The Pirates' women's water polo team split pair of matches Saturday to conclude the Ventura Tournament at the Ventura Aquatic Center. VC (10-6, 0-1) easily defeated El Camino 11-2 in the first game of the day before falling 6-4 to No. 7-ranked Golden West in a hard fought match-up. Shayle Barrus was nails in the cage for No. 10 Ventura in the second game, turning back 14 Rustler shots to keep the Pirates in the game. Lauren Mora (7 steals), Drew Reyes (5 steals), Raylynn Lipsky (4 steals) and Shaeleigh Russell (3 steals) also anchored the defense against Golden West.
The VC women's water polo team built a big first quarter lead, then held visiting Mt. San Antonio scoreless in the second period en route to a solid 14-7 victory to conclude the first day of the Ventura Tournament at the Ventura Aquatic Center Friday night. Playing under the lights, Cali Iadevaia led the Pirates (9-5, 0-1) with four goals and Shaeleigh Russell netted three scores with two assists and four steals.
The VC men's water polo team used a strong second half performance to defeat visiting Santa Monica 19-8 Wednesday afternoon at the Ventura Aquatic Center. The Pirates (7-5, 2-0) held the Corsairs scoreless for over 12 minutes to begin the second half, turning what was an 8-6 game at halftime into a 15-6 Ventura advantage heading into the final three minutes of play. Ryan Reardon netted six goals to lead the Pirates while Brandyn Robles scored five.
The VC women's soccer team posted its seventh shutout of the season Tuesday night with a 2-0 victory over Allan Hancock College at the VC Sportsplex. Yareli Vasquez and Anna Escobar netted goals in the victory while Aracely Castro anchored the defense in goal. The Pirates (6-4-2, 1-2) produced 19 shots offensively with nine on frame.
Basketball is returning to the VC Athletic Event Center! The Ventura College men's basketball team will tip-off 2019-20 with its annual Midnight Madness event Friday Oct. 11. The event 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 ninth-year head coach Joey Ramirez.
Hearts stopped and records fell Saturday night at the VC Sportsplex as the Pirate football team gave up a 21-point fourth quarter lead over visiting Fullerton, only to reclaim victory in overtime, 48-47 on the Hornets' missed extra point attempt on the first extra possession. Quarterback Alaka'I Yuen totaled a school-record 493 yards of offense including 481 passing yards and three touchdowns while wide receiver Terrell Vaughn tied the VC record for passes caught with 15 receptions for 201 yards and two touchdowns in the barn burner.
Continuing to show their fight and determination, the Pirates' men's water polo team dropped a pair of hard-fought contests to conclude the Saddleback Tournament on Saturday in Mission Viejo. VC fell to El Camino 16-10 in the first game of the day before having their comeback fall just short against Modesto, 14-13 in the tournament finale. Ryan Reardon and Austin Brunk and Brandyn Robles each netted five goals on the day for VC (6-5, 1-1).
The VC women's water polo team brought home second place in the 9-team San Diego Tournament, splitting a pair of games at Miramar College Saturday. The Pirates (8-5, 0-1) defeated Cypress 11-8 in the early contest before falling to tournament champion Sierra 10-7 in the nightcap. Cali Iadevaia had five goals on the day and Drew Reyes scored twice with three assists, five drawn exclusions and five steals. Shayle Barrus recorded 27 saves in the two games with seven steals and Raylynn Lipsky grabbed nine steals.
The VC men's water polo team split a pair of games Friday on the first day of the Saddleback Tournament in Mission Viejo. Ventura narrowly dropped a 13-12 decision to the host Gauchos in the opener before coming back to defeat Southwestern 15-10 in the nightcap. Ryan Reardon had six goals on the day while Austin Brunk, Brandyn Robles and Gabriel Ibarra all scored four times in the two games.
The Pirates' soccer team played well enough to win on Friday night. They had 24 shots against visiting Moorpark at the Sportsplex, keeping up the pressure with 11 on goal. Unfortunately, only one found the back of the net in Ventura's 2-1 loss to the Raiders, who had just two shots in the entire game. Jasmin Ambriz scored the Pirates' lone goal in the third minute of the game, assisted by Jackie Rivera. Moorpark netted scores in the fifth and 58th minutes of the contest.
The Pirate volleyball team was part of history on Friday night. Leading 1-0 at Santa Barbara City College, the Pirates and Vaqueros played an epic second set lasting over an hour, ultimately won by SBCC 45-43. The highest-scoring single set in CCCAA volleyball history became a footnote, however, when VC defeated the Vaqueros in the final two sets to claim a 25-20, 43-45, 25-23, 25-19 triumph. Morgan Gallagher had a great all around match with 22 kills, 12 digs, six service aces and a pair of blocks.
The Ventura College women's water polo team won a pair of games Friday at the San Diego Tournament hosted by Miramar College. The Pirates (7-4, 0-1) defeated Southwestern 15-10 and Saddleback 15-4 to advance to Saturday's championship group in the pool. Cali Iadevaia scored eight goals in the two games while Drew Reyes had a pair of scores with seven assists and seven steals. Shayle Barrus guarded the cage with 17 saves in four quarters of play in the two contests.
The VC women's cross country team continued their strong season, finishing second overall at the Western State Conference Preview Meet Friday in South El Monte while the men came in ninth while showing solid improvement. Olivia Burton and Brieanna Tafoya were the top performers for the women, finishing in fifth and seventh place, respectively, while Luis Duran came in 48th to lead the Pirate men.
The Ventura College men's water polo team raced to a 7-2 first half lead at Citrus College Wednesday afternoon, posting a 17-8 victory in their Western State Conference opener in Glendora. The Pirates (5-2, 1-0), held the Owls scoreless for the first 9:35 of the game behind goalie Julian Larios, who was making his debut in the cage for VC. Ryan Reardon had seven goals, four assists and five steals while Jake Peters scored twice with an assist and four steals defensively.
The Ventura College volleyball team made quick work of Los Angeles Mission College, defeating the Eagles in three straight sets, 25-19, 25-16, 25-19, Wednesday at the Athletic Event Center. Vanessa Ihrke had seven kills to lead the balanced attack for Ventura (6-8, 1-1) and Tatum Teel had six kills. Nine different Pirates recorded winners in the match. Kassidy Wilson and Julia Stalker handed out 12 and 10 assists, respectively, and Raphaella Rosales led the defense with 17 digs.
The Ventura College women's soccer team opened Western State Conference North Division play Tuesday night at Santa Barbara's La Playa Stadium, coming away with a 2-1 setback to the Vaqueros. Sammy Zanini netted the lone goal for VC (5-3-2, 0-1) in the 68th minute. The Pirates had 10 shots in the game with five on goal. Aracely Castro recorded four saves.
On the Pirates longest road trip of the season, the team overcame an 11-point first quarter deficit to defeat Palomar College 45-38 in Escondido Saturday night. Juan Gaytan rushed for 170 yards and two touchdowns, and had five tackles on special teams, and Nevin Yuen passed for 280 yards and two more scores in the victory for state No. 8-ranked Ventura (3-1). Wes Anusiem had eight tackles defensively to lead the Pirates.
The VC women's soccer team traveled over the Grapevine Friday and came home with a 2-0 victory over Bakersfield College. Jasmin Ambriz had a goal and an assist, and Yadi Raigoza also found the back of the net while the Pirates posted their sixth shutout in nine outings this season. Goalie Aracely Castro recorded three saves for Ventura (5-2-2).
The Pirate volleyball team pulled out a much-needed five-set victory Friday night, defeating state No. 20-ranked Butte College, 26-28, 25-22, 25-18, 24-26, 16-14. The Pirates scored the final five points of the match, turning back three Roadrunner match points to secure the non-conference triumph. Morgan Gallagher recorded 19 kills and 12 digs while Brooklyn Wallet had 15 winners. Julia Stalker and Gabby Boado handed out 31 and 29 assists, respectively, for the Pirates (5-8, 0-1).
With four runners in the top five positions, the Ventura College women's cross country team claimed the title at the Bakersfield College Cross Country Invitational on Friday. Brieanna Tafoya brought home the individual championship in the race to lead the way. The VC men, meanwhile, brought home fifth place in their eight-team event, led by Jake Turville.
The Pirate volleyball team opened their conference season with a 25-19, 25-21, 25-18 loss at rival Moorpark College on Wednesday night. Morgan Gallagher had nine kills to lead Ventura (4-8, 0-1) while Brooklyn Wallet recorded six winners. Kassidy Wilson had 16 assists, 10 digs and three services aces in the match.
The VC women's water polo team fell to Santa Barbara City College Wednesday in their Western State Conference opener. The Pirates fell behind 4-0 early in the second period in the physical contest before ultimately dropping the game 10-4. Raylynn Lipsky scored a pair of second half goals and also grabbed eight steals defensively. Shayle Barrus recorded 10 saves with three steals in the cage for VC (5-4, 0-1).
For 89 minutes, the Pirates' women's soccer team played even with visiting Citrus College. VC was even a bit unlucky on the offensive end or they could have been ahead. Then in the 89th minute, Citrus had a throw in deep in the Ventura end, and they converted it into a late goal that sent VC to a 1-0 defeat. The goal was just the fourth conceded by the Pirates (4-2-2) all season, and it upset what was another solid performance on the defensive end of the pitch.
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."
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.