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VC volleyball fighting through

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Jon Roberts didn't expect miracles in his first season as Ventura College women's volleyball coach.

"It's been a very difficult year," Roberts said. "It is what I expected. But that expectation, versus actually experiencing it, those are two different things."

The Pirates may be 4-15, but they did win their third WSC North match Wednesday, when it swept Hancock to move into a tie for third place.

Ventura also won back-to-back matches last month, including a five-set comeback against Cuesta.

"It was great to see us play at that level," Roberts said. "It was great to see us hang in there against a very competitive Cuesta team. We had a great comeback. It was just a great win.

Ventura has been led by outside hitter Abigail Gallego, a freshman from Pacifica

"She's one we're trying to develop," Roberts said. "She's a very good passer, which one of the harder skills you teach."

Libero Justina Santos, who has filled the setters role, and hard-working outside hitter Inga McManus have also been important players.

"You always like to see that type of intensity and she brings that all the time," Roberts said.

Moorpark volleyball streak snapped

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In a meeting of the WSC North's two unbeatens, the Moorpark College women's volleyball team fell in four sets Wednesday night at Santa Barbara City College.

The loss snapped the Raiders' 16-match WSC North winning streak that dated back to a three-set loss to Santa Barbara in Nov. 12, 2010

"There were two Moorpark teams playing," Moorpark coach Steve Burkhart said.

"The team in the first game is the team we think we have. The next three games was the team I hope we don't see again."

Moorpark (9-7, 3-1) won its 49th straight set in WSC North play when it took the opener, 25-20, but first-place Santa Barbara (11-6, 5-0) responded 25-15, 25-21, 25-14.

"It wasn't a case where they did a lot," Burkhart said. "We just didn't execute on offense the way we needed to."

Gabby Luciani had seven kills and 13 digs. Amber Glaab had six kills and 18 digs. Taylor Susim had 10 blocks.

The loss was Moorpark's second straight, which followed a three-match winning streak.

"We've been on a pretty major rollercoaster all year," Burkhart said. "We've been consistently inconsistent. We've been working really hard to be just a little more consistent.

"We're still in the race. Hopefully, we'll get a little better."

Moorpark hosts cross-county rival Ventura (3-12, 2-2) tonight at Raider Pavilion. The Pirates are riding on a two-match WSC North winning streak, having come from 2-0 down to catch visiting Cuesta in five sets Friday behind Laura Acosta's 14 kills.

VC volleyball starting over

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The Ventura College women's volleyball team has already opened the season under first-year coach Jon Roberts, falling at Bakersfield and Long Beach City.

The new-look Pirates have been led the first week of the season by freshman middle blocker Gemma Stoll (Ventura), sophomore libero Delaney Fautt (Rio Mesa) and freshman outside hitter Inga McManus (Oak Park).

In addition, Candace Sakuda, a forward for the women's basketball team the last two seasons, has made an impact on the front line.

VC hires Roberts for volleyball job

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Over the past 25 years, Jon Roberts has coached volleyball from Newbury Park High to a professional club in Zagreb, Croatia.

He'll soon be able to California community college to that resume.

Roberts has been hired as the head coach of the Ventura College women's volleyball team, the school announced Thursday.

"I'm really excited about this opportunity," Roberts said. "There's a lot of great things happening at Ventura College... I'm already trying to get some players."

Roberts, a native of Portuguese Bend, which is adjacent Palos Verdes, replaces Mandy Rodriguez, whose resigned in May after seven seasons. The Pirates were 4-18 last fall, its lowest win total since 1989.

"From this day forward," Roberts said, "I'm going to do everything I can to get this (team) going in the right direction."

Robert played at UC Santa Barbara, served as an assistant coach at Rutgers, Texas A&M, UC Santa Barbara and, most recently, at Cal State Northridge, where he helped guide the men's team to the Final Four in 2010, and was the head coach at Menlo College from 1990-93. He's also coached locally at Westlake, Thousand Oaks and Newbury Park high, where he guided the Panther girls to back-to-back Marmonte League titles in 2004 and 2005.

"There was something about Newbury Park that clicked," Roberts said. "We had a good group of girls, an excellentgroup of parents and it worked out great. I had some girls that made me look really smart."

Lately, he's been working with the U.S. men's national team as an assistant coach and consultant, traveling with the team to the 2010 Pan-Am Cup in Ottawa, Canada.
Roberts says he coaches fundamentals that lead to "high energy plus ball control" volleyball."

"I'm an old-school guy," said Roberts. "We're going to work on mastering the skills... When you do that, usually winning takes care of itself."

Roberts mentioned Mikki McFadden, who coached VC to four WSC North titles from 1999 to 2004.

"Back in the day, she had it going on," Roberts said, "And there's no reason we can't do that. You've got the beach, you've got the weather and you've got a following... a lot of people in the community want to see volleyball succeed."

Rodriguez resigns VC volleyball job

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Ventura College women's volleyball coach Mandy Rodriguez cited family reasons when she resigned last month after seven seasons.

"I am at a place in my life where I am excited about watching my daughters grow up and being actively involved in their lives and extra curricular endeavors," said Rodriguez in a statement. "I have been very lucky to be a part of an amazing school and athletics program and for that I will always be thankful."

Rodriguez guided Ventura to a 72-74 record and the 2005 WSC North title after taking over from Miki McFadden in 2005. The Pirates were 4-18 last fall, its lowest win total since failing to win four matches four straight seasons from 1986-89.

"We are very appreciative of Mandy and her seven years of service at the College," Cowen said.

Ventura hands out end-of-year awards

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Ventura College honored its student-athletes, coaches and staff with its end-of-year awards at its Hall of Fame banquet Sunday at the Crowne Plaza Ventura Beach.

Sophomore Destinee LaFountain was voted Female Athlete of the Year. The first Pirate to average a double-double for her career since 1993, the 6-foot-1 forward from Royal High was the foundation of the 32-2 state semifinalist women's basketball team, earning Western State Conference and state Player of the Year awards, as well as honorable mention All-American honors.

Sophomore Eric Donahoo was voted Male Athlete of the Year. The multi-port star was an All-SoCal selection in water polo as a freshman and, over two seasons with the men's swimming team, was a two-event state champion and a 10-event All-American.

Thomas Maires was voted Male Scholar Athlete of the Year. The Ventura High product, who earned a 3.73 GPA, won the WSC championship in the mile freestyle and was a three-time All-American.

Carlotta Kloppenburg was voted Female Scholar Athlete of the Year. The All-WSC women's basketball guard, who earned a 3.73 GPA, made 77 3-pointers as a sophomore for the state semifinalist Pirates.

Nelson Emery, who coached the men's and women's tennis teams to WSC titles, was voted Head Coach of the Year. The undefeated women won The Ojai tournament and are competing for team, singles and doubles state championship.

Tom Lawrence, who coaches special teams for the football team and throws for the track and field team, was voted Assistant Coach of the Year. His athletes won five of the eight throwing events at the WSC Championships last month.

Duane Yeto and Steve Monka, longtime assistant coaches for women's volleyball and women's soccer, respectively, were honored with Meritorious Service Awards. Eligibility specialist Lori Kramer was voted Classified State Member of the Year.

Flack, Burkhart top All-WSC volleyball honors

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Moorpark College sophomore Karissa Flack and Moorpark College coach Steve Burkhart earned the top honors when the All-WSC North women's volleyball team was announced earlier this month.

Flack, a 6-foot middle blocker from Newbury Park High, was voted the Player of the Year after leading the WSC in kills (364), hitting (.463) and solo blocks (61).

Burkhart, who guided the 12-0 Raiders to their ninth WSC North championships, was named WSC Coach of the Year for the fifth time. Moorpark became the first WSC team in more than 30 years to sweep its division without dropping a game.

The All-WSC North first team also included Moorpark sophomore setter Jessica Soprano, sophomore libero Michelle Tanaka and freshman middle blocker Gabriella Luciani, as well as Ventura freshman outside hitter Dejiana Rubio.

The second team included Moorpark sophomore setter Taylor Frederick and sophomore outside hitter Brooke Mataele; Ventura sophomore middle blocker Alexandra Joyce and sophomore libero Leandra Romero; and Oxnard sophomore middle blocker Brooke Reed.

Honorable mention included Moorpark sophomore outside hitter Alyssa Del Sesto and sophomore libero Jasmine Sagisi; Ventura freshman middle blocker Jeanette Gonzales and sophomore setter Kryssy Koziel; and Oxnard freshman outside hitter Mirella Esparza and sophomore middle blocker Mary Grace Edrada.

Rubio named WSC Athlete of the Week

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Ventura College freshman Dejiana Rubio is the reigning Western State Conference Female Athlete of the Week.

A 5-foot-7 outside hitter from Oxnard High, Rubio had 26 kills for a .271 hitting percentage in two wins last week over Hancock and Oxnard. She also had 20 digs and two aces.

All-WSC North women's volleyball team

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Five members of the co-champion Moorpark College women's volleyball team earned All-WSC North honors this fall.

The All-WSC North first team included Moorpark sophomore libero Ericka Smith, freshmen middle blocker Karissa Flack and freshman setter Jessica Soprano, as well as Ventura freshman libero Katelyne Kwake.

The second team included sophomores Morgan Vreeland and Chelcy Westphal of Moorpark; Andy Perez and Becky Simanu of Oxnard; and freshman Morgan Ehritt and sophomore Shelbee Younce of Ventura.

Santa Barbara City's Kelsey Soos was the Player of the Year and Hancock's Julio Molina was the Coach of the Year.

Click the jump for the full team.

Recharged and revitalized

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The middle of October is probably the dog days of the fall season, when physical and emotional fatigue begins to be a team's toughest opponent.

Which is why is was so important this past week when two local teams, the Ventura College women's volleyball team and Oxnard men's soccer team, saw their seasons revitalized by the type of comebacks they will never forget.

The Pirates found themselves in San Luis Obispo Tuesday trailing host Cuesta 14-6 in the decisive fifth set. Their coach, Mandy Rodriguez, had just been ejected from the match.

Yet somehow, with Anne Westbrook serving, Ventura ripped off 10 straight points to snatch the shocking road victory.

"It doesn't happen now, it doesn't happen at the college level for sure, and it doesn't happen against a solid team like Cuesta," said Rodriguez, who said the experience stands out as one of her "Top 4 or 5" in volleyball, as a player and a coach.

The host Condors found themselves down two goals and one man against first-place Hancock and its perfect 5-0 Western State Conference record Friday.

Goals by Dago Gonzalez and Mathayo Huma pulled Oxnard even, before former Pacific View League rivals Jesus Landeros and Javier Marquez teamed up for the winning goal with seven minutes to play.

"It was champion-caliber will and effort," said Oxnard coach Ross Greaney. "We worked harder than I've seen any team work."

Ventura had only won three of its first 11 matches, but Rodriguez saw a noticeable improvement in practice this week.

"It definitely pulled them together and showed them what they're capable of," said Rodriguez.

The highlight of the current five-game win streak has brought the Condors together, which was apparent by the way the entire team piled on itself after Landeros' winner.

"They were saying they were more tired from the celebration than by playing with 10 men for an hour," said Greaney. "It was a boost to the spirit of the team."

Oxnard (7-3-4, 5-1) only trails first-place Santa Barbara City (11-1-1, 6-0-1) with a trip to La Playa Stadium looming Tuesday.

"We've always had good effort and pretty good discipline," said Greaney. "But for a team searching for an identity, that was a pretty big boost, to be able to pull off that type of impossible comeback."

Tonight's scores

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COMMUNITY COLLEGE MEN'S SOCCER
MOORPARK 1, CITRUS 0
At Citrus
Moorpark: Adam Strikowski beat two defenders before finishing the only goal of the match in the 52nd minute to the Raiders its first conference win.
Record: Moorpark 2-7-4, 1-3-3 WSC; Citrus 0-11-2, 0-7.

OXNARD 5, CANYONS 1
At Canyons
Oxnard: Sam Nellis had a hat trick and Dago Gonzalez also scored goal as the Condors won their fifth straight WSC match, despite play being stopped twice for more than an hour. Only 61 minutes was played.
Record: Oxnard 7-3-4, 6-1 WSC

COMMUNITY COLLEGE WOMEN'S VOLLEYBALL
VENTURA 3, CUESTA 2
(Scores: 19-25, 25-22, 16-25, 25-19, 16-14)
At Cuesta
Ventura: Shelby Younce had 31 assists and 26 digs, Anne Westbrook had nine kills and four blocks and Morgan Ehritt had 17 digs and Katelyn Kwake added 12 digs as the Pirates, down 14-6 in the fifth game, scored the last 10 points to snatch an incredible victory.
Records: Ventura 4-8, 1-2 WSC North; Cuesta 7-7, 1-2.

MOORPARK 3, HANCOCK 0
(Scores: 25-16, 25-17, 25-11)
At Moorpark
Moorpark: Karissa Flack had 15 kills on 20 attempts, Jessica Soprano had 17 assists and, on "Dig Pink" night, libero Erika Smith, who survived leukemia as a child, had a team-high eight digs. The event raised more than $1,200 for the Sideout foundation.
Records: Moorpark 8-6, 3-0 WSC North.

SANTA BARBARA 3, OXNARD 0
At Oxnard
(Scores: 25-21, 25-14, 25-19)
Oxnard: Andy Perez had 17 digs. Becca Simanu had 55 assists. Stacey Buijo had 10 kills and 10 digs.
Record: Oxnard 2-9, 0-4 WSC North.

WOMEN'S VOLLEYBALL
CAL LUTHERAN 3, WHITTIER 0
(Scores: 25-18, 25-21, 25-18)
At Cal Lutheran
Cal Lutheran: Megan thorpe had 16 kills. Allison Kerr had 14. Rachel Smith had 13 digs. Jackie Russel had 19 assists.
Record: Cal Lutheran 19-3, 9-0 SCIAC.

MeEN'S GOLF
GILLESPIE EARNS SHARE OF TITLE
At Royal Lakes/Oglethorpe Fall In
Cal Lutheran: Chad Gillespie shot a 72 Tuesday to finish the two-day tournament with a total score of 140. He finished in a three-way tie for first place. The Kingsmen took fifth place as a team with a score of 294 on Tuesday.

Pirates digging deep

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In the Ventura College women's volleyball team, the Raiders won't find the biggest opponents, but maybe one of the scrappiest.

"We're very defensive," said Ventura coach Mandy Rodriguez. "We are a very scrappy and hardworking team."

The Pirates list 5-foot-10 middle blockers Sandra Alvarez and Kyla Hernandez as its tallest players. Key middle Anne Westbrook, the sophomore from Villanova Prep who leads the team in hitting, is 5-9.

But Ventura (3-7) has stayed in matches with its defense. Libero Katelyn Kwake, a freshman from Buena, entered this week third in the WSC with 183 digs.

"Our defense keeps us in games," said Rodriguez. "We're trying to become smarter offensively, that's how we're going to beat other teams."

The Pirates opened up WSC North play Tuesday with a three-game loss at WSC-favorite Santa Barbara City, but the toughest trip is now out the way.

Younce honored by VC

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Ventura College women's volleyball setter Shelbee Younce was honored as the school's Student-Athlete of the Week.

A sophomore from Buena High, Younce had 32 assists as the Pirates (1-6) split a pair of matches last week.

Tuesday's scores

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COMMUNITY COLLEGE MEN'S SOCCER
Cypress 4, Moorpark 2
At Cypress
Moorpark: Trailing 4-0 in the second half, Raul Navarro had a goal and an assist to pull the Raiders back. Javier Aguilera also found the net and goalkeeper Anthony Rodriguez saved a penalty kick.
Cypress: Manuel Espinoza scored twice.
Record: Moorpark 0-4, Cypress 3-0-2.

Oxnard 0, Cerritos 0
At Cerritos
Oxnard: Each team hit the crossbar once.
Records: Oxnard 1-0-3.

COMMUNITY COLLEGE WOMEN'S SOCCER
Los Angeles Pierce 2, Ventura 0
At Los Angeles Pierce
Ventura: Ventura kept the game scoreless until Erica Vangness scored twice for the Brahmas in the final eight minutes.
Record: Ventura 2-2-1.

Pasadena City 2, Oxnard 1
At Pasadena City
Ventura: The Condors suffered their first loss despite's Maricruz Magana's late 25-yard free kick.
Record: Oxnard 5-1-1.


COMMUNITY COLLEGE WOMEN'S VOLLEYBALL
Ventura 3, Cal Lutheran JV 1
(Scores: 25-20, 22-25, 25-17, 25-22)
At Ventura
Ventura: Sandra Alvarez had six kills. Shelbee Younce had 16 assists. Katelyn Kwake had 28 digs. Estefany Cerda had 12 digs. Anne Westbrook had seven blocks.
Record: Ventura 1-4.

WSC Standings and Statistics

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WSC standings and statistics through Mon, Nov. 16:

WSC VOLLEYBALL
NORTH WSC PCT. GF GA SEASON PCT.
S Barbra 8-1 .889 25 6 19-2 .905
Moorpark 8-1 .889 26 5 18-2 .900
Ventura 5-4 .556 17 15 10-10 .500
Cuesta 4-5 .444 15 16 7-13 .350
Hancock 2-7 .222 6 22 6-12 .333
Oxnard 0-9 .000 2 27 5-11 .313
KILL PERCENTAGES (GP) ATT. KILLS ERRORS PCT.
1. Jen Waddill, Santa Barbara (80) 349 201 32 .484
2. Nicole Bergmann, Santa Barbara (80) 285 157 37 .421
3. Reisa Fessler, Bakersfield (73) 661 305 80 .340
4. Lindsey Wilcox, Canyons (73) 302 158 61 .321
5. Kaitlyn Henry, Cuesta (72) 173 69 16 .306
6. Mackenzie Sullivan, Cuesta (72) 679 286 85 .296
7. Danica Lawrence, Citrus (63) 255 121 48 .286
8. Corissa Alvarez, Bakersfield (70) 276 117 40 .279
9. Una Siljegovic, Moorpark (68) 518 221 78 .276
10. Kayla Cribbs, Cuesta (72) 380 152 48 .274
17. Kasey Ullery, Moorpark (63) 240 88 28 .250
19. Dominique Franz, Oxnard (22) 110 44 17 .245
20. Rachel Olinyk, Moorpark (67) 417 182 81 .242
26. Justine O' Connor, Ventura (72) 272 87 26 .224
Shanna Wright, Oxnard (22) 107 34 10 .224
28. Shakila Balkhi, Moorpark (67) 513 171 57 .222
30. Kayla Phipps, Ventura (67) 369 148 74 .201
32. Chelsea O' Mara, Ventura (58) 389 151 76 .193
38. Sandra Alvarez, Ventura (59) 226 75 43 .142
41. Anne Westbrook, Ventura (70) 260 83 50 .127
47. Shelbee Younce, Ventura (70) 564 153 96 .101

WSC MEN'S WATER POLO
TEAM WSC SEASON
Ventura (1) 4-0 19-5
Cuesta (2) 3-1 20-14
L.A. Valley (3) 1-3 10-16
Citrus (4) 2-2 14-15
Santa Monica (5) 0-4 1-21
SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA REGIONSLS
Cuesta 13, Ventura 12
Long Beach City 17, Cuesta 6
Riverside City 11, Cuesta 8

WSC WOMEN'S WATER POLO
TEAM WSC SEASON
Ventura (1) 4-0 18-5
Citrus (2) 3-1 15-11
Cuesta (3) 2-2 12-19
Santa Monica (4) 1-3 7-18
L.A. Valley (5) 0-4 5-20
SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA REGIONALS
Long Beach City 7, Ventura 6

WSC MEN'S SOCCER
TEAM WSC POINTS SEASON
S Barbra 9-1-4 31 9-6-5
Canyons 9-3-2 29 12-6-2
Moorpark 9-4-1 28 11-6-2
Oxnard 7-4-3 24 11-6-4
LA Missio 7-4-3 24 10-8-3
Hancock 3-8-3 12 5-12-4
Glendale 3-10-1 10 5-14-2
Citrus 0-13-1 1 2-16-2
SEASON SCORING LEADERS GOALS ASSISTS POINTS
1. Andres Bueno, Canyons 21 10 52
2. Rosario Bras, Hancock 13 4 30
3. Nate Lytle, Oxnard 10 5 25
4. Jorge Serrano, Canyons 8 7 23
5. Emigdio Ramirez, Oxnard 7 6 20
6. Danny Molineaux, Santa Barbara 7 5 19
Armando Torres, Allan Hancock 3 13 19
8. Tito Anguiano, Oxnard 8 2 18
9. William Velasquez, L.A. Mission 8 1 17
Ahmad Yacoub, L.A. Mission 7 3 17
11. Max Madrigal, Oxnard 7 2 16
13. Jose Garcia, Moorpark 6 3 15
16. Gerardo Espinoza, Moorpark 6 2 14
17. Sam Nellis, Oxnard 5 3 13
20. Jerry Ponce, Oxnard 5 2 12
Fernando Zandarin, Moorpark 5 2 12
25. Jonathon Martinez, Oxnard 1 9 11

WSC WOMEN'S SOCCER
NORTH WSC PTS. SEASON
Moorpark 8-0-2 26 14-0-4
Ventura 8-1-1 25 15-3-1
S Barbra 5-3-2 17 10-4-6
Cuesta 4-5-1 13 5-11-3
Oxnard 2-8 6 3-14-1
Hancock 0-10 0 0-16
WSC SCORING TOTALS GOALS ASSISTS POINTS
1. Jaz Strozier, Ventura 27 3 57
2. Kelly Deckers, Santa Barbara 17 8 42
3. Terryn Soelberg, Bakersfield 17 5 39
4. Alyssa McDonald, Ventura 7 18 32
Monique Orocio, Ventura 13 6 32
12. Yadira Toraya, Ventura 5 8 18
16. Taylor Benton, Ventura 7 1 15

MC volleyball sticks at No. 4

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The Moorpark College women's volleyball team stands tall at No. 4 in the state coaches' poll ahead of Tuesday night's showdown with No. 6 Santa Barbara City.

Click the jump for the full poll.

VC starts fast, Moorpark finishes

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Leave it to its cross-county rivals to get the cruising Moorpark College women's volleyball team into gear.

Host Ventura opened eyes by taking the first game before the Raiders, ranked No. 4 in the state coaches poll, responded Tuesday night with a four-game victory, 23-25, 25-16, 25-14, 25-16.

Una Siljegovic had 20 kills, 11 digs and four blocks, Shakila Balki had 12 kills and 20 digs and Rachael Olinyk had 15 kills and four blocks as Moorpark (14-1, 6-0) pushed its winning streaks to 10 straight overall and 18 straight in Western State Conference North Division play dating back to Nov. 2007 with its fifth straight win over its pesky rival.

"They played hard in the first game and kind of took it to us a little bit," said Moorpark coach Steve Burkhart. "But we responded well. I was really was pleased with that."

Sandra Alvarez had seven kills, Justine O'Connor had 24 assists and Andrea Bennent had 17 digs for Ventura (8-9, 3-3), which taught the WSC North leaders a vital lesson.

"Teams are going to come after you," said Burkhart. "It doesn't matter what their record is. It's a good lesson for our girls to learn.

"I thought it was a great effort by VC. They did a lot of good things out there."

Kayla Phipps, Ventura's 6-foot-2 middle, had six kills and three blocks on the right side.

"She's a big block and we hit it a lot," said Burkhart. "I think it worked for them a little bit to have her over there."

It also made Moorpark work a little harder.

"They were fired up," said Ventura coach Mandy Rodriguez of her team. "They wanted to come out ... and show Moorpark they could play with them.

"They played with a ton of heart and forced Moorpark to step up their game."

No. 3 MC Vball takes showdown with No. 7 SBCC

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The Moorpark College women's volleyball team walked the service line
in Tuesday night's Western State Conference showdown.

The Raiders, ranked No. 3 in the state, used effective serving to keep
the WSC's top two hitters, Jen Waddill and Nicole Bergmann, off
balance in a four-game win over No. 7 Santa Barbara City at Raider
Pavilion.

"That was really one of the key things," said Moorpark coach Steve
Burkhart. "We had a really good gameplan going into this match and we
really executed it."

Middle blocker Rachel Olinyk had 16 kills and four blocks, outside
hitter Shakila Balkhi had 16 kills and libero Mimi Sandler had 39 digs
as Moorpark (13-1) improved to 3-0 in WSC North play with a 25-20,
24-26, 25-22, 25-18.

Despite the top two hitters in WSC hitting percentage, Santa Barbara
fell to 12-2, 1-1.

"We got it done," saud Burkhart. "Our overall team passing and defense
really was the best it's been."

Ventura 3, Hancock 0: Sandra Alvarez had eight kills, Justine O'Connor had 22
assists, Andrea Bennett had 18 digs and Anne Westbrook had five blocks as Ventura (7-7, 2-1 WSC North) swept 25-20, 25-19, 25-18.

Cuesta 3, Oxnard 0:Outside hitter Andi Perez led the way offensively for Oxnard (6-5, 0-3 WSC North), which fell 25-16, 25-16, 25-10.

MC volleyball up to No. 3 in the state

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The Moorpark College women's volleyball (11-1) rose two places to No. 3 in the state coaches' poll released earlier this week, before the Raiders swept rival Ventura.

As it stands right now, Tuesday's WSC North showdown between Moorpark and Santa Barbara City would involve the state's No. 3- and No. 7-ranked teams.

Click the jump for the full poll.

Moorpark doubles up on Rivalry Tuesday

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The eastern half of the county scored a decisive victory on Rivalry Tuesday.

Lindsey McClellan's first half goal lifted the unbeaten Moorpark College
women's soccer team over nationally ranked Ventura College, 1-0, Tuesday
afternoon.

The Moorpark College women¹s volleyball team, ranked No. 3 in the state
coaches' poll, followed that cross-county rivalry Raiders victory with one
of its own, in three games, at home on Tuesday night.

"We talked about the soccer win before our match," said Moorpark volleyball
coach Steve Burkhart. "It inspired us."

Moorpark had previously beaten Ventura in women¹s soccer once in the teams'
previous 27 meetings dating back to 1996. That 1-0 home win helped the
Raiders win the 2007 Western State Conference title.

With McClellan's 12th goal of the season, finished on top of the box after cutting in from the wing, Moorpark (8-0-3) finished the first round of play in the WSC, having
outscored its opponents, 18-1.

Una Siljegovic had 14 kills and three blocks, Shakila Balkhi had nine kills
and Mimi Sander had eight digs as Moorpark (11-1) opened 1-0 in WSC North
play, 25-17, 25-16, 25-19.

"It's always a part of the goals," said Burkhart of winning the rivalry
match. "I thought we played pretty good defense, but we made a lot of
hitting errors."

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