Men's Soccer Team News/Updates
SCC 0 Santa Ana 0
On Friday, September 23rd, the Santiago Canyon Hawks took on the Santa Ana Dons in a historical cross town rival match. Both teams were in search or their first win in conference. The Hawks got off to a slow start allowing the Dons to own the ball and the best scoring chances of the first half. At halfttime, the Hawks were able to make some adjustments to deal with what the Dons were throwing at them. The Hawks started the second half with a new attitude. The Hawks had a great scoring opportunity when Andrew Acosta was 1 on 1 with Dons goalkeeper, just missing the goal wide. The Hawks has the best chance of the game when Amirgy Pineda was brought down in the box for a penalty. Unfortunately, Pineda's shot was saved by the Dons goalkeeper. Both teams were able to hold on for the tie. SCC coach Jimmy Obleda was quoted sayting, "We had a great opportunity to beat a very good team and we let it get away from us. We must be able to take our chance when they are given. We are almost there." The Hawks travel to Santa Monica City College on Tuesday, September 26th for a non-conference match.
SCC 2 OCC 2
On Tuesday, September 20th, the Santiago Canyon Hawks took on Orange Coast College in an away conference match up. The Hawks went up 1-0 in the opening minutes with a goal from David Vazquez. Both teams looked eager to win which made for an entertaining game. OCC leveled the game with 5 minutes left in half. Although the Hawks had conceded a goal right before half, they were inspired and were in the attacking third right as the second half started. The Hawks were able to convert after 15 minutes of play in the second half as Bryan Chavez was there to finish a ball to make it 2 to 1 for Santiago Canyon College. In the final minutes of the game, OCC converted to make the final score 2-2.
SCC 1 IVC 6
Santiago Canyon College took on Orange Empire Champions, Irvine Valley College in a conference battle on Friday, September 16th at IVC. The Santiago Canyon College Hawks forward David Vazquez scored in the opening minutes of play. As the game grew in intensity, both teams battled it out for control of the midfield. IVC managed to get a goal off a set piece in the closing moments of the first half to get them leveled at 1-1. After the half IVC turned up the intensity and the Hawks let a few mistakes affect the performance. The Hawks allowed 5 goals in the second half to bring the score line to 6-1 Irvine Valley College. The Hawks will look to pick themselves up and get a result when they play away against Orange Coast College at Tuesday night at 7 p.m.
SCC 0 Fullerton 2
On September 13, 2016, Santiago Canyon Men's soccer opened their season with a clash against the Fullerton Hornets. The Santiago Canyon Hawks looked promising as they were able to get a couple of shots on target in the opening minutes. An unfortunate mental mistake nearing halftime gave Fullerton a penalty kick and left the Hawks with 10 players. In the second half, coach Obleda adjusted his team and had the majority of possession creating wave after wave of goal scoring opportunities. Unable to convert, the Hawks were forced to push numbers forward which left themselves exposed for a counter which ended in a last minute goal for Fullerton.
SCC Hawks 1 Mira Costa 0
On Friday, September 9, the Santiago Canyon Hawks Battled Mira Costa College in their final preseason game. The Hawks extended their record with a 1-0 win. Bryan Chavez scored a tap in goal at the 20th minute of play. The Hawks found some rhythm in their play and looked lively in the second half. The Hawks are looking forward to opening conference play against Fullerton College at 3 p.m. on Tuesday, September 13, at Santiago Canyon College.
SCC Hawks 2 East LA 0
The Hawks were back at it the next day and we able to get their first victory of the year with a two nothing win over East LA College. The Hawks were able to open up the score with a goal from Kevin Perez after a great individual run from Andy Galvan down the left flank. The second half had ELAC pushing forward searching for the equalizing goal however they consistently came up against very disciplined back line anchored by Sebastian Arteaga and Iban Servin. With only 8 minutes left in the game, Andy Galvan secured the victory after finishing a cross from Charlie Ordonez. The SCC Hawks next game will be at home against Mira Costa College on Friday, September 9th.
SCC Hawks 0 San Bernardino Valley 2
Santiago Canyon men's soccer continued their preseason with a game against San Bernardino Valley College. After 80 minutes of hard fought play SCC conceded in the 82 minute off of a set piece. The Hawks responded with wave after wave of attack and left themselves exposed for the second SBVC goal off of a counter attack. Although the win wasn't possible, coach Jimmy Obleda was proud of the 90 plus minutes of effort the players gave. He commented "This was a tough loss for us. The players are working hard and getting better. They gave everything and that is what I ask of them. Tomorrow is a new day" The Hawks are back at it again tomorrow against ELAC.
SCC Hawks 1 Cuyamaca Coyotes 1
Santiago Canyon men’s soccer kicked off their season with a 1-1 tie against Cuyamaca College at home. After going down 1-0 in the opening minutes of play, the Hawks got settled in and were up for the fight. Amirgy Pineda leveled for the Hawks right before half time to take back the momentum of the game. In the second half both teams traded attacks but neither were able to convert. After 90 minutes, the game remained tied. After the game, SCC Head Coach Jimmy Obleda commented ,”This was good start for us. The objective is to get better every pre-season game and have us understanding what we want by conference. This was a good result against a good team.”