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2010 Women's Soccer Team News

 

Orocio Named NSCAA All-American

 WSoc  12-23-2010  Pirate sophomore Monique Orocio has been named a first-team National Soccer Coaches of America /Performance Subaru All-American for the 2010 season.  She is the ninth Ventura College Women's soccer player to be named an NSCAA All-American, the fourth player in program history to be named to the first team.   This recognition is the highest individual honor a collegiate soccer player can receive.  Orocio joins the following Ventura College first team NSCAA All-Americans:  Joy Barry (1997), Allie Avina (2004) and Jaz Strozier (2009).  Her selection is the second in consecutive seasons for the Pirates, following Strozier’s selection a year ago. READ MORE...   See NSCAA All-American Teams...

 

WSoc Ranked #9 in Final National Poll

 WSoc  12-21-2010  The Ventura College women's soccer team finished the season ranked No. 9 in the National Soccer Coaches Association / HedrickCars.com national rankings.  The Pirates, who finished the season with a 17-4-2 record, won their 13th Western State Conference championship in the last 15 years and advanced to the State Elite Eight for the sixth time in program history.  This is the second year in a row that VC has finished in the national rankings, as they were ranked No. 6 at the conclusion of the 2009 campaign. READ MORE...  See Poll...

 

Orocio, Hoffman Earn Top WSC Honors

 WSoc  12-15-2010  Sophomore Monique Orocio, who led the Ventura College women's soccer team to an undefeated Western State Conference finish, the program's 13th championship in 15 years, has been named the WSC Most Valuable Player for the 2010 season.  Orocio led the team with 56 points, 21 goals and 14 assists, a total that was second in the WSC North.  She led VC to a perfect conference record, recapturing the title with the team's first 12-0 season since 2003.  Head Coach Steve Hoffman was named the WSC North Coach of the Year, leading VC into the state Elite Eight for the sixth time in school history.  The back-to-back Elite Eight appearances last year and in 2010 are the first consecutive appearances for the Pirates since 1997 and 1998.  READ MORE...   See All-WSC Team

 

Soccer Season Ends In Elite Eight

 WSoc  11-27-2010  The Ventura College women's soccer season came to a disappointing end Saturday night at the VC Sportsplex, one round short of a return to the State Final Four, with a 4-2 defeat at the hands of San Bernardino Valley College.  On a cold and wet night the No. 2 seeded Pirates fell behind early, and every charge they mounted was answered quickly by the No. 3 Wolverines.   READ MORE...  See Story from the Ventura County Star

 

Pirates Advance 3-0 Over SBCC

 WSoc  11-23-2010  The Ventura College women's soccer team ignored the elements and the adage that it's difficult to beat a good team three times in the same season in their 3-0 triumph over Western State Conference rival Santa Barbara City College (16-3-2) Tuesday night at the VC Sportsplex in the second round of the SoCal Regional Playoffs.  Fighting a strong ocean breeze that lasted well into the evening along with sporadic rain showers, the Pirates' Lindsey Armenta, Taylor Benton, and Hope Weber all found the back of the net in the second half to help Ventura (17-3-2) advance to the Regional Finals against San Bernardino Valley College Saturday Nov. 27 at the Sportsplex.  READ MORE...  See Story from the Ventura County Star

   

VC Continues With 2-1 Playoff Win

 WSoc  11-20-2010  The Pirates' women's soccer team began their quest for a second consecutive trip to the State Final Four on Saturday night with a first round SoCal Regional Playoff match with the San Diego Mesa Olympians.  On a cool and blustery night at the VC Sportsplex, the rain held off, and the Pirates, seeded no. 2 in Southern California, scored a dramatic game winner in extra time to post a 2-1 victory and continue their season.  Taylor Steele found the back of the net on a rebound shot off of a penalty kick during injury time for the game-winner, sending VC to a Regional Semifinal match against Santa Barbara on Tuesday night in Ventura.

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VC Soccer Does a Little Forward Thinking

 WSoc  11-19-2010  from the Ventura County Star  It was a crisis of conscience.  Growing up playing for the Oxnard Wave and Pacifica High, Monique Orocio would find herself in front of goal and her eyes would be searching for a teammate, rather than an opening.  The voice in the back of her head would remind her, “Don’t be a ball hog.”  Said Orocio: “I would never shoot the ball.”   When once she imagined every shot would dribble right into the goalkeeper’s waiting arms, Orocio has developed into a goal scoring phenomenon as a 19-year-old sophomore for the Ventura College women’s soccer team.  READ MORE...   

 

Pirates Preparing for Post Season Play

 WSoc  11-18-2010  from www.HomeFieldSports.com  This week the Olympic Sports Report features a pair of programs preparing for playoffs on the pitch as the #2 seeded Ventura College Pirates women’s team and #9 seeded Oxnard College Condors men’s team look to add to their regular season WSC Championships.  Ventura SO Monique Orocio, FR Kylee Haughton and Oxnard SO Richie Vargas joined Eric ‘The Hawk’ Evelhoch and Joe Curley on VCSN to talk all about their preparations.  Hear it here as originally aired on AM 1400 KKZZ and the Home Field Sports Broadcasting Network. READ MORE... 

 

Pirates Earn #2 Seed in Playoffs

 WSoc  11-16-2010  The Ventura College women’s soccer team, fresh off their 13th Western State Conference championship in the past 15 years, have earned the no. 2 seed in the Southern California Regional Playoffs, set to begin Saturday Nov. 20.  The Pirates will host 15-seed San Diego Mesa College at 5:00 pm at the VC Sportsplex on Saturday.  Ticket prices, set by the California Community College Athletic Association, are $8 for adults and $5 for students and seniors.

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Pirates Complete Perfect WSC Season

 WSoc  11-9-2010  The Ventura College women's soccer team ended a perfect Western State Conference championship season with a 2-0 decision at Santa Barbara City College Friday night.  Sabrina Munoz got the Pirates on the board with a goal in the 34th minute, and Monique Orocio converted an assist by Victoria Burnell in the final minute of the opening half for the margin.  Raelene Moreno protected the goal for her 10th shutout in 12 conference matches.  The Pirates (15-3-2, 12-0), WSC champions in 13 of the past 15 seasons, posted their first 12-0 WSC campaign since 2003.  They will begin SoCal regional playoff action on Saturday Nov. 20 at the VC Sportsplex, against an opponent and at a time to be determined.  READ MORE...   

 

Soccer Clinches WSC Title

 WSoc  11-9-2010  The Pirates' women's soccer team came into Tuesday's home contest against Allan Hancock College needing a win to clinch its 13th Western State Conference North Division championship in the past 15 years.  After Monique Orocio netted a hat-trick in the match's first seven minutes, it was apparent that VC would be celebrating that title shortly.  The Pirate defense posted its ninth shutout in 11 conference matches and 12 different players scored a goal as Ventura (14-3-2, 11-0) defeated the Bulldogs 17-0. READ MORE...  See Article from the Ventura County Star

 

VC Soccer Eliminates Moorpark

 WSoc  11-5-2010  The Ventura College women's soccer team defeated the defending Western State Conference champion Moorpark College on Friday afternoon 2-1, eliminating the Raiders from the conference race and all-but assuring the Pirates their 13th WSC crown in 15 years.  The Pirates (13-3-2, 10-0) are five points ahead of second-place Santa Barbara with a home match against last-place Allan Hancock and a trip up the 101 to SBCC left on the schedule.  Taylor Benton scored the game winner just before halftime on an unassisted score for the 2-1 margin.  READ MORE...   

 

Pirates Extend WSC Scoreless Streak

 WSoc  11-2-2010  For the Pirates' women's soccer team, Western State Conference play has been almost pointless.  Following an early goal by Cuesta in the conference opener, VC has gone 807 minutes without allowing a goal by its opposition.  That streak was bolstered Tuesday night at the Sportsplex in Ventura's 6-0 shutout of Oxnard College.  Yadira Toraya had a hat-trick of scores while Monique Orocio added a goal and a pair of assists as the Pirates moved ever-closer to clinching their 13th WSC championship in the past 15 seasons.  READ MORE... 

 

Soccer Drops Non-Conference Match

 WSoc  10-29-2010  With the Western State Conference race firmly in hand, the Ventura College women's soccer team traveled north on Friday to take on Fresno City College in a battle of two of the state's top five ranked teams.  Unfortunately for VC, their 10-game unbeaten streak came to an end at the hand of the Rams in a 4-1 setback.  Fresno raced out to a 3-0 halftime advantage with scores in the 7th, 20th, and 38th minutes.  The Rams put the game out of reach with a goal seven minutes into the second half, but the Pirates (12-3-2, 8-0) continued the fight.  Lindsey Armenta assisted a goal by Monique Orocio in the 67th minute to set the final score.  READ MORE... 

 

Today's Game at Fresno City Will Be Big for VC's Burnell

 WSoc  10-29-2010  from the Ventura County Star  Two of the top five teams in the state will meet this afternoon when the Ventura College women’s soccer team (11-2-2) visits Fresno City (11-2-2) at 4 p.m.  The trip up Highway 99 will be a homecoming for the lone Pirates player from outside Ventura County.  Freshman striker Victoria Burnell had one of the more astounding careers in state history at Liberty High in Madera, scoring 211 goals in her four-year career, the third highest total in state history.  READ MORE... 

 

Pirates Build Five Point Lead in WSC

 WSoc  10-26-2010  The Pirates remained perfect atop the Western State Conference standings with a 5-0 win on the road at West Los Angeles College Tuesday afternoon.  And with Santa Barbara and Moorpark playing to a 1-1 draw, Ventura (11-2-2, 8-0) moved five points ahead of SBCC in the standings.  Janelle Martinez and Monique Orocio each scored a pair of goals for VC Tuesday and Victoria Burnell added a score as well.  It was the Pirates' seventh straight shutout in conference play.  VC has not surrendered a goal in the last 717 minutes of play.  READ MORE...

 

Soccer Remains Perfect Against Cuesta

 WSoc  10-22-2010  Coming off of two big wins over the past three matches, the Ventura College women's soccer team could have had a let down.  Instead, they maintained their perfect conference record and looked sharp in the process, defeating Cuesta College 5-0 at the VC Sportsplex Friday evening.  Victoria Burnell scored a pair of goals and Monique Orocio had two assists as the Pirates (10-2-2, 7-0) won their eighth consecutive game with the sixth straight shutout for goalkeeper Raelene Moreno.  In seven games in conference play VC, ranked no. 5 in the state power rankings, has outscored their opponents 32-1.  READ MORE... 

 

Pirates Take Control Of WSC

 WSoc  10-19-2010  In between flashes of lightening and claps of thunder, the Pirates, behind a pair of goals by Monique Orocio, stormed into the driver's seat in the Western State Conference North Division with a 2-0 win over previously unbeaten Santa Barbara City College Tuesday evening at the VC Sportsplex.  The severe weather grazed by the facility, but it was enough to cause a 30 minute weather delay in the 33rd minute of the contest in which Ventura (9-2-2, 6-0) posted its fifth consecutive shutout in WSC play, this one over the Vaqueros (10-2-1, 4-1), a  team which entered play ranked no. 13 in the national coaches poll, averaging 3.6 goals per game.  READ MORE...   See Story from the Ventura County Star

 

VC Soccer Rolls 10-0

 WSoc  10-14-2010  Despite missing five starters, who were rested for various injury concerns, the Ventura College women's soccer team defeated Allan Hancock College 10-0 in Santa Maria Thursday afternoon.  Yadira Toraya had a hat trick of three goals to go along with a pair of assists to lead VC (8-2-2, 5-0) to its sixth straight win.  The victory sets up a showdown with Santa Barbara City College for the top spot in the conference on Tuesday Oct. 19 at 5:30 pm at the VC Sportsplex.

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Pirate Soccer Has Time For Moorpark

 WSoc  10-8-2010  A year ago in the season's final regular season game the Moorpark Raiders scored an equalizing goal in the third minute of a two-minute stoppage time taking the Western State Conference championship back to the East County for only the second time in 14 years.  On Tuesday night at the Sportsplex, the Pirates made sure that time was on their side, scoring three times in the opening half en route to a 4-0 victory over the Raiders, the program's 250th victory under its only head coach, Steve Hoffman. READ MORE...  See Story from the Ventura County Star

 

Steele's First Goal Is Difference

 WSoc  10-8-2010  Pirate sophomore Taylor Steele scored the first goal of her two year career at Ventura College as VC held on to defeat Oxnard College 1-0 on the road Friday afternoon.  Steele hit the back of the net off of a corner kick from Sabrina Munoz in the game's 15th minute, and the Pirate defense did the rest for the remaining 75 minutes of the contest.  Raelene Moreno recorded the shutout in goal for Ventura (6-2-2, 3-0) with three saves. 

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Pirates Spread the Wealth in 6-0 Win

 WSoc  10-1-2010  The Pirates' women's soccer team saw six different players score a goal in Friday's 6-0 decision over West Los Angeles College Friday evening at the Sportsplex.  Ventura (2-0, 5-2-2) raced to a 4-0 halftime advantage and never looked back as Whitney Rosenheim, Yadira Toraya, Janelle Martinez, Brianna Potracke, Victoria Burnell, and Raquel Gonzalez all netted scores during the match.  Lindsay Armenta and Burnell each had a pair of assists while Susana Alonso and Martinez had an assist, each.  READ MORE...

 

Women's Soccer Wins WSC Opener

 WSoc  9-28-2010  The Ventura College women's soccer team, searching for an identity all fall, may have found one with a 4-1 road victory over Cuesta College in the Western State Conference North Division opener for both teams.  Ventura (1-0, 4-2-2), which has won 12 of the last 14 conference titles, was led by Victoria Burnell and Monique Orocio, who each scored a pair of goals in the win.  The Pirates received assists from Hope Weber, Skyler Rylander, Susana Alonso and Katelen Norris while goalkeeper Raelene Moreno had five saves in goal.  READ MORE... 

 

Pirates Show Dramatic Flare With Toraya's Late Game-Winner

 WSoc  9-24-2010  The last couple games for the Ventura College women’s soccer team have been anything but boring, and Friday night’s contest at the Sportsplex was no different.  The Pirates used a late goal by sophomore Yadira Toraya to complete a come-from-behind 3-2 victory over Bakersfield College.  After going ahead with an early goal, VC gave up a pair of scores in the closing minutes of the first half before staging the dramatic comeback.   READ MORE...

 

Martinez Comes Up Big For Pirate Soccer

 WSoc  9-21-2010  Struggling to find its form as of late, the Pirates came into Tuesday night’s showdown with Santa Monica College needing a boost of confidence.  That boost came from an equalizing goal from freshman forward Janelle Martinez in the 71st minute to help Ventura secure a 1-1 tie with the Corsairs at the VC Sportsplex.  The game becomes one in a series of exciting contests between the two teams dating back through last season.  READ MORE... 

 

Injuries, Heat Play Role In VC Loss

 WSoc  9-14-2010  Coming off a disappointing loss to the defending national champions last week, the Ventura College women's soccer team looked to rebound Tuesday against the LA Pierce College Brahmas.   The game was played at “The Pit” in Woodland Hills where the heat reached a blistering 95 degrees at the start of the game, and by the end, it played a factor.  Battling the heat and heat-induced injuries, the Pirates came up short 2-0, giving up a pair of late goals.  READ MORE...

 

Pirates Defeated by Nation's Top Team

 WSoc  9-10-2010  The Pirates' women's soccer team had some flashes of brilliance in an otherwise pedestrian effort against the top-ranked team in the nation in their 5-2 loss to Santiago Canyon College at the Sportsplex Friday night.  The defeat is the first setback of the season for VC, who was ranked no. 7 in the NSCAA/Hendrickscars.com national poll this week.  READ MORE... 

 

Pirates Look to Settle the Score Against Nation's #1 Team

 WSoc  9-9-2010  The Pirates women’s soccer team welcomes the 2009 Adidas/NSCAA National Champion Santiago Canyon College to the Sportsplex Friday Sept. 10 for a 5:00 pm match.  The Hawks come into the contest maintaining the nation’s current top ranking in the latest NSCAA/Hedrickcars.com poll while VC is ranked no. 7.  Last year the Hawks, led by head coach Ian Woodhead, pulled off the trifecta winning conference, state, and national titles last season with a remarkable 23-0-2 record.  READ MORE...

 

Women's Soccer Moves Up Two Spots in National Poll

 WSoc  9-7-2010  The Ventura College Pirates women's soccer team has moved up two spots in the latest national poll conducted by the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) and sponsored by Hendrickcars.com.  VC who was ranked ninth in the pre-season poll, are now in the no. 7 spot.  The Pirates will face Santiago Canyon College on Friday Sept. 10 at the Ventura College Sportsplex.  The Hawks are the top-ranked team in the NSCAA?HedrickCars.com poll. 

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VC Downs Rio Hondo in BK Sports Classic Finale

 WSoc  9-4-2010  Ventura bounced back from a 1-1 tie earlier in the week with a much needed 3-2 victory over Rio Hondo College on Saturday in the finale of the BK Sports Community College Classic.  Monique Orocio and Victoria Burnell continued their scoring pace notching one goal a piece while Kylie Haughton scored her first collegiate goal.  READ MORE...

 

Pirates Struggle in the Fog, Tie Cuyamaca

 WSoc  9-2-2010 Coming off a 5-1 over Cabrillo the Pirates were positioned to make it two in a row.  Then the fog rolled into the VC Sportsplex and so did Cuyamaca forward Bianca Jimenez.  Jiminez scored the Coyotes goal one minute into the game before VC's Monique Orocio equalized for the 1-1 tie in the BK Sports Classic. READ MORE...

 

Women's Soccer Hosts BK Sports Classic; Matches Held Thursday - Saturday at Sportsplex

 WSoc  8-30-2010    The VC Women’s Soccer team is back in action Thursday Sept. 2 in their 2010 home opener.  The no.9-ranked Pirates look to continue their winning form after their season opening 5-1 win over Cabrillo College.   Ventura will take on Cuyamaca College Coyotes in the BK Sports Classic with a 7:00 pm kick-off at the VC Sportsplex.  READ MORE...

 

Pirate Soccer Opens Season With 5-1 Win

 WSoc  8-28-2010  The Ventura College Pirates Women Soccer team opened the 2010 season with a dominating 5-1 win over Cabrillo College in Aptos.  The Pirates wasted no time getting behind the Seahawks defense taking six shots on frame in the first seven minutes.  Sophomore Taylor Benton the scoring with an emphatic shot that had the Seahawks goalie frozen on her line.  The Pirates really started opening things up after Benton’s goal with freshman Victoria Brunell getting her first two goals of her college career to complete the first half scoring.  READ MORE...