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  • Pirates Double Up Owls in Home Finale
    October 20, 2021
    The VC women's water polo team continued to shine on Wednesday afternoon, defeating Citrus 15-7 in the Pirates' final home appearance of the year. Lauren Mora had four goals, four assists and three steals and Megan Findlay scored four times with two assists and two steals in the triumph. Katie Falls recorded nine saves in the cage as Ventura locked up the No. 2-seed in the upcoming Western State Conference Tournament.
  • Men's Polo Clinches No. 2 Seed in WSC Tournament
    October 19, 2021
    The VC men's water polo team clinched the No. 2 seed in the upcoming Western State Conference Tournament with a 14-8 victory over LA Valley Tuesday at the Ventura Aquatic Center. Jaeger Gonzales had four steals defensively and 12 saves in goal, including shutting the Monarchs out in the decisive third period. Andre Galvez scored seven goals offensively with a pair of assists and six drawn ejections and Zane Herman found the inside of the cage three times with two helpers and three steals.
  • Women's Soccer Takes Control of WSC Race
    October 19, 2021
    The Pirates' women's soccer team earned a hard-fought 1-0 result over visiting Los Angeles Pierce on Tuesday to take control of the Western State Conference North Division race at the halfway point in the circuit. Alix Tirado scored off a rebounded shot in the 67th minute to set the final margin. Kambria Haughton had three saves in goal to preserve the shutout for Ventura (11-2-2, 5-0-1).
  • Strong Effort by Pirate VB Falls Short at Bakersfield
    October 19, 2021
    The No. 14-ranked Ventura College volleyball team traveled to No. 6 Bakersfield looking for a signature win. Despite a strong effort, however, the Pirates fell short to the Renegades, falling in three sets, 25-18, 27-25, 25-17 Tuesday night. Darynne Bickers and Nevada Knowles each recorded eight kills in the match, and Knowles added 12 assists, but VC (12-4, 4-1) fell short in the non-conference contest rescheduled from Sept. 22.
  • Pirates Run Over Vikings in Northern Conference Opener
    October 16, 2021
    The Pirate football team used its deep and strong group of running backs to run over Long Beach 66-21 Saturday in their Northern Conference opener at the Sportsplex. VC amassed 400 yards on the ground with five rushing touchdowns by five different runners in the victory. The VC defense also had a pair of touchdowns, including a 100 yard interception return by CJ Hodgdon and a fumble recovery in the end zone by Russell Henderson.
  • Pirates Come Back With Two Wins at Cuesta Tournament
    October 16, 2021
    The Pirates' men's water polo team turned things around with a convincing 18-6 win over Ohlone and an 11-9 come-from-behind victory over Las Positas Saturday in San Luis Obispo at the Cuesta Tournament. Andre Galvez once again led the Prates offensively with 11 goals on the day while Anthony Ibarra netted seven goals and Zane Herman scored three with seven assists. Jaeger Gonzales recorded 21 saves.
  • VC Falls Short with Great Effort at Cal Lu
    October 16, 2021
    The VC women's water polo team had a great effort Saturday in Thousand Oaks, pushing 2021 SCIAC champion Cal Lutheran before falling 15-9 to the Regals. Fiona Watkins scored four goals with two assists and two steals against the NCAA Division III team and Lauren Mora had three scores to lead the Pirates (14-4, 3-1). Katie Falls recorded eight saves in the cage with the four-year school.
  • Pirates Drop Two at Cuesta Tournament
    October 15, 2021
    The Pirates men's water polo team dropped a pair of games Fiday in San Luis Obispo at the Cuesta Tournament. VC fell in the opener to the hosts in a Western State Conference game 14-8 before dropping the nightcap 10-7 to Modesto. Andre Galvez scored six goals with two assists, three steals and six drawn ejections and Zane Herman scored five times with three assists and two steals. Jaeger Gonzales had 27 saves in goal over the two games.
  • Ventura Settles for Draw at Cuesta
    October 15, 2021
    On their longest road trip of the conference season, the Pirates' women's soccer team came home from San Luis Obispo with a 1-1 draw against Cuesta College on Friday afternoon. Alix Tirado netted VC's lone goal and Aaliyah Lopez recorded four saves in goal for the Pirates (10-2-2).
  • Ventura Sweeps Past LA Mission
    October 15, 2021
    The Ventura College volleyball team continued rolling on Friday evening, sweeping past Los Angeles Mission College 25-16, 25-17, 25-22 in San Fernando. Alexis Baloyo and Nevada Knowles each had seven kills while Averi Carter and Katey Mulville each had six winners to lead the balanced attack. Amelie Zubia had 10 assists and four services aces for Ventura (12-3, 4-1).
  • Women's Polo Runs Away From Brahmas
    October 15, 2021
    In a game in which all 13 field players scored for the Pirates' women's water polo team,. VC ran away from visiting LA Pierce 19-5 Friday afternoon at the Ventura Aquatic Center. Megan Findlay had four goals in leading the rout over the Brahmas, and Emmie Johnston, Lauren Pierce and Bryanna Soto each scored twice. Katie Falls had nine saves in goal for Ventura (14-3, 3-1).
  • Pirates Start Fast, Hold Off Santa Monica, 14-12
    October 13, 2021
    The VC men's water polo team got out to a quick start Wednesday at Santa Monica and held off the Corsairs throughout the second half of the Pirates' 14-12 victory over the hosts. Andre Galvez netted six goals with a pair of drawn ejections and Jaeger Gonzales turned back 11 shots in the cage to lead the Pirates. Zane herman added three goals with five assists and Anthony Ibarra also scored three times with three drawn ejections on the day.
  • Pirates Sweep Past LA Pierce in Three
    October 13, 2021
    The VC volleyball team was rolling on all cylinders Wednesday night, sweeping past visiting Los Angeles Pierce 25-9, 25-23, 25-11 at the Athletic Event Center. Nevada Knowles led the Pirates with 10 kills, eight assists, three digs and two blocks and Savannah Marchese led the defense with nine digs. Amelie Zubia recorded seven assists, five digs and a pair of services aces in the victory.
  • Ventura Routs Santa Monica in WSC Play
    October 13, 2021
    The VC women's water polo team scored four goals in the first two-plus minutes of the opening period en route to an 18-4 runaway victory over host Santa Monica on Wednesday in Western State Conference play. Natalia Rodriguez and Lauren Pierce each netted three goals to pace VC (13-3, 2-1) and Fiona Watkins scored twice with four assists and four steals. Sierra Cameron had three assists and a pair of thefts in the Pirate win.
  • VC Claims Final Game of Ventura Tournament
    October 09, 2021
    The VC women's water polo team made it a 31 weekend with a 12-7 triumph over Mt. San Antonio College in their finale at the Ventura Tournament at the Ventura Aquatic Center on Saturday. Anna Lowe had three goals and four assists while Lauren Mora scored three times with a pair of steals to lead the way. Fiona Watkins had two scores with six steals and Katie Falls recorded seven saves in the cage for the Pirates (12-3, 1-1).
  • Women's Soccer Adds to WSC North Advantage
    October 08, 2021
    The Ventura College women's soccer team added three more points to their total atop the Western State Conference North Division table Friday with a 4-0 victory over Oxnard at the VC Sportsplex. Midfielder Tiffany Martinez scored a pair of goals and Alex Tirado added her 15th goal of the season to lead the Pirates past the Condors. Kambria Haughton had five saves in goal in posting the shutout victory.
  • Pirate Polo Wins Two of Three at Ventura Tourney
    October 08, 2021
    The VC women's water polo team won two of three games during day one of the Ventura Tournament Friday at the Ventura Aquatic Center. After dropping the opener to Fullerton 14-9, VC defeated Golden West 11-5 and ran away from Pasadena 16-5. Lauren Mora scored nine goals with four assists and four steals, and she added five saves in the cage in relief in game three, to lead Ventura (11-3, 1-1). Megan Findlay found the inside of the cage eight times with five helpers and four steals on the day. Katie Falls recorded 26 saves in goal.
  • Pirates Outlast Owls in Double-Overtime Win
    October 06, 2021
    In a tight game that featured 10 ties and seven lead changes, the Pirates' men's water polo team outlasted Citrus 15-14 in double-overtime at the Ventura Aquatic Center Wednesday afternoon. Alexis Nava scored the game winner with an assist by Zane Herman with 2:42 remaining in the second extra period. Andre Galvez scored four goals with an assist and three drawn ejections and Jaeger Gonzales was key in goal, turning back 17 shots by the Owls.
  • Ventura Volleyball Drops Close Match in Three
    October 06, 2021
    On the record it will go down as a 3-0 setback at Santa Barbara for the VC volleyball team. The reality is, however, that the No. 17-ranked Pirates gave the No. 7-ranked Vaqueros all they wanted and more Wednesday night at the Sports Pavilion in Santa Barbara. Nevada Knowles had another solid overall outing with seven kills, 23 assists and 10 digs and Alexis Baloyo had eight kills in VC's 6-24, 25-21, 25-21 loss at SBCC.
  • Women's Soccer Shuts Out Hancock on the Road
    October 05, 2021
    The VC women's soccer team continued their unbeaten streak with a 2-0 shutout win over Allan Hancock College Tuesday afternoon in Santa Maria. Alix Tirado scored a pair of goals and Aliyah Lopez had a pair of saves for the win in goal for Ventura (9-2-1, 3-0). With the triumph, VC stretched their unbeaten streak to six games, including four wins in a row.
  • Pirate Football Spoils Saddleback's Stadium Opening
    October 02, 2021
    Saddleback planned a big party on Saturday to open their new football stadium in Mission Viejo. The Pirates spoiled the opening with a 31-17 victory over the Bobcats. Quarterback Jordan Pachot overcame a difficult start to pass for 279 yards and a pair of touchdowns and the Ventura defense forced key turnovers that led to a pair of VC touchdowns in the victory.
  • Ventura Goes 4-2 at Saddleback Tournament
    October 02, 2021
    The Pirates' men's water polo team completed a successful weekend in Mission Viejo, winning a pair of games Saturday at the Saddleback Tournament to post a 4-2 record for the two-day trip. Ventura (8-7) defeated Southwestern and Modesto before falling to Grossmont in the tournament finale. Andre Galvan continued his stellar campaign with 18 goals, nine assists and five steals to lead the way and Jaeger Gonzales recorde 24 saves in the cage with six assists.
  • Pirates Complete 4-0 Weekend at San Diego Classic
    October 02, 2021
    With wins over Grossmont and San Diego Mesa, the VC women's water polo team completed an undefeated weekend at the San Diego Classic on Saturday at Mesa College. Lauren Mora led the way with 10 goals and seven steals in the two games while Fiona Watkins had seven scores and seven steals. Katie Falls turned back 24 shots in goal, bringing her weekend total to 54 saves in four games.
  • Men's Polo 2-1 on 1st Day of Saddleback Tournament
    October 01, 2021
    The VC men's water polo team won a pair of games on the first day of the Saddleback Tournament in Mission Viejo on Friday. After an opening 20-8 setback against the hosts, the Pirates defeated Crafton Hills 21-3 and Palomar 20-3 in the final two contests. Andre Galvez finished the day with 17 goals and seven assists and Zane Herman netted eight scores and eight assists. Jaeger Gonzales and Mariano Galvez each had 17 saves in goal in the three games.
  • Pirates Kick Unbeaten Streak to Five Games
    October 01, 2021
    The VC women's soccer team moved its unbeaten streak to five games on Friday afternoon with a 3-1 victory at Moorpark. Jennifer Ramirez and Valerie Hernandez netted goals for the Pirates (8-2-1, 2-0), who outshot MC with seven shots on goal to the Raiders' three. Kambria Haughton had a pair of keeper saves for Ventura, only yielding a goal on a penalty shot.
  • VC Volleyball Outlasts Cuesta in Four
    October 01, 2021
    Averi Carter had a double-double of 10 kills and 10 digs Friday night as the Ventura College volleyball team outlasted visiting Cuesta in four sets, 25-19, 25-21, 26-28, 25-14 before a nice crowd at the Athletic Event Center. Nevada Knowles was her usual multi-dimensional-self with 42 assists, six kills, seven digs, three blocks and three services aces in the triumph while Alexis Baloyo had 11 kills and nine digs for Ventura (10-2, 2-0).
  • Ventura Wins Pair at San Diego Classic
    October 01, 2021
    The Ventura College women's water polo team prevailed in a pair of games Friday at the San Diego Classic at Miramar College on Friday. VC held off Palomar in the first game of the day, posting a 13-10 win before defeating host Miramar 18-8 in the nightcap. Lauren Mora led the offense with 10 goals while Katie Falls recorded 30 saves on the day with seven steals.
  • Pirate Cross Country Competes at WSC Preview
    October 01, 2021
    Getting closer to a full contingent of runners, the VC men's and women's cross country teams ran in the Western State Conference Preview Friday at Moorpark College. Isaiah Slagboom made his VC debut finishing fifth overall in the men's race leading Ventura to a fourth-place finish as a team. Stina Johansson paced the women finishing second overall.
  • Pirate Volleyball Jumps Moorpark in WSC Opener
    September 29, 2021
    After a five-set loss to rival Moorpark on the opening weekend, the Ventura College volleyball team had a score to settle Wednesday. The Pirates took care of business at Raider Pavilion with a 25-16, 22-25, 25-18, 25-18, four-set victory over the Raiders in the Western State Conference opener for both teams. Nevada Knowles had 39 assists, nine kills, nine digs and a pair of block assists and Darynne Bickers was key at the net with 16 kills to go along with four digs and two block assists in the VC triumph.
  • Women's Polo Comeback Falls Short
    September 29, 2021
    It has been said that sometimes a team doe not get beat, they just run out of time. That was the case for VC women's water polo Wednesday as their comeback bid ran out of time against visiting Santa Barbara. The Pirates overcame a three goal deficit in the first half, and face another one in the second, scoring twice in the final minute of play to fall 10-9 to the Vaqueros. Fiona Watkins had four goals and eight steals to lead VC (5-2, 1-1).
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