The VC football team's defense has been solid all season long, However, it is sometimes difficult to see when the team came into the contest against Bakersfield averaging 54 points per game. The "D" left little doubt after Saturday, stopping the Renegades on a number of key possessions down the stretch to preserve a 23-17 victory, moving No. 2-ranked Ventura to 7-0 on the season.
The Ventura College men's water polo team won two of three games Saturday in Costa Mesa at the Ornage Coast Mini Tournament. VC dropped the opener to the hosts 18-6 before defeating No. 7-ranked Grossmont 8-6 and running away from Palomar 15-2. Andre Galvez and Zane Herman each scored five goals in the three games to lead the offense and Mariano Galvez was key in the cage with 43 saves over the three games.
The VC women's water polo team split its final two games at the Battle at the Beach Tournament Saturday at Cerritos. The No. 9-ranked Pirates fell to No. 3 Fullerton 18-10 in the morning before defeating the No. 10-ranked hosts 15-14 in a game that came down to the final possession. Fiona Watkins led VC (18-5, 4-1) with nine goals in the two contests while Katie Falls anchored the defense in goal with 16 saves, six steals and three assists.
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The Pirates' women's soccer team traveled to Santa Barbara's La Playa Stadium Friday, coming home with a 1-1 draw against the Vaqueros to maintain their margin in the Western State Conference North Division race. Valerie Hernandez scored in the 18th minute of the game, and VC (11-2-3, 5-0-2) earned the point despite giving up a goal in the 68th minute of the contest.
Two of the three teams in a first place tie in the Western State Conference North Division met Friday night at a raucous Athletic Event Center with the Pirates' volleyball team coming up short 20-25, 25-14, 25-22, 25-16 to visiting Moorpark. Nevada Knowles had 10 kills and 16 assists to lead the No. 14-ranked Pirates. Katey Mulville and Darynne Bickers each recorded eight winners while Alexis Baloyo had seven kills with 10 digs in the match.
The Ventura College women's water polo team continued to shine with two more victories Friday at the Battle at the Beach at Cerritos College. The Pirates defeated Golden West 17-8 in the first game of the day before beating Rio Hondo 20-8 in the nightcap. Anna Lowe scored eight goals in the two games while Megan Findlay netted seven. Lauren Mora found the inside of the cage six times on the day Friday for Ventura (17-4, 4-1), the No. 9-ranked team in the state.
Both the Ventura College men's and women's cross country teams qualified for the SoCal Regionals on Friday with strong showings at the Western State Conference Championships. Running at Legg Lake Park in South El Monte, the Pirate men were fourth overall in the conference while the women came in sixth. Stina Johansson led the women with a runner-up finish on the 5k course while Isaiah Slagboom was the lead Pirate for the men placing 7th over 4 miles.
The VC women's water polo team continued to shine on Wednesday afternoon, defeating Citrus 15-7 in the Pirates' final home appearance of the year. Lauren Mora had four goals, four assists and three steals and Megan Findlay scored four times with two assists and two steals in the triumph. Katie Falls recorded nine saves in the cage as Ventura locked up the No. 2-seed in the upcoming Western State Conference Tournament.
The VC men's water polo team clinched the No. 2 seed in the upcoming Western State Conference Tournament with a 14-8 victory over LA Valley Tuesday at the Ventura Aquatic Center. Jaeger Gonzales had four steals defensively and 12 saves in goal, including shutting the Monarchs out in the decisive third period. Andre Galvez scored seven goals offensively with a pair of assists and six drawn ejections and Zane Herman found the inside of the cage three times with two helpers and three steals.
The Pirates' women's soccer team earned a hard-fought 1-0 result over visiting Los Angeles Pierce on Tuesday to take control of the Western State Conference North Division race at the halfway point in the circuit. Alix Tirado scored off a rebounded shot in the 67th minute to set the final margin. Kambria Haughton had three saves in goal to preserve the shutout for Ventura (11-2-2, 5-0-1).
The No. 14-ranked Ventura College volleyball team traveled to No. 6 Bakersfield looking for a signature win. Despite a strong effort, however, the Pirates fell short to the Renegades, falling in three sets, 25-18, 27-25, 25-17 Tuesday night. Darynne Bickers and Nevada Knowles each recorded eight kills in the match, and Knowles added 12 assists, but VC (12-4, 4-1) fell short in the non-conference contest rescheduled from Sept. 22.
The Pirate football team used its deep and strong group of running backs to run over Long Beach 66-21 Saturday in their Northern Conference opener at the Sportsplex. VC amassed 400 yards on the ground with five rushing touchdowns by five different runners in the victory. The VC defense also had a pair of touchdowns, including a 100 yard interception return by CJ Hodgdon and a fumble recovery in the end zone by Russell Henderson.
The Pirates' men's water polo team turned things around with a convincing 18-6 win over Ohlone and an 11-9 come-from-behind victory over Las Positas Saturday in San Luis Obispo at the Cuesta Tournament. Andre Galvez once again led the Prates offensively with 11 goals on the day while Anthony Ibarra netted seven goals and Zane Herman scored three with seven assists. Jaeger Gonzales recorded 21 saves.
The VC women's water polo team had a great effort Saturday in Thousand Oaks, pushing 2021 SCIAC champion Cal Lutheran before falling 15-9 to the Regals. Fiona Watkins scored four goals with two assists and two steals against the NCAA Division III team and Lauren Mora had three scores to lead the Pirates (14-4, 3-1). Katie Falls recorded eight saves in the cage with the four-year school.
The Pirates men's water polo team dropped a pair of games Fiday in San Luis Obispo at the Cuesta Tournament. VC fell in the opener to the hosts in a Western State Conference game 14-8 before dropping the nightcap 10-7 to Modesto. Andre Galvez scored six goals with two assists, three steals and six drawn ejections and Zane Herman scored five times with three assists and two steals. Jaeger Gonzales had 27 saves in goal over the two games.
On their longest road trip of the conference season, the Pirates' women's soccer team came home from San Luis Obispo with a 1-1 draw against Cuesta College on Friday afternoon. Alix Tirado netted VC's lone goal and Aaliyah Lopez recorded four saves in goal for the Pirates (10-2-2).
The Ventura College volleyball team continued rolling on Friday evening, sweeping past Los Angeles Mission College 25-16, 25-17, 25-22 in San Fernando. Alexis Baloyo and Nevada Knowles each had seven kills while Averi Carter and Katey Mulville each had six winners to lead the balanced attack. Amelie Zubia had 10 assists and four services aces for Ventura (12-3, 4-1).
In a game in which all 13 field players scored for the Pirates' women's water polo team,. VC ran away from visiting LA Pierce 19-5 Friday afternoon at the Ventura Aquatic Center. Megan Findlay had four goals in leading the rout over the Brahmas, and Emmie Johnston, Lauren Pierce and Bryanna Soto each scored twice. Katie Falls had nine saves in goal for Ventura (14-3, 3-1).
The VC men's water polo team got out to a quick start Wednesday at Santa Monica and held off the Corsairs throughout the second half of the Pirates' 14-12 victory over the hosts. Andre Galvez netted six goals with a pair of drawn ejections and Jaeger Gonzales turned back 11 shots in the cage to lead the Pirates. Zane herman added three goals with five assists and Anthony Ibarra also scored three times with three drawn ejections on the day.
The VC volleyball team was rolling on all cylinders Wednesday night, sweeping past visiting Los Angeles Pierce 25-9, 25-23, 25-11 at the Athletic Event Center. Nevada Knowles led the Pirates with 10 kills, eight assists, three digs and two blocks and Savannah Marchese led the defense with nine digs. Amelie Zubia recorded seven assists, five digs and a pair of services aces in the victory.
The VC women's water polo team scored four goals in the first two-plus minutes of the opening period en route to an 18-4 runaway victory over host Santa Monica on Wednesday in Western State Conference play. Natalia Rodriguez and Lauren Pierce each netted three goals to pace VC (13-3, 2-1) and Fiona Watkins scored twice with four assists and four steals. Sierra Cameron had three assists and a pair of thefts in the Pirate win.
The VC women's water polo team made it a 31 weekend with a 12-7 triumph over Mt. San Antonio College in their finale at the Ventura Tournament at the Ventura Aquatic Center on Saturday. Anna Lowe had three goals and four assists while Lauren Mora scored three times with a pair of steals to lead the way. Fiona Watkins had two scores with six steals and Katie Falls recorded seven saves in the cage for the Pirates (12-3, 1-1).
The Ventura College women's soccer team added three more points to their total atop the Western State Conference North Division table Friday with a 4-0 victory over Oxnard at the VC Sportsplex. Midfielder Tiffany Martinez scored a pair of goals and Alex Tirado added her 15th goal of the season to lead the Pirates past the Condors. Kambria Haughton had five saves in goal in posting the shutout victory.
The VC women's water polo team won two of three games during day one of the Ventura Tournament Friday at the Ventura Aquatic Center. After dropping the opener to Fullerton 14-9, VC defeated Golden West 11-5 and ran away from Pasadena 16-5. Lauren Mora scored nine goals with four assists and four steals, and she added five saves in the cage in relief in game three, to lead Ventura (11-3, 1-1). Megan Findlay found the inside of the cage eight times with five helpers and four steals on the day. Katie Falls recorded 26 saves in goal.
In a tight game that featured 10 ties and seven lead changes, the Pirates' men's water polo team outlasted Citrus 15-14 in double-overtime at the Ventura Aquatic Center Wednesday afternoon. Alexis Nava scored the game winner with an assist by Zane Herman with 2:42 remaining in the second extra period. Andre Galvez scored four goals with an assist and three drawn ejections and Jaeger Gonzales was key in goal, turning back 17 shots by the Owls.
On the record it will go down as a 3-0 setback at Santa Barbara for the VC volleyball team. The reality is, however, that the No. 17-ranked Pirates gave the No. 7-ranked Vaqueros all they wanted and more Wednesday night at the Sports Pavilion in Santa Barbara. Nevada Knowles had another solid overall outing with seven kills, 23 assists and 10 digs and Alexis Baloyo had eight kills in VC's 6-24, 25-21, 25-21 loss at SBCC.
The VC women's soccer team continued their unbeaten streak with a 2-0 shutout win over Allan Hancock College Tuesday afternoon in Santa Maria. Alix Tirado scored a pair of goals and Aliyah Lopez had a pair of saves for the win in goal for Ventura (9-2-1, 3-0). With the triumph, VC stretched their unbeaten streak to six games, including four wins in a row.
Saddleback planned a big party on Saturday to open their new football stadium in Mission Viejo. The Pirates spoiled the opening with a 31-17 victory over the Bobcats. Quarterback Jordan Pachot overcame a difficult start to pass for 279 yards and a pair of touchdowns and the Ventura defense forced key turnovers that led to a pair of VC touchdowns in the victory.
The Pirates' men's water polo team completed a successful weekend in Mission Viejo, winning a pair of games Saturday at the Saddleback Tournament to post a 4-2 record for the two-day trip. Ventura (8-7) defeated Southwestern and Modesto before falling to Grossmont in the tournament finale. Andre Galvan continued his stellar campaign with 18 goals, nine assists and five steals to lead the way and Jaeger Gonzales recorde 24 saves in the cage with six assists.