BRIEF: Women’s soccer playoff season ends

May Htet Lu #7 goes after the ball at the Women’s Soccer Playoff Match at Shepard Stadium in Pierce College in Woodland Hills, Calif. on Nov. 16, 2023. Photo by Linda Zimmerling. 

Women’s soccer had an exciting postseason, getting a win against Antelope Valley College in penalty kicks but losing to Saddleback College. 

In the play-in game against the Marauders, tensions were high not only on the field, but in the stands. 

After AVC took the lead in the first half of extra time, May Htet Lu tied it for Pierce to force PK’s. 

Lu was injured later in the game causing anger from the Pierce bench including head coach Adolfo Perez. 

Before the shootout, there was a goalie change. Brenda Medina came on and proved vital, making multiple saves. 

Heidi Ricketts scored the winning penalty kick sending Pierce to the next round. 

In the game against Saddleback, Pierce was able to hang on for 30 minutes before the Bobcats took the lead. 

In the second half, Saddleback scored two more goals to lead 3-0. 

Victoria Castro scored late for Pierce in the 88th minute. 

Women’s soccer finishes the season 11-7-6. 

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