Mekaylla White scored in each half Tuesday night to help the Vaqueroes hold off No. 17 Ventura 2-1 in the WSC North women’s soccer opener at La Playa Stadium.
SBCC (4-4-1) are now 3-0-1 in their last four, with all three wins coming in 2-1 decisions. White, a freshman from Folsom, drilled a 13-yard shot off the keeper’s hands in the 13th minute on a goal set up by Sean O’Brien. White struck again in the 60th minute when a Ventura defender booted the ball back to goalie Aracely Castro and she immediately tried to kick it away. White hustled over in front of the keeper and her kick bounced off White and back into the goal for what turned out to be the game winner.
The Pirates scored on a free kick in the 70th minute. SBCC goalie Elizabeth Estrada made a pair of leaping saves in the second half to secure the victory.
The Vaqueros will travel to San Luis Obispo to take on No. 11 Cuesta at 4 p.m. Friday.
MEN’S COLLEGE GOLF
UCSB AT NICK WATNEY INVITATIONAL
Matt Moomijan was 6 under in the tournament to finished tied for 14th place to help UCSB to a sixth-place finish at the Nick Watney Invitational at the Fort Washington Country Club
After the first two rounds, UCSB was in eighth place at even par. Shooting a 6-under third round helped the team jump two spots in the standings. Overall, the Gauchos finished with a 6-under par 846, 24 shots behind team champion BYU which finished at 30-under par. Long Beach State (-25), San Jose St. (-23), San Diego (-19) and Fresno St. (-19) rounded out the top five.
The tournament was the season opener for the Gauchos.
Moomjian carded an even par in the first round and a 4-under par second round. He finished 2-under Tuesday. Brandon Jacobs, who entered Tuesday in 35th place, shot 2-under and finished at even par in a tie for 27th place. Brett Bennett shot a 2-over 215 to tie for 35th place.
MEN’S COLLEGE SOCCER
SBCC 4, CHAFFEY 3
The Vaqueros scored a pair of goals in each half to beat Chaffey in a non-conference match on Tuesday at La Playa Stadium.
SBCC got the scoring going early, netting a goal in the second minute on a header by Roni Spektor for a 1-0 lead. The Vaqueros were back at it again in the sixth minute when Chris Robinson scored for a 2-0 lead.
SBCC’s Saul Sosa scored on a penalty kick in the 66th and Robinson scored his second of the match in the 70th minute to seal the Vaqueros’ 4-3.
SBCC, which is ranked No. 18 in Southern California, improved to 6-1-1 with its fourth straight win. The Vaqueros host Citrus College next Tuesday at 7 p.m.
DOS PUEBLOS 12, SANTA YNEZ 6
The Chargers No. 2 and No. 3 doubles teams swept their matches to help push Dos Pueblos to their Channel League victory over Santa Ynez.
Mia Chou and Chloe Harrah won by set scores of 6-4, 6-4, 6-0 and Cami Chou and Romy Greenwald were victorious by scores of 6-2, 6-1, 6-2.
Alessa Somer won in singles play, winning by scores of 6-1, 6-7 and 6-1.
For the Pirates, Claire Collision swept in singles and freshman Kaitlyn Thompson won two of three sets in her first varsity match.
The Chargers (6-2, 2-1) will be back in action at 3 p.m. Thursday as they host San Marcos.
CATE 13, THACHER 5
Cate girls tennis won its 37th consecutive Tri-Valley League match and improved to 4-0 on the season following its victory of Thacher Tuesday afternoon.
Grace Fuss won all three of her sets and did not drop a game. She has now won 54 of 55 games and has a 9-0 mark on the year. Aminah Hill won 6-4 and 6-2 versus Thacher’s top-two players before receiving a default win in the final round.
Carol Cai and Fritze Mayer improved to 9-0 on the year in doubles play, and sophomores Julianna Forry and Maesa Vongkusolkit took two of three sets (3-6, 6-2, 6-1) in doubles.
SANTA CLARA 12, BISHOP DIEGO 8
Both the Cardinals No. 1 and No. 2 singles players swept their respective matchups, but it was not enough to lead the Cardinals to a league win Tuesday afternoon.
Sophie Benoit won by set scores of 6-1, 6-1, 6-0 in No. 1 singles. In No. 2 singles, Samantha Kenney won by scores of 6-4, 7-5, 6-0.
CARPINTERIA 15, FILLMORE 3
Emma Lapidus won in straight sets and didn’t drop a game to lead the Warriors in their Citrus Coast League victory Tuesday afternoon.
In doubles, the pairing of Jeannette Carrillo and Zahra Porinsh also went unbeaten and did not drop a game. Lexi Persoon and Mercy Torres also went 2-0 to help Carpinteria improve to 6-4 overall and 3-0 in league play.
LAGUNA BLANCA 16, VILLANOVA PREP 2
Seniors Vivian Gu and Cicy Niu had strong performances in doubles play to lead the Owls to victory on Tuesday.
Sophomores Amara Murphy and Dare Fitzpatrick also won going away in doubles. In singles, senior Grace Fitzpatrick had two wins and Katherina Ball won 6-1 after coming in relief for Madeleine Nicks.
Laguna Blanca improved to 6-1 on the year, including 3-0 in league play.
SANTA YNEZ 224, NORDHOFF 230
The Pirates recorded their lowest score in team history in their victory Tuesday afternoon at Soule Park Golf Course in Ojai.
Morgan Blunt carded a 41 and received medalist honors. She was one of five Santa Ynez players to score under 50, the first time the team had achieved the feat in the past seven seasons.
gel (42), Caelyn Linane (45), Ryann Melville (48) and Emily Ruiz (48) helped pace the Pirates in the win.
SAN MARCOS 268, CABRILLO 283
Senior Alex Manion carded a 42 and won medalist honors for the sixth time of the season to lead the Royals to a Channel League win.
Sofia Tasca and Caya Castelo each scored 50, which was a personal best for Castelo. Jesse Mandibles (50) lead the way for the Conquistadors.
San Marcos improved to 3-7 overall and 2-3 in league play.
DOS PUEBLOS 297, LOMPOC 305
Lompoc’s Haley Larch earned medalist honors after carding a 51 Tuesday afternoon, but that was not enough to lead the Braves over the Chargers.
Dos Pueblos (4-4, 2-3) was led by Julia Schniepp who scored a team-best 52. Maggie Tang carded a 59 and Chelsi Ramirez shot a 60. Pattie Matzie finished with a round score of 57 for the Braves.
FOOTHILL TECH 3, CATE 2
The Cate girls volleyball team won its first two sets, however they dropped the final three as Foothill Tech won with set scores of 15-25, 19-25, 25-17, 26-24, 15-9.
Elise Guerrand-Hermes finished with a team-high 15 kills. Grace Johnson added 12 and Chidera Chukwumerije had 10 while adding six blocks. Senior libero Grace Blankenhorn had 30 digs.
Cate is now 12-3 overall and 3-1 in league play.
DOS PUEBLOS 3, SANTA YNEZ 0
Senior Mikayla Butzke continues to fill up the stat sheet and helped lead the Chargers to a 6-0 record in Channel League play following their win Tuesday.
Butzke had five kills, 22 assists, three aces and 10 digs. Portia Sherman added nine kills and 14 digs and Chloe Hoffman had seven kills and 10 digs. Natali Flint added four kills, six digs and two aces and Erin Curtis finished with 12 digs.
DP improved to 16-9 on the season. They will return home to take on Cabrillo at 6:30 p.m. Thursday.