Ventura College Athletics

VC Opens Nike Showcase With Big Win

VC freshman Paulina Aldrete (6) scored a goal and had two assists in the Pirates' 5-0 shutout win over Hartnell in the Nike Soccer Community College Showcase Thursday at the Sportsplex.
VC freshman Paulina Aldrete (6) scored a goal and had two assists in the Pirates' 5-0 shutout win over Hartnell in the Nike Soccer Community College Showcase Thursday at the Sportsplex.

Finishing up day one of the Nike Soccer Community College Showcase, the Pirates' women's soccer team posted a solid 5-0 victory over visiting Hartnell College Thursday night at the VC Sportsplex. Bailey Ingersoll scored twice within a minute late in the first half while Paulina Aldrete scored a goal and handed out two assists for Ventura (2-1) in the victory.

The Pirates took control of the match early with strong possession attacking the Panthers' end of the pitch. Aldrete assisted a score by Miranda Vasquez in the 18th minute as Ventura jumped out to the early lead. In the 26th minute, Aldrete had a strong run down the middle of the field, outracing the Hartnell defenders and scoring and unassisted goal for a 2-0 advantage.

Ingersoll took over late in the half, scoring twice inside of a minute, first from a Maya Antunez helper, then with an assist by Aldrete.  The Pirates led 4-0 at halftime.

In the second half, VC continued to dominate play, with Antunez putting the game away with a score in the 53rd minute with an assist by Sirena Romero

Eva Mcmillan spend a majority of time in the net with a pair of saves while Maya Escobar made a relief appearance with a save.

Ventura concludes the Nike Showcase with a 3:00 pm match against Clovis Community College.  Kickoff is slated for Saturday Sept. 2 at 3:00 pm at the VC Sportsplex.