College Roundup: OCC women's XC wins SoCal Regional meet


SoCal Regional

COSTA MESA — Karen Silvas finished sixth invidually to help Orange Coast College finish first at Fairview Park on Saturday.

Silvas finsihed the 5,000-meter course in 18 minutes, 50.14 seconds as the Pirates posted 53 team points, 52 better than runner-up Glendale. As a top-seven finisher, Silvas earns first-team All-Southern California recognition.

Camille Garcia (eighth in 19:04.92), Chelsea Clifford (12th in 19:16.13), Reanna Cortez (13th in 19:17.56) and Leanne Allen (14th in 19:17.56) also helped OCC dominate the field and advance to the state championships, Nov. 17 at Woodward Park in Fresno.

Garcia, Clifford, Cortez and Allen are second-team All-Southern California honorees.

Grace Graham Zamudio of Glendale was the top individual (18:09.43).



SoCal Regional

COSTA MESA — Orange Coast College finished fifth as a team at Fairview Park on Saturday to advance to the state meet on Nov. 17 at Woodward Park in Fresno.

Austin Little, a Newport Harbor High product, paced the Pirates, finishing the four-mile course in 20 minutes, 38.49 seconds.

Luis Morales and Jan Bonthius finished 21st and 22nd, respectively, for OCC, both with a time of 20:49.36, while Barron Maizland was 35th for the Pirates in 21:03.28.

San Bernardino won the team title with 95 points, 17 better than OCC.

Omar Cortes of Los Angeles Trade Tech (19:48.44) was the individual champion.



Pacific def. UC Irvine

STOCKTON — Senior libero Kristin Winkler broke a UC Irvine single-match record with 36 digs against Pacific, which won the Big West Conference match, 23-25, 25-23, 23-25, 25-17, 15-12, Saturday night.

Marisa Bubica and Aly Squires each totaled 15 kills apiece with Squires logging a season-high 22 digs for a double-double. Marissa Alvarez had a career-high 17 digs to go along with 59 assists, two aces and a season-best 17 digs. Taylor Smith was the third Anteater to top a personal-best effort with 14 kills for UCI (10-17, 5-8 in conference).

Pacific improved to 18-8, 6-7.


Vanguard def. San Diego Christian

COSTA MESA — Rachael Barker had nine kills to help lead the Lions to a 25-16, 25-14, 25-18 Golden State Athletic Conferenc win Saturday night.

Morgan Burt added seven kills, Carly Maxwell had 17 assists and Kelly Heenan finished with 13 digs for Vanguard (16-13, 6-6 in conference).

San Diego Christian is 5-17, 3-9.



UC Irvine 1, Cal State Northridge 0

NORTHRIDGE — Christopher Santana scored for the Anteaters in the Big West Conference game against the No. 20-ranked Matadors Saturday night.

Marco Franco had the assist for UCI (5-14-1, 2-8-0 in conference).



Fullerton 59, Orange Coast 6

FULLERTON — The Pirates fell to 3-7, 1-5 in the Southern Conference Saturday night.

Statistics were not available.

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