Annie Ackert and Taylor Brooks combined for 11 goals on Saturday as SBCC defeated Citrus 16-11 to capture its sixth straight Western State Conference women’s water polo championship.
SBCC is 50-2 in six seasons of WSC play and extended its WSC win streak to 40 in a row.
Ackert scored five of her six goals on the day in the first half to give the Vaqueros an 8-6 advantage at the break.
The Owls pulled within one in the third quarter, but SBCC scored back to back goals to extend the lead back to three and keep its distance from there.
Brooks had five goals and two steals, raising their state-leading total to 121 goals. She only needs three more goals to break the record for most scores in a single season in program history.
SBCC will play in a quarterfinal game on Friday afternoon at Riverside City College.
CAL POLY 3, UCSB 0
UCSB was completely incapable of stopping a red-hot Cal Poly offense on Saturday leading to a three-set loss for the visiting Gauchos.
The Mustangs (17-7, 10-2) beat UCSB (19-4, 9-3) in every statistical category and out-hit the Gauchos .391 to .139. With the loss, Santa Barbara now falls to third place in the Big West conference while Cal Poly takes complete control of second.
Senior outside hitter Lindsey Ruddins, who did not play in UCSB’s first meeting against Cal Poly, was held in check on Saturday tallying only six kills, a season-low. She came into the match averaging 21.5.
Cal Poly’s junior outside hitter Maia Dvoracek finished with a match-high 13 kills to go with eight digs and four service aces. Senior outside hitter Jessica McRoskey notched 11 kills on the night on an amazing .714 hitting percentage.
Redshirt freshman Tallulah Froley led the Gauchos in kills with nine. UCSB tallied just 27 kills on the night, a season-low, and committed 16 errors.
UCSB will remain on the road for its next two matches, first against Long Beach State at 7 p.m. on Friday and then against Cal State Northridge at 7 p.m. on Saturday.
SBCC 14, SANTA MONICA 10
Santa Barbara City College earned its first road win of the season on Saturday due in large part to a solid defensive performance that limited Santa Monica to just 43 total yards in the second half.
With the victory, the Vaqueros improve to 3-6 overall and 2-2 in the American Pacific League.
The Vaqueros outgained Santa Monica 144-43 in second-half yardage and 276-207 for the game.
Quarterback Bradley Kleven completed 18-of-26 passes for 183 yards and tossed one touchdown.
Trailing 10-7, Kleven found running back Will Bayonne alone in the back of the endzone to put SBCC up 14-7 with just under 11 to play in the fourth quarter.
Bayonne rushed the ball 19 times for 72 yards. Backup quarterback Scotty Forbes ran for an 11-yard touchdown in the first half to give the Vaqueros a 7-3 lead.
The Vaqueros will play their last game next Saturday at Pasadena City with kickoff set for 6 p.m.
WESTMONT 105, LA SIERRA 71
For the third time this season, Westmont eclipsed the century mark helping them beat La Sierra on the road, 105-71.
The Warriors (4-0) were led in scoring by Cade Roth who tallied 31 points making 6-of-9 from beyond the arc while pulling down six rebounds and dishing out five assists.
Helping him out was Gyse Hulsebosch who notched 18 points, three rebounds, and two steals.
Westmont shot nearly 60% from the field and 58% from three-point range. La Sierra did shoot 49.1% from the field but just 27.3 from beyond the arc and had 26 turnovers.
The Warriors will host Pomona Pitzer for a 7 p.m. tip on Saturday.
PASADENA 70, SBCC 44
SBCC shot just 27.4% from the field and turned the ball over 27 times resulting in a 26-point blowout loss against Pasadena in the L.A. Valley Monarch Classic.
Pasadena (2-3) hit 49.1 percent of its field goals. Anthony Gamboa led the Lancers with 16 points and Patric Panoosi added 15, 12 of which came from the three-point line where he shot 4-for-7.
Kile Kleiner led the Vaqueros (0-2) with 14 points and six rebounds. SBCC shot just 5-30 from deep. Trailing 34-28, the Vaqueros missed three straight three-point shots and Pasadena took advantage to take a 42-31 lead into the break.
SBCC will host Cerro Coso of Ridgecrest at 5 p.m. on Saturday.
WESTMONT 85, NORTHERN NEW MEXICO 40
The Warriors dominated their home opener on Saturday morning, improving to 1-1 in the regular season.
Westmont was led by Gabriella Stoll who scored a career-high 20 points on Saturday. She was 7-of-13 from the field and added six rebounds and a pair of assists.
The Warriors shot 42 percent from the field and an even better 44 percent from three-point range which included 14 makes from deep.
Maud Ranger and Lauren Tsuneishi each made four three-pointers on the day to finish with 15 and 13 points, respectively.
Zhane Lewis was Northern New Mexico’s leading scorer as she dropped 14 points.
Lyree Jarrett also had a very efficient night for Westmont finishing with nine points, six assists, and four rebounds.
Westmont’s next game is at Cal Lutheran on Saturday, Nov. 16 at 4 p.m.
UCSB downs UCSD in MPSF match
Both the UC Santa Barbara men’s and women’s swim team earned victories over MPSF opponent UC San Diego at Campus Pool on Saturday.
The men (3-0, 2-0) won by a score of 145 to 117, while the women (2-1, 2-0) finished at 143.5 to 113.5.
Dominic Falcon had a solid performance on the men’s side, taking first in the 500 Free (4:33.64) and also the 200 IM (1:52.71). His finish in the second race helped UCSB extend its lead.
Senior Joe Lastelic also took home a first-place win in the 1650 Free (15:50.85).
On the women’s side, Emily Boggess and Zoe Cosgrove dominated as they combined for five first-place finishes. Boggess won the 1650 Free (16:48.69), 200 Free (1:49.87), and 500 Free (4:55.08), and Cosgrove touched the wall first in the 100 and 200 Back (54.81 and 1:58.49).
Senior captain Heaven Quintana, who returned from injury on Saturday, finished first in the 100 Breast (1:02.57) and second in the 200 Breast (2:18.48).
UCSB’s next competition will begin on Nov. 22 at the A3 Invitational at East LA College.
Westmont women compete at Soka Invitational
Morgan Bienias finished eighth in the 200-yard freestyle in a time of 2:04.45 and 10th in the 200-yard backstroke with a time of 2:18.37 to be the Warriors leading highest scorer on the day.
In the 500 yard freestyle Bienias posted a time of 5:33.00 and in the 200-yard medley relay, Bienias teamed up with Lewandowski, Ceili Smaw, and Devyn Hynds to place 10th with a time of 2:06.64.
Several other Warriors also had their best finish in their respective events, including Emma Leathers in the 100 yard backstroke (1:19.23), Allison Gonzalez in the 100 yard (1:00.47) and 200 yard freestyles (2:12.24), and Fellows (1:24.11) and Allensworth (1:29.59) in the 100 yard breaststroke.
Westmont’s next competition will be the La Verne Winter Invitational, held in Monterey Park at the East Los Angeles Community College on Dec. 6-8.