Ventura College Athletics

Men's Polo Falls at Santa Monica in WSC Tournament

VC freshman Trevor Campbell (4) scored two goals for the Pirates against Santa Monica Wednesday afternoon in the Western State Conference Tournament.
VC freshman Trevor Campbell (4) scored two goals for the Pirates against Santa Monica Wednesday afternoon in the Western State Conference Tournament.

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. Zander Galvin and Frank Lopez also scored for Ventura.

VC trailed 5-3 early in the second quarter before three goals from Islander and another score from Campbell gave the Pirates a 7-5 advantage at the break. The Corsairs came back in the third quarter, however, outscoring Ventura 9-3 in the second half to advance and end the Pirates' season.

With just one sophomore on the roster, Islander, the Pirates will look to rebound in 2018 from a difficult season. With first year head coach Jorge Perez given a full off-season for recruiting, look for the Pirates to return to top form in 2019.