Long Beach City College women’s water polo has reached the State Championships at West Valley this weekend after a month of postseason action. The Vikings (17-11, 8-0) won the South Coast Conference Championship and a SoCal Regional match over Mt. San Antonio, but lost its last two matches by one goal against Fullerton and Riverside. LBCC freshman Alejandra Villa has a team-high 67 goals.
Men’s Water Polo
LBCC finished its season with a third place finish at the SoCal Regionals over the weekend at Cerritos College. The Vikings (19-9) lost to LA Valley and Orange Coast after beating Riverside, Cerritos and Chaffey. LBCC freshman Hugo Roscio finished the season with a team-high 64 goals and 39 steals. Freshman goalkeeper Seth Seaboch had 158 saves and 17 wins.
The Vikings (20-3, 6-1) has a six-game winning streak headed into their regular season finale at home against El Camino tonight. Freshman Tylie Johnson has a team-high 230 kills (3.77 per set) this season and freshman Abigail Hargrove leads the defense at the net with 41 total blocks. Freshman Doris Woods has 154 digs, and setter Levila Iosua has 26 service aces and 490 assists (8.91 per set).
LBCC (4-6) finished its season with a 33-31 loss at Ventura on Saturday. Quarterback Jonathan Murphy threw for 217 yards and rushed for 145 yards with two touchdowns.
A disappointing loss to rival Cerritos last Friday ended the season for LBCC. The Vikings (9-10-1, 5-3) were led by freshman Brittany Caudillo’s 10 goals and 22 points. Freshman goalkeeper Sara Larios has seven shutouts in 20 games.
The Vikings (12-4-4, 4-1-3) also finished the season with a loss to No. 1 Cerritos last week. LBCC has been led by sophomore Carlos Maldonado’s nine goals and 15 assists. Freshman goalkeeper Mario DeLaTorre has a save percentage over 70 with four shutouts in 18 games. The Vikings will start the SoCal Regional Playoffs this week.
Moises Marquez, Rafael Gonzalez, Dasani Zavala and Lilyanna Figueroa qualified for the State Championships on Saturday in Fresno after strong performances at the SoCal Championships earlier this month. Marquez was 33rd out of 190 with a 5:05 average mile time.