The Long Beach City College men’s water polo team improved to 8-0 last weekend with a pair of wins over Sierra and West Valley at the West Valley Nyqvist Invitational. The Vikings have outscored their opponents 121-53 this season.
Sophomore attacker Vedran Latkovic has scored a team-high 22 goals, and freshman attacker Nikola Ilic is right behind him with 20 goals to go with a team-high 10 steals on defense. Sophomore Fabio Mujica has provided a team-high 12 assists, and freshman attacker Michael Baker has a team-high seven blocks on defense.
LBCC starts conference play tomorrow afternoon at Rio Hondo.
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LBCC (3-5) dropped another match at home to undefeated Orange Coast College last Friday 18-25, 19-25, 22-25. Sophomore outside hitter Brooke Earkman led the Vikings team with 10 kills and had seven digs. Sophomore setter Lexi Randolph and freshman setter Jillian Petnicki had more than 10 assists each, while sophomore libero Doris Woods came up with 15 digs.
The Vikings is at Fullerton tomorrow, and hosts Cypress at 6 p.m. on Friday.
The LBCC women finished 15th at the SoCal Preview at Mission Bay Park last weekend while Dasani Zavala led the way with a time of 21:54.1 in the 5K race.
The Vikings slow start continued last weekend when they lost to Golden West 1-0 for their fifth consecutive defeat after opening the season with a win. LBCC (1-5) hosts San Diego at 4 p.m. on Friday.
The best of families are about constancy and endurance, especially during tough times, and the Long Beach City College football family has endured a particularly tough time, recently. Over the last two years, four players or recent alums of the program have passed away. In 2017, Tim Johnson died after a car crash.