Looking to regain the crown it has worn for 11 of the past 12 seasons, the Ventura College women's soccer team opened up a five-point lead atop the Western State Conference's North Division with four matches to play.
Ventura beat West Los Angeles, 3-0, Friday afternoon behind two more goals by Jazmarae Strozier.
Meanwhile, second-place Santa Barbara City dropped two points with another scoreless draw with Moorpark at La Playa Stadium
Ventura improved to 6-0 in WSC North play (18 points) while Santa Barbara fell to 4-1-1 (13 points). Moorpark is 4-2-1 (11 points).
"The conference is tough this year," said Ventura coach Steve Hoffman. "It's up to us to take it one game at a time.
"Our destiny is in our own hands, which is nice."