Ventura College Athletics

Women's Polo Wins Two vs. NorCal Opponents

VC sophomore Kelsey Golden had five goals and eight steals in the Pirates' two wins Saturday in San Luis Obispo.
VC sophomore Kelsey Golden had five goals and eight steals in the Pirates' two wins Saturday in San Luis Obispo.

The Ventura College women's water polo team recorded its first wins of the young season, sweeping a pair of matches against Northern California opponents at the Central Coast Tournament at Cuesta College in San Luia Obispo Saturday. VC (2-2) defeated Foothill 13-6 in the opener before besting Merced 15-7 in the second match. Kelsey Golden had five goals and eight steals on the day while Katie Heath recorded four scores with five steals and four assists.

Ventura 13, Foothill 6
The Pirates jumped out at a 4-1 first quarter lead over the Owls en route to their first win of the season. They extended the advantage to 13-3, scoring eight unanswered goals in the first 10-plus minutes of the second half.

Sabrina Cherfane and Sara McGuire led the balanced attack with three goals each while Golden had two goals and seven steals. Heath contributed a pair of scores with two assists and two steals and Katia Flores had two helpers and five steals. Haley Hall recorded five saves in the cage with a pair of steals and an assist.

Ventura 15, Merced 7
VC took control in the opening period, leading the Blue Devils 6-2 after eight minutes of play. Ventura expanded the lead to 8-3 at halftime and led 13-4 at the end of three quarters.

Golden had three goals and a steal to lead the way while Heath had two scores, three steals and a pair of assists. Samantha Ontiveros and Adriana Bese also scored twice in the win. Caysee McCormick hauled in three steals with a goal and Cherfane had two assists and a score. Hall turned back nine shots in goal.

Ventura will next travel to the Riverside Tournament Friday and Saturday, Sept. 15 and 16.