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Upcoming Schedule and Notes
9:00 M/W XC @ Golden West
3:00 Women's Soccer vs. Southwest
7:00 Men's Soccer @ SBCC
2:00 Women's Soccer vs Cuesta
4:00 Men's Soccer vs LA Mission
3:30 XC @ WSC Preview
7:30 Women's Soccer @ SBCC
Pics and Video
Condors Roll with the Punches at Golden West Invitational
In the women’s race, Cynthia Martinez continues to improve and ran faster from last year’s course by 17 seconds to lead the Condors placing 34th overall in 20:12. Andrea Cervantes (pic) stayed consistent as the 2nd lady finishing in 67th place in 21:25. Rosa Cedillo ran a much smarter race from her debut cross-country race just the week before, and improved to a 22:48 good for 93rd place as the team’s 3rd scorer. After missing SoCal Preview the week before, Sandra Martinez returned to be the 4th lady and ran 24:13 finishing in 114th place. Jazmine Garcia rounded out the team score in 141st place in 28:27. Maria Avila was unable to race this time around due to a nagging knee pain. The women finished in 15th.
On the men’s side, Ricky Garcia toughed-out a 71st place finish in 22:03 to lead the Condors once again. Certainly not his best race as the field went out fairly fast and he tried to hang with the quicker pace early on. Brian Rodriguez (left) was the 2nd man on the team again and ran 22:36 to place 97th. Santiago Jasso kept on improving and gained more confidence as the 3rd scorer finishing 119th place in 23:10. Oscar Cisneros ran well and finished in 23:25 for 128th place as 4th man. Edgar Costilla ran 23:49 in 144th place to round out the team score. The men finished 17th.
The Condors will compete next in the Western States Conference Preview Meet to be held at Kenneth Hahn Park in Los Angeles on October 3rd.
Lady Condors Tie Southwestern
The Oxnard College Women’s Soccer team had a week to rest after a tough loss at LA Valley, and managed a tie, 0-0 against a solid Southwestern College squad.
The Condor forwards had several chances to win the game in the second half, but were unable to find the back of the net.
The ladies got terrific defensive efforts by Ashley Gutierrez (pic), Laura Aguilera, and Seleni Salgado to keep the Jaguars from scoring. The Condor’s starting goalie played well before taking a blow to the head, and being forced to leave the game, early in the second half. Freshman, Melissa Hernandez stepped up and played admirably in relief.
The Condors are now 3-4-1 on the season and open WSC play next Tuesday against Cuesta College. Kickoff is set for 2:00 as part of a double-header, with the men playing LA Mission at 4:00 pm. Admission is free so come out to support the Condors as they chase a WSC Championship!
Men’s Soccer gets past Citrus
In a hard fought game, the Condors remained unbeaten in conference play by defeating the Owls 3-2.
Elmer Perez (left) received an assist from Alex Garcia, to put OC up 1-0 in the first half. The game went into the second half when Citrus’ Erick Romo scored to tie the game at 1-1.
Sophomore standout, Johnny Lopez quickly put Oxnard up 2-1, on an unassisted goal of his own at the 58 minute mark. The Condors could not live with prosperity as they gave up the equalizer two minutes later.
OC’s Youry Donis put the deciding goal in the back of the net, on an assist from Diego Ortega. The final goal came at 78 minutes, and the Condors were able to hold on for the 3-2 victory.
"It was a tough game in hot conditions. We mad a few mistakes but in the end we pulled through. Youry "Ivan" Donis came on to score a great winner, assisted by our captain, Diego Ortega," commented head coach Ross Greaney.
The Condors are 3-0 in the WSC and travel to Santa Barbara to play the always tough Vaqueros at 7:00.
Men’s Soccer Moves to 2-0 in WSC
After a grueling non-conference schedule that included state championship caliber teams, Oxnard College Men’s Soccer settled into conference play.
They began their defense of the WSC crown with a dismantling of cross-county rival Moorpark College. Andres “Speedy” Mendoza (left) scored just four minutes into the game, from a Johnny Lopez assist. Head Coach Ross Greaney said “The early goal was key because it allowed us to be a lot more patient.”
The Condors certainly played patiently throughout the first half, controlling the action and coming up with some near misses. Elmer Perez added a goal in the second half, at the 60 minute mark. Alex Garcia got the assist. He added the capper at the 73 minute mark, to conclude the scoring at 3-0.
Coach Sean Roche of Moorpark added that OC looks to be a top team in the state…
OC faced off against Santa Monica CC on Friday afternoon, and flexed their collective muscle. The Condors dominated the Corsairs, 5-1.
Daniel Pacheco (left) scored two goals and added an assist, while TJ Fairchild, Elmer Perez, and Johnny Lopez all added goals.
The action and pace was dictated by Oxnard’s signature ball-control style.
OC moved to 3-3-1 on the season, and remained perfect in the WSC. They play at Citrus on Tuesday at 4:00, looking to stay atop the standings.
Oxnard College XC Scores at the Southern California Preview
September 19th—Van Nuys
The women were able to put together a scoring team for the first time this season and make their mark against some of the best schools in Southern California. Cynthia Martinez continues to lead the team firmly finishing in 39th place with a time of 20:08 for the 5 kilometer course. Andrea Cervantes stayed consistent as the 2nd lady placing 87th in 21:10. Rosa Cedilla (pic) had to step it up for the Condors as the 3rd scorer. Her first cross-country race ever, Rosa went out aggressively with our leading women early on in the race but still managed to fight for a 146th place in 23:02. Jazmine Garcia continues to push herself and remained our 4th woman on the team finishing 175th place in 27:35. Maria Avila, coming fresh off of an injury to run her first race of the season finished 180th place in 30:30. The women finished 22nd out of 25 scoring teams and are definitely looking to move up the team ranks towards the second half of the season.
In the men’s race, the Condors continue to mix it up within the team ranks. Ricky Garcia put in another strong performance to finish the 4 mile course in 21:23 good for 45th place. Brian Rodriguez bounced back from last week’s invitational to become the 2nd scoring man once again and finished in 122nd place in 22:31. Santiago stepped up to become the 3rd scorer and finished in 130th with a time of 22:41. Oscar Cisneros struggled late in the race, but managed to stay in the 4th scoring position finishing in 154th place in 23:10. Edgar Costilla (pic) continues to get stronger and rounded out the team score, as the 5th man, with a 164th place finish in 23:24. Cesar Fernandez also ran strong for himself finishing in 173rd in 23:39. Angel Juarez was our 7th man and ran finished 194th in 25:02. The team as a whole ran on the conservative side earning 22nd place out of 29 scoring teams.
The Condors stride forward towards the Golden West Invitational next week in Huntington Beach’s Central Park on September 26th.
Oxnard ties No. 2 Cerritos
VC Star-Joe Curley
The brutal gauntlet that is the Oxnard College men’s soccer team’s two-week, five-match nonconference schedule made its one appearance at the Condors’ Nest Tuesday.
Ramping up its strength of schedule in an effort to improve its postseason fortune, Oxnard will have faced nationally ranked opposition in four of its five matches by the time it opens Western State Conference play Sept. 16.
Not that the quality of opposition allows Ross Greaney to grade his team on a curve.
After one-goal losses to national No. 4 Mount San Antonio and No. 15 Santa Ana, the Oxnard coach wasn’t content with Tuesday’s 1-1 home tie with visiting Cerritos, the No. 2-ranked team in the national coaches’ poll.
“It’s early, it’s the same growing pains we always have,” Greaney said. “Obviously, we have the ball the whole time, so that’s very encouraging.”
Oxnard (1-2-1), which visits No. 8 Taft on Friday, spent much of the 90 minutes poking and prodding Cerritos (4-0-1) with possession.
But the Condors struggled to convert the chances Cerritos made them work so hard to create.
“It’s very easy to make a defensive shape and bunker,” Greaney said. “If that’s the No. 2 team in the country, that’s pretty embarrassing for them.
“You saw it. I’m not making it up. Come out and play a little bit, you know?”
The Condors were lifted by the return of sophomore Juan Garcia (pic), the marauding fullback who was one of the stars of last fall.
Garcia created the Oxnard equalizer in the 51st minute, putting striker Alex Garcia clean through on goal to round the Cerritos goalkeeper and finish.
Both teams had chances to win the game in the final half-hour. Oxnard’s Edwin Elizzaraz lunged to block a goal-bound Cerritos shot in the 65th minute. Two minutes later, an excellent save from Cerritos’ Ivan Del Campo kept Oxnard’s Diego Ortega from heading a corner kick home.
Oxnard attacker Johnny Lopez nearly put Juan Garcia in alone on goal, but a Cerritos defender cleared with an acrobatic scissors kick.
“I’m happy with the guys for the chances they did create,” Greaney said. “ I think there’s a lot of unforced errors that we can clean up.
“We have a lot of talent. We just need to execute the details better.”
Oxnard College XC Continues to Progress
The Condor Women were still without a scoring team, but had strong performances from each indidual. Cynthia Martinez led the squad again, narrowly missing a Top 10 finish, running 19:31 for 11th place. She improved on her time from last year’s course by 30 seconds. Andrea Cervantes ran tough after not feeling well at arrival to the meet, but was able to shake it off, and clocked in at 20:25 for 26th place, which was still an improvement by 47 seconds from the previous season. Sandra Martinez was OC’s 3rd woman on the team and placed 51st in 22:17. Jazmine Garcia improved significantly from last week’s opener (time-wise) by approximately seven minutes and ran 25:45 for 72nd place.
On the men’s side, Ricky Garcia (pic) ran an outstanding performance good enough for 10th place. He ran 20:45, which was over a minute improvement from last year’s performance on the 4 mile course, and brought home the sole award for the entire squad. Oscar Cisneros shocked everyone by becoming the 2nd scorer of the day, moving up from the 5th man the week prior. He placed 34th with a time of 21:49. Brian Rodriguez, who struggled late in the race with cramps, was OC’s 3rd man on the team and just finished behind Oscar in 37th (21:56). Santiago Jasso stepped up his performance from last week and was the 4th scorer in 42nd with a time of 22:05. Edgar Costilla continues to gain experience in his rookie year of running and rounded out the team score in 58th with a time of 22:41. Angel Juarez 6th (23:51), Cesar Fernandez 7th man in 84th (24:42), Octavio Leon in 27:21. The men’s team finished 6th out of 11.
The Condors have a bye next week and will use it as a training session to gear up for the Southern California Preview Meet. It will be held on September 19th at Woodley Park in Van Nuys.
Oxnard Lady Condors Open Fall Sports
The Oxnard College Women’s Soccer Team looks to improve upon their 2013-14 season. The Condors return six sophomores, and have some terrific first-year players contributing.
August 29th, Friday vs. Citrus
The Condors suffered a 3-1 loss to Citrus College. Elaina Crenshaw (pic) with the Goal for OC, and Yazmin Velazquez tallied the assist. Citrus is a traditional playoff team and lived up to their reputation.
August 30th, Saturday vs Sacramento
Again OC stumbled at the start and lost 2-0. Andrea Bautista and Mellisa Hernadez gave up a goal on either side of halftime, but Sacramento was much improved from last year. Oxnard had trouble creating chances, and failed to score, dropping their record to 0-2 on the young season.
September 2nd, Tuesday vs. Compton
The Lady Condors came roaring back from their slow start to win 4-1. Freshman Elaina Crenshaw scored the opening goal, and was assisted by Ashley Guitierez and Joanna "Nana" Lopez. Mimi Ayala scored the second goal, by tapping in a rebound from an Elaina Crensaw shot. Ayala then scored her second goal of the game following up a shot from Julie Garibay. Nana Lopez put the last goal in the back of the net when she sliced a shot with the outside of her foot from 20 yards out just before halftime.
Compton scored a late consolation goal in the 70th minute.
OC improved to 1-2 on the season, looking to level their record on Tuesday, September 9th against West LA. The game is slated for a 2:00 kickoff at the Stadium Field.
Condor Harriers Kick-off the Fall Season
The start of the cross-country season was kicked off at the Ventura Invitational held at Arroyo Verde Park for the Condors. Arroyo Verde, known to be one of the most challenging courses around, proved to be an eye-opener for the fairly young teams for both the men & women.
Starting off with the women’s team, while we were short by one to make a scoring team for this meet, the four ladies that competed ran well individually. Sophomore Cynthia Martinez led the squad and finished 20th place with a time of 24:01 improving her time from last year by a respectable 36 seconds. Sophomore Andrea Cervantes was our 2nd woman finishing 37th place in 25:01. Freshman runner, Sandra Martinez, who has returned to running a year after her high school career ended and decided to pick up the sport again was our 3rd woman finishing 56th in 27:31. Jazmine Garcia, also a freshman, was our 4th scorer and placed 80th with a time of 32:31. The ladies look to improve on their upcoming performances as we move forward with the addition of Freshmen Maria Avila and Rosa Cedilla to fill out the squad.
On the men’s side, we had a few surprises to kick off the season. Sophomore runner, Ricky Garcia, who was the 1st man interchangeably with last year’s squad, led the team this year. He finished 24th place and ran 23:46 improving his personal best on the course by an impressive one whole minute. Brian Rodriguez, also a leading member of the squad, finished 55th place in 25:16. The biggest surprise of the day for the men’s team was Freshman Edgar Costilla, who has never competed in cross-country before and just decided he wanted to try it out just a few months prior to the season, ended up being 3rd man on the team. He finished 65th with a time of 25:48. Not too far behind Edgar were Freshmen Santiago Jasso and Oscar Cisneros in 69th and 75th place respectively. Those three men ran in a pack for most of the race and it definitely worked to our advantage. Our 6th man was Freshman Angel Juarez in 102nd with a time of 29:01. Our 7th man was Freshman Octavio Leon in a time of 31:38. Freshman Cesar Fernandez ended up having a rough race as he had a calf attack occur about midway into the competition, but refused to drop out and made himself hobble to the finish. That took guts to finish what he started and he will be taking careful precautions to prevent another attack as we progress throughout the season. As a team, the men finished 11th out of 12 teams total but were close in points to the next teams ahead.
The next meet will be the Rio Hondo Invitational at Legg Lake in South El Monte on September 5th.
Condors Advance to Final Four
It just keeps getting better for the Oxnard College baseball team.
As the record for wins goes up so do chances of winning the first team state title in Oxnard College Athletic history.
OC swept Santa Barbara CC out of the playoffs with a tough 3-2 victory on Saturday afternoon. Patrick Weigel picked up the win for Oxnard. He allowed two runs on five hits, striking out four Vaqueros.
Blake Redman came up big again for OC, picking up his ninth save of the year. Redman came in the game in the sixth inning, with two on and no out. He promptly shut the door on SBCC, giving up only one hit, and no runs.
The Oxnard offense was all in the sixth inning. Jerrett Maas led off the attack with a base hit. Julian Ramon followed with a single of his own. Ryan Webberley smashed another double to left field, plating Maas, and advancing Ramon to third. Daniel Barnett sacrificed Ramon in, and Webberey was able to score on a wild pitch.
The three runs were enough to catapult OC into the Final Four Baseball State Championship, next week in Fresno.
The first game is scheduled for Saturday at 12:00 against San Joaquin Delta.
OC One Win Away
On a day when the Condors set their season winning record at 32, they find themselves one win away from OC history.
Oxnard gained a hard-fought 2-1 victory against WSC rival Santa Barbara on Friday afternoon. Luke Eubank earned his 12th victory to go along with no losses. He struck out seven Vaqueros, and scattered only 4 hits on the day. Eubank leads the state in strikeouts at 126, and gave the Condors a chance to win.
Julian Ramon singled with one out in the seventh inning. He was followed by Ryan Webberley who doubled, deep in the left field corner, to put runners at second and third. After a fine fielding play by SBBC's Matt Gimenez at third base, Daniel Barnett (pic) came to the plate. Barnett singled down the right field line to plate both Condors, and take a 2-1 lead.
Blake Redman came in at the top of the 8th to turn away Santa Barbara for good. Redman earned his 8th save of the year, by holding the Vaqueros scoreless for two innings.
The same two teams meet tomorrow at 1:00, in the second game of the series.
Fans are encouraged to arrive early as the California Strawberry Festival kicks off at 10:00. The surrounding areas of the College will be very busy on both Saturday and Sunday.
The Oxnard College Baseball Team's Beat Goes On
It wasn't easy, but the #2 ranked Condors advance to the third round of the CCCAA playoffs by beating LA Pierce, 6-5 in 11 innings on Saturday.
Blake Redman (6-1, left) picked up the win. He gave up seven hits, and two runs, while striking out two Brahmas.
Ryan Webberley was 3 for 5, and Dustyn Cook was 3 for 6. Webberley had two RBI's while Julian Ramon drove in three runs, on the afternoon.
The Condors' 31st victory ties the club with OC's record of 31, set in 1996. This record was set playing eight less regular season games than in '96.
OC will host either Santa Barbara CC or Santa Ana CC next week. The first game will be on Friday, May 16th, at 2:00 p.m. The winner of that series will advance to the Final-Four State Championship in Fresno the following week.
Eubank Tames LA Pierce
Oxnard Ace Luke Eubank took the ball in Game 1 of the 2014 Super Regional Playoffs and shut down LA Pierce. The Condors came away with a 9-1 victory, to gain a 1-0 edge, in the best of three series.
Eubank (11-0) gave up no earned runs, four hits, and 11 strikeouts, to pick up his 11th win.
Ryan Webberley (pic) continued his hot hitting, going three for four, with two doubles, and a RBI. Condor right fielder, Jerrett Maas was two for five, with an RBI, and two runs scored.
Daniel Barnett did a tremendous job behind the plate, catching for the injured Ryan Tinkham. He went one for two, with a RBI at the plate.
OC will play Pierce again tomorrow at 1:00, in the Nest. Admission is $10/$7 and All-tourney passes are $12.
Condors Rally to Get Past East LA
Game two of the CCCAA Divisional Playoffs between East LA and Oxnard provided great entertainment for the fans. The Huskies started Shawn Kennedy and the Condors countered with Patrick Weigel. The two terrific pitchers dueled into the sixth inning, with the score tied 0-0.
Patrick Herrera relieved Weigel in the sixth inning. Oxnard took the lead in the seventh when Dustyn Cook doubled home Jordan Farris. The score remained 1-0 until two outs, in the bottom of the ninth.
With East LA as the home team for this game, they put runners on second and third. ELAC's short stop, Kevin Rodriguez was clutch with two strikes, driving the ball into right field, scoring two runs, and walking off with the win.
Game three started with some fireworks. Dustyn Cook led off with a double, followed by Jerrett Maas who drove in Cook with a double of his own. Julian Ramon singled to left field, and Ryan Webberley doubled to left field, driving in Maas. On the play, Ramon was thrown out at the plate (literally), for improper contact with the catcher. As the ball beat Ramon to the plate, by rule, Ramon was not allowed to run into the catcher, and was ejected. After the dust settled, Oxnard had all the runs they needed, at 2-0.
Daniel Barnett came in as the Condors third catcher, and did a terrific job behind the plate. Oxnard starter, Blake Redman (pic) went the distance, and allowed 0 runs, on five hits, with three punch outs. He earned his second win of the series, and fifth of the year, to go along with seven saves.
The 2-0 victory advances OC to the second round of the playoffs. Most likely they will play WSC Division rivals, Hancock College, who defeated Palomar College, earlier in the day.
The first game of round two is scheduled for Friday, May 9th, with the first pitch at 2:00. Ticket prices to get in the Condors' Nest will be $10 General Admission, $7 Other, and $12 for and All-Tournament Pass.
Oxnard College Baseball Wins Game One over ELAC
With Luke Eubank (10-0) going to the hill for the #2-ranked OC Condors, game one of the divisional playoffs against the East LA Huskies, looked like a sure thing. There are no sure-things in baseball.
With Oxnard committing four errors, and the Huskies scrapping at the plate, OC found themselves in a dog fight. The score was tied 3-3, going into the 10th inning, when sophomore sensation, Ryan Tinkham (pic, 2-5) came to the plate. He promptly doubled over the Husky left-fielder. DH Julian Ramon (2-4) got the walk-off RBI single, to win Game 1, 4-3.
The Condor celebration was cut short, however, with Ryan Tinkham writhing in pain at home plate. Tinkham injured his shoulder on the play, and will be sorely missed tomorrow.
Blake Redman pitched a solid 10th inning, to earn his fourth win of the season, and biggest of his career. Other Condor contributors include Dustyn Cook (2-3, 2 RBI, 2 steals), Jerrett Maas (2-4, 1 steal).
The Condors will attempt to advance to round two of regional play when they face ELAC tomorrow at 11:00. Tickets are $10 General Admission, $7 Seniors, Children, Faculty, Staff.
Oxnard College Softball Triples Number of Wins
At initial glance, the Lady Condor Softball team finished 6-32 overall, and 4-14 in the WSC. This is four more wins than last season, and four more wins in conference as well.
With a team made up of freshmen, the ladies learned what collegiate softball is all about. The players are stronger, faster, and more mentally prepared than at the high school level. The traditionally tough WSC schedule was a grind for the young Condors, but they posted three wins over Pierce College, and a signature victory over third-place Santa Barbara.
OC was led by Rebecca Lucero (3B) who batted .323, Janine Gomez (OF/P) with a .302 average, and Sabrina Gomez (SS) with a .279 average. Gomez supplied some pop for the Condors with two HR's, four triples, and seven doubles.
Brittanie Lopez and Victoria Rangel provided sophomore leadership, especially at the beginning of the season. The Condors needed some stability, and both ladies sacrificed at their positions and personally, to play.
The tight-knit Condors will be returning seven other freshman including Amanda Ramirez, Janessa Ontiveros (two-sport athlete), Jordan Singleterry, Jennifer Andrade, Marissa Montoya, Jessica Delgado, and Karin Ramirez. All of these ladies contributed to make the team fun to watch and the team chemistry excellent.
Head Coach- Todd Prieto (805-208-6181), Assistant Coach-Edna Gutierrez (805-844-5371), Assistant Coach-Wendy Garcia (805-236-0167), and Team Manager Breanna Gonzalez are holding the first ever Oxnard College Softball Camps this summer. Camp 1 is June 23-25, Camp 2 is June 30-July 2, Camp 3 and 4 are July 7-9. The camps will be held at the beautiful Oxnard College Softball Field and cost $45. Contact one of the coaches for more details.
WSC Champion Condors Finish with a Win
After dropping a game, 6-3 in San Luis Obispo on Tuesday, OC finished the season by beating Cuesta College. The final score was 14-7, with Luke Eubank (pic) picking up his tenth win of the season (10-0).
Eubank struck out 11 Cougars, giving up one earned run, on only two hits. It was another outstanding performance by the future Hawaii Rainbow Warrior.
The Condor leaders at the plate were Ryan Webberley, who was three for four with a double, 3 RBI's, and two runs scored. Julian Ramon was three for five, with a double, with two RBI's, and two runs scored. Dustyn Cook went two for four with two RBI's and two runs scored, and a stolen base. Jerrett Maas was two for four, with and RBI and a run scored.
The Condors finish the regular season 27-9 overall, and 14-6 in the Western State Conference. They will open the playoffs, by hosting a team to be named. The first game of the postseason starts on Friday, May 2nd at 2:00 pm. It will be a best of three series, with a possible two games being played on Saturday (first pitch at 11:00 am). General Admission is $10 and $7 for senior, children under 12, faculty, and students. All-tourney passes are $12.
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