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Women’s Water Polo: Vikings’ season ends with narrow 10-9 loss to Golden West at SoCal Regionals

LBCC Women's Water Polo closed the 2015 season with a 19-10 overall record and captured a South Coast Conference championship.
LBCC Women's Water Polo closed the 2015 season with a 19-10 overall record and captured a South Coast Conference championship.

A run for a state championship came to an end for the Long Beach City College women's water polo team following its 10-9 loss to Golden West College in a second-round game of the 2015 Southern California Regional Championships.

The fifth-seeded Vikings couldn't pull off an upset of the Rustlers for the season time this season and close the year with a 19-10 overall record.

On Friday, Long Beach was up 2-1 after the first quarter and held a 5-4 advantage at halftime. But No. 4 Golden West outscored LBCC 4-2 in the third quarter and held on for the win in the fourth.

In their final game as a Viking, sophomores Makenna Oberst (Los Alamitos HS/Concordia University-Irvine) and Cori Reynolds (Poly HS/Long Beach State) led Long Beach with two goals each. Freshman Felicia DePalma (St. Joseph HS) had six saves in goal.

It was a good season for the Vikings considering they carried just nine players on the roster and at times had even less available because of injury. LBCC opened the season with an 8-1 record. The Vikings went on to capture its first South Coast Conference championship since 2010 and seventh overall since 2001.