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Trinidad Tallies First Goal of the Year in 9-1 Setback [October 10, 2014]

Freshman defender Gloria Trinidad (Carver Military Academy) broke what most-likely felt like an endless scoring drought Friday afternoon at Bloom High School in Chicago Heights.

Trinidad blasted a high-arching shot which reached the back of the net in the 35th minute, becoming the first Pioneer to score a goal during the 2014 season.

Unfortunately for Trinidad and her teammates however, the tally wasn’t enough as PSC fell to Trion 9-1.

With the setback the Pioneers fell to 0-9 on the campaign.

Trinidad’s marker made it a 4-1 game.

PSC went into the intermission down 5-1.

Sophomore goalkeeper Isabel Soto (Bishop Noll H.S., Ind.) made 10 saves in the match.

The Pioneers will now travel to Palos Hills for a non-conference match against Illinois Skyway Collegiate Conference foe Moraine Valley (4 p.m.).

 

Pioneers Fall to 0-8 Following 5-0 Setback Against Moraine [October 8, 2014]

Despite another valiant effort, the Prairie State College women’s soccer team fell by a final count of 5-0 to Illinois Skyway Collegiate Conference rival Moraine Valley at Bloom High School in Chicago Heights.

The loss drops PSC to 0-8 overall and 0-5 in league action.

The Pioneers fought hard throughout the opening half and trailed 2-0 at the intermission.

Prairie State sophomore goalkeeper Isabel Soto (Bishop Noll H.S., Ind.), despite the score, was stellar between the posts once again, stopping five shots.

Soto has made 43 saves in her team’s last four games.

The Pioneers will see action again on Friday when they host NJCAA Region IV counterpart Triton at Bloom (2 p.m.).

 

Soto, Defense Turn in Strong Effort, but Pioneers Fall [October 3, 2014]

Prairie State College sophomore goalkeeper Isabel Soto (Bishop Noll H.S., Ind.) turned in another phenomenal effort between the posts, but, unfortunately again, it wasn’t enough as the Pioneers fell to NJCAA Region IV counterpart Daley, 2-0 at Bloom High School in Chicago Heights.

With the setback, the Pioneers fall to 0-7 on the campaign.

Soto and the defensive unit in front of her were strong throughout the course of the tilt. The 4-foot-11 Soto, who made 21 saves in PSC’s 7-0 loss to Waubonsee on Wednesday, turned away another 12 attempts against the Bulldogs.

Soto, who has made 33 saves in her last two matches and currently sits 38th on the national chart for that category, made several impressive stops of both the diving and leaping variety.

Daley (1-9) tallied a marker in the second minute, but was shut down by Soto and a stingy PSC defense over the course of the next 86 minutes.

The Pioneers will see action next on Wednesday when they host Illinois Skyway Collegiate Conference arch rival Moraine Valley at Bloom (4 p.m.).

 

Soto’s Career-High Isn’t Enough as PSC Falls to Waubonsee [October 1, 2014]

Waubonsee entered Wednesday afternoon’s match against the Prairie State College women’s soccer team primed and ready to score a decisive victory over the Pioneers.

While the Chiefs did come away with a 7-0 triumph, despite what the scoreboard said, it did not come easily.

Waubonsee currently owns the top slot in the Illinois Skyway Collegiate Conference standings.

Sophomore goalkeeper Isabel Soto (Bishop Noll H.S., Ind.) obliterated her previous career-high for saves in a match of 11, with an incredible 21-stop effort.

The most impressive aspect of Soto’s showing was the fact that the 4-foot-11 netminder didn’t even start the contest. Soto was inserted into the match in the 13th minute as freshman Maria Espinosa (Homewood-Flossmoor H.S.), (6 saves) picked up the start between the posts.

Soto turned away 10 shots in the first half. She allowed five goals for the game.

The Pioneers (0-6, 0-4) were unable to mount a substantial offense attack and did not put a shot on goal.

PSC will be in action again on Friday when they face Daley College at Bloom for a 4:30 p.m. start.

 

Morton Tops Pioneers at Home [September 24, 2014]

The Prairie State College women’s soccer team was hoping to score both its first goal and victory of the season Wednesday in the Pioneers’ home match against visiting Illinois Skyway Collegiate Conference rival Morton.

Unfortunately this wasn’t the case as the Panthers downed PSC by an 11-0 count at Bloom High School in Chicago Heights.

Prairie State (0-5, 0-3) hung tough with the Panthers through the first nine minutes of the match before they tallied in the ninth minute.

Morton owned a 5-0 advantage at halftime.

PSC head coach Agustin Herrera employed the help of two goalkeepers in the tilt as sophomore net-minder Isabel Soto (Bishop Noll H.S., Ind.) and freshman Victoria Falvo (Homewood-Flossmoor H.S.) both split time between the posts. Soto made three saves while Falvo stopped two.

The Pioneers will be in action again on October 1 when they host Skyway foe Waubonsee at Bloom (4 p.m.).

Pioneers Still in Search of First Win, Tally [September 18, 2014]

The Prairie State College women’s soccer team finds itself still searching for both its first win and goal of the 2014 campaign.

Despite strong efforts in each of its first four games, the Pioneers are 0-4 overall and 0-2 in the Illinois Skyway Collegiate Conference.

Wednesday afternoon, the Pioneers suffered a 10-0 setback to Oakton in Des Plaines.

Prairie State sophomore goalkeeper Isabel Soto (Bishop Noll H.S., Ind.) stopped a career-high 15 shots in the match.

Freshman forward Faith Pickens (Marian Catholic H.S.) put a pair of shots on goal for the Pioneers.

PSC will see action again on Wednesday when they face league counterpart Morton at Bloom High School (4 p.m.).

 

Pioneers Drop Season-Opening Contest With Local Foe [August 22, 2014]

SOUTH HOLLAND, Ill. --- The Prairie State College women’s soccer team opened its 2014 schedule Friday afternoon with a non-conference loss to Region IV rival South Suburban.

The Pioneers (0-1) were able to log four shots on goal, despite taking the field with just eight players.

PSC’s best scoring opportunity came in the 35th minute when freshman Elyssa Mojica rattled a well-struck ball off of the post.

Prairie State sophomore goal keeper Isabel Soto made seven saves in the match.

PSC will hit the field next on Sept. 10 when they take on Illinois Skyway Collegiate Conference counterpart College Lake County in Grayslake (4 p.m.).

 

2014-2015 Women's Soccer Letters of Intent Signees

The following student-athletes have signed NJCAA letters of intent to continue their academic and soccer careers at Prairie State College beginning in the Fall 2014 semester:Derek Hall (Hartford Union H.S., Wis.)

  • Maria Espinosa (Homewood-Flossmoor H.S.)
  • Vicky Campos (George Rodgers Clark H.S., Ind.)
  • Elyssa Mojica (Merriville H.S., Ind.)
  • Maria Oceguera-Jimenez (Morton Senior H.S.)
  • Gloria Trinidad (Carver Military Academy)