The Carpinteria girls water polo team saw its season continue with a second-round victory in the CIF-Southern Section playoffs on Thursday afternoon.
Behind a four-goal effort from Alex Zapata and two goals from freshman Ainslee Alexander, the Warriors pulled out a narrow 9-7 win.
The defensive star for Carpinteria was goalie Kate Gay, who registered 13 saves. The Warriors will travel to play Mark Keppel High in the quarterfinals.
UCSB WOMEN’S BASKETBALL
LONG BEACH STATE 59, UCSB 53
The Gauchos turned the ball over 23 times in their road loss at Long Beach State.
Freshman center Ila Lane recorded her 13th double-double of the season with 18 points and 12 rebounds, while senior guard Coco Miller had 11 points for Santa Barbara. Lane was 7-for-8 from the field, all two-point attempts. The Gauchos led by four entering the fourth quarter before being outscored by The Beach, 23-13.
UCSB shot 35.1% compared to 41.8% by Long Beach. The Beach also knocked down 12 of their 13 free throws. The Gauchos also finished 7 of 25 (28%) from beyond the 3-point line. Shanaijah Davison had a game-high 19 points for Long Beach State and Justina King chipped in 17.
UCSB dropped to 9-14 overall and 4-6 in the Big West Conference, while The Beach improved to 11-12 overall and 6-4 in the Big West.
SBCC 11, EAST LA 0
The Vaqueros earned a season-high 14 hits and scored 11 runs to run away from East LA and return to Santa Barbara with a win.
SBCC (5-4) has now scored 20 runs in its last two games.
Ryan Guardino paced the hitters by going a perfect 4-4 from the plate and knocked in two runners.
Brandon Lawerence went 3-4, inclduing a two-run double in the third, while Kyle Froemke went 2-3 with three RBI’s. Jarred Green was 2-5 with a two-run double in the third.
The Vaqueros scored six runs in the third frame to take a commanding 7-0 lead and cruise to the win from there.
On the mound, Blake Corsentino was also terrific, pitching 6.1 innings allowing just one hit. The sophomore was working a no-hitter until the sixth inning.
Overall, SBCC outhit East LA 14-3 and took advantage of eight walks and one hit batter.
SBCC 7, CANYONS 1
SBCC won its fifth straight match on Thursday, handing Canyons a 7-1 defeat. With the win, the Vaqueros have now won 19 consecutive Western Conference State matches and move into first place of the WSC standings this season.
“Overall the girls performed strong and never gave up,” SBCC coach Christina Klein said.
“Our No. 6, Sydney Paillon, was down 5-4 in the first set, then rallied to win 7-5, 6-0. She had a great comeback and never let up in the second set. At No. 3, Maura Mannix was up 6-2, 5-2, then her opponent came back to tie it 5-5. Maura was able to remain cool and calm as she won 7-5 in the second set.”
SBCC (5-1, 4-0) was able to pick up three wins in doubles as its top team comprised of Kelly Coulson and Maura Mannix won 8-2.
No. 2 doubles for the Vaqueros turned out to be a much tougher win, but Jamaica Buyse and Joica Buyse teamed up to win 9-7.
In singles, Coulson, who plays at the No. 1 court, won her match with ease, dropping just one game as she won in straight sets, 6-0, 6-1.
Mannix, who plays on the No. 3 court, also won in straight sets, defeating Taylor Cohen 6-2, 7-5.
Jamaica, who plays on the No. 2 court, won her singles match in straight sets, 6-4, 6-3.