||September 16, 2014|
Hawks Turn Up the Heat
Irvine, CA - In temperatures reaching above 100 degrees, the Hawks opened
league play with a 1-0 victory at Irvine Valley College. Danielle Snook was the
difference-maker scoring with a close range header from a Taylor Hollywood
serve right on the stroke of half-time. The Hawks could have been comfortably
ahead by then. However, some good goal-keeping was to thwart them time and time
again through-out the game, as Irvine looked to find a way through on the
Hawks dominated the second period also with Kylie Klein, Brooke Mays and Andrea
Najera all going close. Late on, Casey Pulido made a fine save from a free-kick
from distance to preserve the shut-out and give the Hawks a well-deserved
Santiago Canyon College play next at home to Norco College on
Friday, September 19th at 3pm. Thanks to all the Hawks who bared the heat to
watch the team play today.
||September 9, 2014|
Ventura, CA - The Hawks battled to a 2-1 win
over the Ventura Pirates, with Andrea Najera getting both goals in a
hard-fought win. Kylie Klein could have put the Hawks ahead early, shooting
over when through, but against the run of play Ventura took the lead. A first-time
finish from the right beat Casey Pulido to put the Pirates 1-0 up. Within a
minute the Hawks had responded, with Najera wriggling free to grab the
equalizer and the game was tied going in to the break.
Ventura opened the second-half the better team, but the Hawks
defense looked solid. In the 70th minute Najera struck again with a left-footed
shot across the keeper. As Ventura pushed forward, Mandi Willis could have
sealed the win by converting on a couple of occasions. In the closing seconds
Casey Pulido was quickly off her line to intercept a ball in behind, but didn't
have to make a second-half save.
The Hawks play next away at Irvine
Valley College in the opening game of the Orange Empire Conference on Tuesday,
September 16th. Kick-off is at 3pm. Thanks to all the travelling Hawks who came
to watch the team today.
September 4, 2014
Five Star Hawks
Oceanside, CA - A competitive game between two of last year's play-off teams,
was dominated from start to finish by the Hawks who on the day, should have won
by a bigger margin. Three first-half goals from Andrea Najera, all assisted by
Mandi Willis, settled this contest by half-time. The first was a wall-pass
combination that freed Najera to slot the ball past the keeper. The next a
simple through ball that Najera latched on to. And then on the stroke of
half-time combination play between Jordyn Belanto and Kaitlin Gishwiller found
Willis who set up Najera for her hat-trick with a fine left-footed strike.
After the break, it was more of the same. Alyssa Regalado stroked the ball home
minutes in to the half. Then after Mira Costa pulled a goal back, Brook Mays
rounded the keeper to add the fifth, as the entire squad got in on the action.
The Hawks play next on Tuesday, November 9th at 6pm away at Ventura College.
Thanks to all the Hawks fans who travelled down to San Diego for the game
August 30, 2014
Hawks 0, Wolverines 0
Orange, CA - In an intriguing battle between two strong community college teams, the Hawks dominated for long periods but were unable to convert their goal-scoring opportunities in to goals. The early opportunities fell to the Hawks and Danielle Snook came close twice from Taylor Hollywood serves. Freshman Brooke Mays forced a good save from the San Bernardino Valley keeper just before half-time. The Hawks back-line looked solid and neither team could find the breakthrough and so both teams looked for inspiration at the break.
The second-half started similarly but as the half progressed the Hawks began to push harder and harder for the decisive goal. Kylie Klein came close and then turned provider for Mandi Willis and Jordyn Belanto but neither could convert. Denise Delgadillo went close from distance but as the clock ticked down, it wasn't enough. Casey Pulido did not have to make a save in preserving the shut-out.
The Hawks play next at Mira Costa college on Thursday, September 4th. Kick-off is at 4pm. Thanks to all the local teams and families who came out to enjoy our Annual Community Night. We hope you enjoyed the occasion and thank you for your support.
August 27, 2014
2014 Season Begins...
Monterey Park, CA - Welcome back. Finally the 2014 season is upon us. Before we begin our coverage for the new season, we'd like to recognize the 8 sophomore Hawk athletes who have moved on to play at 4 year schools this coming season; 2 at the Division 1 level, 4 at the Division 2 level and 2 at NAIA schools. Congratulations to Shauna Salcido, Jenny Konishi, Sam Jones, Amanda Gomez, Jamie Smith, Reanne Macon, Celly Ruiz and Amanda Scheatzle. We wish them well on their new adventures.
The 2014 Hawks opened the new campaign with a 6-2 victory over the ELAC Huskies. The early exchanges were even, until Andrea Najera capitalized on a Kaitlin Gishwaller cross to open the scoring after about 5 minutes. The Huskies responded well and 2 superb individual efforts left the Hawks in relatively unknown territory, trailing 2-1. SCC responded with Alyssa Regalado, tapping the ball home from close range after good work by Kylie Klein to go into the break at 2- 2.
The second-half was a much improved SCC display. Najera tallied twice in the opening minutes after quality serves from both Denise Delgadillo and America Quintana. Then a wonderful reverse pass by Brooke Mays freed Najera to capitalize for her fourth goal. Brooke Klein completed the scoring with a firm finish from a pass by Mandi Willis. Casey Pulido and Odalis Elias completed the 2nd half shut-out in what turned out to be a convincing win.
The Hawks now prepare for Saturday evenings home contest against San Bernardino Valley College on Saturday, August 30th at 6.30pm. This is our annual 'Community Night' where young soccer players dressed in uniform will get to meet and warm down with the team after the game. Hot dogs and nacho's will be available. There will be no charge for parking. Thanks to all those who travelled to see the Hawks today. We look forward to seeing you on Saturday.