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Viking Athletic Week in Review- 10/9/2017: Women’s Volleyball on Nine-Game Winning Streak, Women’s Soccer Undefeated in Conference

From left to right: Andrea Edwards, Briana Alarcon, and Chaz Harker
From left to right: Andrea Edwards, Briana Alarcon, and Chaz Harker

Men's Soccer- Men's Soccer Bounces Back With Conference Win Over LA Harbor
The men's soccer team took down the LA Harbor College Seahawks with a 1-0 conference win on Tuesday afternoon. The Vikings defeated the Seahawks last season with a 3-2 victory in their first meeting, but then fell 1-0 in their second game against LA Harbor. Sophomore goalkeeper Andres Figueroa-Flores held on to the shut out with two saves in 90 minutes of work. Defenders Anthony Mejia and Julian Guerrero worked tirelessly on the backline to limit the Seahawk offense to only three shots. The first half of the game was scoreless and then in the beginning of the second half, sophomore forward from Downey High School, Bryan Majano scored with the magic touch to put the ball in the back of the Seahawks' net. The Vikings finished the game with their first conference victory and their ninth win overall. Long Beach City College men's soccer will play again in their fourth conference game on Tuesday, October 10 at Cerritos College at 2 p.m. To view the remaining season schedule, click here.

Women's Soccer-Vikings Remain Undefeated in Conference With Win Against LA Harbor
The women's soccer team earned their third conference win over LA Harbor with a 2-1 victory on Tuesday afternoon at the Viking Soccer Field. The Vikings are undefeated in the South Coast Conference with a 3-0 record and are 6-3-2 overall. Freshman goalkeeper Briana Alarcon held down the defense with help from defenders Jessica Ochoa, Maria Vitiello and Aubree Furman. Alarcon had one save with one shot on goal in 90 minutes of primetime. The Vikings didn't miss a beat as they instantly attacked the Seahawks and scored within the first minute of the game. Freshman forward from Poly High School, Victoria Gonzalez controlled the ball flawlessly as she struck it perfectly past the LA Harbor goalkeeper for the Viking's first goal. In the 25th minute of the first half, the Seahawks tied the game with an overhead goal from a foul kick. The Vikings came back in the second half and Gonzalez took control offensively again and scored the second goal for Long Beach City College. The Vikings will play again in their fourth conference game at Cerritos College on Friday, Oct. 10th at 4 p.m. To view the remaining season schedule, click here.

Women's Volleyball- Women's Volleyball Continues Winning Streak With Conference Victory
The Vikings opened their first conference game with a three-set win over LA Harbor on Wednesday evening. Long Beach City College got increasingly better in each set and won by the scores of 25-20, 25-13 and 25-15. This is the 8th consecutive win for the Vikings and are now 1-0 in conference and 9-3 overall. Sophomore outside hitter Austin Edwards ignited the Vikings' offence with back to back points, starting with a service ace and a kill. LBCC fell behind, but then quickly caught up with four consecutive kills from freshman setter Sierra Davis. In the second set, Josannah Vazquez opened the rally with two kills against the Seahawks. Sophomore middle blocker Valeria Payan, Sierra Davis and freshman Alysa Wertz finished off the 25-13 set win by scoring one point each. The Vikings finished the game by taking the third set by storm and commanded the lead early. In total, Tatyana Umi and freshman outside hitter Josannah Vazquez led the team with 10 kills each. Sierra Davis had 23 assists and freshman outside hitter Shelby Cole totaled 10 digs. On Friday, the Vikings defeated the Cerritos Falcons in three sets for their second conference win. To view the remaining season schedule, click here.

Men's Water Polo
The men's water polo team defeated Rio Hondo College 28-9 in their second conference game. The Vikings then participated in the Riverside Invitational over the weekend and beat Diablo Valley College 12-5, but fell to the Golden West College Rustlers 9-8. To view the remaining season schedule, click here.

Women's Water Polo
The women's water polo team took home their fifth conference win against Rio Hondo College 15-4 last Wednesday afternoon.  Vitoria Johnson led the team with five goals. Lindsey Mizrahi and Charity Lopes both had four assists each. To view the remaining season schedule, click here.