San Diego, CA - The Vaqueros outscored the Titans 16-4 in the WWLL ChampionshipTournament third place game to bounce back from their disappointing semifinal loss on Saturday. A 7-0 first quarter was the real SBCC team in this one. Saturday in the 12-9 loss to UC Santa Cruz the Vaqueros were frustrated during shooting. Not so in this game as they were 7 of 9 in the first 15 minutes of the contest.
Sophomore Sabrina Forbes (Santa Clarita, CA) led all scorers with 3 goals and 2 assists. Close behind her were freshman Kiara Kofoed (Orinda, CA) with four goals and sophomore Marianna Gammet (Redondo, CA) with 3 goals and 1 assist. Eight SBCC players contributed goals and assists to the offense. Sophomore goalie Tatum Davis (Redondo, CA) had six saves.
SBCC is now 10-1 overall and waiting for word about an at-large bid to the WCLA National Championship Tournament in Virginia Beach May 9th - 12th. Sixteen teams are selected for the tournament. Half the field will be made up of conference automatic qualifer (AQ) teams and the other half will come from the next best eight teams in the WCLA. The Vaqueros were ranked 8th in the April 10th WCLA poll when they were 9-0 before the WWLL Tournament. The committee will have to weigh overall body of work with their two most recent results.
Carpinteria, CA - The revitalized SBCC women's lacrosse club cruised through three games at the Santa Barbara Shootout. Playing for the first time since before the Covid pandemic the Vaqueros were successful in games with San Jose State, Portland and Cal State Northridge. The Vaqueros are now 3-0 on the season and 1-0 in WWLL Central D2.
Carpinteria, CA - SBCC women's lacrosse led 5-0 at the end of the first quarter in an exhibition game played at the Santa Barbara Polo Club as part of the Santa Barbara Winter Showdown. The Vaqueros won their tune-up 15-6. The match-up was with a free agent group made up of players form the tournament's Elite Division. The second quarter was a little closer with a 2-1 result but then the Vaqueros put the game away in the third period with a 5-1 performance that gave them a 13-3 lead.
SBCC opens up regular season play back at the polo club with a 12:00pm game on February 3rd with San Jose State. Both teams are in the Western Women's Lacrosse League and this game is part of the Santa Barbara Shootout. The Vaqueros are aiming at the Western Women's Lacrosse League state championship tournament in San Diego in April. The road to that starts on Friday.
SBCC Shootout Schedule:
The Spartans are a league game, the Pilots are a non-league game and the Matadors are a league game. All three games are at the Santa Barbara Polo Club, 3300 Via Real, Carpinteria, CA. Admission is free but parking is $10 per day.