College Roundup: OCC earns shutout

COSTA MESA — The Orange Coast College men's soccer team sent an offensive barrage at Santiago Canyon on Tuesday and it paid off in a 3-0 Orange Empire Conference win at the OCC Soccer Complex.

OCC (5-2, 1-0 in conference) outshot the Hawks, 30-9 in the game as wave after wave of Pirate players took turns at scoring.

After several early missed opportunities, OCC grabbed a 1-0 lead in the 44th minute when Chase Nugent found a loose rebound off of a Victor Lopez shot and slipped the ball past SCC goalkeeper Daniel Dorantes.

In the second half, OCC goalkeeper Tyler Folkins kept the Pirates in front when he punched away a point-blank scoring opportunity by Kody Ferrell in the 55th minute.

That would be as close as the Hawks (2-5, 0-1) would get to the Pirates the rest of the afternoon. In the 65th minute, a breakout by Jose Rodriguez led to a nice pass to Costa Mesa High product Don-Gi Shin and the freshman midfielder found the low-right corner of the goal, putting OCC up 2-0.

An insurance goal was added in the 76th minute when a breakaway foul in the scoring box led to a penalty kick, which was buried by Lopez to give OCC its final score of the day.



Vanguard 5, Soka 0

ALISO VIEJO — Lauren Skachenko and Sarah Warner scored two goals each to help keep the Lions undefeated at 8-0 in the nonconference game Tuesday.

Warner, a sophomore transfer from Orange Coast College, scored both of her goals in the first half with the first one being a header off a free kick from Lauren Evans. Her second goal came as Warner tapped in a long throw in from Rachel Jones for a 2-0 Vanguard lead at the half.

Senior Gabriela Valles tallied Vanguard's fourth goal as she took a cross from Skachenko and converted her team-leading eighth goal of the year.


Orange Coast 6, Irvine Valley 0

IRVINE — Emma Pridmore scored a hat trick for the Pirates in the Orange Empire Conference match Tuesday.

It was OCC's second straight shutout. The Pirates (5-3-1, 3-2-0 in conference) have outscored their last two opponents, 9-0.

Kiley Leshin had an assist and a goal, while Nicole Vanerlaan had two assists, both to Pridmore.

Caitlin Padian opened the scoring off an assist from Erica Flores in the 22nd minute.

Then, Pridmore scored three straight goals in a seven-minute span. Her first goal came in the 53rd minute with Vanderlaan assisting. Vanderlaan assisted on the next goal in the 56th minute. Pridmore got her hat trick in the 60th minute with Leshin assisting.

Leshin scored in the 66th minute and Natalie Seroka capped the scoring in the 89th minute with Lauren Zepeda assisting.

OCC goalie Katelyn O'Brien had one save in her shutout.



Point Loma Nazarene def. Vanguard

SAN DIEGO — KaUwila Lavea had a match-high 23 kills for the No. 21-ranked Lions in the Golden State Athletic Conference match Tuesday.

No. 10-ranked Point Loma won 25-17, 20-25, 25-20, 18-25, 15-12.

Stevie Hurlbirt had 15 kills, Lisa Morgan led Vanguard (13-7, 2-3 in conference) with 15 digs and Alexandra Leja had a team-high 28 assists.


Vanguard 5, Soka 0

ALISO NIGUEL — Nikola Ilich had two goals for the Lions in the nonconference game Tuesday.

Kevin Cornwall had two assists and one goal, while Kyle O'Brien and Brian Siemonsma scored one goal each. O'Brien, Edgar Hernandez and Luis Valdiva had one assist each.



Golfweek Conference Challenge

BURLINGTON, Iowa — Sophomore Allan Jun was the top UC Irvine finisher in the event that concluded Tuesday at Spirit Hollow Golf Course.

Jun shot a one-over-par 73 in the final round to finish 28th with a 54-hole score of 222.

Redshirt freshman Pete Fernandez, with a 76 Tuesday, placed 53rd at 229, junior Mickey Chan (77) was 61st at 232 and sophomore Zack Duan (84) finished 73rd at 242. Redshirt sophomore Ryan Knapp, who withdrew from Sunday's first round, shot a 77 on Tuesday.

Stephan Jaeger of Chattanooga was medalist at 209 after a 73 in the final round. Josh Eure from Arkansas finished second at 210 and New Mexico State's Justin Shin was third at 212.

Arkansas won the team title with a three-round total of 859. Chattanooga was second at 866 and Oklahoma State finished third at 867. UCI placed 15th at 915.



Japan Toray Arrows def. UC Irvine

IRVINE — The Toray Arrows of Japan stormed back from two sets down to defeat the Anteaters, 22-25, 22-25, 26-24, 25-20, 15-13, at the Irvine International Volleyball Tournament on Tuesday.

Connor Hughes, Scott Kevorken, Kevin Carroll and Carson Clark led UCI in the first two sets.

The Toray Arrows rallied late to win the third and fourth sets.

The Anteaters play Drean Bolivar of Argentina on Wednesday at 7 p.m.

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