The VC men's water polo team split the second day of the Cuesta tournament in San Luis Obispo Saturday, defeating Merced 15-10 before dropping the finale to Orange Coast 16-8. Tanner Islander netted 11 goals on the day with three drawn exclusions and Ryan Reardon had seven scores with seven assists, six exclusions and a pair of steals.
The VC men's water polo team split its first pair of games at the Cuesta Tournament Friday in San Luis Obispo. Ventura defeated Cabrillo College 18-9 in the opener Friday morning before falling to Sierra College 17-10 in the nightcap. Ryan Reardon went off for 11 goals in the two matches with five drawn exclusions. Tanner Islander had five scores and four assists and Justin Bouse scored four times for the Pirates (8-12).
The Pirate soccer team exploded offensively Friday night, routing visiting Cuesta College 7-0 at the Sportsplex in Western State Conference play. Audrey Castillo had a pair of goals and an assist while Kayla Simmons Allon scored once with an assist, as did Paola Gonzalez. Goalies Eva Mcmillan and Maya Escobar combined for the shutout victory for VC (6-7-2, 2-0).
The Ventura College volleyball team gave a strong effort Friday night before falling in three sets to visiting Santa Barbara City College 25-18, 25-23, 25-22.. VC held leads late in the final two sets before falling to the Vaqueros who are ranked No. 6 in the state. Taylor Benitez-Fanslow led Ventura (9-9, 0-2) with 12 kills and 25 digs. Braxton Jessie also had 12 kills with 14 digs.
On a special Thursday Night Edition of Pirate football, VC scored three touchdowns in the first seven minutes of play en route to a 45-30 victory over College of the Canyons to open Northern Conference play at the Sportsplex. Running back Gil Scott Jackson had two rushing touchdowns and another on a pass reception, and quarterback Jake Constantine was 24-32 for 382 yards and four scores to lead SCFA No. 8 Ventura, as the three-time defending Northern Conference champions opened their title defense.
In a game that was tight throughout, freshman Tanner Islander slipped near the goal on the left side, received a pass from Justin Bouse and scored the game-winning goal with 30 seconds remaining in the game. The Pirates defeated visiting Santa Monica 8-7 in Western State Conference play at the Ventura Aquatic Center. Ryan Reardon led VC (7-11, 1-2) with three goals and two drawn exclusions while Kyle Goodrich had a pair of scores with two steals against the Corsairs.
The Pirate volleyball team got the longest conference trip out of the way in the Western State Conference opener Wednesday night. Unfortunately in was a long trip back from San Luis Obispo as VC dropped the 3-set affair, 25-22, 25-19, 25-20. Taylor Benitez-Fanslow had 15 kills while Braxton Jessie returned from injury to record 13 digs. Danielle Garcia handed out 15 assists and Daisy Martinez had 12 helpers.
The VC women's water polo team traveled to Glendora Wednesday, dropping a 14-5 decision to Citrus in Western State Conference play. Kayla Wallace had a pair of goals with a drawn exclusion and a steal to lead the Pirates (9-11, 0-3). Kelsey Golden scored one goal with an assist and one steal in the game.
The Pirate soccer team got a pair of goals from Audrey Castillo Tuesday night at the Sportsplex, defeating Oxnard College 2-0 to open Western State Conference North Division play. The Pirates produced 30 shots in the game with 20 on goal in controlling play on the offensive end for most of the night. Goalie Eva Mcmillan had one save in recording the shutout over the Condors.
It was the perfect ending to the weekend. The VC women's water polo team closed the Ventura Tournament with an overtime win and a blowout victory Saturday, sporting a perfect 4-0 record for the tournament at the Ventura Aquatic Center. The Pirates (9-10) defeated Palomar 9-8 in double overtime in the morning match before routing San Diego Miramar 12-5 in their tournament finale. Sabrina Cherfane had six goals on the day while Kayla Wallace and Kelsey Golden netted five and four scores, respectively.
The Pirate volleyball team traveled to Bakersfield Friday night, falling to the host Renegades 25-17, 25-22, 25-14. Caryssa Castrejon had six kills and 13 digs for Ventura while Taylor Benitez-Fanslow recorded eight kills and four blocks.
The VC women's water polo team came from behind twice Friday to produce a pair of victories on the first day of the Ventura Tournament. The Pirates trailed El Camnio 3-2 at halftime before posting the 7-6 win, and they were behind Cypress 6-3 at intermission before shutting out the Chargers in the second half to post the 8-6 win. Sabrina Cherfane led with five goals in the two games while Kayla Wallace had three goals, three assists, four drawn exclusions and seven steals for Ventura (7-10).
Ventura College wide receiver Kendric Mallory has earned Player of the Week honors of the Southern California Football Association Northern Conference. The 6-foot-3, 205-pound Dayton, OH product pulled in 12 catches for 90 yards and three touchdowns in leading No. 9 Ventura to the 44-34 upset victory over No. 3 and previously undefeated Saddleback.
The Pirates' men's water polo team traveled to Glendora Wednesday afternoon, falling to Citrus College 17-7 in Western State Conference play. Jarrett Baldwin and Ryan Reardon each had two goals to lead VC in the match while Glenn Ishida, Tanner Islander and Brandon Bouse all had single scores.
The VC volleyball team made quick work of visiting West Los Angeles College Wednesday night, sweeping the Wildcats 25-14 25-17 25-14. Taylor Benitez-Fanslow had eight kills and 15 digs to lead the way while Daisy Martinez handed out nine assists and hit five service aces. Caryssa Castrejon recorded six kills with 11 digs and Danielle Garcia handed out 12 helpers.
The Pirates' women's water polo team held a 7-4 advantage late in the third period against visiting Allan Hancock College Wednesday but could not hold on as the Bulldogs scored the final six goals of the match for the 10-7 result. Kayla Wallace had a pair of goals with two assists and seven steals for VC (5-10, 0-2) and Katie Heath scored twice with an assist and two steals.
The Ventura College soccer team got an early goal, but were unable to make it stand up, yielding an equalizer early in the second half in their 1-1 draw against visiting Citrus College Tuesday night. Paola Gonzalez netted the Pirates' score in the 23rd minute with an assist by Justine Reyes. Citrus, meanwhile, tied the game with a goal in the 58th minute.
Victories come at a premium in the upper echelon of the National Division of the Southern California Football Association. The 9th-ranked Pirate football team has found that out this season, falling twice on the road to top-ranked opponents. Saturday they put together their best performance of the season and came from behind to defeat No. 3 Saddleback 44-34 at the VC Sportsplex heading into their bye week and Northern Conference action with momentum in their back pocket.
The VC men's water polo team won a game and lost a game Saturday at the Saddleback Tournament in Mission Viejo. The Pirates (6-10) broke a five-game skid with a 15-8 victory over Modesto in the opener before falling 13-8 to the host Gauchos in the nightcap. Ryan Reardon had five goals and five assists on the day while Justin Bouse netted four scores with three steals for Ventura.
After a pair of victories Friday, the Pirates' women's water polo team took a pair of losses Satruday in the top bracket of the San Diego Women's Water Polo Classic at Miramar College. VC (5-9) lost to Cypress 11-7 in the first match of the day before falling 16-3 to Sierra College in the second. Kelsey Golden had four goals, five steals and a drawn exclusion n the two contests and Kayla Wallace handed out two assists with three exclusions and seven steals.
Basketball is back at Ventura College! The Pirates' men's basketball team will tip-off the 2017-18 season with its annual Midnight Madness event Saturday Sept. 30 (Sunday Oct. 1, officially) at the Athletic Event Center. The evening will begin at 10:00 pm and will include high school scrimmages and 3-point shooting and dunk contests, in addition to an intrasquad scrimmage featuring the Pirates under seventh-year head coach Joey Ramirez.
The VC women's soccer team ended a four-game losing streak and a three-game road trip with a solid 3-0 victory at Bakersfield College Saturday night. Audrey Castillo had a goal and an assist and goalie Eva Mcmillan recorded four saves in the victory for Ventura (4-7-1).
The Pirate volleyball team went the distance with visiting San Diego Mesa Friday night at the Athletic Event Center, falling in five sets, 20-25, 25-22, 25-23, 22-25, 15-12. The hard fought match was marred by a controversial call on the final point, giving the match to the Olympians rather than allowing the Pirates a chance to tie the score with the next serve. Taylor Benitez-Fanslow led VC (8-6) with 17 kills, 16 digs, four blocks and four aces.
The Pirates' women's water polo team claimed a pair of victories Friday at the San Diego Women's Water Polo Classic at Miramar College. VC opened with an 11-7 win over Southwestern before closing the day with a 9-7 victory over Palomar. Kelsey Golden netted six goals in the two games with six assists and eight steals. Sabrina Cherfane, meanwhile, scored four times with three assists and a steal for VC (5-7).
The Ventura College women's cross country team pulled off a mild upset Friday at the Western State Conference Preview Meet in San Dimas. The Pirates won the meet with 46 team points, outdistancing perennial powerhouse Glendale, who finished in second with 51 points. Marissa Gonzales was the first of four VC top-10 finishers in fourth place. The Pirate men, meanwhile, also had a great finish, coming in third place overall, two points behind runner-up Bakersfield. Adan Cruz led Ventura with a sixth-place finish.
The VC men's water polo team kept the match close for a half, but fell off late in their Western State Conference opener against Cuesta Wednesday afternoon at the Ventura Aquatic Center. After heading into halftime tied at 5-5, Ventura (5-9, 0-1) gave up three straight goals to the Cougars in the 13-9 loss. Kyle Goodrich and Tanner Islander each scored three goals to lead the Pirates in the game.
The Pirate volleyball team fought hard Wednesday, playing perhaps its best match of the season, falling to state No. 14-ranked Long Beach City College 25-22, 22-25, 25-22, 25-18 at the Athletic Event Center. Taylor Benitez-Fanslow led the Pirates (8-5) with 17 kills, 19 digs and four blocks while Caryssa Castrejon recorded 10 kills and 19 digs.
The Pirate soccer team dropped another close contest Tuesday night, 2-1 at Santa Monica College. Ventura received a goal from Miranda Vasquez in the 45th minute of the first half, a header redirect with an assist from Eleni Brojon. The VC goal halved their deficit at intermission, but the team was unable to find the equalizer in the second half.
The VC volleyball team traveled to Glendale College Tuesday night, handing the host Vaqueros a sweeping 3-0 defeat, 25-19, 25-10 and 25-12. Caryssa Castrejon had a solid all-around outing with seven kills, 10 digs and five services aces. Taylor Benitez-Fanslow led the way with 11 kills and nine digs while Jordan Neria recorded 11 digs for the Pirates (8-4).
The road has been difficult for the Pirate soccer team, never more so than Sunday afternoon in Cerritos. VC traveled to take on the Falcons, coming away with a 4-1 loss to the defending state champions. Miranda Vasquez scored the Pirates' lone goal in the 59th minute off a corner kick.