OCC Sports Recap

Orange Coast College’s women’s soccer found its stride in a busy conference schedule, as both of OCC’s water polo teams gear up for playoffs.

Women’s soccer

The Pirates dropped two of three games last week, all of which were Orange Empire Conference matches.

On Oct. 26, OCC fell to Saddleback College 3-1, after falling behind three scores in the first half to the newly renamed Bobcats.

The next day, the Pirates hosted the Cypress Chargers at Lebard Stadium, but were shut out 2-0.

The women’s soccer team was able to rebound with a win against Fullerton college on Oct. 29. Extensive coverage of that 1-0 win is available here

The Pirates continued their heavy conference schedule with three more conference games this week of Nov. 2, beginning with an away loss to Cypress 3-0.

Men’s soccer

OCC was forced to a 1-1 draw with Fullerton College on Oct. 29.

The Pirates (5-7-3, 1-5-2), fell to Cypress 4-1 on Tuesday. OCC forward Jesus Olague scored the Pirates’ lone goal off of an assist from forward Armand Pigeon.

On Friday, the team will travel to Irvine Valley College for a 3 p.m. match against the Lasers.

Women’s water polo

The OCC women’s water polo team made the most of its single game last week, blowing Golden West out of the water 11-2 on Oct. 27. Attackers Destiny Hernandez and Delaney Lewellyn lead the team with three goals each.

Women’s water polo will play in the OEC Championship semifinal inside  the OCC aquatics facility on Friday at 2:20 p.m. OCC’s opponent has not been announced as of Wednesday. 

Men’s water polo

OCC went 0-2 last week, after an 18-8 loss to conference-rival GWC, and a 14-9 defeat to Chapman University.

The Pirates are set to play Saddleback at home on Thursday for the OEC Championship semifinals. At 10:20 a.m., OCC is scheduled to host Fullerton for the first round of the OEC Championship.

The title game, regardless of who advances, will be played on Saturday. Start time is still TBA.

Women’s volleyball

The Pirates split their games last  week in contrary fashion, sweeping Santiago Canyon College 3-0 on Oct. 27, but took a devastating 3-0 loss to IVC on Oct. 29. 

With the loss last Friday, the Pirates fell to third in the OEC, and are now behind both the Chargers and Lasers in the standings.

OCC will play a non-conference matchup at Ventura College on Tuesday before returning to Costa Mesa for a 6 p.m. matchup against Riverside on Wednesday.

Football

OCC Football was unable to stop a high-powered Santa Ana College offense on Oct. 30, resulting in a 56-14 blowout to the Dons.

The Pirates (1-6, 0-3), mustered only 278 yards of total offense on 72 offensive plays. OCC’s average gain per play was 3.9 yards, compared to Santa Ana’s 7.4.

OCC will play its last home game of the season next Saturday at 6 p.m. against L.A. Harbor College.

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