(Torrance, CA) After two overtime periods, Mt. San Antonio College (15-6-2) and El Camino College (17-2-3) were unable to break their 2-2 tie in the third round of the California Community College Athletic Association South Region playoffs, so penalty kicks decided the winner.
The Mounties outscored the Warriors, 5-3, on PKs to earn a spot in the next round against South Coast Conference South Division and SCC champion Cerritos College (21-0-2) on Saturday, Nov. 26, at 2 p.m. in Norwalk. The winner will receive a berth in the CCCAA State Championships, which will take place on Dec. 2 and 4 at American River College in Sacramento.
This will be the third time the teams have met this season, with the Falcons winning, 2-1, in an SCC crossover game on Oct. 11, and again in the conference tournament championship game, 3-2, on Nov. 11.
On Tuesday against El Camino, the Warriors held a 1-0 lead at the end of the first half, then Alex Mendez put Mt. SAC on the board with an unassisted goal at the 52:46 mark to tie the score. The Mounties took the lead, 2-1, with an unassisted goal by Jason A. Garcia at the 56:15 mark, only to see El Camino tie the game at the 63:15 mark to eventually force overtime.
Jacob Cardenas tended goal for nearly 118 minutes for Mt. SAC, making four saves.
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