October 29, 2016
Season Comes to Halt Following Loss to Morton
CHICAGO HEIGHTS, Ill. --- The Prairie State College women’s soccer team saw its season come to an abrupt halt Saturday, following a 2-0 setback to Morton in an NJCAA Region IV Quarterfinal match at the Pioneers Sports and Recreation Park.
With the loss, PSC saw its season close out with a 5-6-1 mark.
Both teams battled back and forth throughout the opening half and went into the intermission deadlocked with no score.
PSC managed just one shot on goal in the contest.
Prairie State freshman goalkeeper Perla Monroe (Bloom H.S.) made six saves in the match.
September 28, 2016
PSC Plays Well, Falls to League Rival Oakton
DES PLAINES, Ill. --- Oakton has always been looked at as the “gold standard” amongst Illinois Skyway Collegiate Conference women’s soccer teams.
That said, the Prairie State College women’s soccer team was eager to test itself against the traditional league power Wednesday afternoon.
Unfortunately, despite a hard-fought effort, the Pioneers fell to the Raiders by a final count of 3-1 in Des Plaines.
With the setback, the Pioneers fell to 4-2-1 overall and 1-1-1 in Skyway play.
PSC scored its lone tally in the 43rd minute when Kathy Trejo (Homewood-Flossmoor H.S.) ripped an unassisted shot past the Oakton goalkeeper.
Prairie State keeper Perla Monroe (Boom H.S.) made eight saves in the tilt.
The Pioneers will hit the pitch next on Wednesday, when they travel to Sugar Grove for a road match against Skyway foe Waubonsee (4 p.m.).
September 26, 2016
Pioneers Knock Off Local Rival in Dramatic Fashion
SOUTH HOLLAND, Ill. --- Whenever Prairie State College and South Suburban square off in an athletic endeavor, the contest is always guaranteed to be action-packed and exciting from start to finish.
The women’s soccer battle between the two schools is no different.
Monday afternoon in South Holland it was the Pioneers who came out on top.
PSC improved to 4-1-1 following a dramatic 1-0 triumph over the Bulldogs in South Holland.
The lone tally of the match was recorded by freshman midfielder Adriana Mendoza (Washington H.S.), thanks in part to a pinpoint pass off the foot of freshman midfielder Eve Stolzenbach (Beecher H.S.) in the 70th minute.
PSC goal keeper Perla Monroe (Bloom H.S.) made five stops in the tilt.
The Pioneers will take to the pitch again on Wednesday when they travel to Des Plaines for a road date with Illinois Skyway Collegiate Conference power Oakton (4 p.m.).
September 25, 2016
Pioneers Suffer First Setback of Campaign
CHICAGO HEIGHTS, Ill. --- The Prairie State College women’s soccer team suffered its first setback of the 2016 season Sunday afternoon, falling 5-0 to Scott at the Pioneer Sports Park.
With the loss, PSC saw its season record drop to 2-1-1.
The Pioneers trailed 2-0 at halftime and were only able to muster two shots on goal for the match.
PSC head coach Erik Moreno employed the help of two goalkeepers to finish out the match as freshman Perla Monroe (Bloom H.S.) and freshman midfielder Eve Stolzenbach (Beecher H.S.) put in work between the posts with Monroe playing 57 minutes and Stolzenbach 33.
Monroe made three saves in the match while Stolzenbach turned away five shots.
The Pioneers will see action next on Monday when they travel to South Holland for a road date against NJCAA Region IV foe South Suburban (4 p.m.).
September 17, 2016
Trejo Scores Five as Pioneers Score Big Win Over Truman
CHICAGO HEIGHTS, Ill. --- With ten days off between matches, the Prairie State College women’s soccer team was primed and ready to get back to work Saturday afternoon.
The end result certainly showed.
Fueled by a five-goal performance from freshman forward Kathy Trejo (Homewood-Flossmoor H.S.), the Pioneers looked more than well-rested following an 8-0 triumph over NJCAA Region IV counterpart Truman at the Pioneers Sports Park.
With the win, PSC moves to 2-0-1 overall and marks the first time in program history that the team has been undefeated through three games.
Trejo’s five-marker effort now gives her eight tallies on the season, good for 13th nationally.
The Pioneers possessed the ball and controlled the match for nearly the entire tilt, surrendering just two shots (one on goal) for the contest.
Freshman forward Ambriea Gayle (Rich South H.S.), who tallied three times in the game herself, opened the scoring for PSC in the fourth minute, taking in a pass from Trejo and burying it into the back of the net.
Trejo would secure her fist goal 13 minutes later, courtesy of an unassisted tally.
She would also record a marker in the 27th minute.
Gayle struck again in the 39th to make it 4-0.
Trejo would tally three more times over the course of the final five minutes of the opening half. Her fifth score came just 40 seconds prior to halftime as PSC took a 7-0 lead into the break.
Gayle closed out the offensive eruption for the Pioneers in the 77th when she punched through an unassisted blast.
Both Gayle and Jacky Trejo each recorded assists in the contest as well.
Freshman goalkeeper Perla Monroe (Bloom H.S.) registered her first shutout of the campaign.
The Pioneers will hit the pitch next on Wednesday when they host Elgin (4 p.m.).
September 7, 2016
Heat Proves No Match as Pioneers Battle Lake County to Draw
CHICAGO HEIGHTS, Ill. --- With a heat index that soared well above 100 degrees at game time, and a slew of injuries resulting in only 11 healthy players ready to compete, the Prairie State College women’s soccer team could easily have conserved energy and just “taken it easy” for a match.
In fact, it would have been completely understandable.
But that isn’t what happened … not by a long shot.
Head coach Erik Moreno’s team not only survived Wednesday’s grueling temperatures, it thrived under them.
Battling through 110 minutes of hard-fought soccer, PSC went on to score a 2-2 double-overtime draw against Illinois Skyway Collegiate Conference counterpart Lake County at the Pioneer Sports Park.
With the tie, Prairie State saw its record improve to 1-0-1 overall and 0-0-1 in league play.
Despite being short-handed from a substitution standpoint, the Pioneers still had plenty of opportunities to score and without question controlled the tempo of the match from start to finish. PSC outshot the Lancers 24-5 for the contest, with 13 of those attempts placed on target as shots on goal.
Lake County struck quickly, following a PSC defensive breakdown, finding the back of the net in the second minute of the tilt.
The Pioneers notched the equalizer in the 36th when freshman forward Ambriea Gayle (Rich South H.S.) employed the use of some fancy footwork to slip a shot past the Lake County keeper.
The Lancers took control of the match again in the 54th when they registered a tally of their own.
Freshman forward Kathy Trejo blasted home the dramatic match-tying tally in the 83rd.
The Pioneers had several strong chances throughout both overtime sessions, peppering the Lancers’ keeper with a series of well-struck shots, to no avail.
PSC freshman keeper Perla Monroe (Bloom H.S.) turned away three shots in the match.
The Pioneers won’t hit the pitch again until September 17, when they battle City Colleges of Chicago foe Truman at the Pioneers Sports Park (noon).
September 3, 2016
Women’s Soccer Returns to PSC in Resounding Fashion
CHICAGO HEIGHTS, Ill. --- After a one season hiatus, women’s soccer made a triumphant return to Prairie State College Saturday morning.
Thanks in part to a stellar defensive effort and pair of goals from freshman midfielder Alejandra Bolanos (Bishop Noll H.S., Ind.) and freshman forward Kathy Trejo (Homewood-Flossmoor H.S.) the PSC women’s soccer team downed Triton 6-1 at the Pioneer Athletic Park.
The win marked the Pioneers’ first since a 4-2 triumph over Daley on October 17, 2013.
Prairie State, which did not field a team during the 2015 slate, following an 0-12 showing the previous campaign, also claimed its first season-opener since 2010.
The six tallies recorded by PSC Saturday tripled the Pioneers’ entire scoring output for the 2014 slate.
In addition to Prairie State’s big offensive match, the Pioneers also picked up a strong effort from freshman goalkeeper Perla Monroe (Bloom H.S.). The 5-foot-7 Monroe turned away five of the six shots she faced in the tilt.
After surrendering a score in the 11th minute, PSC struck back as freshman midfielder Areli De Santiago rifled a shot into the back of the net in the 29th minute.
Bolanos would follow with her first tally in the 32nd before Trejo closed out the half with a tally of her own in the 43rd.
Trejo would strike again just two minutes into the second period, burying a shot in the 47th.
Bolanos recorded her second marker in the 63rd before freshman forward Ambria Gayle (Rich South H.S.) closed out the scoring with marker in the 77th.
The Pioneers will hit the pitch next on Wednesday when they square off against Truman in Chicago Heights (4 p.m.).
Women's Soccer Meeting [June 22, 2016]
2016-2017 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 2016 semester: