The Long Beach City College beach volleyball team looked like one of the best in California on Friday when the Vikings swept Rio Honda College and Bakersfield College at Granada Beach. LBCC freshman Josannah Vazquez and Sierra Davis used a two-point win to edge their Rio Honda opponents, and swept Bakersfield.
LBCC (8-1, 1-0) is hosting Orange Coast, Mt. San Antonio and Cypress on Friday. Matches start at 10 a.m. at Granada Beach.
The No. 1 ranked Vikings (13-0) stayed undefeated last week by beating Fullerton 25-16, 25-23, 23-25, 25-19. LBCC is at LA Trade-Tech on Friday night in a conference match.
The Vikings (12-10, 1-3) played two home games last week and picked up their first conference win by beating Compton 4-0 two days before they edged Pasadena 1-0.
LBCC sophomore Alissa Cienfuegos pitched both complete game shutouts. She allowed six hits and struck out 14 batters in the win over Compton. Cienfuegos only allowed three hits against Pasadena while striking out nine. She has 76 strikeouts this season with a 2.96 ERA. Cienfuegos also scored the only run against Pasadena with a solo home run in the fifth inning.
LBCC is at Rio Hondo today, and hosts East Los Angeles in nonconference action on Thursday at 3 p.m.
Before the rains postponed their weekend games, the Vikings (10-9, 2-2) split two conference games with East Los Angles last week. LBCC won at home 5-4 before falling on the road to the exact same score two days later.
Freshman pitcher Garrett Rennie picked up the win for the Vikings in the first game by pitching six strong innings. Third baseman Reese Berberet drove in three runs with two hits. Shortstop David Rivera and center fielder Aaron Fawcett also had a pair of hits. Rivera, a Lakewood High alum, leads the Vikings with a .410 batting average.
LBCC is at Mt. San Antonio today, and hosts Rio Hondo on Thursday at 2:30 p.m. to kick off a conference series.
Hall Of Fame
LBCC is inducting eight new members into the Hall Of Champions on March 23. The 15th annual ceremony will include dinner and the inductions of Gary Anderson (basketball), John Harvey (football), Michelle Nelson (track & field), Melissa Soria (women’s water polo), Rich Foster (men’s water polo), Ron Williams (track & field), Dan Frost (basketball) and Bruce Young (football). Contact Kristy Lutz for information at Klutz@lbcc.edu or 562-938-4237.