After easily dispatching of Saugus 16-4 in the semifinals of the Gold Coast Invitational, the San Marcos High girls lacrosse team sprinted out to a 7-1 lead over Santa Monica in the championship match, eventually winning 8-6 to take home the title.
San Marcos (4-1) took control of the first half and got goals from five different players to lead early in the contest.
San Marcos junior goalie Shana Friedenberg, who missed games this week because of the flu, rallied for her team for the tournament and made nine saves in the championship match.
WESTMONT 89, HOPE INTERNATIONAL 55
The No. 3-ranked Warriors (25-3, 17-1) won their season finale Saturday, defeating Hope International on the road by 34 points to secure the outright GSAC regular-season crown.
Iyree Jarrett poured in 23 points and dished off five assists for the Warriors while Maud Ranger, who recorded her 10th double-double of the season, tallied 18 points and 13 rebounds.
Westmont made 16-of-34 shots from beyond the arc on Saturday.
HOPE INTERNATIONAL 96, WESTMONT 87
Gyse Hulsebsoch knocked down 7-for-8 shots from the perimeter and poured in 24 points off the bench in the Warriors’ loss at Hope to end the regular season.
Westmont (26-4, 15-3) was down three starters heading into the game and lost another rotational piece during the contest.
UCSB 3, USC 0
The Gauchos picked up their sixth straight win of the season after an impressive sweep of USC on the road with set scores of 27-25, 25-21, 27-25.
Senior outside hitter Randy DeWeese hit a career-high 20 kills to pace UCSB’s offense. Senior setter Casey McGarry led the way in both assists (38) and digs (7) as UCSB hit .456.
BISHOP MONTGOMERY 2, SAN MARCOS 0
EL SEGUNDO 2, SAN MARCOS 0
The Royals dropped their final two games of the Redondo Beach Invite Saturday, setting them back to a 4-2 start to the year.
WESTMONT 5, THE MASTER’S 4
THE MASTER’S 3, WESTMONT 1
The Warriors split their final two games against The Master’s Saturday, taking three of four from their conference rivals.
Bailey Reid picked up his third save of the year in the first game after pitching a scoreless ninth, not surrendering a hit and striking out one.
In the second game, which was scheduled for seven innings, Westmont was held scoreless until the seventh when Devin Perez hit his third homer of the year.
SBCC 9, CHAFFEY 6
Trailing 4-3 with two outs and the bases loaded in the sixth, SBCC’s Alonzo Rubalcaba, who was pinch hitting, powered home a grand slam, giving the Vaqueros the lead and eventually a 9-6 win over visiting Chaffey.
SBCC 16, ORANGE COAST 0
GROSSMONT 10, SBCC 9
The Vaqueros (4-10) hit four home runs on the day and scored 10 runs in the fourth inning Orange Coast before being outhit 17-7 against Grossmont, splitting their pair of games at the Orange Coast Tournament.
HIGH SCHOOL BASEBALL
NIPOMO 4, SAN MARCOS 2
SAN MARCOS 2, NIPOMO 1
The Royals split their doubleheader in their home opener Saturday, losing the first before bouncing back in the second game.
San Marcos led 1-0 through five innings in the first game, but a four-run sixth doomed the Royals. Henry Manfredonia went 2-3 with a double and a walk in the first game.
In the second game, San Marcos got a gem from Manfredonia, who tossed seven innings, allowing four hits, one earned run while striking out 10.
HIGH SCHOOL SOFTBALL
SAN MARCOS 3, SIERRA CANYON 2
BANNING 5, SAN MARCOS 2
The Royals split their pair of games at the Simi Valley Manley Tournament on Saturday.
Allie Fryklund went the distance allowing one earned run on three hits while striking out five. Freshman Bella Cruz, who went 2-for-3 against Sierra Canyon, drove home the game-winning run with an RBI single.
In the second game, San Marcos (2-3) led 2-0 before two errors in the fifth inning led to Banning scoring five runs, Gigi Gritt took the loss but was 2-for-3 hitting in the game.
NEWBURY PARK 13, DOS PUEBLOS 0
AGOURA 4, DOS PUEBLOS 2
The Chargers struggled at the plate on Saturday, resulting in two losses in the opening day of the Manlett Softball tournament.
Newbury Park registered 13 hits and recorded 13 runs to blank DP (0-3) in the first game while in the second game, the Chargers led 1-0 early but eventually fell behind 4-1, losing 4-2.
HIGH SCHOOL TRACK & FIELD
CARPINTERIA HOSTS RINCON RACES
The Carpinteria boys team finished in fourth and the girls team finished in third out of seven competing teams at the Rincon Races Saturday.
Santa Maria High won the boys side while Foothill Tech won the girls on a day where eight meet records were broken.
The Warriors Vincent Rinaldi broke the meet record in the 200m with a time 22.88. Rinaldi also won the 100m. Carp’s Savannah Alvarez was a double winner in the long jump and triple jump with marks of 14-10.5 and 31-6.5.
The Warriors’ other victory was by Mercy Torres who ran the 400m in 70 seconds.
COLLEGE SWIM & DIVING
SBCC FALLS TO NO. 2 CUESTA
The Vaqueros saw their WSC 135-match win streak come to an end Saturday. The host, Cuesta, captured WSC No. 2 with 367 points. SBCC was second in the 10-team field at 291.
The Vaqueros are now 21-1 this season.