SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA REGIONALS BRACKET
The South Coast Conference champion Long Beach City College women's water polo team has received the No. 5 seed for this weekend Southern California Regional Championship tournament. The three-day event runs November 12-14 at Mt. San Antonio College in Walnut.
LBCC is 19-9 overall after defeating Mt. SAC 8-6 in the South Coast Conference championship final on Saturday. The Vikings get a first-round bye at the regionals and will face No. 4 Golden West College on Friday at 3:15 p.m.
Long Beach has faced Golden West three times this season, winning once. On October 17, the Vikings pulled off their biggest win of the season, an 11-10 sudden death overtime victory at Golden West.
The winner of Friday's game would likely take on top-seeded Riverside City College in Saturday morning's 11 a.m. semifinal. The Southern California championship final is set for Saturday at 4 p.m. The top two teams from the Southern California Regionals advance to the California Community College Athletic Association (CCCAA) Water Polo State Championship on November 20-21 at Pasadena City College.
LBCC looks to return to the State Championships for the first time since 2010. The Long Beach women last won a state title in 2006.
Last season, the Vikings advanced to the Southern California Regionals and lost an opening-round game by a final score of 9-5 to Santa Barbara City College.
SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA REGIONAL PLAYOFF SCHEDULE – WOMEN'S (BRACKET)
Thursday, November 12
Game #1 2:30 p.m. - #7 Santa Barbara vs. #10 Palomar
Game #2 3:45 p.m. - #8 Orange Coast vs. #9 Grossmont
Friday, November 13
Game #3 2:00 p.m. - Winner #8 vs. #9 vs. #1 Riverside
Game #4 3:15 p.m. - #5 Long Beach vs. #4 Golden West
Game #5 4:30 p.m. - Winner #7 vs. #10 vs. #2 San Diego Mesa
Game #6 5:45 p.m. - #6 Mt. SAC vs. #3 Fullerton
Saturday, November 14
Game #7 11:00 a.m. - Winner Game 4 vs. Winner Game 3
Game #8 12:15 p.m. - Winner Game 6 vs. Winner Game 5
5:15 p.m. 3rd Place Game
4:00 p.m. Championship Game (Both advance to CCCAA State Tournament)