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Hawks keeper Siera Pedroza in action earlier in the play-offs. Picture courtesy of Cliff Robbins.
Hawks End Season 21-1-1

Saturday, November 26th

Despite inclement weather, a sizeable crowd including Board Members, the College President, faculty, alumni from the soccer program, students, family and friends, watched events unfold at Santiago Canyon. The Hawks season came to an abrupt end as rains lashed the field in a game that was halted for 30 minutes mid-way through the first period due to lightning. By then, Santa Barbara had taken the lead and Santiago Canyon were unable to respond in a frantic game in the wintry conditions.

Neither team created many clear-cut goal-scoring opportunities and the Hawks were unable to find the quality in critical moments to unlock a resolute Santa Barbara back-line.

As the full-time whistle blew, the Hawks were left to wonder what might have been.

A sincere thank you from all the players and staff to all those in attendance today supporting Santiago Canyon, and to those near and far who have followed the Hawks over the course of the season.
Hawks Tame Panthers

Tuesday, November 22nd

A talented Chaffey College team arrived at Santiago Canyon having only conceded 6 goals in 22 games. But from the kick-off the Hawks dominated proceedings,  and 3 first-half goals in 30 minutes ultimately put an end to the Panthers chances of moving on to the Regional Finals.
 
Caitie Dolan scored the first with 15 minutes on the clock, with an audacious flick from a Lauren Sabella serve. Twenty minutes later, Sabella went from provider to goal-scorer, with a delicate finish from a fine Jackie Cloutier pass. Sabella then capitalized again with a crisp left-footed strike for the third goal, after good work from KC Cook.
 
The Panthers rallied immediately after the break, scoring a penalty following a controversial handball decision. Once the Hawks settled, Chaffey were limited to some long-range efforts that rarely troubled Siera Pedroza in goal. Cassie Soto rounded out the scoring late in the game to send the Hawks on to the next round.
 
Thanks go out to all those in attendance today. The Hawks play next at home to Santa Barbara College on Saturday, November 26th. Kick-off is at 2pm.

Hawks 1 Pirates 0

Saturday, November 19th

A goal by Renee De La Torre 5 minutes after half-time proved to be the difference between the two Orange Empire Conference teams. Lauren Sabella provided the serve and De La Torre seized on the opportunity to ultimately send the Hawks on ​to the next round.
 
The visiting Pirates competed hard through-out but could not find a way through the Hawks resolute back-line. Siera Pedroza collected the shut-out in goal.
 
Santiago Canyon move on to the second round with another home game against the number 7 seed Chaffey College. Kick-off on Tuesday, November 22nd is at 2pm. Once again admission will be charged as mandated by the State Athletic Association.
 
Thank you to all the Hawks followers who came out in support today.

Home Comforts

Tuesday, November 15th

The Hawks were drawn as the second seed in the Southern California Regional section. SCC will host the winner of Orange Coast College and Mount San Antonio College on Saturday, November 19th for a 2pm kick-off.

Please note there is a charge for all play-off games as stipulated by the California Community College Athletic Association. Entry is $12 for adults and $8 for concessions. Parking on game day in non-designated stalls is free. We hope to see you at the game.

Chargers 0 Hawks 2

Thursday, November 10th

The Hawks ended the regular season with a 2-0 win away at second-placed Cypress College. With just 75 seconds on the clock, Renee De la Torre fed Lauren Sabella to open the scoring by clipping the ball beyond the Charger's keeper.

SCC had to wait until the 90th minute to add to the scoreline. De la Torre was again the provider, this time from a corner, as Alondra Guzman capitalized from close range to seal the victory. Siera Pedroza collected the shut-out in goal for the Hawks.

The Hawks play next on Saturday, November 19th in the first round of Regional Play-offs. Game time and opponent are still to be determined and will be posted on this website on Tuesday evening. Thanks to all those who travelled to cheer on the Hawks today.​

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Sophomore Krista Talamo in action today.

Hawks Win on the Road

Tuesday, November 8th

With the Conference Title already in hand, the Hawks set out to beat a play-off bound team, unbeaten on their home patch over the course of the season. There are not many collegiate soccer fields across the country that are less than 55 yards wide, but the Hawks again rose to a different type of challenge to win 2-0.

Cassie Soto scored the first goal converting from close range after some good work from Lauren Sabella. Renee Dela Torre went close from distance striking the bar and then Taylor Asciak latched on to a knock-down from Alondra Guzman to put the Hawks up 2-0 around the half-hour mark.

Some good goal-keeping at both ends, kept both teams from adding to the scoreline in the second period. As the clock ran down, SCC looked relatively comfortable in claiming the road win and move on to the final game of the regular season away at Cypress College. The gam​e will be played on Thursday, November 10th in observance of Veteran's Day on Friday. Kick-off is at 3pm.

Thanks go out to all those who came out to support the Hawks today.

Hawks Claim Conference Title

Friday, November 5th

With two games to go in the Orange Empire Conference, the 2016 Hawks team claimed their thirteenth consecutive OEC title for Santiago Canyon with a convincing win against a hard-working Norco team.

Four first-half goals were enough to see off the visiting Mustangs with Caitie Dolan collecting three assists. Jackie Cloutier scored the first, KC Cook headed home the second and Cassie Soto grabbed two for the Hawks, as they went in to the break leading four goals to one.

Jackie Kimble provided two assists in the second period and got on the scoresheet as well. Cook shot from the top of the box to grab her second and Soto finished with four goals as the entire team got a run out.

Next up for the Hawks is a visit to Saddleback College on Tuesday November 8th. Kick-off is at 3pm.

The Late Show

Tuesday, November 1st

The Hawks controlled the game away against the Golden West Rustlers from start to finish but that was not reflected in the scoreline as the game entered the final ten minutes. The SCC Keeper Ty Juarez had not had a save to make and, whilst Cassie Soto and Alondra Guzman both went close before the break, the Hawks needed to find an extra gear in the second period.

Jenny Ramirez crashed the ball against the cross-bar in the opening seconds of the half and Caitie Dolan followed-in to head narrowly over. The Hawks hit the cross-bar once more through Cassie Soto and then the post. Amber Stevens linked​​ her way in to the corner of the six-yard box but the Rustler keeper saved from point-blank range. Renee Dela Torre had a shot from the edge of the area thwarted and the Hawks could not find the all-important opening goal.

Santiago Canyon conceded a free-kick with in shooting range with 80 minutes on the clock and then went a goal behind as the ball arched in to the top corner. SCC continued to push but it wasn't until two minutes from time that Lauren Sabella went on a driving run and slipped the ball to Stevens who converted for the equalizer. The Hawks weren't finished yet. As the game entered added time, Dela Torre struck and Soto tapped in to complete the comeback victory.

The Hawks return to SCC for their final regular season home game on Friday, November 4th against the Norco Mustangs. Kick-off is at 3pm. Thank you to all the travelling support today.

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Hawks 5 Dons 0

Tuesday, October 25th

Early goals from Krista Talamo and Jackie Kimble set the Hawks on their way to victory against a hard-working Santa Ana Dons team. Talamo converted a knock down from Alondra Guzman to put the Hawks a goal up, and minutes later Kimble clipped a ball inside the near-post from twenty-five yards.

Santa Ana responded, but the Hawks continued to look dangerous and five minutes before the break, Jameelah Powell found Cassie Soto who grabbed the third goal.

Lauren Sabella sealed the victory with a powerful finish in to the roof of the net from a pin-point serve by Kimble. Then Sabella latched on to an Amber Stevens through-ball to claim her second goal of the afternoon and the team's fifth.

The Hawks played out the remaining thirty minutes and Ty Juarez and Abby Gnewuch claimed the shut-out in goal. Santiago Canyon play next away at Golden West College on Tuesday, November 1st. Kick-off is 3pm.

Thanks go out to all those in attendance today.

Road Win

Friday, October 21st

Lauren Sabella scored two goals either side of half-time to set the Hawks on their way to an away win against second-placed Orange Coast College. Just before the break, Sabella connected on a shot from outside the corner of the penalty area which rifled across the keeper and in to the top corner of the net.

With in minutes of the whistle sounding to begin the second-half, Maddy Solder stepped in to feed a ball to Sabella to slot home from 12 yards and the Hawks were well on their way.

The Pirates pulled a goal back, against the run of play, with fifteen minutes remaining but Cassie Soto sealed the points with a left-footed strike as the clock ticked down.

Up next for Santiago Canyon is sister-college Santa Ana. Kick-off is at 3pm on Tuesday, October 25th. Thanks go out to all the Hawks followers in attendance today.

​​Hawks Win Away

Tuesday, October 18th

Santiago Canyon battled to a convincing 4-0 road victory against a committed Irvine Lasers team. KC Cook grabbed the first goal capitalizing on some good work by Alondra Guzman. Jameelah Powell set up the second goal ten minutes later with a through ball down the left-hand side. Guzman lofted the ball over the keeper and in to the roof of the net from twenty-five yards. Then just before the half-time whistle, Renee Dela Torre intelligently slotted the ball through for Lauren Sabella to calmly finish, putting the Hawks three goals up at the break.

SCC continued to look dangerous in the second period but took until the 75th minute to complete the scoring. Caitie Dolan was the provider and Jenny Ramirez fired the ball across the keeper to seal the win. Siera Pedroza collected the shut-out in goal.

The Hawks play next away at Orange Coast College. Kick-off is at 3pm. Thanks go out to the travelling contingent in support of the team today.

Home Cooking

Friday, October 14th

KC Cook set the ball rolling for the Hawks with a first-half hat-trick against a spirited Fullerton Hornets team. SCC didn't start the game quickly but Cook made a fast impression, slotting the ball past the Hornets keeper for the first goal after being played in by Caitie Dolan. Minutes later Cook repeated the same trick, this time latching on to a ball from Krista Talamo. Lauren Sabella supplied the cross for the third which Cook headed past the visiting keeper, putting the Hawks three goals up at half time.

The second half was more of the same, except this time Jackie Kimble and Karinna Gomez were the finishers. Both players grabbed two goals each, as Ty Juarez and Mia Minafee combined to collect the shut-out in goal.

Next up for the Hawks is a 3pm away game against Irvine  Valley College on Tuesday, October 18th. Thank you to all the home fans in attendance today, including our vocal ASG supporters.

Hawks 2 Chargers 2

Tuesday, October 11th

There have been some memorable battles between these two colleges over the years and this was another clash that didn't disappoint.

It was a game the Hawks should have won, out-shooting their opponent 18-8 but failing to capitalize on a series of goal-scoring opportunities, and then being punished for some poor defending late in the game.

The visiting Chargers went ahead mid-way through the half with a well-taken goal from the edge of the area. The Hawks responded and Jenny Ramirez struck the cross-bar from deep, but SCC went in to the break a goal behind.

Shortly after the break, Cassie Soto blazed over when through on the Charger keeper but minutes later came the equalizer. A mix-up in the Cypress back-line, allowed Soto to prod home from close-range to put the Hawks back on level terms. More was to follow, as Lauren Sabella seized on a loose ball and Renee Dela Torre struck the ball left-footed across the keeper to put the Hawks a goal-up.

And so it stayed. Karinna Gomez was twice inches away from claiming the third but as the clock clicked down, the Chargers capitalized on some poor defending to take a share of the points.

The Hawks play next at home to Fullerton Hornets on Friday, October 14th. Kick-off is at 3pm. Thanks go out to all those in attendance today.

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Soto Sinks Saddleback

Friday, October 7th

Santiago Canyon hosted Saddleback College in a battle between two previously unbeaten teams. The Hawks started brightly but neither team created many goal-scoring opportunities in a scrappy first period.

The Hawks reorganized at the break and dominated for long periods of the second-half. Taylor Asciak was unfortunate not to win a penalty-kick when cutting inside the area, and the hard-working Gaucho's struggled to get out of their own defensive half.

The break through came when Jackie Kimble latched on to a through ball and squared for Cassie Soto to score. SCC closed out the game comfortably, with Siera Pedroza collecting the shut-out.

The Hawks play next at home to Cypress College on Tuesday, October 11th. Kick-off is at 3pm. Thank you to all the Hawks followers in attendance today.

​Hawks Hit Six 

Tuesday, October 4th

Santiago Canyon beat a determined and hard-working Norco Mustangs team on the road at Norco College. Cassie Soto opened the scoring mid-way through the half, following in on a strike from distance by Caitie Dolan that struck the cross-bar. Karinna Gomez doubled the lead before half-time, capitalizing on a set-piece situation to head beyond the Mustang's Keeper.

After the break, Amber Stevens found space to cut inside and convert, and then Lauren Sabella coolly converted from Dolan for the fourth. Soon after, Stevens turned provider for Jackie Kimble to crash the ball home for the fifth goal. Alondra Guzman lifted the ball over the keeper to complete the scoring.

Ty Juarez, Mia Minafee and Abby Gnewuch shared the shut-out in goal in an all-around solid performance by the Hawks.

SCC play next against Saddleback College on Friday, October 7th. Kick-off is at 3pm. Thanks to all the travelling fans who came out to cheer on the team today.

​Five Star Hawks 

F​riday, September 30th

Karinna Gomez lead the way for the Hawks with 2 goals in a 5-0 win against the visiting Rustlers from Golden West College. It took a while for the Hawks to make the first break-through. Lauren Sabella tested the Keeper, Alondra Guzman shot just wide and Jenny Ramirez hit the bar but the Hawks could not break the deadlock prior to half-time.

Cassie Soto created the opening for KC Cook to fire in the first goal just after half-time and then 3 goals in ten minutes sealed the contest. Sabella did well to get around the back of the visitors determined back line and Soto scored from close range. Amber Stevens then coolly slotted the ball beyond the advancing keeper for the third and Gomez lashed in the fourth goal. Gomez also had the final tally with a shot from the top of the box that rifled past the keeper to give the Hawks a 5-0 lead.

Sommer Dey and Savannah Knight led the backline, as Siera Pedroza and Mia Minafee collected the 5th consecutive shut-out for the Hawks.

Up next are Norco College on Tuesday, October 4th. The Hawks will kick-off on the road against the Mustangs at 3pm. Thanks again go out to all the SCC supporters at today's contest.

Hawks Down Dons

Friday, September 23rd

Santiago Canyon continued their shut-out streak with a 1-0 win at sister-college Santa Ana. Ty Juarez and Siera Pedroza were untested in a game the Hawks dominated from start to finish.

In the early going, Lauren Sabella went close from 6 yards and Jackie Kimble forced a good save from the Dons keeper. Karinna Gomez also went close and Alondra Guzman headed just wide but the Hawks couldn't make their dominance count on the scoreboard.

SCC lifted the tempo in the second period. Kimble went close again and KC Cook fired at the keeper when well placed. It wasn't until the 75th minute that the Hawks went ahead. Cassie Soto converted Amber Steven's center after a sweeping move down the left-hand side of the field and that was all the Hawks needed to seal the road win.

SCC play next at home to Golden West C​ollege on Friday, September 30th at 3pm.

Thanks go out to all the travelling fans in attendance today.

Hawks 2 Pirates 0 

Tuesday, September 20th

Santiago Canyon College Women's Soccer collected their third consecutive shut-out in league play in a 2-0 win against visiting Orange Coast College. The SCC backline held firm, and Siera Pedroza was rarely troubled in goal, as the Hawk's team continues to progress.

The opening goal came on eight minutes when ​Cassie Soto clipped the ball beyond the Coast keeper from a serve by Lauren Sabella. Jenny Ramirez twice went close with in minutes mid-way through the half, but the Hawks had to settle for a 1-0 scoreline at the break.

Coast continued to push in the second-half for the equalizer. Alondra Guzman nearly doubled the SCC lead​ but could not convert from close range, and then KC Cook grabbed the second goal from six yards with twelve minutes to go to seal the win.

SCC play next on the road at sister college Santa Ana on Friday, September 23rd. Kick-off is at 3pm. Thank you to all those who came out to see the team play today.​

Knight Time

Friday, September 16th
A goal from Savannah Knight with less than 90 seconds on the clock was enough for the Hawks to claim another shut-out home win against a committed Irvine Lasers team.

Jenny Ramirez provided the serve, and Knight crashed home the header for the only score of the game, in a contest the Hawks should have had wrapped up earlier. Lauren Sabella fired wide when well placed and Jameelah Powell made a brave challenge to keep the Hawks one goal up at the half.

In the second period Renee De la Torre went close, and Cassie Soto hit the bar. Sabella had a good finish well-saved when through on the keeper and Sommer Dey had a fine header pulled back for an earlier infringement to keep the score at 1-0. The back line looked solid in the closing stages as Siera Pedroza collected the shut-out for the Hawks.

Next up are Orange Coast College on Tuesday, September 20th. Kick-off is at 3pm. Thanks again to all the Hawk followers who came out to cheer on the team today.

Hawks Open Conference Play with a Shut-out Win

Tuesday, September 13th

Santiago Canyon opened the Orange Empire Conference with a road-game against a hard-working Fullerton Hornets team. Hawks Keeper Ty Juarez pulled off a big stop at 0-0 before the Hawks took the lead moments later. Lauren Sabella cut the ball back for Jenny Ramirez to whisk the ball up and over the Hornet keeper to put the Hawks a goal-up. The Hawks dominated possession, and Alondra Guzman went close to scoring, but SCC didn't double the lead until 5 minutes before half-time. KC Cook hit a powerful drive from distance that struck the cross-bar, and Sabela was first to the rebound to prod the ball home.

Shortly after the break, Jackie Kimble beat the advancing keeper on a through-ball by Ramirez. Cassie Soto then struck from distance for the fourth just 2 minutes later. Mia Minafee, on in goal for the Hawks, saved well, to​ tip a Fullerton long-range drive over the top. Sabella grabbed the fifth goal and Caitie Dolan lobbed the keeper to complete the 6-0 win. There was still time for Sommer Dey to to see a powerful header well-saved.

The Hawks now prepare for the visit of Irvine Valley on Friday, September 16th. Kick-off is at 3pm.

Thanks go out to all the visiting fans in attendance today.

Hawks Head into League Play 4-0 

Friday, September 9th

The Hawks closed out their pre-season schedule with a 4-1 win over 2015 Regional Finalist's Moorpark College. Around the 40 minute mark, Santiago Canyon opened the scoring through Cassie Soto from close range, after good work from KC Cook. Soto then set-up Renee Dela Torre who drilled the ball past the visiting keeper to put the Hawks two goals-up at the break.

Moorpark responded from the restart, and pulled a goal back but Jenny Ramirez then hit a powerful drive from distance to regain the Hawks two-goal advantage. Ramirez then turned provider, as Cassie Soto headed home the fourth goal to complete the win. Siera Pedroza made 5 saves for the home team.

Up next for the Hawks is a road-trip to Fullerton College as the Hawks begin Orange Empire Conference play. The two teams will meet on Tuesday, September 13th. Kick-off is at 3pm.

Thank you to all the Hawks fans who came-out to cheer on the team today.

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Hawks top Wolverines on Community Night.

Saturday, September 3rd

The locals headed home happy, as the Hawks claimed a 3-1 victory at the Women's Soccer Annual Community Night. An impressive crowd was on hand to watch the game, enjoy the festivities, and see a competitive contest between two good teams.

The visiting Wolverines started the better of the two sides, but SCC's Jackie Kimble changed the course of proceedings with the opening goal from her first touch mid-way through the half. Cassie Soto delivered the perfect ball from the right and Kimble leapt to power a header beyond the advancing keeper.

The Hawks took the 1-0 lead in to the break, but the Wolverines equalized with twenty minutes to go. Santiago Canyon responded and ten minutes later, Renee Dela Torre laid the ball back for Lauren Sabella to score with a drive across the keeper. Sabella then latched on to a Madison Solder entry ball, twisted and turned, and unleashed a 25 yard drive in to the top right corner to seal the win.

Thanks go out to all those who attended this evening. The Hawks play next at home to Moorpark College on Friday, September 9th. Kick-off is at 3pm.​

 
Hawks freshman Cassie Soto scored her first goal of the season against Mt SAC.

Hawks 4 Mounties 1

Tuesday, Au​gust 30th

Sharp-shooters Alondra Guzman, Jackie Kimble, Lauren Sabella and Cassie Soto all tallied on a warm afternoon against visiting Mount San Antonio College. It took the Hawks just 8 minutes to get on the board with Guzman converting a Renee Dela Torre cross from the right. On the half-hour mark the Hawks made it 2-0. Winning the ball high up the field, Caitie​ Dolan slipped in Jackie Kimble who fired home from just inside the area for her first-goal as a Hawk.

After the break, the hard-working Mounties pushed higher up the field. Lauren Sabella rounded the back-line to put the Hawks 3 goals up, after a beautifully weighted through-ball by Maddy Solder. Mt SAC made it interesting by pulling a goal-back from distance, but Cassie Soto sealed the points, prodding the ball past the keeper after good work by Dela Torre down the left.

The Hawks play next at home to San Bernardino Valley College at 6.30pm on Saturday, September 3rd. For further details of our Annual Community Soccer Night please scroll further down the page. Thanks again to all those in attendance at today's game.

Sabella Steals the Show

Saturday, August 27th

On a mild Saturday morning, Santiago Canyon College Women's Soccer visited the Weingart Stadium at East Los Angeles College for their opening game of the 2016 season. Built in 1951 and renovated for the 1984 Olympic games, this stadium is a one-time state-of-the-art facility full of local history. As well as being a center for sport, it provided the back-drop to some of Hollywood's more memorable movies, notably 'Forest Gump' and more recently 'Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice'.

Today, on the field, there were no super-heroes, but, in the end justice did prevail. Mid-way through the second period, Sophomore Lauren Sabella latched on to a Cassie Soto lay-off and drilled home from outside the area to score the deciding goal. It was no more than the Hawks deserved in a contest SCC dominated from start to finish.

In the opening period, SCC started quickly but ELAC were both determined, and resilient. Sommer Dey went close with a header from a set-piece and Jennifer Ramirez shot over when well-placed. Newcomer Jackie Kimble looked a threat down the right, but the Hawks could not break the dead-lock prior to half-time.

After the break Madison Solder went close and Krista Talamo almost grabbed the lead with an effort at the far-post. Sabella's goal proved the difference as Mia Minafee collected the shut-out in goal.

Now the Hawks prepare for the visit of Mount San Antonio College on Tuesday, August 30th. Kick-off is at 4pm on campus.

Thanks go out to all the travelling support today.

SCC Annual Community Soccer Night

Saturday, September 3rd, 6:30pm

Santiago Canyon College Women's Soccer Annual Community Night is Saturday, September 3rd 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 'Olympic Soccer 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. Hot dogs and nacho's will be available. There is no charge for entry or parking during regular season games. 

We hope to see you there.

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Hawks sophomore Jameelah Powell with TOPSoccer player Mikayla​.
Hawks players conduct clinic in Placentia​

To start the season, some of the Santiago Canyon College Women's Soccer team conducted a soccer clinic for TOPSoccer players at Wagner Elementary School in Placentia. Our student-athletes, (including Jameelah Powell picture right), were hosted by long-time devotee Sandy Castillo and the Top Dogs soccer program. TOPSoccer is a nationwide community-based soccer program that includes young athletes with mental and physical challenges.

The Hawks players warmed-up with the Top Dogs athletes, before leading them through a series of fun training exercises designed to improve their soccer skills. It was an enjoyable evening for everyone involved. Thank you again to Sandy and the Top Dogs team for hosting us.

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