College Roundup: Irvine Valley upsets OCC


Irvine Valley def. Orange Coast

IRVINE — Sophomore outside hitter Karlee Riggs recorded a match-high 37 kills for the Pirates, but the Lasers dealt OCC its first loss, 19-25, 25-23, 24-26, 25-17, 15-13, in Orange Empire Conference action Friday night.

Sophomore setter Allison Lumsden amassed 51 assists for the Pirates (16-1, 10-1 in conference), ranked No. 2 in the state.

Sophomore outside hitter Allison Cook led No. 14-ranked Irvine Valley (11-5, 5-5) with a career-high 26 kills.

OCC plays host to Santa Ana Wednesday at 7 p.m.


UC Davis def. UC Irvine

DAVIS — Marisa Bubica had 16 kills and hit .344 to lead the visiting Anteaters in the Big West Conference match Friday.

Kristin Wilder had 24 digs and Aly Squires add3ed 13 kills for UCI (10-16, 5-7 in conference).

Davis is now 13-12, 7-5.



Vanguard 103, West Coast Baptist 63

COSTA MESA — Senior Ennis Whatley Jr. had 20 points, seven rebounds and five assist to pace the host Lions in the nonconference game Friday.

Whatley made 10 of 14 field-goal tries to help VU (2-0) shoot 59.2% from the field.

Chris Gorman (17 points) made three of four three-point attempts and Preston Wynne added 15 points for the winners, who forced 30 turnovers and posted a 43-27 rebounding advantage.

Vanguard visits UC Irvine for an exhibition game Saturday at 7 p.m.



Orange Coast 2, Santa Ana 2

COSTA MESA — Orange Coast sophomore forward Dong-Gi Shin converted an assist from Jacob Rushing in the 87th minute for the equalizer in the Orange Empire Conference game Friday.

Jorge Sanchez scored on an assist from Brandon Bauman to open the scoring for OCC (10-4-4, 6-3-3 in conference).

Conor Nelson had five saves for the Pirates.

Santa Ana, which is chasing first-place Golden West in an attempt to capture its 19th straight OEC crown, fell to 11-3-5, 8-2-2.

OCC plays at Fullerton Tuesday at 3 p.m.



Orange Coast 10, Fullerton 0

FULLERTON — Sara Gomez had three goals, while Jessica Amaral added three assists and one goal for the visiting Pirates in the Orange Empire Conference game Friday.

Sarah MacArthur and Madeline Edwards had one goal and one assist for OCC (15-3, 11-3 in conference), which has won four straight, during which is has outscored foes, 22-0.

It was the 13th shutout for OCC, which is in third place in the OEC with two conference games remaining.

Fullerton is 4-14-1, 2-11-1.

The Pirates play at Golden West Tuesday at 6 p.m.



Pacific 14, UC Irvine 12

IRVINE — Not even a home game against the eighth-place team in the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation on Friday could help UC Irvine snap a losing streak that threatens to deny the Anteaters a bid in the eight-team MPSF Tournament.

No. 9-ranked UCI, which has lost six straight, is 14-9, 0-6 in conference, with only two MPSF matches remaining. A win at Long Beach State on Nov. 11 and a 49ers loss to Pacific on Sunday would be the Anteaters' best bet to avoid a last-place finish in the nine-team conference.

The six-game skid is UCI's longest losing streak since it lost its final eight games in 1999.

Junior Mitch Wise tied his career high with six goals and Blake Terry added three for UCI.

UOP is 10-7, 1-2.

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