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Condors Feast on Pirates
OC Baseball continues their hot play by defeating Ventura College 3-1 on Saturday.
Austin Kamel pitched 8 and 2/3 innings for his third win on the season. At one point in the game, Kamel retired 15 straight Pirates while allowing only one unearned run. Blake Redman game in to get the final out of game, earning his fifth save, and keeping his ERA perfect.
The big hit of the day came from Jake Mavropoulos in the first inning, sending a 2-1 Pirate offering deep over the left-center field wall. The 2-run homer put Oxnard ahead for good. The Condors added an insurance run in the 7th inning. Ryan Webberley (pic) singled in Bronson Shim to make the final score 3-1.
Bronson Shim was two for three, with a run scored, and a walk. Jeremy Alvarado was also two for three, with a walk.
The Condor defense was stellar all day behind Kamel. Webberley and Jordan Farris both had terrific plays to back up their pitcher, on this fine day for OC.
Condors take their 13-2 (3-0 in WSC) record to Ventura on Tuesday. First pitch is at 2:30 at VC.
Mavropoulus Commits to Cal Poly SLO
Condor sophomore, Jake Mavropoulos (pic) has committed to play for Coach Larry Lee and the Cal Poly Mustangs next year. Jake epitomizes the term student-athlete. He gets it done in the classroom, on the field, and he is very respectful of others. Jake is a straight-A student. This year on the field he has two homers, two triples, and five doubles for OC, with a .522 slugging percentage.
Originally, Mavropoulos played at the University of Chicago, but yearned to play ball and study on the West Coast. He transferred to Oxnard College last semester, and parlayed his academic and athletic efforts into a scholarship to Cal Poly. “Cal Poly has a complete program from athletics to academics,” Mavropoulos said. “Coach Lee and Warrecker made a great impression on me, and I appreciate their vision of me fitting in their program. “
Jake joins a group of Condor pitchers who have already agreed to accept scholarships to play at DI programs. Luke Eubank, Patrick Weigel, and Austin Kamel will play at Hawaii, Houston, and BYU next season on scholarship. Other standout sophomores, Ryan Tinkham, Jordan Farris, and Julian Ramon are sure to be in the news soon.
Oxnard College Athletics is proud to be represented by such terrific individuals.
Condor Ladies Stumble against Hancock
Oxnard College Softball had trouble scoring runs in their first WSC showdown against Hancock College, falling 7-0 in the Condor’s Nest.
Sabrina Garcia had a double, and Janine Gomez and Jordan Singleterry had singles for OC.
“The girls had trouble with their pitcher today so we will have to work on our approach at the plate,” said Head Coach Todd Prieto, after the game.
Oxnard travels to the Golden West Tourney for the next three days, before heading to Cuesta next Tuesday.
OC Baseball Moves to 1-0 in Conference
The Condors opened WSC play by beating a strong hitting LA Pierce squad on Tuesday afternoon. The final was 5-3, with Luke Eubank picking up his sixth win of the season. Eubank is now 6-0 and the Condors are 11-2 overall.
Blake Redman earned his 4th save on the season by pitching two scoreless innings, allowing only two hits and striking out two Brahmas.
Deuces were wild today for sophomore sensation, Ryan Tinkham (#22) as he was 2 for 2, with two walks and two RBI’s. Dustyn Cook (pic) added two hits of his own while scoring once. Cook also combined with catcher Julian Ramon to throw out a Brahma runner at the plate.
Daniel Barnett was 2 for 3, with a hustling double. Jerrett Maas came in to add a pinch hit in the bottom of the eighth.
The Condors will complete the two-game WSC series at Pierce on Thursday at 2:00.
Condor Softball Falls to Chaffey
February 26--Rancho Cucamonga
The Condors Softball Team improves with every outing. On Wednesday, they took on a solid Chaffey Panther squad in Rancho Cucamonga and lost 9-6.
They had six hits, which included a bomb by Sabrina Garcia (pic). It was the first HR by the freshman from Rio Mesa H.S., to go along with a run scored and walk. Starting pitcher, Victoria Rangel helped her own cause by chalking two hits. Rebecca Lucero had a double and three RBI’s and Janine Gomez had a hit and a run scored.
After giving up 4 unearned runs in the second inning, the Condors battled back with four of their own in the third inning.
“This team is full of players with heart,” said head coach Todd Prieto. “These girls don’t give up, work very hard in practice, and are sure to break through with some wins in conference.”
Oxnard opens conference play against Hancock College at the Condor’s Nest next Thursday at 2:30.
Condors Get Back to Winning Ways
Oxnard College Baseball started another winning streak on Tuesday after defeating the LA Mission Eagles 10-3.
Luke Eubank pitched well again, notching his fifth win in as many tries. His scoreless inning streak ended at 36 innings, but he only gave up three hits, while striking out eight Eagles.
The Condor’s offense was stellar with sophomore standout Ryan Tinkham (pic) leading the way. Tink had three hits, and two runs scored. Dustyn Cook, Jeremy Alvarado, and Daniel Barnett all had 2 hits each, with Alvarado and Barnett collecting two RBI’s apiece.
Blake Redman was solid out of the bullpen, allowing no hits or runs and striking out two batters to close out the ballgame.
Oxnard travels to Long Beach CC on Thursday to face the Vikings at 2:00. The return game on Saturday against LBCC will most likely be rescheduled due to rain.
Condor Winning Streak Ends at 8
The high-flying Condors came back to earth on Saturday against a scrappy Compton College team, losing 3-1. After pounding West LA 10-2 on Friday, OC managed only three hits and one run.
Austin Kamel was the hard-luck loser as he pitched a quality seven innings, giving up only one earned, on six hits and striking out five Tartars. Blake Redman (left) came in with the bases loaded in the eighth and held Compton to only one run in the inning.
On Friday, the Condors pounded out 14 hits and scored 10 runs, to sweep the West LA Wildcats.
Patrick Weigel gave up no earned runs in six innings of work. He gave up only three hits and struck out 8 West LA batters. Patrick Herrera came in the seventh inning and pitched three scoreless, giving up only one hit, while striking out three batters.
The Condors look to start another winning streak at LA Mission College next Tuesday. First pitch is slated for 2:00.
Lady Condors Play Hard But Fall Again
The Lady Condor Softball team is much improved from their 2013 campaign. Unfortunately, their record does not show this.
They led Antelope Valley College for most of the game on Thursday, but fell in extra innings 6-4. The loss put them at 1-9, with their lone win coming in tournament play against LA Harbor (15-11)
Victoria Rangel has been the workhorse pitcher for OC all year. She has pitched the majority of the innings, but only has one win to show for her work.
OC’s infield is solid defensively, and can all hit. Short stop Sabrina Garcia (Rio Mesa HS) and third baseman, Rebecca Lucero (Rio Mesa HS) highlight the group of talented freshmen who will eventually figure out how to win at the collegiate level.
Rangel and Brittanie Lopez are the Condors’ lone returning sophomores. They see improvement everyday with their teammates, and must provide leadership to help OC compete in the WSC.
The ladies travel to Chaffey College next Wednesday, with the first pitch at 3:00. Their first WSC contest will be on March 6th when they take on Hancock College at the Condor’s Nest.
Eubank Dazzles; Condors 8-1
Luke Eubank (left) has not allowed a run this season. His 0.00 ERA has lasted 30 innings, and his record is now 4-0, after beating West LA.
Eubank fanned 14 Wildcats in his one-hit, one-walk, complete game. West LA scratched out an unearned run on an error in the fourth inning, and led the game until the ninth inning.
Dustyn Cook led off the ninth with a terrific bunt, base hit. He was sacrificed to second by Jordan Ferris and then knocked in by Condor left fielder, Jake Mavropoulos. OC loaded the bases, with only one out, and Jeremy Alvarado was able to send a fly ball deep enough to score Mavropoulos.
Oxnard will travel to play West LA on Friday, at LA Valley College. First pitch is scheduled for 2:00 and the game is being played at LA Valley due to work being done on Jackie Robinson Field.
The Condors are back at home the following day to take on Compton College at the Condor’s Nest. First pitch will be at 1:00.
Condors Win Fifth in a Row
The Oxnard College Condors continue to pitch and hit. OC pounded out 15 hits to only 5 for LA Mission, for an 8-4 victory.
Patrick Weigel (2-1) earned his second win on the season, going seven innings allowing only two earned runs. Weigel (pic) gave up three hits, and struck out eight Eagles.
The powerful Condor bats were led by Daniel Barnett going 3 for 5, with a double, driving in two teammates. Jordan Ferris was also 3 for 5 with a double, driving in one and scoring one. Jeremy Alvarado was the third amigo to go 3 for 5, and Dustyn Cook was 2 for 5. Cook added two terrific plays in center field, to sure-up the Condor defense.
The Condors travel to Cerritos tomorrow. First pitch is at 2:00 on Valentine’s Day.
Condors Win Four in a Row
The Oxnard Baseball Team continued to dominate opponents, behind their stellar starting pitching. Again, Luke Eubank held the visiting team scoreless to move his record to a perfect 3-0.
The Citrus Owls were unable to push any runs across the plate while OC scored 6. The Condors had 11 hits on the afternoon. Jake Mavropoulus was 2 for 4, with a triple and three RBI’s. Jordan Ferris (pic) was 2 for 3, and scored a run. Daniel Barnett was 2 for 4, with an RBI, and a run scored.
Eubank has now gone 21 innings without giving up a run scored. The Hawaii commit has given up only nine hits, with 26 strikeouts, and only a few walks.
Condors look to extend their winning streak to five games when they face LA Mission College in the Condors Nest on Thursday. First pitch is slated for 2:00.
Condor Baseball Hitting, Pitching---Winning
The Condors have a three-game winning streak by doing everything well. They are hitting, pitching, and playing defense.
On Friday, OC played the Pasadena City College Lancers, and won 9-0. Oxnard starter, Patrick Weigel, pitched 6 solid innings. He allowed no runs, on only two hits, with 11 strikeouts. He got his first win of the season, with many more expected.
The Condor bats were ablaze, with Jake Mavropoulos (left) going 4-4 with a homerun, 2 doubles, and a walk. Jerret Maas was 2-3, with a run scored, Ruan Tinkham was 2-4 with 3 RBI’s, and Julian Ramon was 2-5 with a triple, RBI, and a run scored.
On Saturday, it was much of the same for the red-hot Condors.
They pounded the Cerritos Falcons, 11-2. OC pushed their record to 4-1 on the season behind Austin “Big Red” Kamel (left), and his 10 strikeouts to only 1 walk. Kamel only gave up 4 hits to a very good Cerritos ball club.
The Oxnard offense was powered by Ryan Tinkham and company. Ryan pounded a 3-run HR to the deepest part of The Nest, scoring three runs. He was 3-4, with the HR, double, three RBI’s, and a stolen base. Julian Ramon was 2-3, with 2 RBI’s, a run scored, and a walk. Jeremy Alvarado was 2-5 with a double, and a run scored.
Ramon was also terrific behind the plate, calling a great game, and playing outstanding team baseball. He saved a few runs by being in the right place at the right time.
Eubank Dominant, Condors Soar to Victory
Luke Eubank (pic) was perfect for six innings. In the seventh inning a 17-hopper to the second baseman cost him a run at a perfect game against Pasadena City College on Tuesday. Eubank ended up striking out 10 Lancers and only giving up one hit, over seven innings, for his second win in two tries.
The Condor bats were strong as well as they pounded out 12 hits, with Ryan Tinkham and Julian Ramon going 3-5 and 3-4, respectively. Jeremy Alvarado chipped in two RBI’s with Jake Mavropoulos contributing a solid double and single in four tries.
The Condors move to 2-1 on the young season, with Eubank earning both victories. OC plays Pasadena CC again on Thursday, with the first pitch slated for 2:00 in the Condor’s Nest.
Oxnard College Names Ron McClurkin Head Men's and Women's Basketball Coach
Oxnard College Athletics is proud to announce Ron McClurkin, a full-time faculty member in the PE/Health Department, as the Head Men’s and Women’s Basketball Coach for the 2014-15 season. "Coach McClurkin has tremendous experience coaching in the conference and brings many intangibles to the position. We are confident that Ron is the right coach to bring both basketball programs back to a high level of success,” said Athletic Director Jonas Crawford.
The appointment brings Coach McClurkin full circle. He was head coach for the Oxnard College men’s team from 1993-2007. During that 14-year span, McClurkin amassed 194 wins and three WSC Championships (2000, 2002, 2003). McClurkin was the head coach at El Camino College (1988-1992). He also led LA City from 1992-1993 and most recently, West LA from 2010-2012.
“I’m excited for the return of a new era in Condor Basketball,” said McClurkin. “I’m happy the program was brought back in time to recruit some excellent local students. I enjoyed working with players like Danny and Juan Guzman, Paul Guerrero, Jess Pena, and Mike Oranda (in my first stint at Oxnard College), who are now professionals in the community. We will continue that tradition in the coming seasons.”
“It’s great to have a full-time coach back in the OC Athletic Department. Ron will ensure that all student-athletes are provided maximum opportunity and support for achieving their academic goals and have the best possible environment to compete to the fullest extent of his or her capability,” commented Crawford.
Any men or women interested in playing basketball for the Condors are encouraged to contact Ron McClurkin at 805-986-5800 (x2075) or by email at RMcClurkin@vcccd.edu.
Oxnard College to Reinstate Women’s and Men’s Basketball
The Oxnard College Athletic Department is proud to announce the reinstatement of Women’s and Men’s Basketball for the 2014-15 school year. Reinstating Oxnard College’s Basketball programs will provide an opportunity to extend the mission of being a multicultural, comprehensive institution of higher learning. Oxnard College empowers and inspires students to succeed in their personal and educational goals.
Meetings were held with students, faculty, staff, and friends to gather feedback. A variety of factors were considered in making the final decision, including the impact on student life, college-community relations, and the role of athletics as a rallying point for the vitality of the institution.
The Condors will field both Women’s and Men’s Basketball teams for the 2014-15 season. Scheduling, recruitment of student-athletes, and many other pertinent logistical details will need to be addressed soon. Plans are underway for a full coaching staff to be in place before the end of spring semester so that recruiting can take place.
“It’s a breath of fresh air for our department and college,” said Athletic Director, Jonas Crawford. “This reinstatement is a great sign that our institution is on the rise and shows the tremendous value our administration has for athletics.” Oxnard College President, Dr. Richard Durán, commented, “I am pleased to be able to restore two athletic programs to provide opportunities to develop students outside of the classroom.”
If anyone is interested in playing for the Condors next season, please contact the Oxnard College Athletic Department at (805) 986-5825 or email Jonas Crawford, Athletic Director, at email@example.com.
Condor Baseball Opens with Solid Win and Tough Loss
OC Baseball opened the spring season against number 8-ranked Glendale CC and came away with a 2-0 win.
Luke Eubank (1-0) pitched seven dominant innings, striking out eight Glendale batters while walking only one. Jordan Farris went 2 for 4 in the leadoff spot and scored the Condors first run of the game in the sixth inning. Julian Ramon hammered a home run for an insurance run, in the top of the ninth inning. Ramon was also 2 for 4 with a run scored.
The win was over a very good Glendale team, but was also special as the Condors played without their leader. Coach Jon Larson had to take personal time away from the team to address a loss in the family.
The Condors came out flat against Citrus College on Tuesday after their impressive opening day win. OC gave up 12 runs while scoring only 4 of their own.
Patrick Weigel did not have command of the strike zone, giving up six runs in the first two innings. The Condor bullpen also struggled, giving up six runs as well.
At the plate, Oxnard got a first-inning home run by Jake Mavropoulos. He scored two runs as well while returning sophomore, Bronson Shim was 1 for 4, with 2 RBI’s on the day.
OC is back in action February 4th at The Condors Nest. They play Pasadena CC at 2:00. Please park in lots C or D during the game.
Condor Baseball Flying into Spring
Three top-rated sophomores have signed early for the Condors this fall.
Patrick Weigel, a bounce back from University of Pacific, has signed to play for Todd Whitting at the University of Houston. Coach Whitting obviously liked what he saw from Patrick this fall, throwing his fastball at 97 MPH, and being courted by numerous DI programs. Patrick pitched for St. Bonaventure and was a three-time All-Tri-Valley selection. Weigel helped Saint Bonaventure High School in Ventura to the Omega League championship his senior season and CIF championships as a freshman. He is a History major and would like to be a high school teacher and coach after his playing days are over.
Luke Eubank came back home from Western Nevada, where he competed for one year. He was 3-4 with a 2.89 ERA and had 7 saves, before being named a starter for the Wildcats. Luke recently signed a letter of intent for pitch for University of Hawaii next year. At Newbury Park Luke was 11-0 in his senior season. He threw three no-hitters. He threw six shutouts. He had 11 complete-game victories. He gave up just 36 hits in 83 innings while compiling an 11-0 record and 1.01 earned-run average. Luke is majoring in Sociology at Oxnard College.
Austin Kamel signed to pitch for BYU in the 2015 season. Austin played for Oaks Christian in high school, and was 6-3 with a 2.23 ERA to go along with 8 saves. He looks to jump in the Condor starting rotation, and at 6’7”, throwing from the left side, Coach Jon Larson will be happy to have him there. Kamel is a Business Administration major and would like to be an executive after his career in baseball.
The Oxnard College Baseball Team looks loaded for the upcoming 2014 baseball season. The Condors return a great group of sophomores including WSC First-Team players Nick Morelli (center field) and Ryan Tinkham (utility). Second-Team and Honorable Mention athletes Jeff Espinoza (pitcher), Ryan Webberley (infielder), and Bronson Shim (outfielder) will all play significant roles in getting Oxnard back to the post-season.
Oxnard College women earn first top-10 finish at state meet in coach's final season
By Joe Curley
Geno Sharp (pic) thought his runners had an even better race in them.
On Saturday morning, they proved him right and, in doing so, welled him up with pride after his final meet.
Sophomores Vannessa Martinez and Andrea Contreras finished five seconds apart in the top 15 to power the Oxnard College women’s cross country team to its first top-10 finish at the CCCAA state championships in school history.
“I’m enormously proud of those ladies,” said Sharp, the veteran Oxnard coach. “It has been my honor to coach them this year.”
The Condors, who placed fifth in the Western State Conference and ninth at Southern California regionals, continued their ascent by soaring to a sixth-place finish at Woodward Park in Fresno.
Martinez came in 11th in 18 minutes, 45.50 seconds and Contreras was 14th in 18:50.44.
“It was very emotional,” Martinez said. “We were all very excited and we couldn’t believe it. ... My coach started to cry, he was so happy.”
After Cynthia Martinez finished 70th (19:51.80) and Patti Casarrubias and Andrea Cervantes arrived in 85th (20:06.07) and 86th (20:06.59), the Condors knew they had achieved something special.
“We started jumping up and down when we saw them,” Contreras said.
It represented quite a retirement gift for Sharp, who is in his 16th and final season coaching Oxnard.
“All we wanted to do was make him proud,” Contreras said. “It felt good to see that he was proud of us.”
Even longtime rivals were impressed with Oxnard’s performance.
“What a way for him to go out,” Ventura coach Tony Veney said of Sharp. “It’s a testament to years and years of hard work and dedication to the program.”
Moorpark sophomore Rachel Naumann finished fourth overall in a personal-record 18:03.26, 21 seconds behind individual champion Laura Acevas, of East Los Angeles. Moorpark’s Karla Vernola was ninth in 18:32:39.
“My whole body collapsed,” Naumann said. “I gave it my all. ... It wasn’t easy.”
Orange Coast won the women’s team title. Southern California was dominant, scoring the top 14 teams before 15th-place Modesto.
Sierra Kapin (55th, 19:41.11), Aleesha Flugum (102nd, 20:02) and Rita Segovia (150th, 21:07.79) also scored for Moorpark, which placed 10th with 279 points.
Sabrina Sewell (91st, 20:10.62) paced Ventura, which finished 23rd with 515 points. Brittany Gonzalez (98th, 20:15.75), Maria Villalobos (109th, 20:23.58), Brigitte Kiesewetter (140th, 20:56.42) and Erica Hernandez (155th, 21:15.18) also scored for the Pirates, which improved by three full minutes over the last two months of the season.
“It was a good effort,” Veney said. “To drop three minutes off a team time is not easy to do. ... We had five or six PRs.”
Santa Barbara City’s Ian Roberts a Ventura High product, finished seventh in 20:28.59.The lone men’s qualifier from the two county teams was Ventura freshman Luis Cruz, who finished 181th in 23:44.00.
Oxnard College Men’s Soccer-- SoCal Playoff Round 1, Saturday at APU, 2 PM
The No. 7-seeded Pasadena City College men's soccer team will host the No. 10-ranked Oxnard College Condors on Saturday, Nov. 23 in the first round of the Southern California Regional Playoffs. The playoff match will be played Azusa Pacific University's soccer field. Game time is 2 p.m.
The WSC Champion Condors feature the top-2 point scoring soccer players, Johnny Lopez and Alex Garcia. OC is unbeaten in 15 straight games, and outscored opponents 64-21 during the season.
The winner of this match will travel to face No. 2-seeded San Bernardino Valley in a round 2 regional playoff match on Tuesday, Nov. 26.
CCCAA Postseason Ticket Prices:
$10.00 –All seats except,
$7.00 –All identified students, faculty, staff, senior citizens age 60 and over, and children less than 12 years of age.
Directions/Map to Azusa Pacific University Soccer Field
Oxnard College repeats as WSC men's soccer champion
The Oxnard College men’s soccer team has rendered its architect speechless.
Asked if he had ever been part of the type of run the highflying Condors have been on over the past seven weeks, head coach Ross Greaney (pic) could only shake his head and admit, “I don’t know.”Johnny Lopez, Fernando Hernandez Puga and Alex Garcia had a goal and an assist each as Oxnard clinched its second straight Western State Conference title in style Friday night with a 5-0 win at host Glendale.
The issue was put to bed early as the Condors built a 4-0 lead. Although that didn’t stop Osvaldo Espinoza from setting up Mike Hernandez’s capping goal.Oxnard (13-5-1), ranked No. 3 in Southern California and No. 5 in the state, improved to 12-1-1 in WSC play. It has a seven-point lead over Santa Barbara City with two matches to play.
Since losing its WSC opener 3-0 at Santa Monica on Sept. 17, the Condors are unbeaten in 13 WSC matches, outscoring opponents by a 46-4 margin. They’ve won nine straight by a 35-3 score.“We have maybe more balance than we’ve had in the past,” Greaney said. “We always have had talent, but we haven’t had a full roster like this. There are no holes.”Oxnard has been a completely different team than the one that opened 1-4.“Once we got to know who fits in where, then things started to click,” Greaney said. “We have more depth now and a more cohesive group.”
Oxnard became the fifth WSC men’s soccer team to repeat as champ, joining Glendale, Hancock, Santa Barbara City and L.A. Mission.“That’s awesome,” said Greaney, who has coached Oxnard to four titles in the past seven years. “We’ve heard from a lot of alumni.”
Oxnard now has five WSC titles overall, trailing just Santa Barbara City (9) and Glendale (8).
Read more: http://www.vcstar.com/news/2013/nov/09/oxnard-college-repeats-as-wsc-mens-soccer/#ixzz2kTCqOFYZ
Condors Continue Domination of the WSC
The Oxnard College Condors hosted College of the Canyons on Tuesday in a Western State Conference soccer game. Oxnard showcased its possession style game early on and kept the ball moving until they were able to break down Canyon's defense in the 31st minute with a goal from Jose Acevedo, on an assist from Alex Garcia (left).
Oxnard was able to break through one more time in the 68th minute when the Condors moved the ball up the left wing and Alex Garcia was able to cross the ball to Johnny Lopez who put it in the back of the net. Oxnard finished with a 2-0 win and an overall strong performance. When asked about the game head coach Ross Greaney said, "Canyons are a tough team. They made things very difficult for us. I'm proud of our guys. They came through another tough test."
Oxnard is now 11-1-1 in conference and 12-5-1 overall. Oxnard travels to Glendale on Friday for a 7:00pm kick off against the Glendale College Vaqueros.
Condor Men Stay Remain on Top of WSC
The Oxnard College Men’s Soccer team completed a two-game sweep of rival Santa Barbara CC on Friday afternoon.
The Condors got two goals from conference leader, Johnny Lopez (pic), and the defense did the rest to give OC a 2-0 victory. The win puts Oxnard in first place by six points over Santa Monica College, with five games remaining on the schedule.
The Condors play against Hancock on Tuesday at 2:00 in the Condor’s Nest.
Women fall against SBCC
The Lady Condors did not fare so well against SBCC. They lost 7-0 vs. the Vaqs and fell to 2-5 in the WSC.
They play against Hancock on Tuesday at 4:00 in the Condor’s Nest.
Oxnard Women’s Soccer Gets Win at Cuesta
October 22—San Luis Obispo
The Lady Condors were hungry for a conference win and got one yesterday 2-1. OC traveled to San Luis Obispo to take on the Cuesta Cougars.
Midway through the first half, Taelyr Finfrock sent a ball across the top of the box. Seleni Salgado (pic) turned and fired a shot that flew into the upper corner of the goal.
Cuesta responded by scoring two minutes later on a long range strike. The game seemed destined for a draw until Salgado broke free in the 90th minute. She dribbled past the Cuesta GK and passed in the game winning goal.
The Condors are now 2-4 in the WSC with a home game against SBCC on Friday. Kickoff is slated for 4:00 in the Condors Nest.
Condor XC Shows Well at Mt. SAC Invitational
The Lady Condors “flew high” again placing 5th in this large competition, with 24 teams and 182 finishers. Vannessa Martinez led the women (although hampered by a slight case of the flu) but still ran well enough to place 14th in a solid 19:26. Vannessa was closely followed by Andrea Contreras, 10 seconds later, nabbing 16th place in 19:36. Next finished Andrea Cervantes who stepped up and placed 45th as the OC third woman in 20:44. Cynthia Martinez was right behind her in 54th place timing 20:56 and rounding out the scoring team was Patti Casarrubius taking 83rd place in 21:36.
Team Results: 1.Mt SAC 73 2.Moorpark 111 3.Pima AZ 148 4.Mesa AZ 167 5.Oxnard 187 6.Riverside194 7.ARC 200 8.Santa Ana 213 9.Sequoias 231 10.Cuymaca 255 11.LA Valley 285 12.Hartnell 302 13.Santiago Cyn 320 13.East LA 320 15.Sac City 323 16.GWC 377 17.VVC 396 18.IVC 526 No score: El Camino, LBCC, West LA, Rio Hondo, Southwestern, Saddleback.
The OC was led again by Ruben Juanillo who ran well placing 52nd in 22:54 helping the men to get 11th place. Johnny Feller was the second Condor placing 79th timing 23:24. Ricky Garcia closely followed in at 23:27. Andy Chavarin and Steve Macias rounded out the scoring team placing 110th and 118th clocking 24:19 and 24:29 respectfully.
Team Results: 1.Southwestern 42 2.El Camino 3.Mesa AZ 85 4.Mt SAC 87 5.Hartnell 109 6.Riverside 202 7.Sequoias 205 8.Saddleback 256 9.East LA 287 10.LA Valley 293 11.Oxnard 319 12.Santa Ana 355 13.Santiago Cyn 400 14.Rio Hondo 412 15.Estrella Mtn AZ 418 16.West LA 420 17.VVC 423 18.GWC 455 19.LBCC 507 No score: IVC, Sac City, Pima AZ
Oxnard Ladies Win One Lose One
October 4/8—Santa Maria/Ventura
The OC Women’s Soccer Team traveled to Santa Maria and picked up their first WSC win of the season. Janessa Ontiveros scored in the 16th minute of the game by beating everyone to the ball after a corner kick.
The two teams remained scoreless from that point with the final score at 1-0.
On Tuesday, Oxnard played in a cross-county rivalry game at VC. In an uneventful game, the Pirates prevailed 2-0. According to Head Coach Bill Propster, “Carla Ambriz and Emily Perez played great defense for us”.
The young Condors keep striving to get better, and with a bye on Friday, they should have some time to get healthy as well.
OC is back in action at Moorpark College on October 15th. Kickoff is slated for 4:00.
Lady Condor Soccer Falls Twice on the Road
September 27th/October 1st—Santa Monica/Santa Barbara
The Condors travelled to SMCC last Friday to take on the Corsairs. OC allowed one goal and were unable to generate any offense, losing 1-0.
Savannah Finfrock (left) was a welcome addition back into the Condor midfield, after coming back from injury. The Condors gave up an early goal in the 3rd minute, but then held the Corsairs scoreless for the remainder of the game.
“The injuries are definitely slowing us down. Our leading goal scorer and our starting center-back were on the sidline. The bright spot is that we have seen other players step-up to fill some gaps, and gain valuable experience,” said head coach Bill Propster.
In a game played at Santa Barbara CC on Monday, Oxnard College lost 4-0.
SBCC scored in the 5th minute, after a few blocked shots and mayhem. Oxnard freshman, Taelyr Finfrock (pic), broke free of the Vaquero defense and pulled her shot just wide. The score was 1-0 at the half. In the second half, Seleni Salgado used some excellent ball-work to get herself free of the SBCC defense. The Santa Barbara keeper could only deflect the shot into the oncoming path of Finfrock. Taelyr sprinted to the ball and put the shot just over the crossbar.
Janessa Ontiveros played very well for the Condors in the midfield, but it was not enough to overcome the momentum shift after the narrow miss. The score ended 4-0, with some sloppy soccer at the end for OC.
The Condors dropped to 1-7-1 on the season, and 0-1 in the WSC. They travel to Allan Hancock College on Friday to take on the Bulldogs at 4:00
Condors Soccer Slips in Non-Conference Game
The Oxnard College Condors were on the road Tuesday for a 4pm kick off in a non-conference game against a tough Chaffey College team. Oxnard started strong as Fernando Puga tucked away a shot into the back of the net in the 14th minute on an assist from Alex Garcia (pic). Oxnard went up 2-0 in the 29th minute with a goal from Osvaldo Espinoza, assisted by Juan Garcia.
Chaffey were able to tie the game at 2-2 right before halftime and then added two more goals in the 2nd half to go on and win 4-2. Oxnard came close to scoring on a number of occasions in the 2nd half but couldn't quite find the back of the net. "We started strong and made a lot of good plays early on but we couldn't sustain our energy. We didn't play our best but we will regroup at training and get stronger", said coach Greaney after the game.
Oxnard holds a 3-1 record in WSC conference play and a 4-5 record overall. The Oxnard College Condors travel to College of the Canyons for a 2:00 pm kick off this Friday, October 4.
OCXC Runs Well at Golden West Invite
Vannessa Martinez and Andrea Contreras (pic) continue to lead the OC harriers as they both place in the top 10, finishing 4th and 7th respectively, clocking 18:50 and 19:07. Cynthia Martinez ran another solid race placing 48th in 20:29 followed by Andrea Cervantes and Lorena Huizar, who finished together placing 76th and 77th place, with a time of 21:16. Also moving up on the team were Gaby Leon and Shay Quezada who were the 6th and 7th women.
Team Results: 1.Glendale 75 2.LATT 105 3.MtSAC 109 4.Cerritos 119 5.Fullerton 148 6.Oxnard184 7.Riverside 210 8.Santa Ana 237 9.SBVC 271 10.Santiago Cyn 278 11.LA Valley 279 12.East LA 308 13.Cuyamaca 314 14.SMCC 357 14.Moorpark 357 16.Golden West 357 17.West LA 523
Ruben Juanillo (pic) led the OC men on the day earning 35th place in 21:33 in a field of 177 men. Brian Rodriguez was next for the Condors placing 54th in a personal PR of 22:00 minutes flat. Ricky Garcia was the third man as he hung-in to grab 76th place timing 22:24. Andy Chavarin was next for OC placing 81st timing 22:29. Steve Macias rounded out the scoring team finishing 105th place, in a seasonal best of 23:18.
Team Results: 1.Glendale 46 2.El Camino 56 3.Mt SAC 61 4.Riverside 104 5.LATT 159 6.SMCC 237 7.Cerritos 257 8.Saddleback 258 9.LA Valley 259 10.Oxnard 287 11.Santa Ana 295 12.East LA 304 13.Santiago Cyn 330 14.GWC 383 15.West LA 416 16.COD 546
Condors Take Down the Vaqs
September 24—Santa Barbara
The Oxnard College Condors were on the road Tuesday for a 7:00pm kick off against WSC conference rival Santa Barbara City College. Oxnard controlled the pace of the game early through patience and ball possession and it wasn't long before Diego Ortega headed a goal into the back of the net in the 7th minute on a cross from Alex Garcia.
Santa Barbara equalized in the 37th minute and the teams went into half time tied at 1-1. The game opened up in the 2nd half with both teams able to construct a few high quality opportunities on goal and both teams bunkering down and playing strong defense. Oxnard was able to break through in the 79th minute when Fernando Puga (pic) beat the goalkeeper at the near post for the game winner. “It was a hard fought game by both sides," said head coach Ross Greaney after the game. "Fernando scored a great winner."
Oxnard is now 2-1-0 in WSC play and 3-4-0 overall. Oxnard travels to LA Mission for a 2:30pm kick off on Friday.
Young Lady Condors Lose 3-0 to AVC
The Oxnard College women's soccer team took on the Marauders of Antelope Valley. Oxnard's starting goalkeeper, Andrea Bautista, was injured and back up Janessa Ontiveros (left) did an amazing job minding the net in her stead. The score was 0-0 at half, but the heat took its toll on the Condors. The Mauraders slipped 3 unanswered goals into the Condors net in the second half.
When asked for a quote, coach Mark Tevis said, "We are a young talented team. I would be concerned if we weren't creating chances. We will turn the corner when we finish them (scoring chances)."
The Lady Condors have a week to rest before they play their last non-conference game against Santa Monica CC on September 27th.
Condor Runners Perform at SoCal Preview
9/13/13--SoCal Preview@ Central Park Santa Clarita
The Oxnard College women had a goal to challenge themselves and prepare for the post-season. Vannessa Martinez and Andrea Contreras worked together during the race to push each other to top-10 performances. “Nessa” (left) and Andrea placed 7th and 9th respectfully, clocking 19:38 and 19:43 in a field of 201 women. The third Lady Condor was Cynthia Martinez who placed 34th in 20:59 continuing to improve. Patti Casarrubius and Andrea Cervantes rounded out the team scoring placing 74th and 89th place posting 21:45 and 22:04 times helping OC to finish 5th among 34 teams.
Team Results: 1.Orange Coast 40 2.Glendale 99 3.Moorpark 1524.Riverside 175 5.Oxnard 213 6.LATT 238 7.COC 249 8.Cerritos 278 10. Fullerton 285 11.Palomar 310 12.Mt SAC 327 13.BC 336 14.El Camino 340 15.Santa Ana 349 16.Ventura 364 17.SBV 380 18.LA Valley 410 19.Saddleback 439 20.Cuyamaca 456 21.Santiago Cyn 494 22.East LA 530 23.AVC 592 24.IVC 693 25.Citrus 726 26.LBCC 728 27.SDCC 763 28.VVC 784 29.West LA 838 30.Grossmont 899
The Condor Men’s team was led again by a close tandem, Johnny Feller and Ricky Garcia. They paced the team to a 12th place showing, in a field of 32 teams. Johnny (left) placed 53rd in 23:03 and Ricky placed 56th in 23:06. Ruben Jaunillo placed 73rd in 23:33, followed by Brian Rodriguez and Niko Utash who placed 109th in 24:32 and 130th in 25:22, out of a field of 192 men.
Team Results: 1.ARC 19 2.Cerritos 95 3.Glendale 100 4.COC 119 5.OCC 134 6.El Camino 185 7.Cuyamaca 201 8.Mt SAC 251 9.LATT 310 10.Cuesta 332 11.Saddleback 345 12.Oxnard 421 13.SMCC 423 14.Pasadena 481 15.SBCC 462 16.SDCC 481 17.Fullerton 505 18.Santa Ana 513 19.LA Valley 519 20.BC 535 21.Palomar 560 22.Citrus 571 23.Santiago Cyn 573 23.Ventura 573 25.AVC 618 26.Rio Hondo 653 27.West LA 729 28.LBCC 781 29.East LA 793
The Lady Condors Fall at Citrus
The Oxnard College Women’s Soccer team was looking to rebound after losing to Santa Ana last week.
Unfortunately they fell to Citrus College 1-0, on the road. The goal came in the 36th minute, when OC failed to clear the ball.
Bree Martin, Angela Turner-Harvey, Vanessa Sanchez, and Taelyr Frinfrock all had chances in the game, but were unable to convert for the Condors.
“The team played well defensively, other than the one goal,” commented Assistant Coach, Mark Tevis. “We are looking forward to taking on AVC early next week.”
The Condors (1-3-1) kick-off against the Marauders next Tuesday at 4:00, in Antelope Valley. They follow up that game on the road against Santa Monica College on September 27th at 3:00.
Condor Cross Country Starts Fast
September 6—El Monte
The OC harriers began their fall quest towards the State Championship in November. The Lady Condors look to be much improved.
The kick-off of the fall season schedule had the OC teams returning to The Rio Hondo Invite. Last year, OC finished a disappointing last. This year, the Condors were challenged with 90 degree weather and good competition. Much improved from last year, Andrea Contreras and Vennessa Martinez led the women finishing 2nd and 3rd in 18:36 and 18:39 (a whole minute faster than last year). Freshman Cynthia Martinez, placed 9th in 20:01. Patti Casarrubias was next, in 12th place, clocking 20:21. Both students graduated from Hueneme High School. The final women rounding out the scoring for OC was a Freshman from Pacifica High, Andrea Cervantes, who ran 21:13 and placed 20th.
OC also had solid efforts from Lorena Huizar who ran 21:57 and Estefania Mendez who run 22:06, both from Hueneme High. Their combined efforts earned the team 2nd place, just missing the win by 2 points.
Team Results: 1.LATT 42 2.OXNARD 44 3.Pasadena 54 4. ELAC 103 5.LBCC 151 6.GWC 153 No score: Southwest & Rio Hondo
The OC men’s team has a familiar ring as they look much improved from last year. With an influx of freshmen from Simi Valley High, Hueneme High, and Moorpark High, this could be best Condor team in a couple of seasons.
However, the men ran into a real buzz saw at Rio Hondo, and matched up against Southwestern who took the first four places. The top performing OC athlete was Johnny Feller (Simi Valley HS) as he placed 9th clocking 21:11. The Oxnard second man was Ricky Garcia (Hueneme HS) placing 20th in a time of 21:52. The 3rd man was Franky Moncada (Simi HS), as he placed right behind Ricky in 21st place, in 21:58. Our final two scoring runners were Niko Utash (Simi HS) and Brian Rodriguez (Hueneme HS) placing 35 and 40th respectfully in 23:09 and 23:32.
Team Results: 1.Southwestern 20 2. LATT 51 3.Pasadena 90 4.OXNARD 120 5.SDCC 130 6.ELAC 153 7.GWC 204 8.LBCC 217 9.Hio Hondo 219
Condors Stumble at Home
The 2012 WSC Champion OC Men’s Soccer team was a little rusty in their opener against East LA. The Condors fell 2-1 on Tuesday evening.
The home goal was scored by Diego Ortega at the 55 minute mark. This goal leveled the score at 1-1, however, East LA was able to take the lead in the 75th minute of the game.
Head Coach Ross Greaney was pleased with the talent he has on the field, but realizes they have a lot of work to do. The pre-conference competition that OC will face is state champion quality. In order to compete, OC will certainly have to improve.
The Condors will play Golden West on September 3rd. Kickoff is slated for 4:00 in the Condor’s Nest.
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