PUC Soccer Team Loses to Dominican College

By Michelle Konn on June 13, 2007

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Pacific Union College's men's soccer team played their last away game at Dominican College on Friday afternoon, Oct. 11, and lost 0-2.

Dominican scored early in the first half, but the Pioneers kept them from scoring for the rest of the match with strong defense and good passing.

"It was the best game of the year," Head Coach Isaias Jacobo said. "They played their hearts out and they played consistently. I was very proud of them."

Both teams met just two days earlier at PUC's home field on Wednesday, Oct. 9. The Pioneers lost 1-6 to Dominican, but stayed in the game for most of the match, trailing only 1-2 at halftime.

Bad breaks and three Pioneer injuries slowed the team down, according to junior defender Rick Mann "The [1-6] score didn't reflect how well we played," Mann said.

"We're learning how to play as a team and deal with pressure and competition," Jacobo said.

The Pioneers have an overall record of 4-5, and one tie. They will play their last game of the season at PUC's upper field on Friday, Oct. 18, at 3 p.m.