Sports Briefs – Sept. 19, 2012

Men’s Sports

Cross Country – The team took first place at the OCC/SoCal Preview on Sept. 15. They claimed four of the top five spots in the race. The next meet is the Lou Vasquez Invitational on Sept. 20 at Golden Gate Park in San Francisco at 4:30 p.m.

Football – Tailback Jakori Ford was released from UC Davis Medical Center on Sept. 13 after undergoing reconstructive knee surgery; his injury will keep him sidelined for the rest of the season. The football team will take the field again at home on Sept. 22 at 1 p.m. verses Santa Rosa College.

Soccer – Freshman forward Daniel Lomeli has scored four goals in five games and has been a key piece for the team, which currently ranks number one in the Big 8 division. Their next home game is Oct. 2 against San Joaquin Delta College at 4 p.m.

Water Polo –The Water Polo team is currently 3 – 6 but beat division rival Modesto on Sept. 12.  The team consists of 19 players but only four of them are returning sophomores. The team will be participating in a double header at Sierra College Sept. 26 at 5 p.m.

Women’s Sports

Cross Country – The team placed seventh at the Fresno Invitational on Sept. 8. Their next meet will be Sept. 20 at the Lou Vasquez Invitational at Hidden Valley Park in Martinez, California at 10 a.m.

Golf – The team is currently ranked seventh in the division acquiring 879 points in two matches so far this season. The team will be playing at the Cherry Island Golf Course in Elverta on Sept. 25 at noon.

Soccer – Alexis Wallace and Ceci Velazquez have been the offensive surge the team needed to start the year. The two have accumulated five goals and an assist in the first four games of the season. Their next home game will be on Sept. 25 at 3:30 p.m. against division rival Modesto Junior College.

Volleyball – Freshmen Nicole Hareland and Katie Christener have been spiking machines for the volleyball team this season. The ladies will be at home against division rival Cosumnes River College on Sept. 26 at 6:30 p.m.

Water Polo –The defensive presence of freshman utility player Mackenzie Kaplan and the offensive presence of sophomore Mariah Livingston have helped the team make a splash in the division. The team will be on the road till the middle of October but will be in town Sept. 19 against Sacramento City at 3:30 p.m.

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