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Viking Athletic Week in Review- 2/5/2018: Softball Hauls in Doubleheader Wins, Men’s Volleyball and Baseball Win on the Road

From left to right: sophomore catcher Samantha Ontiveros and freshman pitcher Bryan Sandoval.
From left to right: sophomore catcher Samantha Ontiveros and freshman pitcher Bryan Sandoval.

Women's Basketball
Women's basketball fell to Cerritos College on Wednesday night in a tough loss. Both teams are in the running for the South Coast Conference title. This was first meeting with the Falcons for the Vikings this season. Doylebonet Walker led the team with 16 points, with Brittnay McDaniel close behind with 15 points.

Kendria Rendon cleared the rim with 10 rebounds for the Vikings. Long Beach women's basketball will play again on Wednesday, Feb. 7 against LA Harbor at 5 p.m. in the Hall of Champions.

On Friday, Feb. 9, the women's basketball team will be back in action in the Hall of Champions against El Camino at 5.m. in the Coaches vs Cancer game. To view the remaining schedule, click here.


Men's Basketball

Men's basketball fell in the nail-biting 87-83 loss against the Cerritos College Falcons last Wednesday. Jeremiah Sadler put up 25 points for the Vikings, while Jamiu Akinbile tossed up 18 points.

On Friday, the Vikings fell to Compton College 85-75. Artis Parris took a stand with 23 points and had 10 rebounds for the Vikings. The Vikings will play again on Wednesday, Feb. 7 at 7 p.m. against LA Harbor and again on Feb. 9th against El Camino College in the Coaches vs Cancer game. To view the remaining schedule, click here.


Baseball

The No. 5 Long Beach City College baseball team brought in two wins on the road this past week. In the first game, the Vikings defeated Citrus 8-5. Jacob Alcorn brought in his second win on the mound and Reese Berberet had four RBIs, a triple and a home run.

In the second game of the week, the Vikings took the 6-2 win over Victory Valley. Matthew Johnson brought in his first win with only three hits, four strikeouts in five innings of work. Berberet smashed another home run and had two RBIs for the Vikings.  

The Vikings will play again on Tuesday, Feb. 6 at 2 p.m. at Orange Coast College. To view the remaining schedule, click here.


Softball

The Long Beach City College softball team won both games in their double header against San Diego Mesa College on Friday afternoon. The Vikings won both games 7-4 to bring their overall record to 5-2.

In the first game against the Olympians, freshman pitcher Elena Vizcarra (2-0) took the win.

The Olympians scored the first run of the day in the first inning, but then the Vikings came back with two runs from sophomore first baseman Julia Juarez and freshman outfielder Emilee Hoppe in the second inning to take the lead. 

The Olympians upped the ante with three runs in the third inning. Long Beach City College wasn't finished yet and loaded the bases in the bottom of the third. Sophomore catcher Samantha Ontiveros was hit by a pitch, which brought in freshman outfielder Samantha Navas and then Viscarra reached on an Olympian error to run in Hoppe.

In the bottom of the fourth, sophomore outfielder Lauren Blevins batted in sophomore designated player Alissa Cienfuegos. Cienfuegos then finished the game with one more run from a wild pitch to seal the Vikings first win 7-4.

In the second game of the day, San Diego Mesa scored the first run in the top of the first and then two more in the top of the second inning.

The Vikings loaded the bases once more and Juarez batted in Vizcarra for their first run. Hoppe and Blevins were walked to bring in Jennifer Tobar and pitcher Cienfuegos. Juarez was next to score off a single from sophomore outfielder Alijah Vega and then Blevins ran in the last run of the third inning from an Olympian error.

San Diego Mesa had one more punch left and homered in the top of the fifth, but Vikings refused to stand down and freshman utility Raven Agapay smashed a double to bat in Vizcarra for the Vikings' last run and for the 7-4 win.

Cienfuegos (3-2) took the win on the mound for the second game with only four hits and one run in 4 innings of work.

The Vikings will play again on Tuesday, Feb. 6 at 2:30 pm at Pasadena City College.

The Vikings will play again on Tuesday, Jan. 31 at Orange Coast College at 3 p.m. To view the remaining schedule, click here.


Men's Volleyball

The men's volleyball team kicked off their 2018 season with four-straight wins and only one set loss. The Vikings defeated Golden West and San Diego Mesa last week in three-straight sets.

Miller Davis had 12 kills against Golden West and five digs. In the game against San Diego Mesa, Carlos Hernandez proved to be a force on defense with six total blocks for the Vikings. Marques Buggs had five serving aces and eight kills to tally 14 points for Long Beach.

 The Vikings will play again on Wednesday, Feb. 5 at Grossmont College at 7:30 p.m. To view the remaining schedule, click here.