramirez broke the deadlock with a fine header across the keeper after good work from Angelica Orozco, Kaci Montoya and Taylor Asciak. Raeann Artim hit the cross-bar late-on and the Hawks withstood some late pressure to earn the victory.
Santiago Canyon play next at home to Santa Ana College on Friday, October 20th at 3pm. Thanks to all those who dipped in to their pockets to see the game today.
The Smoke Rises...
Friday, October 13th.
The surrounding charred hillsides from this week's fires provided an eery backdrop to proceedings today. With campus evacuated on Monday lunchtime, and the college not reopening until yesterday morning, today's 1- 0 win lifted the mood for the home team.
Undeterred, a faculty and staff 'tailgate' preceded the game, and it was great to see so many faculty and staff with their families in attendance.
In truth, it took the Hawks a while to find the pace of the game with a forgettable performance in the opening 45 minutes against an industrious Irvine Lasers team. Santiago Canyon regrouped at the break, and began to find their rhythm in response to a more direct approach from the visitors.
However, it wasn't until stoppage time approached that SCC made the breakthrough with a strike from distance by Kennedi Hauck. That goal proved to be enough with Siera Pedroza collecting the shut-out in goal.
Next up for the Hawks is a road trip to Orange Coast College. Kick off is at 3pm on Tuesday, October 17th.
Thanks go out to administrative services for getting the field and campus ready for the game today. Thanks also to all those who were there to cheer on the Hawks.
Friday, October 6th.
Goals from April Gonzalez, Tori Phillips and Ofelia Sosa capped a solid performance for the Hawks in a 3-1 road win at Fullerton College. The Hornets entered the contest as the only unbeaten team in Conference play but with in three minutes the Hawks had scored. Cassie Soto drove infield, and spread the play wide to Gonzalez who calmly finished from just inside the penalty area.
Tori Phillips scored the second from distance around the forty minute mark, but Fullerton were able to pull a goal back before the break, when the Hawks failed to clear.
As the second period began, SCC wasted no time in regaining the two-goal lead, and Soto again was the supplier with Sosa converting from close range. The Hawks defended comfortably through-out the half and later had a fourth goal called back for an infringement at a corner.
Santiago Canyon play next on Friday, October 13th at home to Irvine Valley College. Kick-off is at 3pm. Thanks go to all the travelling Hawks in attendance today.
Ashley Roskelly wins an aerial duel.
(Picture courtesy of Cliff Robbins)
Tuesday, October 3rd.
Two goals either side of half-time sealed the points for the Hawks against visiting Saddleback College. Savannah Knight put the Hawks ahead from the penalty spot right on the stroke of half-time. Santiago Canyon then doubled the lead when Cassie Soto headed home from a deep Taylor Asciak serve. Siera Pedroza was rarely troubled in goal as SCC claimed their fourth consecutive shut-out victory.
The Hawks play next at Fullerton College on Friday, October 6th. Kick-off is at 3pm.
Thanks go to all those who came out to cheer on the Hawks today.
Friday, September 29th.
Two goals from Kaci Montoya put the Hawks on the way to a convincing six goal victory against a hard-working Norco Mustangs team.
Luli Bethancourt was the provider minutes in to each half with goals that set the Hawks on their way to a convincing victory. Brandi White set up Suki Sukphum for the second goal just before the break and the the Hawks built from there.
A far more fluid second-half performance saw Montoya, Tori Phillips, Ashley Roskelly and Abbi Suter all get on the scoresheet.
The Hawks are now top of the Orange Empire Conference table having played a game more than there nearest rivals. Up next are Saddleback College. Kick off is at 3pm on Tuesday, October 3rd.
We hope to see you there.
Hawks Continue to Rise.
Tuesday, September 26th.
It's early days in the Orange Empire Conference but the Hawks continued to build on last Friday's win with another convincing victory on the road.
Ofelia Sosa made the headlines with a hat-trick, including an unstoppable strike for the Hawks fourth goal. But beyond that, the Hawks looked comfortable at the back through-out the second period in a good all-round team victory.
Sosa tallied first on ten minutes after Cassie Soto delivered a deep cross from a penetrating ball by Luli Bethencourt. Around the thirty minute mark, Golden West could have pulled a goal back, but Siera Pedroza in goal, saw the ball bounce back off the upright and to safety. The Hawks responded and Soto turned provider once again as Alex Vanous danced through the back-line to send the Hawks two goals-up. Sosa grabbed a third and the Hawks went in to the break winning three goals to zero.
After the break, Santiago Canyon looked more assured defensively, and Sosa sealed the points with a ferocious drive from 25 yards. Kaci Montoya added a fifth and Karina Knaub rounded out the scoring late in the contest.
Thanks go out to all the travelling support, both current and from years gone by, who came out to cheer on the team today. Santiago Canyon are next in action away at Norco College on Friday, September 29th. Kick-off is at 3pm.
Hawks Bounce Back.
Friday, September 22nd.
After a difficult opening two games of league, Santiago Canyon bounced back this week against two teams riding high in the Orange Empire Conference standings. On the back of the victory at SAC on Tuesday, the Hawks turned in a fine performance against Cypress College, winning the contest convincingly with a pair of goals in each half.
Cassie Soto opened the scoring mid-way through the opening period, latching on to a through ball from April Gonzalez, cutting inside and then calmly slotting the ball away. Ofelia Sosa then got in behind the Chargers defence and her cross was turned in by a Cypress defender under pressure from Alex Vanous.
After the break it was more of the same from the Hawks, as April Gonzalez was upended in the penalty area for her first of two second-half penalties. Maddy Solder converted and then Cassie Soto grabbed her second goal from close range after good work from Alex Vanous. The Hawks could not add further to the scoring in what was a good all-round team display. Jessica Neighbors claimed the shut-out, behind a solid back-line effort led by Savannah Knight and Kennedi Hauck.
Up next for the Hawks is a visit to the Golden West Rustlers on Tuesday, September 26th at 3pm. Thanks go out to all those in attendance today.
Hawks Down Dons.
Tuesday, September 19th.
Goals from Luli Bethencourt and Ofelia Sosa gave the Hawks a well-deserved victory on the road at sister-college Santa Ana.
A well-organized and battling Dons team proved difficult to break-down, but Bethencourt found an opening to score ten minutes before the break after good work by Cassie Soto.
SCC went in search of a second goal, but Santa Ana responded, converting a loose ball from close range around the seventy-minute mark.
Undeterred, the Hawks continued to push and got their just rewards three minutes from time when Sosa slammed home the winner.
SCC play next at home to Cypress College. Kick-off is at 3pm on Friday, September 22nd. Thank you to all the travelling support in attendance today.
Friday, September 15th.
SCC were beaten at home, by a hard-working visiting Orange Coast Pirates team, two goals to zero. After a relatively spiritless opening forty-five minutes, OCC took the lead six minutes in to the second-half with a good finish after some poor defending. Ten minutes later, OCC doubled the scoreline following a goal-keeping error. Try as they might, the Hawks could not find a way back in to the game.
Out-shooting the visitors 21-6, Tori Phillips, Cassie Soto, Lauren Bethencourt, April Gonzalez, and Jenny Ramirez all had good looks at goal but could not find a way past the Coast goal-keeper.
The Hawks will look to get back on track on Tuesday, September 19th away at Santa Ana College for a 3pm kick-off. Thanks to all the students, alumni of the program, faculty, staff, family and friends who came out to cheer on the Hawks today.
Ofelia Sosa scores her 3rd goal of the season at IVC
(Picture courtesy of Cliff Robbins)
Tuesday, September 12th.
The Hawks were punished for not converting their chances and were forced to settle for a tie away at Irvine Valley in the opening game of the Orange Empire Conference.
SCC dominated from start to finish but ultimately couldn't seal the game, and conceded from a late corner to give a determined Lasers team a share of the points.
Alex Vanous nearly opened the scoring in the opening minute and then Abby Suter came close seeing her header come back off the post. Mid-way through the half Kaci Montoya fired wide from the top of the box when beyond the IVC back-line.
IVC responded and Jessica Neighbors pulled of a fine stop in goal to deal with a shot from distance. Then with ten minutes left in the half, Ofelia Sosa made the breakthrough swivelling and hitting the ball beyond the Lasers keeper from the edge of the 18 yard box. And so the Hawks went in to the break a goal-up.
SCC came out stronger in the second period. Reann Artim had a firm drive well-saved and Tori Phillips clipped the cross-bar. Cassie Soto came close too but the Lasers threatened on the counter and equalized with ten minutes to go from a corner.
The Hawks still had time to respond and created another clear-cut goal-scoring opportunity but on the day, it wasn't enough.
Santiago Canyon now prepare to bounce back against visiting Orange Coast College with a 3pm Kick-off on Friday, September 15th. Thanks go out to all the Hawks followers in attendance today.
Friday, September 8th.
A late bus, and then a bus breakdown on the 118 Freeway meant kick-off was delayed for 30 minutes at Moorpark college today. Having weaved through traffic to get to the game, the bus overheated and some willing parents en route, along with 2 Uber drivers, came to the rescue to get the team to the ground safely.
SCC responded well, and with in two minutes had opened the scoring with Cassie Soto converting from the edge of the area. Moorpark equalized on twenty minutes with a fine strike
from a free-kick beyond the reach of Jessica Neighbors in goal.
Undeterred, the Hawks created a second. This time April Gonzalez followed in on a shot from Cassie Soto to score from a tight angle. Kaci Montoya added a third and SCC went in to the break with a 3-1 lead.
The Hawks added a fourth through April Gonzalez after a powerful free-kick from Tori Phillips had been well-saved. Gillian Kliss, in goal for the second period, saved a well hit shot down low before Moorpark pulled a goal back. A mysterious six-second goal-keeper violation was called by the referee and Moorpark scored from the resultant set-piece.
A minute later though, the Hawks had stretched the lead again. This time it was Ofelia Sosa slotting in from a Savannah Knight serve.
And so it ended 5-2.
The Hawks play next away at Irvine Valley College on Tuesday, September 12th at 3pm. A sincere thank you goes out to the parents and family in transit today who helped the team get to the game safely.
Hawks Undone By Wolverines.
Saturday, September 2nd.
Visiting San Bernadino Valley College scored goals from distance 3 minutes in to the game and 3 minutes from time to win 2-0. The opening goal was hit 5 yards from the endline on the sideline of the field and sailed in to the far side netting.
Late in the contest, a fine left-footed drive from 30 yards beat keeper Siera Pedroza for the Wolverines 2nd goal from just their fourth shot in the game. In between time the Hawks fifteen attempts on goal did not trouble the SBVC keeper often enough and SCC did not find enough quality in critical moments to turn the game in their direction.
Santiago Canyon will now regroup and look to respond away at Moorpark College on Friday, September 8th. Thanks to all those in attendance tonight.
Mounties 0 Hawks 2
Tuesday, August 29th.
The Hawks scored two second-half goals to claim their second win of the season, on the road, in temperatures rising to 100 degrees Fahrenheit.
However, neither team got off to a particularly hot start, and it wasn't until the fifteenth minute that the Hawks came close to scoring with Angelica Ortega heading over from Tori Phillips. Mid-way through the half, Ofelia Sosa was unfortunate not to get a penalty call after being pulled down by the Mounties goalie. Overall though SCC struggled to convert their possession in to chances against a resolute Mt SAC defence.
The Hawks started the second-half stronger but didn't break the deadlock until around 75 minutes when Luli Bethancourt raced on to a feed from Sosa to hit high and across the keeper with a fine drive.
Three minutes later Sosa converted from a Kennedi Hauck cross and the Hawks went on to win 2-0 with Siera Pedroza collecting the shut-out.
Next up is San Bernardino Valley College on Saturday evening at 6.30pm. Parking is free in stalls not marked for Staff or handicapped, and food will be available. Thanks to all those who came out to cheer on the Hawks today.
Huskies 1 Hawks 6
Saturday, August 26th.
The Hawks 2017 season opener was played on the road at East LA College's Weingart stadium. Originally built in 1951, and updated for the 1984 Olympics, Weingart stadium is a 22,000 seater stadium with some stories to tell.
SCC Women's Soccer has a much shorter history but opened a new chapter themselves beginning the season with a 6-1 road win. Playing against an organized and determined Huskies team, Alexandria Vanous set the Hawks on their way with two goals with in the first 25 minutes. ELAC pulled a goal back on 40 minutes but April Gonzalez restored the two goal cushion just before the half with a fine drive from the top of the box.
Kaci Montoya calmly added a fourth just after the break and two goals in a minute around the 70 minute mark sealed the contest. First Cassie Soto picked up on a loose ball to fire home and then Tori Phillips struck from distance to round out the scoring.
Gillian Kliss and Siera Pedroza shared the goal-keeping duties, as the Hawks now look ahead to next Tuesday, August 29th for a 5pm kick-off at Mount San Antonio College.
Thanks go out to all the Hawks fans in attendance today.
SCC Annual Community Soccer Night
Saturday, September 2nd, 6:30pm
Santiago Canyon College Women's Soccer Annual Community Night will be held on Saturday, September 2nd at 6.30pm on campus. If you have a daughter or niece, or friends across the street who have girls who play soccer, or simply you've still got Tournament of Nations Fever', this is an opportunity to come and support the Hawks team and watch some college soccer.
Young soccer players dressed in uniform will get to meet and warm down with the team after the game. Local deli favorite, Cortina's sandwiches will be available. There is no charge for entry or parking during regular season games.
We hope to see you there.
Head Athletic Trainer Kelsey Bains Honored by Board of Trustees
At last Monday's Rancho Santiago Canyon College District Board of Trustees meeting, Kelsey Bains, our Head Athletic Trainer was honored as part of the celebrations for Women's History Month. President of the Board of Trustees John Hanna spoke in recognition of Kelsey's public service, leadership and professional achievements. Current and former players gathered to recognize Kelsey including those pictured from back left Madison Cody (2012), Kristen Blogg (2012), Angie Orozco (2010), Siera Pedroza (Current student-athlete), Abby Suter (Current student-athlete), Chelsea Baker (2014), Samantha Jones (2013), Kristen Prindible (2009), front left Michelle Carels (2009), Casey Herman (2008) and Sara Foley (2009).
Kelsey has been a loyal and committed Santiago Canyon College employee since 2006 and as well as gaining the trust of the students she serves, has also been instrumental in the success of the Athletics teams. Beginning with a State Championship for Women's Soccer (2006) and most recently with a State Championship for Softball (2016), and with a Women's Soccer National Championship (2009) sandwiched in between, Kelsey Bains continues to have a huge impact on the student-athletes she serves. Kelsey has a holistic view to each and every one of those student-athletes and works above and beyond to help them succeed in the classroom and on the field. Santiago Canyon College is truly fortunate to count on her professionalism and dedication. The Board of Trustees recognition is a very worthy accolade.
Alumni Kat Benton Becomes Head Coach at Kansas Wesleyan|
Former Santiago Canyon College Women's Soccer player Kat Benton became the first alumni to become a Head Coach of a Collegiate program when hired by Kansas Wesleyan University last week.
Kat is part of the Hawks soccer folklore scoring the opening goal in the 2006 State Final 2-0 win in Fresno; the first State Championship in the history of the Athletics program at Santiago Canyon College.
Kat completed her Associate of Liberal Arts degree at SCC before transferring to Kansas Wesleyan. Kat continued as a student-athlete for the Coyotes gaining a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Public Relations. She then became an Assistant Coach while studying for her Master's in Business Administration with emphasis in Sports Management which she completed in 2011.
Kat becomes the fourth Head Coach in Kansas Wesleyan Women's Soccer history. Congratulations Kat.
Hawks In The Awards|
Another remarkable season in the history of Santiago Canyon College Women’s Soccer officially came to a close last week as the players were recognized collectively, and individually for their many accomplishments in 2016 at the end-of season banquet in Tustin (see picture)
The 2016 Hawks won 20 of their 22 contests, claimed their 13th consecutive Orange Empire Conference title with a record of 15-0-1 and, in the classroom, five players had GPA’s of 4.0 for the semester.
In the individual awards, sophomore Lauren Sabella was recognized by the National Soccer Coaches Association of America as an All-American at the recent Coaches Convention in Los Angeles. Also in the awards was Renee De La Torre (All-State) and on behalf of the entire coaching staff, Coach Ian Woodhead (So Cal Regional Women’s Coach of the Year)
Other awards included..
Orange Empire Conference Awards
Coach of the Year- Ian Woodhead
First team All-league- Lauren Sabella, Renee De La Torre, Cassie Soto, Siera Pedroza.
Second team All-league- Jameelah Powell, Savannah Knight, Maddy Solder, Alondra Guzman.
Credit for a great season goes to all the players, as they strive to embrace a life of personal responsibility and accountability, and continue to work hard collectively and individually to achieve great things.
Lastly, a sincere thank you goes out to all the Hawks supporters near and far from the players and coaching staff for helping create the platform from which success is achievable. Thank you to you all.