Community College Roundup : Golden West One Goal Short in Water Polo Championship

Four of its players scored 2 goals each, but it wasn’t enough as Golden West College lost to Long Beach, 12-11, in the state water polo championship at DeAnza College in Cupertino Saturday.

Golden West led, 7-6, at the half of a match that was tied seven times and had eight lead changes.

Long Beach’s Jean LaLonde scored on a penalty shot with 1:12 remaining to give Long Beach its final lead. Golden West had an opportunity to tie in the last 20 seconds when Long Beach’s goalie was ejected, but the Rustlers failed to convert on the power play.

John Chomin, Steve Kidder, Ky Tran and Jeff Wines each scored twice for the Rustlers, who finished the season 26-7 and were second in the South Coast Conference to Long Beach (32-0).


Golden West’s Jeff Wines and Andy Parazette made the 7-member All-Tournament team.

Saddleback defeated Merced, 13-8, for third.

In women’s soccer:

Orange Coast College 3, El Camino College 1--Mitch Nadon, Kim Doleman and Michelle Forgette scored to lead Orange Coast College in the championship match of the Final Four Tournament at Palomar College.


Orange Coast (20-0-1, 10-0) advanced to the state playoffs at Chabot College in Hayward Dec. 4. Golden West defeated Bakersfield, 2-1, for third.

El Camino finishes the season 8-2-0, Golden West 2-5-3 and Bakersfield 4-5-1.

In men’s cross country:

Orange Coast College’s Alfredo Vigueras was the top Orange County finisher at the Community College State Championships at Woodward Park in Fresno. Vigueras, a freshman, ran the 4--mile course in 19 minutes 42 seconds for fourth. Todd Trask of Santa Rosa College was first at 19:25, a course record.

Orange Coast, the Orange Empire League champion, was fourth among teams with 114 points, behind Taft (78 points), El Camino (98) and Los Angeles Trade Tech (102).

In men’s basketball:

Cerritos 108, El Camino 106 (Double OT)--Eugene Humphrey hit an 8-foot baseline jump shot with 2 seconds left in the second overtime to give the Falcons the victory and the championship of the Fullerton tournament.

Cerritos’ Wayne Gibson hit a 3 pointer with 2 seconds remaining in regulation to send the game into overtime.


Humphrey scored 20 points; teammates Andre Edwards and Jeff Parris added 27 and 22.

Humphrey was named the tournament’s Most Valuable Player. The All-Tournament team was Tony Wooten (San Bernardino), Mike Goff (Fullerton) Kevin Mixon (El Camino) Andre Edwards (Cerritos) and Zlatco Josic (El Camino).