The SBCC men’s soccer team finally got its first conference win of the season thanks to a last-minute header from Kyle Nicklaw which found the back of the net and gave the Vaqueros a 1-0 win over No. 4 Oxnard at home.
The win vaulted the Vaqueros (8-3-4, 1-2-3) into 11th place in the Southern Cal power points and the top 16 teams make the playoffs.
SBCC also handed Oxnard (13-3-2, 4-1-2) its first conference loss of the season.
Nicklaw’s header came off a 31-yard free-kick by Luiz Garcia in the final minute of play.
Oxnard outshot SBCC 11-10 but the Vaqueros had the upper hand in shots on goal, 7-3.
SBCC will host Moorpark at 2 p.m. on Friday.
SBCC 1, L.A. PIERCE 1
A goal in the 87th minute helped SBCC earn a tie in Tuesday’s road match at L.A. Pierce.
The goal was courtesy of sophomore Taylor Valle. It was Valle’s first career goal and it came just one minute after she was subbed into the match to level the match at 1-1 after Stephanie Reyna staked Pierce to a 1-0 lead with a goal in the 33rd minute.
The Vaqueros are 8-6-3 and 5-1-2. The Brahmas are 7-9-3 and 3-4-3.
SBCC will travel to Hancock on Friday for a 3 p.m. WSC match.
Bri Johnson earns multiple awards
Westmont’s Bri Johnson garnered two awards this past week after the junior forward scored three goals and assisted on another to help lead the Warriors to a share of the Golden State Athletic Conference title.
On Monday, Johnson was honored as the Santa Barbara Athletic Round Table Female Athlete of the Week at the organization’s weekly press luncheon. Later that afternoon, the GSAC announced her as the selection for the GSAC Women’s Soccer Offensive Player of the Week.
For the season, Johnson has a team-high 13 goals, the most by a Warrior since Brooke Lillywhite notched 20 goals in the 2016 season.
The junior’s 29 career goals rank 16th on Westmont’s all-time scoring list.
Westmont will host the GSAC semifinals with the Warriors playing at 1:30 p.m. against a team to be determined.
CLAREMONT-MUDD-SCRIPPS 58, WESTMONT 39
The Westmont women’s basketball team started its season on the road and could not find its offense out in Claremont, Calif. losing by 19 in its campaign opener against Claremont-Mudd-Scripps.
CMS held Westmont to just 23 percent shooting from the field and 24 percent from three-point range. On the flip side, the Stags shot 43 percent from the field and 37 percent from long range.
CMS’s Kate Parrish led all scorers in the game with 14 as she went 6 for 8 from the field.
Krissy Miyahara scored a team-high nine points for the Warriors with all three of her baskets coming from three-point range.
Westmont held a 16-10 lead after the first quarter, but a 20-3 second frame from CMS helped them take a 30-19 lead at the break.
For the game, the Stags outrebounded the Warriors 51-27 including grabbing 19 offensive rebounds.
Westmont’s next game is at home versus Northern New Mexico at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday.
CHANNEL ISLANDS 9 (76), PROVIDENCE 9 (72)
Providence High saw its season come to an end on Wednesday when the team lost in games, 76-72, to Channel Islands in a wild-card match.
“Overall we had a great run and the girls played strong,” Providence coach Christina Klein said.
In singles, Christine Venzor went 3-0 for the day losing just five games total on the day. Additionally, Ava Vandever tallied a 2-1 record on the day with wins over the opposing No. 2 and No. 3 players.
In doubles, Mia Vandever/ Chloe Olsen won all three of their games, 9-3.
Down 9-8, Providence tied the match thanks to a win from Sydney Whited/Jacklyn Pryko winning 7-5 to tie the game 9-9.
Westmont men’s and women’s golf take third
Both the Westmont men’s and women’s golf team took third place in the Pacific Coast Highway Invitational at Quail Lodge Golf Club. This was both teams final tournament of the fall semester.
The women’s team finished in third place out of six competing teams.
As a team, Westmont shot 755, 12 strokes behind second-place Hope International and well behind first-place Menlo who shot 637.
Kat Bevill finished tied in ninth, shooting 179 over the two rounds. Rory Derr finished in 13th place with a score of 187 and Suzie Taylor was right behind her in 14th place with a score of 193.
On the men’s side, the Warriors finished in third place out of five competing teams.
As a team, Westmont finished with a team total of 943 over the two days while Menlo and William Jessup tied for first with a score of 909.
Tanner Shean finished in 10th place overall with a three-round score of 21-over par 234. Just behind him was Trevor White in 11th place with a 22-over par 235. The Warriors also took 17th place, 18th place, and 20th place.