Six Pirates lauded in women's soccer

Orange Coast College sophomores Sara Gomez, Sarah MacArthur and Caitlin Padian have been named first-team All-Orange Empire Conference in women's soccer.

Sophomores Jessica Amaral and Kiley Leshin, as well as freshman Courtney Garrity represent the Pirates on the second team.

Gomez, a forward, produced 20 goals and 10 assists to help the Pirates finish 18-4 and reach the second round of the Southern California Regional playoffs.

MacArthur, a midfielder, had 16 goals and 11 assists as OCC achieved the most wins during Coach Kevin Smith's seven-year tenure.

Helping OCC reel off two seven-game winning streaks, Padian anchored the defense as sweeper. Padian had two assists, but her primary role was shutting down opposing offenses. She helped OCC record seven shutouts.

Amaral, a forward who also played some midfield, had six goals and 10 assists in 2012 to bring her OCC career numbers to 16 goals and 21 assists.

Leshin had two goals and three assists, while Garrity produced four goals and five assists to help the Pirates outscore opponents, 80-13.

— Barry Faulkner

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