WOMEN'S WATER POLO: The Pirates' women's water polo team returned to Western State Conference play with a thrilling 4-3 overtime victory at Citrus College Wednesday afternoon. Brittany McWaid had a pair of goals and a steal for VC (9-8-1, 2-1) while Ashley Runyon and Jerilyn Hollis each scored a goal with an assist. Molly Watkins recorded 21 saves in goal during the match. Lauren McCaslin recorded an assist, drew four ejections, precipitated two 5m penalties, and had three steals on defense. Cecily Loya also had an assist and three steals.
The defensive struggle opened with a 0-0 tie at the end of the first quarter and the Fighting Owls took a 1-0 lead into halftime. Ventura responded with a pair of goals in the third period, taking a 2-1 lead, but Citrus outscored VC 2-1 in the fourth to force overtime.
The Pirates will host Santa Monica on Tuesday Oct. 22 in a WSC match. It is scheduled to begin at 2:15pm at the Ventura Aquatic Center.