Long Beach City College

Long Beach City College Notebook: Women’s Volleyball Winning Streak

Long Beach City College women’s volleyball got back to winning ways last week with an upset victory over No. 11 Cypress College at home last week. The Vikings (5-5) came back to win 25-23, 20-25, 8-25, 25-16, 16-14.

Sophomore outside hitter Brooke Earkman led LBCC with 18 kills, two service aces, nine digs and a pair of blocks. Sophomore outside hitter Anisa Lopez chipped in 14 kills and 12 digs, while freshman setter Jillian Petnicki finished with 25 assists and two aces.

The Vikings host Mt. San Antonio at 6 tonight in SCC action.


LBCC football coach Brett Peabody likes to win, but not like this. The Vikings improved to 2-1 last Saturday after a rare forfeit win over LA Valley College, which came thanks to low numbers at Valley.

Southern California Football Association commissioner Jim Sartoris said via statement: Valley has informed the SCFA that it cannot field a team for this week’s game because of significant injuries and low numbers. By SCFA Bylaws, Long Beach will be awarded a forfeiture win.”

Peabody wasn’t excited to get above .500, thanks to the circumstances, tweeting that it made him sick to his stomach that his team prepared all week but wouldn’t get to take the field to compete on Saturday.

The Vikings will have a tall test ahead of them this Saturday as they travel to face Riverside at 6 p.m.; Riverside is the No. 1 ranked team in the nation.

Women’s Soccer

LBCC (4-2) had its four-game winning streak snapped by Fullerton on Tuesday 2-1. Last week, freshman forward Allison Veloz had one goal and two assists in a 4-2 win over Valley College. Freshman Harley Wade, freshman Nathaly Silva and sophomore Brittany Caudillo each scored once. Silva scored a hat trick in a 4-1 win over Orange Coast.

Men’s Soccer

A five-game losing streak came to an end last week when LBCC (3-6) took down San Diego City College 2-1 last week. However, the Vikings lost to San Bernardino Valley on Tuesday.

In the win over San Diego, freshmen midfielders Christian Lemus and Javier Cervantes both scored for the Vikings while freshman forward Cameran Bedal provided both assists. Sophomore goalkeeper Mario DeLaTorre only needed to make one save.

Women’s Water Polo

The Vikings opened the 2019 campaign last week with four wins at the Riverside City College Tournament including a convincing South Coast Conference win over Rio Hondo College 22-2.

Sophomore attacker Jillian Schultz now leads the team with 23 goals and 17 steals. Long Beach Poly alum Sydney Brightenburg scored 17 goals.

LBCC is at East Los Angeles for SCC action this afternoon.

JJ Fiddler
JJ Fiddler is an award-winning sportswriter and videographer who has been covering Southern California sports for multiple newspapers and websites since 2004. After attending Long Beach State and creating the first full sports page at the Union Weekly Newspaper, he has been exclusively covering Long Beach prep sports since 2007.