September 29th, 2016
Pugh scored three times and added two assists as the #5 Parkland Men's Soccer
team defeated Lincoln Land 7-0 in M-WAC and Region 24 action. The win
improves the Cobras to (12-0 6-0) while the Loggers fall to (2-8-1 0-6).
Henrique Santiago also added two goals and an assist while Gesi
Muharremi had a goal and an assist and Carlos Martinez's two assists.
got on the board early as Urbana's Muharremi scored off an assist from
Carlos Martinez. Still 1-0, PC picked up their second goal at the 30 minute
mark as Patrick Kuanda found the back of the net on the first of Pugh's assist.
The Loggers missed on their best scoring chance of the half with about a
remaining and the Cobras capitalized on their missed chance as Henrique Santiago
of Champaign scored with just 37 seconds before half with Muharremi getting the
earned his first goal of the contest 13 minutes into the second half as Daniel
Silva picked up the assist. Midway through the half Santiago added his second
goal and Pugh his second assist to make it 5-0 Cobras. Pugh would score twice
in the final four minutes as Santiago and Martinez each earned assists.
keeper Matt Sharman, this weeks NJCAA Men's Soccer Goalkeeper of the Week,
picked up his 7th shutout of the season.
will take some much deserved time off before playing again at Lincoln College
on October 4.
September 24th, 2016
Sophomore Ellie McKenzie scored four of the Cobras
five goals on Saturday as the #12 Parkland Women’s Soccer team upended #9 Lewis
and Clark 5-0 in a key Region 24 contest. The five goal outburst was a
surprise as the Cobras were (0-2-1) in their last three matches with Lewis and
Clark and had been shutout in all three of those games. In addition, Lewis and
Clark (7-1-1) entered the match having allowed just two goals in their
first eight games this season.
Saturday’s result was never in doubt as McKenzie
twice beat defenders in the opening half to give the Cobras a 2-0 lead. The
first goal came just 11 minutes in to the match while the second came just
three minutes later off an assist from Alyssa Jones. Any chance of
Blazers rally was ended quickly as McKenzie would score again just four minutes
after the half and Dalia Santana made it 4-0 just a minute later.
McKenzie would score her final goal at the 84 mark to put a final punctuation
on the Cobra victory.
Cobra goalie Jenna Ashley had seven saves on the
afternoon as she secured her fifth straight shutout. Parkland out shot
Lewis and Clark 11-7 on the afternoon. Next up for the Cobras (7-0)
will be a Thursday afternoon game at Southwestern Illinois College in
Belleville. The Blue Storm is (4-3-1) so far this season.
September 23rd, 2016
Parkland def Muskegon 3-0 (25-12, 25-19, 25-18)
September 23rd, 2016
#2 Parkland def Rock Valley 3-0 (25-14, 25-14, 25-13)
September 23rd, 2016
The Parkland Women’s Soccer kept up their winning
ways Saturday as they routed visiting M-WAC foe Illinois Central 14-0. The
Cobras built a 8-0 halftime lead and cruised to the victory. Shante Tremblett
scored four consecutive goals over a ten minute span in the first half to pace
PC jumped on top at the five minute mark as Ellie
McKenzie connected with Marissa Barria earning the assist. Barria would also
assist on the Cobras second goal as Alyssa Jones connected three minutes later.
From that point it was all Tremblett as she scored at the 20, 23, 24, and 30
minute mark of the half to build the lead to 6-0. One of the goals was
unassisted while Jones, Anna McHatton, and Brittany Johnson all earned assists
on the other three scores. Ellie McKenzie scored her second goal of the
afternoon a Dalia Santana pass and Santana would score a goal of her own late
in the half with an assist to Sydney Mossman to push the lead to eight at
Mossman would open the scoring just two minutes
into the second half as McKenzie earned the assist. Alyssa Jones would score
her second and McKenzie her third as PC led 11-0 at the 57 minute mark.
Desitny Hudspeth would score the next two PC goals with Santana earning her 2nd
and 3rd assists of the night. Bopha Travis scored an unassisted goal
late to wrap up the scoring. The Cobras outshot the Cougars 39-4 on the
Parkland (5-0 3-0) will step out of league play on
Monday as they travel north to play Waubonsee CC (4-3-1) starting at 4:00 in
September 23rd, 2016
The Parkland Men’s Soccer team scored three times
in the opening 12 minutes Saturday as they defeated visiting St. Charles 5-1.
Gesi Muharremi got the Cobras on the board just 5 minutes into the match as he
scored off an assist from Josh Littlewood. Just two minutes later, Juan Garcia
streaked by the Cougars defenders for an unassisted goal and a 2-0 lead.
At the 12 minute mark the Cobras made it 3-0 as Daniel Silva drove the ball
past the goal keeper with Alex Zarco earning the assist. The Cobras would score
one more time in the half as Johnny Pugh connected off a feed from Silva to
make it 4-0 at the half.
Parkland would play a man down the entire second
half after receiving a red card 12 seconds before the break. Despite the
disadvantage, Muharremi would score his second goal of the afternoon 79 minutes
in to the match with Henrique Santiago picking up the assist. St. Charles
would score off a penalty kick with only one minute remaining to cut the final
margin to 5-1 Cobras.
The victory moved #5 Parkland to a perfect (9-0) on
the season ahead of a Tuesday night M-WAC showdown at Illinois Central in East
Peoria. The #14 Cougars are (7-0) going into a Sunday match against #17 East
Florida State College.
September 13th, 2016
Parkland defeats Lincoln 17-0
to move to 4-0-0 on the season.
Goals: Martinez (6', Jones), Mckenzie (8',
McHatton), Mossman (12', Barria), Martinez (13', Jones), Tremblett (20',
Jones), Tremblett (25', Younker), Barria (29', McHatton), Travis (29',
Hudspeth), Tremblett (31', Maddux), Tremblett ( 39', Santana), Tremblett (45'),
Johnson (47', FK), McHatton (51', Jones), Mckenzie (52'), McKenzie (60',
Travis), Hudspeth (68', Johnson), Younker (69')
September 13th, 2016
Claire Younker scored the final three goals of the
match, while Shonte Tremblett and Brittany Johnson each scored twice, to help
lead the #18 Parkland Women’s Soccer team to a 10-0 win over visiting South
Suburban. The win moved PC to (3-0) while the Bulldogs fell to (1-3).
A day after a wild 2-1 double-overtime win, the
Cobras made sure early the results of this match would be much different.
Anna McHatton got the Cobras on the board just four minutes in to the game as
she found the back of the net off an assist from Shania Maddux. Maddux
would get her own goal just 40 seconds later as she connected from Ellie
McKenzie assist to make it 2-0 after only five minutes of play. Tremblett
would get the first of her two goals at the 30 minute mark while Johnson would
get her first just three minutes later. Dalia Santana and McHatton picked up
the two assists as the Cobras took a 4-0 lead in to the break.
After a scoreless first ten minutes of the half,
Tremblett would pick up her second goal as Marissa Barria earned the
assist. Ellie McKenzie scored Alyssa Jones found her open to make it
6-0. Johnson scored on a penalty kick at the 68 minute mark before
Younker would score the final three goals of the match, with Hannah Martinez
and Destiny Hudspeth earning assists while the final goal was unassisted.
September 13th, 2016
Anna McHatton knocked a loose ball, off a Cobra
deflection, past the St. Charles goal keeper with 6:21 left in the second over
time, to help the #18 Parkland Women’s Soccer team to a 2-1 double overtime
victory over visiting St. Charles. The Cougars lost for the first time this
season after entering the game with a (2-0-2) record including a 1-1 tie
against nationally-ranked Lewis and Clark.
The Cobras jumped out on top in the first half as
Shania Maddux scored with an assist to Demi Varygiannes at the 30 minute mark
of the first half. With under 10 minutes to go In the half, St. Charles
would tie the match to send it even into the intermission. St. Charles would
control the ball much of the second half but they were unable to generate
much offense. Parkland looked like they might win the match with just two
minutes left but the shot hit the left post and fell just short of the goal
line and the game headed to overtime.
Parkland dominated the first extra period and had
several chances to win the match but could not connect. In the second overtime
it was more Cobras and after a scramble in front of the goal resulting in a
missed shot, McHatton found the ball and placed it by the keeper for the Cobra
victory. Parkland finished the match with 16 shots on goal to just 5 for
September 13th, 2016
The #10 Parkland Men’s Soccer team improved to a
perfect (7-0 3-0) on the season as they held off a talented Lincoln College
squad 3-2 in an M-WAC match in Champaign. The Lynx are just (1-2 0-2) but
lost this week to both #10 Parkland and #18 Illinois Central by identical
For the second straight match, PC found themselves
down early as Lincoln’s Petor Kromah found the back of the net just 11
minutes in, to give the Lynx the early lead. Parkland would answer right back
however as Alex Zarco connected with an assist to Johnny Pugh to tie the match
just four minutes later. Scoring opportunities for both teams were limited for
the rest of the half and the two teams went to intermission tied at 1.
The Cobras would quickly break that tie as Zarco
and Pugh would connect again just five minutes in, to give PC the lead.
Pugh would extend the lead as he drilled a shot from the right side just five
minutes later, after an Emmanuel Komaba feed, to give the Cobras a 3-1 lead
with 35 minutes to go. Lincoln would not go away and the Lynx’s Adrian
Roman got one by the Cobra goalie to cut the lead to just one with still 22
minutes left on the clock. Lincoln would have a couple more scoring chances but
keeper Matt Sharman was able to keep Lincoln out of the goal for the remainder
of the contest. Lincoln actually had 7 shots on goal for the match to
just 5 for PC but the Cobras took advantage of their opportunities to stay
perfect on the season.
September 13th, 2016
The Parkland Men's Soccer team jumped out to a 2-0
first half lead and kept up the pressure in the second half as they pulled
away from Heartland for a 7-0 victory in the M-WAC opener for both teams.
Gesi Muharremi scored the Cobras first goal as he
connected off an assist from Tanner Kidwell to give PC an early lead. Alex
Zarco would increase the lead to 2-0 as he found the back of the net midway
thru the opening half as Carlos Martinez earned the assist.
The pair would connect again early in the second
half as Zarco scored his second goal to increase the margin to 3-0 just 10
minutes in. Heartland would have a player ejected due to a hard foul moments
later and had to play the match a man down for the final 35 minutes. This
advantage helped the Cobras to score four more times as they ran away from the
Cobra defender Daniel White picked up his first
goal of the season as his shot, off an assist from Johnny Pugh, put PC on the
board again with 24:45 left. Carlos Martinez added a goal of his own as
he scored to make it 5-0. Another Cobra defender was not to be out done by
White as Keenan Medding scored at the 81 minute mark off an assist from
Henrique Santiago. Niles Smith rounded out the scoring just four minutes later
with Santiago picking up his second assist.
PC had 16 shots on goal in the match to just four
for Heartland. Parkland (4-0 1-0) will host the UI Club Team at Noon on
Saturday. Heartland (1-1 0-1) will travel to Southwestern Illinois on that same
September 7th, 2016
The #1 ranked Parkland Cobras volleyball team
celebrated the first home match of the year with a 3-0 sweep of M-WAC foe Lewis
& Clark CC 25-9, 25-8, 25-15.
The Cobras hit a blistering .545 on the evening
with 45 kills. The balanced attack was led by Laura Gross (9 kills), Taylor
Bauer and Alivia Dew (8 kills apiece), and Eloise van Velthooven (7 kills). Dew
had a perfect hitting scoring 8 kills on 8 attempts. Sofi Kelemete had 5 kills
and 5 blocks. Libero Virtuous Thomas notched 10 digs, and Jaime Johnson scored
5 aces, had 18 assists and 9 digs.
The Cobras improve to 11-1 (1-0) ahead of traveling
to Cedar Rapids, Iowa for the Kirkwood CC Invitational this weekend. PC will
face a quarter of Top 20 teams in #5 Johnson County (KS), #7 Central Nebraska,
#13 McHenry (IL) and #16 Cowley County (KS). All four teams advanced to the
16-team field at Nationals in 2015 so it's expected to be the Cobras' toughest
tournament of the season.
August 29th, 2016
Women's Soccer team scored seven times in the first half as they cruised to a
10-1 rout of visiting MCC-Maple Wood on a steamy afternoon at
Parkland. The Cobras had 22 shots to just 4 for the Monarchs to help them
start the season (1-0) while MCC-MW drops to (1-1). Ellie McKenzie scored
three times while Alyssa Jones, and Anna McHatton each scored twice to
pace the attack.
Jones got PC
on the board at the 18 minute mark, as the Cobra would score four times in a 10
minute span. McKenzie assisted on the opening goal and the two paired up again
just 7 minutes later as this time McKenzie would score with Jones assisting.
Jones scored her second goal of the afternoon just two minutes later off
a pass from Shania Maddux. Just two minutes later McHatton would score an
unassisted goal to make it 4-0.
would score three more times before the half was over as McKenzie scored again,
this time with an assist from Brooke Tozer. After the Monarchs would score
their lone goal of the afternoon to cut the lead to 5-1, Dalia Santana scored
an unassisted goal and Shonte Tremblett scored just before half off a pass from
Hannah Martinez to give a 7-1 lead at the break.
score her third goal of the afternoon off a McHatton assist just six minutes in
to the second half before McHatton scored her second goal of the match with
Tremblett earning the assist. Tremblett would again get the assist as Destiny
Hudspeth rounded out the scoring.
is off until September 7 when they will travel to Heartland for a 5:00 game
against the Hawks. That match will start a run of five games in ten days
for the Cobras.
August 27th, 2016
Parkland College would welcome the #12 Jefferson College Vikings to Champaign and take down the visitors 3-1. Johnny Pugh would get the Cobra scoring going, and Parkland would take that 1-0 lead into the half. Jefferson would answer to tie the game, only to see Gesi Muharremi score to get the advantage back for Parkland. Josh Littlewood would finish the scoring as he would put one in from deep and just slip it over the Viking goal keeper. The win moves Parkland to (2-0) on the season and will take on Maple Woods on Sunday at 2
August 24th, 2016
The ParklandMen's Soccer team got the 2016-17 school year off to an impressive start asthey routed Region 24 rival Southwestern Illinois College 9-0 in the seasonopener for both teams. PC jumped out to a 2-0 lead at half, and scored seventimes after intermission to blow open the match. Seven differentCobras scored as PC had 15 shots on goal to just 4 for the Blue Storm. Matt Sharman picked up the shutout in goal for the victorious Cobras.
FreshmanTanner Kidwell got PC on the board early as he connected for the Cobras firstgoal of the season on a pass from Patrick Kuanda just 7 minutes into the match.Kuanda would score a goal of his own at the 22 minute mark to give PC a 2-0lead. The Cobras substituted freely for the remainder of the half and settledfor the two goal lead at the break.
Parklandended any hopes of a SWIC rally as Kuanda connected with Johnny Pugh for a goaljust 35 seconds into the second half. Alex Zarco scored an unassisted goal justminutes later and Zarco fed Niles Smith, who found the back of the net to makeit 5-0 PC, with still over 30 minutes to play.
GesiMuharremi would celebrate his return to the Cobra Soccer program after missingthe 15-16 season by scoring Parkland's next two goals. The first unassisted andthe second on an assist from Henrique Santiago. The Cobra were creditedwith a "team" goal for their 8th score and Carlos Martinez wrapped upthe scoring with his unassisted goal with just seven minutes left.
The competition will get muchtougher for the Men this weekend when they host #13 Jefferson College at 4:00on Saturday. The Vikings (0-0) will open their season on Friday afternoon atSouth Suburban. On Sunday the Cobfras will host MCC-Maple Woods. TheMonarchs (0-1) lost their season opener 2-0 to Coffeyville KS and will playHeartland at 2:00 on Saturday at Parkland.