VC freshman Trevor Campbell earned first team All-Western State Conference in voting by the conference coaches following the season last month. The Agoura High School product missed a quarter of the season due to a nose injury, but worked hard to get back in shape upon his return to the pool, and was a crucial player for the Pirates. He was joined by second team All-WSC honorees, sophomores Tanner Islander and Frank Lopez.
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 VC men's water polo team had a difficult afternoon Wednesday against Los Angeles Valley College at the Ventura Aquatic Center. The Pirates trailed the Western State Conference leading Monarchs 4-2 at the end of one quarter, but LAVC pumped in nine goals in the second quarter to put the game away. Tanner Islander scored twice and Austin Brunk and Brandon Bence each netted a score in the game for VC (2-16, 0-4).
The VC men's water polo team continued the battle Saturday in Costa Mesa, dropping a pair of games at the Orange Coast Mini. VC (2-15, 0-3) lost to Grossmont 16-11 in the opener before coming up short in the battle of Pirates against Orange Coast, 20-5. Tanner Islander had four goals and three steals on the day while Austin Brunk scored twice with tow assists, four steals, three drawn exclusions and two shot blocks.
The Ventura College men's water polo held a 2-1 lead at the end of the first quarter, but could not hold on in their 11-8 loss at Santa Monica on Wednesday afternoon in Western State Conference play. Tanner Islander netter three goals with an assist to lead the Pirates (2-13, 0-3) and Zander Galvin had two scores in the game. Evan Hanely recorded 14 saves in the cage to keep the game within reach for VC.
The Pirates' men's water polo team had a difficult trip to Morro Bay, dropping four games over the weekend at the Cuesta Tournament played at Morro Bay High School. Ventura (2-12, 0-2) dropped a Western State Conference game to Cuesta Saturday before falling to Saddleback in the nightcap. On Sunday VC fell to Orange Coast and Mt. San Antonio. Austin Brunk and Tanner Islander each had seven goals over the weekend to lead the Pirates.
The Ventura College men's water polo returned to action on Wednesday, dropping their Western State Conference opener 13-5 to visiting Citrus College at the Ventura Aquatic Center. Brandon Bence and Tanner Islander each scored two goals and Austin Brunk had a pair of assists to lead the Pirates (2-8). Evan Hanely had 12 saves in the cage.
The VC men's water polo team continued their upswing with a solid 13-7 victory over the VC Alumni Saturday morning at the Ventura Aquatic Center. In a game that the alumni traditionally prove to be a troublesome opponent, the Pirates opened up an early 4-1 lead en route to the relatively easy victory. Austin Brunk scored three goals while Zander Galvin and Jake Peters each netted two scores for Ventura (2-7).
The Ventura College men's water polo team earned their first victory of the young season Saturday, an 18-8 decision over Southwestern College at the 45th Annual Mt. SAC Tournament. Sophomore Tanner Islander and freshman Austin Brunk continue to standout for the Pirates offensively with positive contributions from Sophomore Frank Lopez, freshmen Jake Peters and Riley Doucette, and others.
It was not the opening that first-year head coach Jorge Perez was hoping for, but the Pirates' men's water polo team showed signs of improvement in four games at the difficult Golden West Tournament in Huntington Beach. VC (0-4) dropped contests to Long Beach and Saddleback Friday before falling to American River and Rio Hondo Saturday. Tanner Islander and Austin Brunk each netted eight goals over the weekend to lead Ventura.
The Ventura College Athletic Department is pleased to introduce Jorge Perez as the new head coach of the Pirates' men's water polo team. He comes to VC after a successful three-year stint as an assistant coach at Los Angeles Valley College where he helped direct the Monarchs to three consecutive Western State Conference championships. During his time in Valley Glen, LAVC was 53-33 overall and 16-3 in WSC play.
Ventura freshman Ryan Reardon headlined the Pirates' honorees on the men's wtar polo All-Western State Conference team for 2017. Reardon, an Agoura High School graduate, was VC's lone first-team all-conference selection after placing among the WSC leaders in goals, assists, steals and exclusions drawn. Meanwhile, sophomore Kyle Goodrich and freshman Cole Morter each garnered second-team ALL-WSC accolades.
The Ventura College men's water polo team saw their season come to an end Wednesday in the first round of the Western State Conference Tournament. The No. 4-seeded Pirates dropped a 10-7 decision to No. 5 Santa Monica at the Ventura Aquatic Center in a play-in game with the winner advancing to take on No. 1 LA Valley Thursday. Cole Morter and Ryan Reardon each had two goals to lead VC (9-17, 1-4) in the game.
After playing their best game of the year earlier in the week against the state's No. 3-ranked team, the Pirates' men's water polo team could not maintain the momentum, falling twice Saturday at the Orange Coast Mini in Costa Mesa. VC let a late lead slip away against Grossmont, dropping a 13-12 decision before losing to the host Orange Coast Pirates 15-8 in the second game. Ryan Reardon continued his solid play with eight goals, three assists, two drawn exclusions and six steals. and Kyle Goodrich also recorded three scores on the day for VC (9-16, 1-3).
Playing one of their best games of the year, the Pirates' men's water polo team gave No. 3-ranked LA Valley all they could handle before falling 13-7 Wednesday in Valley Glen. Cole Morter drew seven ejections with one assist and a steal and Kyle Goodrich had two helpers and two drawn exclusions for VC (9-14, 1-3).Tanner islander and Ryan Reardon each netted three goals in the match.
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).
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 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 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.
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 VC men's water polo team dropped a pair of matches Saturday in a split double-header. In the morninig they fell 11-10 to the VC Alumnai at the Ventura Aquatic Center before traveling to the East County in the afternoon where they dropped a matchat Cal Lutheran University, 19-9. Ryan Reardon had five goals, an assist and two steals on the day while Justin Bouse, Glenn Ishida and Brandon Bouse all netted three scores in the two contests.
Playing at home for the first time this season, the Ventura College men's water polo team pushed highly-ranked Long Beach City College before falling to the Vikings 17-10. VC (5-6) led at the end of the first quarter, and trailed by one at halftime before a third quarter collapse established the result. Ryan Reardon had four goals to lead VC while Glen Ishida scored three times.
The Pirates' men's water polo team continued their one-up, one-down season on Sunday with a split of a pair of matches to conclude the Mt. San Antonio College Tournament . Ventura (5-5) outmatched Southwestern 20-8 before falling to Orange Coast 16-8 in games played at Citrus College in Glendora. VC's depth showed through the day as nine different Pirates scored a goal in the two games and the team had three goalkeepers play significant minutes, as well.
The VC men's water polo team showed progress Friday in splitting a pair of rematches from early season games at the Mt. San Antonio College Tournament in Walnut. In the opener, VC narrowly fell to the host Mounties 12-11 on a last-minute goal before coming from behind in the final quarter for a 12-11 victory over Fullerton in the nightcap. Ryan Reardon had four goals and three steals on the day and Glenn Ishida also netted four scores for Ventura (4-4).
Playing the final day of the Citrus Tournament down the road at Mt. San Antonio College, the Pirates' men's water polo team went 1-1 Saturday. VC produced a big win against Grossmont 17-10 in the first game of the day before dropping what was essentially a road match against Mt. SAC, 15-13. Ryan Reardon led the way for Ventura (3-3) with eight goals on the day while Kyle Goodrich had four assists and four steals. Goalie Derek Gamberutti recorded 14 saves.
Playing their first competition against community college teams, the Pirates' men's water polo team split a pair of matches at the Citrus Tournament in Glendora. VC could not make a halftime advantage hold up against Fullerton in the first match of the day, falling to the Hornets 11-8. VC rebounded to take a 15-13 victory against Chaffey in the nightcap.
The Ventura College men's water polo team opened the 2017 season Saturday, splitting a pair of matches against NCAA Division III schools at Chaffey College in Rancho Cucamonga. The Pirates opened with a 15-10 victory over Cal Tech before dropping the nightcap to University of La Verne 16-7. Glenn Ishida scored six goals on the day with three steals.
VC freshmen CJ Daland and Clint Howard each were named first-team All-Western State Conference in men's water polo leading six Pirates on the all-conference list voted upon by conference coaches last month. The two utuility players were the team's leading scorers on offense and played an integral role on defense in a season in which Ventura went 20-14, posting the team's first 20-win campaign in a decade.
The Ventura College men's water polo team were defeated by host Cuesta College 14-7 in the 3rd Place game at the Western State Tournament Saturday in San Luis Obispo. Kyle Goodrich scored three goals with a pair of assists to lead the Pirates, who finish the season in fourth place in the conference despite tying for the top spot in the regular-season.