WOMEN'S WATER POLO: The Ventura College women's water polo team made it eight victories in their last nine matches with a pair of wins at the Pasadena Mini on Friday. VC defeated San Diego Miramar 8-4 in the morning match before routing East Los Angeles 16-2 in the afternoon affair. Lauren McCaslin scored six goals on the day with a pair of assists while Molly Watkins turned back 27 shots in goal. Cecily Loya had four goals for the Pirates (16-9-1, 3-2).
Ventura 8, San Diego Miramar 4
Ventura took a 5-0 lead into halftime in the victory. McCaslin netted five goals with an assist and two drawn ejections. Ashley Runyon scored once with an assist and four steals while Sarah Shah had a goal, an assist, and one steal. Scarlett Lund-Sidi handed out two assists with one drawn ejection and a steal. Justine Legaspi also scored one goal. Watkins recorded 12 saves and four steals in the match.
Ventura 16, East Los Angeles 2
VC overmatched the Huskies for 32 minutes, taking a 7-1 halftime lead, and extending it to 10 goals, 11-1 at the end of three quarters. Loya led the balanced attack with four goals, one assist, and one steal. Runyon scored twice with an assist, two drawn ejections, and two steals while Andrea Velador scored two goals with an assist and two steals. Legaspi also scored twice with a pair of assists and two steals and Lund-Sidi had a pair of goals, an assist, and a steal. McCaslin, Jessica Peace, Jerilyn Hollis, and Brittany McWaid also scored for the Pirates. Watkins had 15 saves in the cage.
Ventura now prepares for the Western State Cofnerence Tournament Friday and Saturday Nov. 8-9 at Santa Monica. VC will be the No. 3 seed, meaning they will have to win two matches on Friday to advance to the championship on Saturday.