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Oxnard men, Ventura women dominate WSC soccer

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Ventura County has dominated Western State Conference soccer this fall.

A combined 19-0-5 in conference play, the Oxnard College men and Ventura College women both clinched WSC titles in the past six days.

The Oxnard men (13-2-4, 11-0-4), ranked No. 3 in Southern California and No. 7 in the state, clinched a share of its third WSC title in six years with a 4-1 win at Hancock Tuesday night.

One year after an undefeated WSC campaign wasn't enough to edge Santa Barbara City, sophomores like goalkeeper Osvaldo Vallodolid, fullback Estanilo Arevalo and midfield Victor Magana knew that every win was precious this season.

"We have a bunch of sophomores who have learned from painful experiences in previous years," Oxnard coach Ross Greaney said. "Everybody learned from the finish to last year and knew that going undefeated wasn't enough."

"I think enough of our players knew the importance of every point, to make sure it didn't slip through our fingers again."

Put in position by its 4-1 win over Santa Barbara City, the Ventura women (13-5-1, 8-0-1) finished the job Friday with a 5-0 bruising of Cuesta.

After losing five of six matches early against some of the best teams in the nation, including No. 1 Santiago Canyon, No. 3 Canyons and No. 4 Cerritos, the Pirates, ranked No. 9 in Southern California and No. 13 in the state, rebounded with a 12-game unbeaten streak.

"When you play the type of competition we played, it's certainly pretty tough," Ventura coach Steve Hoffman said. "We didn't really hide from anybody and that's why we're playing so well."

Both are ranked No. 15 in the national coaches polls.

Oxnard's free-flowing attack has been led by striker Travis Bowen (14 goals) and attacker Max Madrigal (six goals, 10 assists).

"There is definitely a respect and a respect in the way that teams will play us, putting players behind the ball and defend just for a tie," Greaney said. "It's good preparation for playoffs."

After it wraps the regular season up Friday against visiting Oxnard, Ventura should be a much more dangerous postseason opponent later this month than its seed would hint.

"You get everybody healthy and you can go on a run," Hoffman said. "We're ready to rock and roll. I don't know whether we'll be at home or on the road, but we'll be ready."

Oxnard needs a tie against cross-county rival Moorpark Friday to clinch the title outright.

"The result on Tuesday has definitely taken the pressure off of us, knowing that we've have some reward for the season we've had," Greaney said. "But I don't think anybody wants to share the conference title. We know the job is not totally done."

VC water polo teams host, compete for WSC titles

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What figures to be a very competitive weekend begins at 9 a.m. this morning when the Western State Conference water polo championships opens at City of Ventura aquatics center.

"It's a pretty level playing field," said Ventura men's coach Mark Schmidt.

"It's going to come down to a couple goals here and there," Ventura women's coach Larry Baratte said. "It's going to be competitive and that's the way it should be."

After unbeaten WSC campaigns, the Los Angeles Valley men (12-9) and Los Angeles Pierce women (10-4) are the top seeds

The Ventura College men (15-8) are the No. 3 seed and faces No. 2 Cuesta (24-10) in the 12:45 p.m. semifinal.

"It's a little bit unusual to play them in the first round," Schmidt said. "I don't know if I've done that in a long time. But we typically know we have to play Valley and Cuesta, if we want to win a championship."

The Ventura men have won 11 of 12 matches since Oct. 10, the only loss coming 10-9 to Valley on Oct. 17.

"We're confident," Schmidt said. "We've been playing well. This is how you want to be playing going into the tournament... We feel like we have a chance."

The four-time defending champion Ventura College women (13-9) are the No. 2 seed and hosts either No. 3 Los Angeles Valley (17-8) or No. 6 Santa Monica (8-16) in the 3:15 p.m. semifinal.

"We're healthy, so I think we're ready to go," Baratte said. "We've had the bug bites, concussions and illnesses... We've had our share of distractions."

But the Pirates, who have enjoyed excellent seasons from sophomores like Olivia Barry and Emily Pinsky, have experience winning a title from the No. 2 seed. They achieved the feat a year ago.

"It's about them," Baratte said, "winning it for themselves and winning it for each other."

The championship matches will be held at Rio Mesa High Saturday at 1 p.m. and 2:45 p.m.

Western State Conference standings

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Western State Conference
Thru Wednesday Oct. 31

MEN'S SOCCER
Conference Overall
Team W-L-T Pts. W-L-T
Oxnard 10-0-3 33 12-2-3
LA Mission 9-3-1 28 10-5-3
Santa Barbara 7-4-3 24 9-6-3
Santa Monica 4-6-3 15 8-10-3
Hancock 4-6-3 15 5-8-4
Glendale 4-8-2 14 4-13-3
Canyons 3-7-4 13 4-9-5
Citrus 3-7-3 12 4-9-4
Moorpark 2-5-6 12 2-6-9

WOMEN'S SOCCER
North Conference Overall
Team W-L-T Pts. W-L-T
Ventura 7-0-1 22 12-5-1
Santa Barbara 4-1-2 14 8-3-4
Moorpark 4-3-0 12 7-7-1
Hancock 3-5-0 9 5-9-2
Oxnard 2-4-1 7 5-7-4
Cuesta 0-7-0 0 2-10-1

WOMEN'S VOLLEYBALL
Northern Conference Overall
Team W-L GF GA W-L Pct.
Santa Barbara 8-0 24 2 14-6 .700
Moorpark 6-1 19 3 11-7 .611
LA Mission 3-5 9 15 7-8 .467
Ventura 3-5 11 17 4-15 .211
Cuesta 2-4 9 12 4-14 .222
Hancock 0-7 0 24 2-14 .125

MEN'S WATER POLO
Conference Overall
Team W-L W-L Pct.
LA Valley 4-0 12-9 .571
Cuesta 3-1 24-10 .706
Ventura 2-2 15-8 .652
Santa Monica 1-3 10-17 .370
Citrus 0-4 8-16 .333

WOMEN'S WATER POLO
Conference Overall
Team W-L W-L Pct.
LA Pierce 5-0 10-4 .714
Ventura 4-1 13-9 .591
LA Valley 3-2 17-8 .680
Cuesta 2-3 16-15 .516
Citrus 1-4 15-14 .517
Santa Monica 0-5 8-16 .333

Western State Conference standings

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Through Oct. 24

MEN'S SOCCER
Conference Overall
Team W-L-T Pts. W-L-T
Oxnard 9-0-3 30 11-2-3
LA Mission 7-3-1 22 8-5-3
Santa Barbara 6-3-3 21 8-5-3
Santa Monica 4-4-3 15 8-8-3
Hancock 5-5-2 17 6-7-3
Citrus 3-5-3 12 4-7-4
Moorpark 2-4-5 11 2-5-8
Glendale 2-8-2 8 2-13-3
Canyons 1-7-4 7 2-9-5

WOMEN'S SOCCER
North Conference Overall
Team W-L-T Pts. W-L-T
Ventura 5-0-1 16 10-5-1
Santa Barbara 3-0-2 11 7-2-4
Moorpark 3-3-0 9 6-7-1
Hancock 2-4-0 6 4-8-2
Oxnard 1-3-1 4 5-6-4
Cuesta 0-5-0 0 2-8-1

WOMEN'S VOLLEYBALL
Northern Conference Overall
Team W-L GF GA W-L Pct.
Santa Barbara 6-0 18 1 12-6 .667
Moorpark 5-1 16 3 10-7 .588
LA Mission 2-4 6 14 7-7 .500
Ventura 2-4 8 14 3-14 .177
Cuesta 1-3 5 9 3-13 .231
Hancock 0-4 0 12 2-11 .154

MEN'S WATER POLO
Conference Overall
Team W-L W-L Pct.
LA Valley 4-0 12-9 .571
Cuesta 3-1 23-10 .697
Ventura 2-2 13-8 .619
Santa Monica 1-3 8-15 .348
Citrus 0-4 8-16 .333

WOMEN'S WATER POLO
Conference Overall
Team W-L W-L Pct.
LA Pierce 5-0 10-2 .833
Ventura 4-1 13-9 .591
LA Valley 3-2 15-8 .652
Cuesta 2-3 15-15 .500
Citrus 1-4 15-14 .517
Santa Monica 0-5 7-13 .350

Western State Conference standings

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Western State Conference
Through Oct. 18

MEN'S SOCCER
Conference Overall
Team W-L-T Pts. W-L-T
Oxnard 8-0-2 26 9-2-2
LA Mission 6-2-1 19 7-4-3
Santa Barbara 5-3-2 17 7-5-2
Santa Monica 4-3-3 15 8-7-3
Citrus 3-5-2 11 4-7-3
Hancock 3-5-3 11 4-7-3
Glendale 2-6-2 8 2-11-3
Moorpark 1-4-4 7 1-5-7
Canyons 1-5-4 7 2-7-5

WOMEN'S SOCCER
North Conference Overall
Team W-L-T Pts. W-L-T
Santa Barbara 3-0-2 11 6-2-3
Ventura 3-0-1 10 8-5-1
Hancock 2-2-0 6 4-6-2
Moorpark 2-2-0 6 4-7-1
Oxnard 0-2-1 1 4-5-4
Cuesta 0-4-0 0 2-7-1

WOMEN'S VOLLEYBALL
Northern Conference Overall
Team W-L GF GA W-L Pct.
Santa Barbara 5-0 15 1 11-6 .647
Moorpark 3-1 10 3 9-7 .563
LA Mission 2-2 6 8 6-5 .545
Ventura 2-2 8 8 3-12 .200
Cuesta 0-3 2 9 2-13 .133
Hancock 0-4 0 12 2-11 .154

MEN'S WATER POLO
Conference Overall
Team W-L W-L Pct.
LA Valley 3-0 9-6 .600
Ventura 2-2 8-9 .470
Cuesta 1-1 20-6 .769
Santa Monica 1-1 6-13 .316
Citrus 0-3 8-15 .348

WOMEN'S WATER POLO
Conference Overall
Team W-L W-L Pct.
Ventura 4-0 12-5 .706
LA Pierce 3-0 8-2 .800
LA Valley 2-2 14-8 .636
Citrus 1-2 11-12 .478
Cuesta 0-3 9-14 .393
Santa Monica 0-3 5-12 .294

Winning streak pulls VC men's polo above water

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It took five wins in a four-day span last week for te Ventura College men's water polo team to get its head back above water.

The Pirates fought their way back to .500 on the season by edging Santa Monica (13-10) in Western State Conference play before beating Santa Rosa (14-1), Ohlone (15-6), DeAnza (12-6), and Cabrillo (14-3) over the weekend at a tournament in San Luis Obispo.

"We got ourselves back to even this past weekend," Schmidt said.

The winning streak was snapped Wednesday, when Ventura (8-9) dropped its third one-goal decision of the season Wednesday, 10-9, against first-place Los Angeles Valley.

"We've had a good run," Schmidt said. "Valley has a good group of returners... There were a lot of positives.

"It's a young team and we're learning how to win some close games."

Ventura had lost its first seven matches against non-conference competition. Its has lost to seven of the Top 10 teams in the state, including No. 3 West Valley, No. 4 Long Beach City and No. 5 Riverside.

"We played a tough schedule to start," Schmidt said. "We don't have any easy games."

The team is founded upon sophomore returners Zach Graper (Royal), Ben Gossard (Buena) and Griffin Pool. Graper, an All-American selection as a freshman, has 37 goals, 15 assists and leads the team with 25 steals.

"He's had to adjust, so as a team we've had to adjust," Schmidt said of Graper. "A lot of our offense came out of five-meter fouls he drew last year. This year, teams are trying not to foul him.

"They're drawing up his defense trying to stop him, so we've put him in difference places in the pool."

Tim Allen (Ventura), who has scored a team-high 39 goals, and Joe Yamamoto (Rio Mesa) and lead a crop of freshman that also includes goalie Sean McGee.

"He's made up for some of our defensive deficiencies," Schmidt said.

Ventura gets back in the pool today in the Golden West tournament.

Giles takes pause from pool

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Mary Giles didn't want to let her team go.

But last month's heat wave, which saw temperatures rise to 105 degrees on the pool deck, made maternity leave a necessity.

"It was a little too exhausting," said the Ventura College women's water polo coach, who is nearly nine months pregnant with her second child.

Already 7 1/2 pounds, Makayla Giles is due to arrive next week.

Ventura College swimming coach Larry Baratte, who previously coached water polo at VC from 1988-99, has taken over Giles' whistle.

"He's got a great group of girls," Giles said. "And how nice is it to have a Hall of Fame coach available to take over?"

Considering the Pirates are the unprecedented four-time defending Western State Conference champions, Baratte's pinch-coaching role comes with some pressure.

"I don't worry that much about those types of things," Baratte said. "We'll be fine... Mary had a good foundation."

The sophomore quartet of Jenna Cutino, Anais Geysmonion, Emily Pinsky and Olivia Barry, plus freshmen like Ashley Runyon and Jerilyn Hollis and ahead of goalie Kayla Haas have the Pirates (10-5, 2-0) atop the WSC standings.

"They're all very complementary of each other," Baratte said. "They're really the foundation of the team, Emily is very solid and reliable... Anais is a good shot, Jenna really has been an outstanding defensive player for us. Olivia has always been unsung. She's our best conditioned swimmer and has to take the other teams' fastest swimmer or most talented athlete.

"All four of those girls have specific roles to fill."

Giles handed over a three-game winning streak on Sept. 24, which Baratte extended to seven games before VC, without Geysmonion, dropped a pair of games to finish third in its tournament Sunday.

Pinsky had three goals, Barry had five steals and Haas made nine saves in 10-9 loss to Chaffey. Barry leads the WSC in assists with 26.

"It's a nice group to work with," Baratte said. "We're learning. We're trying to get better every day. I think we'll put ourselves in a good position... We'll see what happens."

Giles, who is married to Thousand Oaks boys' water polo coach Mike Giles, attended the VC tournament and has already circled Nov. 2-3 on her calendar.

That's the weekend when Ventura hosts the WSC Championships.

"It's already scheduled," Giles said.

Western State Conference standings

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Western State Conference

MEN'S SOCCER
Conference Overall
Team W-L-T Pts. W-L-T
Oxnard 6-0-1 19 8-2-1
LA Mission 4-2-1 13 5-4-2
Santa Barbara 3-3-2 11 5-5-2
Santa Monica 2-3-2 8 6-3-2
Hancock 2-3-2 8 3-5-3
Citrus 2-3-2 8 3-5-3
Canyons 1-2-4 7 2-4-5
Moorpark 1-2-4 7 1-2-7
Glendale 1-4-2 5 1-9-3

WOMEN'S SOCCER
North Conference Overall
Team W-L-T Pts. W-L-T
Ventura 2-0-0 6 7-5-0
Santa Barbara 1-0-1 4 5-2-3
Hancock 1-1-0 3 2-5-2
Oxnard 0-0-1 1 4-3-4
Moorpark 0-1-0 0 3-6-1
Cuesta 0-2-0 0 2-5-1

WOMEN'S VOLLEYBALL
Northern Conference Overall
Team W-L GF GA W-L Pct.
Santa Barbara 3-0 9 0 8-6 .571
Moorpark 2-0 6 0 8-5 .615
LA Mission 1-2 3 8 5-5 .500
Ventura 1-2 5 6 2-11 .154
Cuesta 0-1 0 3 2-11 .154
Hancock 0-2 0 6 2-9 .182

MEN'S WATER POLO
Conference Overall
Team W-L W-L Pct.
LA Valley 1-0 6-6 .500
Santa Monica 1-0 6-12 .333
Cuesta 1-1 15-6 .714
Ventura 1-1 3-8 .273
Citrus 0-2 6-12 .333

WOMEN'S WATER POLO
Conference Overall
Team W-L W-L Pct.
Ventura 2-0 10-5 .667
LA Pierce 1-0 6-2 .750
LA Valley 1-1 9-6 .600
Citrus 1-1 8-10 .444
Santa Monica 0-1 4-9 .308
Cuesta 0-2 9-13 .409

Western State Conference standings

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(thru Oct. 4)

Western State Conference

MEN'S SOCCER
Conference Overall
Team W-L-T Pts. W-L-T

Oxnard 5-0-1 16 7-2-1
LA Mission 4-2-0 12 5-4-1
Santa Barbara 3-3-1 10 5-5-1
Santa Monica 2-2-2 8 6-2-2
Hancock 2-2-2 8 3-4-3
Moorpark 1-2-3 6 1-2-6
Canyons 1-2-3 6 2-4-4
Citrus 1-3-2 5 2-5-3
Glendale 1-4-2 5 1-8-3

WOMEN'S SOCCER
North Conference Overall
Team W-L-T Pts. W-L-T

Ventura 2-0-0 6 6-2-2
Santa Barbara 1-0-1 4 5-5-1
Hancock 1-1-0 3 2-5-2
Oxnard 0-0-1 1 4-3-4
Moorpark 0-1-0 0 2-4-1
Cuesta 0-2-0 0 1-6-2

WOMEN'S VOLLEYBALL
Northern Conference Overall
Team W-L W-L Pct.

Moorpark 2-0 8-5 .615
Santa Barbara 2-0 7-6 .538
LA Mission 1-1 5-4 .556
Hancock 0-1 2-8 .200
Cuesta 0-1 2-10 .167
Ventura 0-2 1-11 .083

MEN'S WATER POLO
Conference Overall
Team W-L W-L Pct.

Santa Monica 1-0 6-11 .353
LA Valley 1-0 4-4 .500
Cuesta 1-1 10-6 .625
Ventura 1-1 2-5 .286
Citrus 0-2 6-11 .353

WOMEN'S WATER POLO
Conference Overall
Team W-L W-L Pct.

Ventura 2-0 8-3 .727
LA Pierce 1-0 4-0 1.00
LA Valley 1-1 7-4 .636
Citrus 1-1 6-8 .429
Santa Monica 0-1 3-8 .273
Cuesta 0-2 7-7 .500

Moorpark looking for run at cross country title

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It may be slight, but Traycie Kephart admits there's a chance.

The Glendale College women's cross-country team has dominated the Western State Conference for the past six years, winning three state championships in that span.

But, behind sophomore Megan McNalley and freshman Karla Vernola, the Moorpark College coach is hoping the Raiders can take a step towards dethroning the dynasty at today's WSC Preview meet at Kenneth Hahn Park in Los Angeles

"It's a pretty small chance," Kephart said. "If you look at the numbers. Everyone would have to run with 'A' game.

"But it's possible if everyone reaches their potential, but it's going to be a big team effort.
That's our goal here to eventually beat them."

Glendale edged Moorpark in the SoCal preview meet Sept. 15 in Costa Mesa and are currently ranked No. 2 and No. 3 in Southern California.

Health will be a big factor for the Raiders when the WSC Championships arrive Oct. 23 in Santa Barbara. Sophomore Rachel Naumann will rest an injury today.

Ventura, powered by sophomore Danika Galvan and freshman Sabrina Sewell, hopes to compete with Santa Barbara City for third.

"Moorpark and Glendale are going to battle," Ventura coach Tony Veney said. "Santa Barbara is really tough. They beat us by a little bit last week, so that's going to be the deal for us."

Oxnard qualified for SoCals last season as an at-large selection.

"This year, I believe our women are going to earn their way there," Oxnard coach Geno Sharp said. "If we can put together a race, collectively, I think we can finish fourth or fifth."

The Condors have added freshman Vannessa Martinez, a Rio Mesa High product, to last year's top runner, sophomore Cristal Gutierrez.

Hahn Park is a fast course that features a 600-meter climb to separate the teams.

"It looks like it will be good weather and it's a challenging course, so it'll be an interesting meet," Sharp said. "It'll be competitive."

Condors soar north

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The Oxnard College men's soccer team's annual trip to Santa Barbara City has been one of the biggest matches in the Western State Conference race over the past decade. The two teams have combined to win the past five WSC titles.

So Tuesday's 1-0 win at La Playa Stadium was a big result for the Condors (4-1-1), who are ranked No. 8 in Southern California, No. 14 in the state and No. 17 in the nation.

"I think the conference is going to be more evenly balanced, so every away win is big," Oxnard coach Ross Greaney said. "It's pretty big to get three points there."

Newbury Park High product Stevie Trujillo headed home a free kick Roque Magana (Santa Paula) in the first half.

Oxnard men's soccer team dealing with inexperience

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Despite being ranked No. 8 in this week's NSCAA national coaches' poll, the Oxnard College men's soccer team is nowhere near the finished product.

The Condors have already blown two-goal leads in two of their first four matches, which coach Ross Greaney labeled "growing pains."

Oxnard recovered to beat East Los Angeles 4-3 on Sept. 4, but wasn't able to respond to a last-minute equalizer by Santa Monica's Alessandro Canale in Tuesday's Western State Conference opener.

"We're young and naïve," Greaney said.

Oxnard's attack is founded upon striker Travis Bowen, who scored seven goals for the Ventura County Fusion over the summer; winger Max Madrigal, who scored five goals for the Condors as a freshman in 2009; and attacker Cory Vilchis, a freshman from Newbury Park High.

After starting 2-0, Oxnard (2-1-1) has been slowed by injuries. Bowen (hamstring) has missed more than a week. Left back Octavio Mejia, defender Jesse Gallardo and midfielder Victor Magana have also been missing with leg injuries.

After conceding 52 goals in 20 matches a year ago, the Moorpark College men's soccer team has seemingly tightened up at the back this fall.

Backstopped by goalkeepers Shane Dulgeroff (Westlake High) and Gerardo Velasquez, the Raiders (0-0-3) have opened the season with three consecutive scoreless draws.

And the four hours of shutout soccer has come against powerful Orange County opposition. The three opponents -- Santa Ana, Irvine Valley and Cypress -- are a combined 8-2-3 against other opposition.

Already the biggest and, arguably, most competitive Western State Conference race, men's soccer added a ninth WSC team this season when Santa Monica College picked up the sport.

The Corsairs' addition expands conference play to nearly 10 weeks, making the competition even more of a meat grinder.

Despite a pretty backheeled goal by Oxnard freshman Tommy Cruz, Santa Monica picked up its first WSC point Tuesday with Canale's late header. Moorpark hosts Santa Monica today in its WSC opener.

VC retains WSC Supremacy Award

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Behind conference championships in twice as many sports as any other conference school, Ventura College has won the Western State Conference Supremacy Award yet again.

Ventura won 2011-12 WSC titles in eight different sports -- women's basketball, soccer, softball, swimming, tennis, and water polo, as well as men's swimming and tennis.

"We're very proud of the diligence of our student-athletes, coaches and staff, which produced such success on and off the playing field," said Ventura athletic director Will Cowen, "despite the strenuous fiscal climate."

Twelve of Ventura's 18 programs achieved a cumulative 3.0 grade point average. Several of its programs combined to raise more than $10,000 for local anti-cancer charities. Ventura was forced to make $125,000 in budget cuts for the 2011-12 school year.

The Pirates have won the award, which measures school's combined competitive prowess, for 14 straight seasons and 19 overall, both WSC records.

Ventura earned 116.0 points from 18 sports, topping Canyons (89.0), Santa Barbara City (81.0) and Cuesta (77.5). Moorpark finished seventh with 58.0 points. Oxnard finished 14th with 19.0 points.

On a statewide level, Ventura finished sixth in the National Alliance of Two-Year College Athletic Administrators (NATYCAA) Cup for the 2011-12 academic year.

Fresno City College took the statewide and national award, which measures how an athletic department achieves in regional and state competition.

"We're not there yet," said Cowen, "but we're approaching elite status as an intercollegiate athletic department on both the state and national levels."

Ventura won its first state championship in women's tennis in 2011-12, when women's swimming (third), women's basketball (tied for third) and men's swimming (fourth) also had impressive seasons.

Among CCCAA schools, Fresno was followed by Mount San Antonio, Orange Coast, Santa Rosa, Riverside and Ventura.

Bacelar named Player of the Year

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Ventura College freshman Julianna Bacelar was named Western State Conference Player of the Year. A native of Goiania, Brazil, Bacelar, who won The Ojai tournament, is 30-0 in singles play entering today's state championship match against Sierra.

Ventura College coaches Nelson Emery and Brad McClain were named Western State Conference Coaches of the Year, having guided the VC women's tennis team to a 18-0 record, including 8-0 in WSC play.

Ventura freshmen Jessica Worring and Sonia Landeros were also named to the All-WSC first team. Sophomore Layne Gallimore was named to the second team.

Shaw is WSC Athlete of the Week

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Oxnard College softball player Janai Shaw is this week's Western State Conference Athlete of the Week.

The sophomore from Pacifica High was 3 for 4 with two home runs, three runs and two RBIs in a 11-8 loss March 27 at Hancock and pitched a shutout against Cuesta Thursday, when she tripled and scored the only run of the game.

WSC Standings

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Western State Conference
Through April 3

Baseball
WSC North
Standings DIV OVR
School W-L GB W-L
Cuesta 9-3 -- 19-7
Moorpark 7-5 2.0 12-15
Oxnard 6-7 3.5 12-15
Ventura 5-6 3.5 14-11
Santa Barbara 5-7 4.0 12-15
Hancock 4-7 4.5 8-17

Softball
WSC Gold
Standings DIV OVR
School W-L GB W-L
Ventura 10-1 -- 25-5
Santa Barbara 7-3 2.5 17-13
Oxnard 5-5 4.5 10-13
Moorpark 4-4 4.5 10-18-1
Hancock 5-6 5.0 13-17
Cuesta 3-8 7.0 7-23
L.A. Pierce 1-7 7.5 5-20

Men's tennis
Standings DIV OVR
School W-L GB W-L
Ventura 8-0 -- 15-4
L.A. Pierce 5-3 3.0 13-6
Santa Barbara 4-3 3.5 5-3
Glendale 2-5 5.5 5-10
Bakersfield 0-8 8.0 0-8

Women's tennis
Standings DIV OVR
School W-L GB W-L
Ventura 8-0 -- 15-0
Santa Barbara 5-2 2.5 11-2
Glendale 4-3 3.5 5-6
Bakersfield 2-6 6.0 2-6
Santa Monica 0-8 8.0 0-9

Men's golf
Standings
School W-L Total Ave
Canyons 28-2 1897 379.4
Glendale 19-11 1938 387.6
Ventura 18-12 1962 392.4
Santa Barbara 18-12 1963 392.6
Hancock 12-18 1993 398.6
Citrus 7-23 2003 400.6
Bakersfield 3-27 2037 407.4

Men's volleyball
Standings DIV OVR
School W-L GB W-L
Long Beach 6-1 -- 13-1
El Camino 6-1 -- 10-3
Santa Barbara 4-4 2.5 9-6
Moorpark 3-4 3.0 8-6
L.A. Pierce 3-4 3.0 8-6
Santa Monica 0-8 6.5 3-12

Double champs on tennis court

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The Ventura College tennis teams become double champs for the first time since 2007 Tuesday, when the teams both clinches Western State Conference titles.

The VC men (15-4, 9-0) topped Los Angeles Pierce, 5-4, to extend its WSC-title streak to seven seasons. Tyler Sperry and Nick Bezzubchenko earning the decisive set at No. 1 doubles.

The VC women (15-0, 8-0), ranked No. 1 in Southern California, clinched its first title in style, sweeping all five singles matches to knock off defending champion Santa Monica, 8-1. Julianna Bacelar, Jessica Worring, Sonia Landeros, Layne Gallimore and Carolyn Morris, VC's Top 5 singles players in order, all improved to 7-0 in WSC singles play.

Women winning on the court

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What's happening in the pool also seems to be happening on the tennis court.

The Ventura College women's tennis team has opened the season 11-0, including 4-0 in the Western State Conference, behind Julianna Bacelar, Jessica Worring (Santa Clara High), Sonia Landeros (Rio Mesa), Layne Gallimore (St. Bonaventure), who have opened 4-0 in WSC singles play.

Salaam, Griffin honored by WSC

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A pair of Ventura College basketball players earned Western State Conference North Division Players of the Week awards this week.

Freshman Najee Salaam earned men's honors by pouring in 30 points and 23 points in wins over Santa Barbara City and Oxnard, respectively. In the process, the 6-foot-5 freshman, who leads the WSC in field goal percentage (59.8 percent), was 22 of 28 from the field.

Sophomore point guard Rebecca Griffin earned the women's nod by scoring 16 points on 7-of-10 shooting and adding six assists in the Pirates 76-40 win over Oxnard Feb. 8.
The WSC South women's Player of the Week was also a familiar face. Former VC guard Jausecca Cockeral earned the award after scoring 27 and 19 points in wins last week for Bakersfield College.

Forfeits alter WSC races

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The WSC North men's standings were altered this week by news that the Los Angeles Pierce men's team had fielded an ineligible player in wins over Oxnard Jan. 4 and Hancock Jan. 11.

The forfeits lifted Hancock (17-5, 4-1) into first place by a half game over Ventura, Moorpark and Cuesta, who are all 3-1, and kept reeling Oxnard (9-9, 2-2) within touching distance.

WSC commissioner Jerry White has been busy.

Citrus, which lost the SCFA Western Conference football title because of three forfeits due to an ineligible player, also forfeited 13 women's basketball games this month because of an ineligible player, throwing the WSC South race into chaos. The Owls No. 2-ranked men's basketball team also had its head coach Chris Victor and assistant coach Patrick Johnson suspended for two and eight games, respectively, because of recruiting violations this month.

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Ventura County Star sports writer and columnist Joe Curley covers college sports and soccer for this Star. This is the place to click for local college football and basketball coverage, including USC, UCLA, Moorpark College, Ventura College and Cal Lutheran.

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