The SBCC men’s volleyball team spotted Fullerton College a 2-0 lead Wednesday night on the road, but roared back to win the final three and improve to 3-2 to start the season. The set scores were 25-27, 22-25, 25-21, 25-21, 15-10.
Sophomore left-hander Calvin Sanborn had a season-high 22 kills and eight digs while hitting at a .318 clip, while setter Kyle Merchen dished out a season-high 51 assists.
Trent Lingruen collected 21 kills and seven digs with a .378 hitting percentage for the fifth-ranked Vaqueros.
Luke Hetherington added a season-high 14 kills and three blocks.
The 6-5 freshman middle blocker from Camarillo hit a sizzling .619 with just one error in 21 swings. He’s hitting .542 for the season.
HIGH SCHOOL BASEBALL
CARPINTERIA 8, VILLANOVA 2
The Warriors won their home opener Wednesday thanks to a six-run second inning.
Carpinteria trailed Villanova 1-0 after one inning of play, but it would respond with six runs due in large part to Erich Goebel.
Goebel, with the bases loaded, hit a ground ball that ricocheted off of the Wildcat third baseman, allowing Jacob Mata to score the go-ahead run.
Goebel and Mata each tallied two hits on the day.
Miles Souza then brought in two runs with a single to right field. Souza led the offense going 3-for-4 from the plate with three RBIs and a run scored.
On the mound, Souza, a junior righty, earned the win on opening day, as he gave up one hit and surrendered one walk while striking out eight over six frames.
Jason Warren closed out the game striking out two, walking one, allowing one hit and one unearned run.
OJAI 9, CATE 0
The Rams opened up the 2020 campaign with a frustrating shutout loss on the road at Ojai Valley School.
Senior Dalton Phillips got the start for the Rams and went four innings, while junior Daniel Panadero and sophomore Theo Hansen each tossed an inning of relief. The three Rams’ pitchers gave up no walks and allowed just three hits combined.
The difference in the game was Cate’s 10 errors on defense, allowing Ojai to score while Cate only mustered three hits as well.
“There’s not much to say following a game like this. We didn’t play to our potential and we will look to get better going forward,” Cate coach David Soto said.
MOORPARK 103, SBCC 58
The Raiders came into their contest against the Vaqueros boasting the best offense in the state. They again showed that offensive prowess Wednesday night at the Sports Pavillion, handing SBCC a 43-point loss.
The win gives Moorpark (24-1, 7-0) its 16th straight.
Britt Van Buren paced the Raiders with 24 points and 11 rebounds. Lupita Rocha added 22 points and seven rebounds while shooting 8-15 from the floor and 4-10 from 3-point country. Bree Calhoun had 14 points, 12 assists, six rebounds and six steals off the bench.
Sophia Torres led the Vaqueros (14-8, 2-5) with 12 points and Jordan Parkhurst, Jada Forsdick-Stevenson and Hannah Sabin all scored nine.
L.A. PIERCE 60, SBCC 51
The Vaqueros had near double-double performances from both Adrian Juilland-Johnson and Calvin Weinstock, but it was not enough as they lost by nine in their home finale.
SBCC (1-24, 0-11) got 14 points from Julliand-Johnson as well as nine rebounds while Weinstock notched a season-high 11 points and a season-high nine rebounds in the loss.
SBCC won the board battle 48-36 but committed 19 turnovers while forcing just nine. The Brahmas were a plus-10 in free throws, making 16-of-20 compared to 6-9 for SBCC.
EJ Bushner scored 17 points to pace the Brahmas’ offense while Kevin Fassu added 16 points and six rebounds.
HAENEL EARNS CO-MEDALIST HONORS
Igor Haenel fired a 1-under 71 on Wednesday to earn co-medalist honors in the Cuyamaca Classic men’s golf tournament at Singing Hills Golf Resort in El Cajon, finishing tied for first with Nick Van Fleet of Palomar and Luke Bartram of Cypress.
Haenel, a sophomore from Austria, shot a career-low round for the second time in three days. SBCC’s (45-17) Isaac Stone shot a season-low 72 to tie for fourth and Matt Pate turned in a 75 to tie for 10th.
Cypress won the 10-team tourney with a team score of 369. The Vaqueros were a close second with a season-low 371, which was one stroke better than third-place Palomar. Irvine Valley and Mt. SAC finished tied for fourth at 377.
NEWBURY PARK 14, DOS PUEBLOS 6
Emma Ing scored four goals in the final ten minutes of the first half to extend Newbury Park’s lead to five heading into the break, en route to an eight-goal victory at home.
DP’s goals were scored by Brooke Essig who totaled three to go along with one assist. Olivia Geyling, Sydney Steele and Caitlin Duncan each added one goal apiece to round out the scoring.
Goalie Annette Bennett made 8 incredible saves in the Chargers opening match of the season.