Cobras Cruise in Second Half as they Take down Cougars

October 9th, 2017

The Parkland Women’s Soccer team outlasted both Illinois Central and extremely windy conditions Saturday as they blanked the Cougars 5-0 in Region 24 play. The win moves PC to (6-5-1 2-1) while ICC falls to (6-7 1-3).

The Cobras spent the first half playing into a fierce 20-25 miles per hour wind with occasional gusts over 30 and found the ability to get off a shot very difficult. In fact ICC had 5 shots to just one for the Cobras until the final five minutes when the Cobra offense came alive.  Beatriz Pinheiro worked her way past the ICC defender off an Alexis Warren assist to score the first goal with just four minute 4:08 left until halftime. Just two minutes later PC would score against at Nomi Veldt connected off a Marissa Barria pass.

The Cobras were a confident group in the second half as they held a 2-0 lead and now had the wind at their backs. It didn’t take long as just eight minutes after the break. Breanna Merchant blasted a long free kick into the top of the net for a 3-0 lead.  Four minutes later, Pinheiro would score again with Barria picking up her second assist.  Barria would wrap up the scoring as she also sent a free kick into the back of the net at the 67 minute mark. Rachel Lee picked up the victory in goal as the Cobras recorded their fourth shutout victory of the season.

PC will be back in action on Tuesday when they host Indian Hills CC of Iowa (8-2-1) starting at 4:00.


Women’s Soccer Off to Nationals

November 5th, 2016

#12 Women’s Soccer (17-1) team wins 2-1 in double overtime over St. Charles as Hannah Martinez scored with just 1:33 left to play to win the match in 2OT.


Cobra Women Take Regional Title

November 5th, 2016

A day after the Parkland Men’s Soccer team earned their first Region 24 title, Sunday it was the Women’s turn and they defeated Lewis and Clark by the identical score of 3-0.  The #13 ranked Cobras (16-1) will host Missouri winner St. Charles CC (9-4-4) at 12:00 on Saturday November 5th with a trip to Nationals in Melbourne, Florida, on the line. The two teams met earlier this season with the Cobras coming away with a 2-1 win in overtime.


The Blazers controlled the tempo for most of the first half but it would be Cobras who would strike first as Marissa Barria drilled home a goal with just 45 seconds left in the first half to give PC a 1-0 lead at the break. PC was much the aggressor in the second half and Champaign’s Hannah Martinez header off a perfect corner kick from Alyssa Jones pushed the lead to 2-0 with 31:05 remaining in the game.  PC would score their final goal of the afternoon as Brittany Kohnson converted on a penalty kick after Jones was knocked down in the box with only 8:02 remaining.  The Cobras also got strong defensive play from goalie Jenna Ashley who turned back 9 Blazer shots on goals in recording the shutout.


After the match, Parkland’s Ellie McKenzie was named Player of the Year, Jenna Ashley was named Keeper of the Year, and Chris Jackson was Region 24 Coach of the Year. Joining McKenzie and Ashley on the All-Region team were Alyssa Jones, Michaela Ward, and Shone Tremblett.


Cobras Blitz #9 Lewis and Clark

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. 


#14 Parkland Blanks ICC

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 the win. 


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 intermission.


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 afternoon.


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 Sugar Grove.


Parkland Gets M-WAC Win in Blowout

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')


Parkland Women Cruise by South Suburban

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.


McHatton wins Game in 2OT with goal

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 St. Charles.


Womens Soccer Dominates Season Opener

August 29th, 2016

The Parkland 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. 


The Cobras 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. 


McKenzie would 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.


Parkland (1-0) 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.


2016 Parkland College Women’s Soccer Preview

August 8th, 2016

WELCOME BACK COBRASPORTS FANS!!  In our first podcast for the 2016-2017 academic year, we feature the 2016 Parkland College Women's Soccer team.  They welcome in a new head coach, with Chris Jackson taking over for the departed Josh Alford.  Brian Schutte sits down with Coach Jackson to look back at the 2015 Cobras, as well as ahead to the 2016 squad.  Also on the program you will hear from Jenna Ashley, Hannah Martinez, and Marissa Barria.


Cobras Cruise in Postseason Opener

October 25th, 2015

The Parkland Women’s Soccer team (14-2-1) easily handled winless Lincoln 10-0 on Sunday to advance to the Region 24 Semi-Finals. The Cobras will play Heartland which tied Kaskaskia 2-2 but advanced 5-3 on penalty kicks. SWIC, a 2-0 winner vs ICC, will travel to top-seed Lewis and Clark.

The outcome was never in doubt on Sunday as the Cobras raced out to a 5-0 halftime lead in beating the Lynx for the third time this season. An own goal by Lincoln got the Cobras on the board at the 6 minute mark before Kat Atwal made it 2-0 off an Ellie McKenzie assist just 11 minutes into the match. Shante Tremblett made it 3-0 as Dalia Santana earned the assist and Alyssa Jones rounded out the first half scoring the final two goals, one unassisted and the other off a ball from Atwal.

Ellie McKenzie would score her first goal of the afternoon just two minutes into the second half and added a second just six minutes later. Up 7-0 Tremblett scored her second goal of the match as Shania Maddux picked up the assist. Olivia McAfferty would make it 9-0 with an assist to Demetria Varygiannes and Atwal would wrap up the scoring as she also scored her second goal of the afternoon as Bophia Travis was credited with the assist. Parkland had 28 shots on goal in the match to just four for the Lynx.


#5 Iowa Western Shoots Past #7 Parkland

October 9th, 2015

In a battle of top ten teams, the Cobras would get on the board early only to see Iowa Western take over from there.  Ellie McKenzie would give Parkland the lead as she would hit a deep shot just three minutes into the match.  Iowa Western would answer back with two goals of their own, both off the foot of Maria Martinez.  Kennedy Cascio would add one more goal in the second half for the Reivers to make the 3-1 final.  #7 Parkland falls to (10-2-1) on the year.


Parkland Scores Late to Take Down SWIC

October 1st, 2015

For over 70 minutes, Parkland and Southwestern Illinois battled to a scoreless tie but a late surge over the final 18 minutes gave the #8 Cobras an important 3-0 Region 24 win over the Blue Storm on a cool and windy afternoon in Champaign.  The first half was a back and forth affair with SWIC getting five shots on goal to four for Parkland.  


The second half was a different story as Parkland had the wind in their favor and took advantage of the conditions controlling play for most of the half.  The Cobras finally broke the tie as Shante Tremblett calmly kicked the ball past the Blue Storm goalie off a feed from Alyssa Jones with 18:02 left. Parkland kept up the pressure and just 8 minutes later, Catherine McHale blasted a ball into the top corner of the net from 20 yards out to give PC a 2-0 lead. Jones earned the assist again, her second of the afternoon. Two minutes later PC wrapped up the scoring as once again Tremblett would score off a Kaljit Atwal assist.  The Cobras ended the day with ten shots on goal to seven for SWIC. Cobra goalie Jenna Ashley had 6 saves on the afternoon as she recorded her 5th consecutive shutout and 9th of the season.


Parkland (9-1-1 and 3-0-1 in Region play) will be off until Wednesday October 7 when they travel to East Peoria to take on ICC.  A win would wrap up the Cobras second consecutive M-WAC title.  SWIC (7-4 1-2) will play ICC at home this Saturday in Belleville.


Cobras Dominate Lincoln for Second Time this Year

September 29th, 2015

In a battle of the top and bottom teams in the conference, the Cobras wasted little time as they crushed Lincoln College 15-0 in M-WAC play Tuesday afternoon in Champaign.  The Cobras scored 9 times in the opening half and cruised to the win. The score was a repeat of Parkland's 15-0 win at Lincoln earlier in the fall.


Catherine McHale got PC on the board just two minutes into the match and Brittany Johnson followed off an assist from Alyssa Jones just a minute later.  Johnson, McHale, Jones, and Ellie McKenzie would each score two goals in the opening half with Kaljit Atwal adding the other.


Johnson would score the Cobras first and last goal of the second half to finish with four on the afternoon.  McKenzie scored her third goal late and Shania Maddux got on the board with a pair of goals of her own after intermission.  PC out shot Lincoln 43-2 on the match as they improved to (8-1-1 4-0). Lincoln stays winless on the season as they drop to (0-10  0-4).


The Cobras have a huge Region 24 showdown this Thursday as they host Southwestern Illinois College starting at 4:00.


Cobra Women Blank Kaskaskia

September 22nd, 2015

The #5 Cobra Women would take the field against Kaskaskia and continue their winning ways blanking the Blue Angels 7-0.  Six of those would come before halftime as scoring goals were Kaljit Atwal (44', 23'), Leticia Rebello (21'), Bo Travis (16'), Ellie McKenzie (11'), and Olivia McCafferty (5').  The lone goal in the second half would be another from McKenzie to make the final.  Parkland improves to 7-1 on the season.