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  • Pirates Pull Away Late Against Hancock
    September 21, 2019
    In a game that was much closer than the final score indicated, the Ventura College football team posted a 35-14 victory over visiting Allan Hancock College Saturday at the VC Sportsplex. Quarterback Nevin Yeun passed for 157 yards and a touchdown and ran for another 99 yards with a score, but he night belonged to the defense. Faced with a short field on many occasions, the Pirates held the Bulldogs to two touchdowns and came up with big plays when it counted in the win. Travis Calloway recorded 13 tackles to lead the "D."
  • Pirates Win Two in the Pool Saturday
    September 21, 2019
    The Pirates' men's water polo team wona pair of games Saturday at the Ventura Aquatic Center, defeating Crafton Hills 21-4 before outlasting the VC Alumni 24-18. Ryan Reardon led the way with nine goals and three steals in the two games while Austin Brunk netted seven scores, three assists and six thefts. Daniel Mclean recorded 12 saves and nine blocks in the cage while Brandyn Robles had six goals and 12 assists for VC (4-2).
  • Women's Polo Sweeps Two in Home Opener
    September 21, 2019
    The VC women's water polo team played at the Ventura Aquatic Center for the first time this season, defeating Crafton Hills and the VC Alumnae. Cali Iadevaia had six goals in the two games and Drew Reyes had a pair of scores, three assists and two steals for Ventura (5-3). Goalie Shayle Barrus turned back 16 shots while allowing just three goals playing in the first half of each game.
  • Women's Soccer Falls at Santa Monica To End Streak
    September 20, 2019
    The Ventura College women's soccer team traveled to Santa Monica College Friday, dropping a 1-0 decision to the Corsairs. The loss ends the Pirates' (4-1-2) unbeaten games streak at six, the longest such streak to begin the season in at least 10 years. SMC (3-0-2) remained unbeaten with the result.
  • Volleyball Falls to College of the Canyons in Four Sets
    September 20, 2019
    The Pirate volleyball team continued to search for its groove Friday night, hosting College of the Canyons at the Athletic Event Center. For a time it looked as if they had found it, leading in sets 1-0 and surviving a pair of set points to tie the score in the second at 25-25. But the Cougars prevailed in the set 29-27, and VC eventually dropped the match in four, 17-25, 29-27, 25-21, 25-14. Brooklyn Wallet led a total team effort with 13 kills while Raphaella Rosales and Vanessa Ihrke totaled nine and seven winners, respectively.
  • VC Falls at No. 8 Bakersfield
    September 18, 2019
    The Ventura College volleyball team has faced some stern challenges early this season. But none perhaps were as challenging as their trip to state No. 8-ranked Bakersfield College on Wednesday. Unfortunately, the Pirates dropped the straight-set match, 25-20, 25-12, 25-11. Morgan Gallagher led the way with six kills, eight digs and a pair of service aces while Tatum Teel had six winners and a .500 hitting percentage. Kassidy Wilson handed out 15 assists.
  • VC Soccer Remains Unbeaten With Victory Over Cerritos
    September 16, 2019
    The Ventura College women's soccer team is on a roll. Behind great defense by Sammy Zanini, Natalie Lansberg and Aracely Castro, the Pirates posted their fifth shutout in six games in a 1-0 victory over Cerritos College at the Sportsplex Monday night. Jacky Espinosa nailed a 30-yard free kick into the net in the 58th minute for the game-winner and Castro had seven saves in goal in the win, VC's first in the past seven games against the Falcons dating back over a decade.
  • No. 1 Pirate Football Falls at No. 4 Saddleback
    September 14, 2019
    The VC football team gave up 19 unanswered points in the first half, and were unable to comeback in a 48-24 loss at Saddleback College on Saturday. VC's Terrell Vaughn, who had 109 receiving yards on the night, hauled in a 33-yard score from Dino Maldonado to bring the Pirates to within 8-7 late in the first quarter before the Gauchos went on the run from which the Pirates could not recover. Maldonado passed for 290 yards and a score in the game and Travis Calloway led the defense with 10 tackles.
  • Women's Polo Takes Two in San Luis Obispo
    September 14, 2019
    The VC women's water polo team won a pair of games Saturday at the Cuesta Tournament in San Luis Obispo. The Pirates (3-3) defeated Fresno 17-7 in the first contest of the day before handing Merced a 16-8 loss in the nightcap. Cali Iadevaia led the way with 11 goals and five assists on the day while Raylynn Lipsky scored four times and anchored the defense with 10 steals. Goalie Shayle Barrus turned back 24 shots in the two games in the cage.
  • Pirates Take Two at Pasadena Quad
    September 13, 2019
    The Pirate volleyball team won a pair of matches Friday at the Pasadena Quad hosted at Citrus College in Glendora. VC (4-5) swept Antelope Valley 25-23, 25-11, 25-15 before defeating Citrus on their home court, 25-18, 25-19, 18-25, 25-19. Kassidy Wilson facilitated the offense with 37 assists on the day and Morgan Gallagher totaled 21 kills in the two contests. Raphaella Rosales anchored the defense with 34 digs for Ventura.
  • Pirates' Women's XC 2nd at SoCal Preview
    September 13, 2019
    The Ventura College women's cross country team performed four spots ahead of their pre-race ranking, coming in a strong second place at the Southern California Preview meet at San Diego's Mission Bay Park on Friday. Brieanna Tafoya claimed second place in the race out of 209 runners while Olivia Burton was close on her heels in third. The Pirate men placed 25th of 29 competing teams.
  • Ventura Drops Another Close 3-Set Match
    September 11, 2019
    The Ventura College volleyball team was unable to repeat their playoff magic of a year ago on their return to Orange Coast College on Wednesday evening. VC, which won a first-round playoff thriller in Costa Mesa last November, fell in a close straight-set contest, 25-19, 25-23, 25-21. Morgan Gallagher had five kills to lead Ventura while Gabby Boado handed out six assists. Gallagher, Raphaella Rosales and Tatiana Rodriguez each recorded four digs defensively.
  • Pirates and Roadrunners Battle to 0-0 Draw
    September 10, 2019
    The Ventura College women's soccer team battled visiting Rio Hondo to a 0-0 draw Tuesday night at the Sportsplex. Aracely Castro had six saves in goal, recording her third shutout in four games played this season. Sammy Zanini and Aleesa Ramirez helped anchor the Pirate defense that has allowed just two goals in five games played. Ventura (3-0-2) is unbeaten in its five games for the first time in at least a decade.
  • Pirates Remain Unbeaten with Draw at Cañada
    September 08, 2019
    Jasmin Ambriz and Jacky Espinosa combined for a pair of goals and a pair of assists as the Ventura College soccer team concluded its Bay Area road trip with a 2-2 draw at Cañada College in Redwood City Sunday. Ambriz netted a goal in the third minute with Espinoza's assist, and the pair swiched roles in the 83rd minute for VC's second goal.
  • VC Football Opens With Strong Performance
    September 07, 2019
    The Ventura College football team lived up to its SCFA No. 1 ranking on Saturday with a strong 45-7 victory over Orange Coast at the VC Sportsplex. In the season opener for both teams, Ventura amassed 636 total yards offensively, including 314 in the air from quarterback Dino Maldonado and 119 on the ground from signal caller Nevin Yuen. Chuck Wick had 105 rushing yards with a pair of touchdowns and Terrell Vaughn caught eight passes for 116 yards and two scores. Defensive end Cory Owens led the defense with six tackles and a forced fumble.
  • Men's Polo Splits Four Games at Ohlone Tournament
    September 07, 2019
    Things are looking up for the Ventura College men's water polo team. The Pirates came home with a split of four games at the Joe Martinez Memorial Tournament over the weekend at Ohlone College in Fremont. VC defeated De Anza and Las Positas on Friday and Saturday, respectively, to equal their win total from a year ago on the opening weekend this season. Ryan Reardon netted 16 goals for the Pirates (2-2) and Austin Brunk had nine scores.
  • Women's Water Polo Competitive Against State's Best
    September 07, 2019
    The Ventura College women's water polo team opened their 2019 season at the Saddleback Tournament, playing against some of the best teams in the state. Despite the 1-3 weekend record, VC battled, including a 10-7 victory Saturday over Orange Coast and an 11-10 overtime loss to defending state champion Sierra in the opener on Friday. Cali Iadevaia netted 12 goals in the four games while Raylynn Lipsky had 16 steals defensively. Shayle Barrus recorded 40 saves in goal over the four games.
  • VC Cross Country Competes at Biola Invitational
    September 07, 2019
    The Pirates' men's and women's cross country teams competed primarily against runners from four-year schools on Saturday at the Biola Invitational in Fullerton's Ted Craig Regional Park. The Pirate women were the top-finishing community college team, placing 15th of the 22 competing teams while the VC men came in 18th place overall. Olivia Burton continued to pace the women and Luis Duran moved up to lead VC's men's team in the race.
  • Ventura Blanks Evergreen Valley in San Jose
    September 06, 2019
    The Pirate soccer team traveled to the Bay Area Friday, coming away with a 2-0 shutout victory over Evergreen Valley College in San Jose. Karen Martinez and Sammy Zanini each netted scores and Aracely Castro posted the shutout in goal as VC moves to 3-0 on the season.
  • Volleyball Rebounds in Nightcap of Pirate Quad
    September 06, 2019
    The Ventura College volleyball team rebounded in the nightcap of Friday's VC Pirate Classic Quad defeating Victor Valley 25-12, 25-12, 25-13 after falling to Imperial Valley earlier in the day at the Athletic Event Center. Morgan Gallagher led VC with 16 kills while Tatum Teel had 15 kills and six service aces on the day. Brooklyn Wallet recorded 11 point-winners while Leslie Perez anchored the defense with 49 digs in the two matches. Kassidy Wilson and Gabby Boado handed out 27 and 25 assists, respectively.
  • Volleyball Drops Second Straight Five-Set Marathon
    September 04, 2019
    After five long sets and 214 combined points, just four points separated the Ventura College and Pasadena City College volleyball teams Wednesday night at the Athletic Event Center. Unfortunately for the Pirates, they came up on the short end for the second straight match, falling to undefeated PCC 25-21, 20-25, 26-24, 23-25, 10-15. Raphaella Rosales had another all-around performance with nine kills, two blocks, 22 digs and 12 service winners to help lead Ventura (1-3).
  • Another Late Score Propels VC at New Balance Classic
    August 31, 2019
    Persistence paid off for the second straight game for the Pirates' women' soccer team Saturday afternoon. One game after VC (2-0)connected on a game-winner in the 87th minute, the Pirates scored in the 88th minute for a 1-0 result over Hartnell on the final day of the New Balance Community College Classic. Aleesa Ramirez sliced through the defense for Saturday's difference maker and goalie Aracely Castro had three saves, include a crucial diving stop late for the shutout.
  • Volleyball Drops Heartbreaker in Five at Golden West
    August 30, 2019
    On the road for the first time in 2019, the VC volleyball team dropped a heartbreaker in five sets at Golden West College, 19-25, 30-28, 25-13, 13-25, 15-12. Brooklyn Wallet had another solid effort with 11 kills, hitting at a .500 clip, to go along with seven service aces and four blocks. Morgan Gallagher recorded 13 kills and five blocks in the match while Julia Stalker handed out 25 assists with 14 digs. Leslie Perez led the defense with 24 digs.
  • Pirate Women Capture Ventura Invitational Crown
    August 30, 2019
    The Ventura College women's cross country team brought home the big prize Friday, capturing first place at the Ventura Invitational at Arroyo Verde Park. Olivia Burton won the event for the second year in a row, pacing five VC finishers in the top eight spots. The Pirate men, meanwhile, running shorthanded for the second week in a row, came in sixth of eight teams in the men's competition.
  • Ambriz's Late Goal Lifts Pirates Past San Francisco
    August 29, 2019
    On a picture-perfect night, the Pirates' women's soccer team opened their 2019 campaign with a 1-0 victory over San Francisco Thursday at the VC Sportsplex in the New balance Community College Classic. Jasmin Ambriz netted an unassisted goal in the 87th minute to provide the final margin for Ventura (1-0). Goalie Leslie Zuniga had three saves against the Rams to record the shutout victory.
  • Spikers Split Twin Bill to Open Season
    August 28, 2019
    The Ventura College volleyball team split a pair of matches Wednesday at the Athletic Event Center to open the 2019 season. VC (1-1) swept Cuyamaca College 27-25, 25-12, 25-15 in the afternoon contest before falling to San Diego Mesa 25-19, 25-12, 25-22 in the nightcap. Brooklyn Wallet and Morgan Gallagher led the offense with 18 and 16 kills on the day, respectively, while Leslie Perez had 28 digs. Kassidy Wilson handed out 33 assists in the two matches.
  • Pirate Baseball Earns National Academic Honor
    August 23, 2019
    The American Baseball Coaches Association is thrilled to announce the over 300 member college and high school programs from across the country who have been awarded the 2018-19 ABCA Team Academic Excellence Award. For the second straight year, Ventura College baseball is listed among the honored teams from every level of college and high school baseball. VC achieved an overall grade point average of 3.24 for the entire 2018-19 academic year to earn recognition from the ABCA.
  • Pirate Harriers Open 2019-20 VC Athletic Year
    August 23, 2019
    Ventura College's men's and women's cross country teams opened the Pirates' 2019-20 athletic year Friday at the Oxnard Invitational. Running on a flat course that was hardened by high morning winds, the women got off to a solid start finishing second in the team competition while the Ventura men came in fifth. Olivia Burton and Brieanna Tafoya led the women, each placing in the top-10 while Nick Villela paced the VC men.
  • Baseball Announces 13 Transfers from WSC Champions
    August 21, 2019
    Coming off the historic 2019 season in which the the Pirates claimed their first Western State Conference North Division title in 13 seasons, and in which VC hosted a regional playoff series for the first time in program history, the Ventura College baseball program is proud to announce that 13 Pirates will move on to play at the four-year level in 2020.  Five student athletes will compete at the NCAA Division I level, five will transfer to NCAA Division II, two will play NCAA Division III baseball and one will transfer to an NAIA school.
  • VC Football Transfers 31 From 2018 SCFA Champions
    August 12, 2019
    Ventura College football head coach Steve Mooshagian has announced that 31 players from the 2018 SCFA champions have inked scholarships or committed to play at four-year schools.  Among the Pirate transfers, 17 have inked with NCAA Division I schools, 12 playing in the Football Bowl Series with five in the Football Championship Series, and 10 are transferring to NCAA Division II schools. With the addition of these transfers, coach Mooshagian has now helped 234 student athletes move on to the four-year level.
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