The Pirate football team turned the tables on previously undefeated Canyons, turning a blocked punt and two turnovers into 21 points in their 21-13 Southern California Football Association semifinal victory over the No. 1-seeded Cougars Saturday night. Trennan Carlson (punt block, forced fumble), Dewayne Coleman (fumble recovery) and Jaylen Watson (interception) all provided key plays in the victory and Thomas Duckett ran for 137 yards on offense to lead Ventura (10-1) to the program's first ever football playoff victory.
Behind a 22-point, 4-assist, 4-steal performance by freshman guard Timothy Turner, the Pirates' men's basketball team defeated Irvine Valley College 63-59 Saturday afternoon to claim third place at the Irvine Valley Classic. Jelani Bell came off the bench to score 15 points and Thomas Dangerfield added an even dozen as VC evened their season mark at 3-3.
The Ventura College women's soccer team had its season come to an end with a 5-2 defeat at San Bernardino Valley College Saturday in the first round of the CCCAA Southern California Regional Playoffs. Miranda Vasquez and Audrey Castillo scored goals for Ventura as the Pirates ended their season with a 10-7-5 record.
Olivia Burton capped off a stellar freshman season with a third place finish at the CCCAA State Cross Country Championships Saturday morning at Woodward park in Fresno. As a team, the Pirates finished in 8th place overall, the program's second straight top-10 state performance. On the men's side, Adan Cruz capped his Pirate career finishing 47th of 168 runners.
The Pirates' men's basketball team had five players score in double figures, but the balance was not quite enough to defeat Long Beach City College Friday evening. The Pirates fell to the Vikings in a close one, 75-72, in the semifinals of the Irvine Valley Classic at Irvine Valley College. Timothy Turner and Thomas Dangerfield each had 15 points to lead the way for Ventura (2-3), who will take on the tournament hosts in the 3rd Place game on Saturday Nov. 17 at 3:00 pm.
The Pirates' men's basketball team returned to the hardwood Thursday afternoon, defeating Cuyamaca College 69-58 in the opening round of the Irvine Valley Classic. Thomas Dangerfield was 11-14 from the floor for 2 a team-high 24 points and Timothy Turner shot 10-15 for 21 points for Ventura (2-2). Tone Patton pulled in 10 rebounds while Turner and Jelani Bell each handed out five assists.
Fresh off their first Western State Conference North Division championship in 13 years, the Ventura College volleyball team received the No. 9 seed in the CCCAA Southern California Regional Playoffs Thursday. The Pirates (17-4) will travel south to Costa Mesa to battle the Orange Coast College Pirates (21-5) who received the No. 8 seed in the draw, on Tuesday Nov. 20. OCC defeated Ventura in three sets in the first match of the season on Aug. 29.
There was a carefully planned impromptu dance party outside of Raider Pavilion at Moorpark College Wednesday in celebration of the Pirate volleyball team's first Western State Conference championship since 2005. Earlier in the evening, VC defeated Moorpark in four sets going away, 21-25 25-23 25-15 25-16, to finish the year with a 7-1 conference mark, besting the Raiders and the rest of the field on their way to the top. Faith Mackie had 27 digs and Morgan Gallagher recorded 13 kills to lead the way for VC (17-4, 7-1).
For the 22nd time in the past 23 years, the Ventura College women's soccer team has qualified for the post-season. VC (10-6-5) is seeded No. 12 in the CCCAA Southern California Regional Playoffs and will travel to No. 5 San Bernardino Valley (18-1-2) on Saturday Nov. 17 for a 2:00 pm match.
The Southern California Football Association announced the four-team field for the CCCAA Southern California Regional Playoffs on Sunday. The Ventura Pirates (9-1) earned the only at-large selection into the SCFA Final Four, along with three conference champions, Canyons (10-0), Riverside (10-0) and El Camino (8-2). This is the third straight SCFA playoff appearance for the Pirates and the program's fourth in the past five seasons.
The Pirate football team held off a strong effort from Long Beach City College 33-31 at the Sportsplex on Saturday night,finishing the regular season with a 9-1 mark. Thomas Duckett was superb with 216 yards rushing on 31 carries while Travis Koontz had eight pass receptions for 49 yards, including three touchdowns. Kegan Romero had two interceptions, Dondre Baker recorded nine tackles, and Jaylen Watson had eight stops and four pass break-ups on defense for Ventura (9-1, 4-1).
The Ventura College women’s basketball team claimed the consolation trophy of the Wild West Shootout at West Los Angeles College in Culver City Saturday with a 60-31 victory over Oxnard College. Talia Taufaasau earned all-tournament honors with a 17-point, five-assist, four-steal performance and Nikki Puga had 15 points and seven rebounds. Victoria Maciel contrinuted 10 points and six boards to the victory for the Pirates (2-1).
The Pirates women’s basketball team trailed by as many as 17 points in the first half before coming from behind to defeat LA Valley 59-55 Friday afternoon in an elimination game in the Wild West shootout at West LA College in Culver City. VC (1-1) trailed 30-13 with 6:45 remaining in the second quarter before slowly working their way back into the game. Nikki Puga and Cece Quintino led the Pirates with 15 points each while LaDaesha Merriweather netted 11 points with nine rebounds.
The Pirate soccer team traveled to San Luis Obispo for its regular season finale Friday, coming home with a 6-0 victory over Cuesta College. Audrey Castillo netted three goals and Anna Escobar scored a pair to lead the way for Ventura (10-6-5, 8-1-1). Jasmin Ambriz had three assists in the game while Aracely Castro recorded three saves in the shutout win.
The VC women's basketball team had a difficult time putting the ball in the basket Thursday night, falling to El Camino 61-55 at the Wild West Shootout at West LA College in the Pirates' season opener. Ventura hit just 28 percent of their shot attempts (18-64) and turned the ball over 17 times, 10 times in the first half, in dropping their second straight opener to the Warriors. Cece Quintino led the Pirates with 18 points, six assists and five rebounds and Victoria Maciel made four 3-pointers en route to 16 points.
The VC women's water polo team had its season come to an end Thursday in the first round of the SoCal Regional Tournament in Cerritos. Despite a strong effort, the No. 10-seeded Pirates fell to No. 7 Cypress 16-13. Cali Iadevaia led Ventura (14-13) with seven goals and an assist while Drew Reyes netted three scores and two helpers in the game.
The Pirate volleyball team had their 11-match winning streak come to an end Wednesday night as they fell to visiting Cuesta College in four sets, 25-20, 22-25, 25-16, 25-15. Morgan Gallagher led the Pirates with 16 kills while Raphaella Rosales handed out 23 assists. Faith Mackie had 20 digs for Ventura (16-4, 6-1), as the Pirates fell into a first place tie with Moorpark. VC heads to play the Raiders in the season finale on Friday Nov. 9 in a match-up for the Western State Conference North Division title.
The Pirates' women's soccer team was dominant Tuesday night, defeating visiting Moorpark 4-0 in VC's final regular season home game. Yadi Raigoza netted a pair of gaols with an assist to lead the way while Audrey Castillo found the net once and recorded one assist. During pre-game introductions, the Pirates' honored their sophomore players taking the pitch for the final time at the VC Sportsplex.
The Ventura College women's water polo team has received an at-large bid to the CCCAA Southern California Regional Tournament. The Pirates (14-12) are seeded No. 10 in the 12-team draw, and will take on No. 7 Cypress (13-7) in first round action on Thursday Nov. 8 at 11:30 am at Cerritos College. The winner of Thursday's quarterfinal will take on No. 2 Santa Barbara on Friday at 11;30 am.
The Pirate football team racked up 512 yards of total offense in rolling past East Los Angeles 39-13 Saturday night in Monterey Park. Thomas Duckett rushed for three touchdowns and Brock Domann accounted for 203 yards of total offense, 160 through the air and 43 on the ground. Meanwhile, the VC defense produced two safeties and limited the Huskies to 187 yards of total offense. With the triumph, head coach Steve Mooshagian tied former VC coach Dick James (1970-79, 90-92) as the winningest coach in program history with 66 career victories.
The Pirates' men's basketball team made a strong comeback but fell a bit short in Saturday's finale of the We Play Hard Tip-Off Tournament sponsored by the James Ennis Foundation. Ventura trailed by as many as nine points in the final five minutes, and were down eight with 1:17 on the clock before closing the gap to a single possession in the final seconds of the game. Timothy Turner led VC (1-2) with 20 points while Tone Patton produced a double-double of 14 points and 10 rebounds.
For the 13th time in the past 17 years, the Pirates' women's water polo team played for the Western State Conference title. Saturday was not to be their day, however, as No. 3-seed Ventura fell to top-seeded Santa Barbara 16-7 in Santa Monica. Cali Iadevaia had four goals and Shaeleigh Russell scored twice for VC (14-12, 6-3). Raylynn Lipsky handed out two assists and grabbed a pair of steals on the day.
The Pirates' men's basketball team scored the final nine points of the first half to take their first lead of the game and rode the momentum throughout the second stanza in their 67-57 victory over Pasadena on day two of the We Play Hard Tip-Off Tournament sponsored by the James Ennis Foundation. Tone Patton led the way with 18 points and three assists while Jacob Berry and Lamont Landers each netted 12 in the victory for VC (1-1).
The Pirate soccer team netted a pair of early goals Friday afternoon, and they made them hold up in their 2-1 victory over the Condors. Paulina Aldrete had a goal and an assist to lead the way for Ventura (8-6-5, 6-1-1) as the Pirates maintained their second place standing in the Western State Conference North Division table. Audrey Castillo also recorded a goal for the victors.
The Ventura College volleyball team stayed the course with a 25-21, 25-19, 25-13 victory over Allan Hancock College Friday in Santa Maria. Kelly Rodriguez had nine kills and two blocks to lead the way while Shantalle Ruiz recorded eight winners and three blocks. Faith Mackie had 18 digs and Raphaella Rosales handed out 19 assists as VC (16-3, 6-0) remained atop the Western State Conference standings with its 11th consecutive victory.
The Pirates' women's water polo team had a three-goal run late in the third and early in the fourth periods and hung on down the stretch to defeat Cuesta 9-8 Friday in the semifinals of the Western State Conference Tournament in Santa Monica. Chloe Golden had a goal and three assists, including the go-ahead score in the third quarter, to lead the No. 3-seed Ventura (14-11, 6-2) past the No. 2-seeded Cougars.
The Ventura College women's cross country team qualified for the CCCAA State Championships with a seventh place finish Friday morning at the SoCal Regionals in Cerritos. The Pirate men, meanwhile, had a disappointing finish after an injury forced a top runner out of the race. Olivia Burton paced the VC women with a third place finish and Adan Cruz qualified for state individually for the men in 31st place overall.
The VC men's basketball team came up short Thursday night in their 2018-19 season opener, falling to LA Valley 80-70 on day one of the We Play Hard Tip-Off Tournament sponsored by the James Ennis Foundation at the Athletic Event Center. Sophomore Lamont Landers netted 15 points to lead the Pirates (0-1) while Tito Mendez came off the bench to score 13 second half points. Andy Resignac had five rebounds for VC.
The Ventura College men's water polo team dropped a 14-10 decision at Santa Monica Wednesday in the opening round of the Western State Conference Tournament. Tanner Islander and Jake Peters each scores three goals while Trevor Campbell netted a pair of scores in the season finale for the Pirates.
The Ventura College women's water polo team advanced to the Western State Conference Tournament semifinals with a 16-4 quarterfinal victory over LA Pierce Wednesday at the Ventura Aquatic Center. Drew Reyes led the way with four goals and two assists while Elizabeth Arlington and Cali Iadevaia each scored three goals for VC (13-11, 5-2).