Mountie sports recap: Nov. 6-12

Scores and results of last week’s games


Christie Yeung

The women’s soccer celebrated after sophomore midfielder Kaylee Gutierrez (8), scored a goal in the 59th minute during the South Coast Conference Tournament semifinals.

Another week of sports in the books for your Mounties. Some teams have captured conference championships, others are barely embarking on their playoff journeys, and some even experienced game delays and postponements.

Let’s get you caught up on all the action from this week!

Sunday, Nov. 6

Women’s basketball

Sophomore guard Kamesha Moore (14) flashing the hardware from the weekend (via davessportsimage)

The Mounties closed out their three-day Linda G. Smith Tip-Off Tournament this weekend against Butte College.

Though a valiant effort, the Mounties were unable to cut the 24-14 second quarter deficit to single digits, resulting in a 71-47 loss.

The Mounties were able to secure hardware from the tournament, taking home third place. Next preseason action will be on Nov. 16 against Orange Coast College Pirates.

Monday, Nov. 7

Women’s golf

After finishing eighth and twelfth in the Southern California Regionals, the Lorea twins, Kayla and Kaitlyn, earned individual spots to represent Mt. SAC in the CCCAA State Championships.

The two-day event featured eight teams with 32 individual golfers competing at the El Prado Golf Course in Chino.

Kayla shot 2-over-Par 74 on Day 1 and totaled an 84 on Day 2 to card a two-day total of 158. Her sister carded an 81 and 88 for a two-day total of 169.

The CCCAA State Championships will be a two-day event held at the Morro Bay Golf Club on Nov. 13-14.

Wednesday, Nov. 9

Women’s soccer

Freshman defender Ynneli Gonzalez-Soriano (4) working to clear the ball and start a counterattack for the Mounties. (Christie Yeung)

Originally scheduled for Tuesday but was postponed due to inclement weather, the top-seeded North Division winner Mt. SAC opened its South Coast Conference Tournament against a familiar opponent, Rio Hondo Roadrunners.

Sophomore midfielder Kaylee Gutierrez (8) scored the Mounties’ only goal, finding the back of the net with an unassisted goal at the 59th minute mark.

Goalie Leila Peregrina (sophomore, 1) recorded one save in 90 minutes of action. The Roadrunners never had any solid offensive chances at goal. Ava Ochoa (freshman, 14) recorded the Mounties’ only penalty, resulting in a yellow card.

The Mounties will play for the SCC title against the second-seeded and South Division winner Long Beach City College Vikings next. Currently, Mt. SAC is ranked No. 4 in CCCAA rankings, ahead of LBCC who sport a No. 7.

Women’s volleyball

The Mounties celebrated on their homecourt, making quick work of the East Los Angeles Huskies (via davessportsimages)

Your Mounties put on an absolute stellar 3-0 sweep of the visiting East Los Angeles Huskies. With the victory, they were able to clinch a share of the SCC title.

In their sweep, the Mounties posted set scores of 25-22, 25-19 and 26-16. Mt. SAC ranked in top 15 of kills at the 11th place and once again the Mounties’ sophomore outside hitters led by Allison Whiteman ( 23) and JJ Quarels (11) each recorded nine kills.

Three other stellar sophomores stepped up big: setter Kylie Rhodes (7) posted a team-high 21 assists while outside Angelina Burton (9) tallied 7 kills of her own and libero Riannel Arevalo (14) recorded 10 digs.

Men’s soccer

Freshman defender Felipe Cobian (16) kept possession to kill some clock for the Mounties. (Christie Yeung)

Another game that was slated for Tuesday but was rescheduled due to inclement weather was the SCC Tournament semifinal match between the Mounties and the Rio Hondo College Roadrunners.

In 90 minutes of action, Mounties’ sophomore goalie Jacob Cardenas (1) recorded four saves.

Sophomore midfielder Alex Mendez (10) scored the first goal for the Mounties off an assist from sophomore forward Andrew Vazquez (14) who totaled two assists on the day. Sophomore forward Edward Castro (11) added a goal of his own and assisted on another to freshman midfielder Jacob Cervantes (6).

The Mounties led 3-0 at halftime. They would allow the Roadrunners’ only goal of the game a minute into the second half making it 4-1, after freshman forward Frank Gonzalez (12) tallied another score for the Mounties.

Thursday, Nov. 10

Women’s water polo

We got a high scoring affair between the visiting Ventura Pirates and your Mounties.

After the Pirates opened up to a 2-0 early lead on the home team, the sleeping giant was awoken and the Mounties onslaught totaled 12 unassisted and unanswered goals to build a 12-2 lead in the first quarter.

Sophomore attacker Alexis Ramirez (9) spearheaded the Mounties first quarter barrage with four goals. Three freshmen each tallied at least two goals: attacker Alyssa Fox (2) scored two, driver Nature Reep (7) also scored twice and forward Briana Castillo (8) added three. Freshman Jayde Gutierrez (12)got in the action and scored a goal of her own.

Though the Pirates would scratch, claw and fight to the tune of outscoring the Mounties 10-1 from the second quarter till final horn, it was too little too late as Castillo tallied the 13th goal to make it a 13-6 Mounties lead at the half.

Men’s water polo

In a heartbreaker, the Mounties lost to the Cerritos Falcons, 9-7, during their first round match of CCCAA Southern California Regionals. Earlier this season, the Mounties lost to the Falcons in the conference semifinals.

The Mounties finished their season with a .500 record at 15-15, posting a 12.38 goals per game average lead by freshman utility Brandon Fabrega (22). Fabrega finished tied for fourth in the state with 109 goals, first in shots with 243 and fourth in steals with 92.

Sophomore goalie Noah Stark (1) ranked first in the state in savers with 350 and third in save percentage at 56.0%.

Against Cerritos, sophomore defender Aidan Murphy (2) led the team in goals by scoring three. Freshman defender EJ Lynch (5) chipped in with two goals. Fabrega and sophomore driver Trevor Ingersoll (13) each added a goal of their own.

After trailing 3-2 at the half, the Mounites surged back to take a 6-5 lead heading into the final quarter. The Falcons were able to outscore the Mounties 4-1 in the final quarter to close out a hard fought victory.

Men’s basketball

Center Matthew Brown controls the tipoff against the Grossmont Griffins (via davessportsimages).

It was all offense during the second annual Gene Victor Memorial Classic as the visiting Grossmont Griffins took on the Mounties.

The Mounties totaled their most points scored in a game since 2017 in their 105-99 victory. One could argue it was a march to the charity stripe for both teams as 82 free throws were attempted and 64 fouls were called.

The Mounties had five players score in double figures including sophomore guard Jay Milner (5) with a game-high 33 points and freshman guard Nick Hopkins (10) with 19 points.

As Grossmont continued to push the pace with an up and down style of play, the Mounties dug in and never let the Griffins get ahead by more than six points. Tied at 99-99, the Mounties scored six straight to close out the final 51 seconds of the game.

Milner iced the game with an and-1 layup to make it 102-99 and two clutch free throws from sophomore point guard Noah Laurie (3) put the final nails in the coffin.

Friday, Nov. 11

Women’s water polo

The Mounties hosted Santa Barbara Vaqueros and were blown out of the water in a 15-7 loss.

It took a quarter to score the entire game’s offensive output. The Mounties did not register a point till 5:01 was left in the first period to make it a 15-1 contest. Though the Mounties would score seven straight, it was too little too late.

Posting a 17-10 overall record on the year and an 8-2 record in conference, the Lady Mounties finished tied for first in the SCC conference.

Women’s soccer

The Mounties were crowned once more as they defeated the Long Beach City Vikings to win the South Coast Conference Tournament Championship game. It was not an easy task, despite having four shots on goal, the Mounties couldn’t find the back of the net. It had to be decided by a penalty shootout which the Mounties won 5-4.

Both goalkeepers made one save during the first five penalty shots. The Vikings missed their sixth attempt and the Mounties made theirs, making them the SCC champions.

Sophomore goalkeeper Leila Peregrina (1) recorded her 14th clean sheet in all competitions this season, allowing only one goal in the last eight games.

Next up, the California Community College Athletic Association Southern California Regional playoffs begin on Saturday, Nov. 19.

Women’s volleyball

For the first time since the conference split into two divisions, the Mounties won the SCC Championship. And they took it with authority in three straight sets, 25-23, 13-25, 11-25, against the Long Beach City Vikings.

The Mounties never look back after winning a close first set. They took the second set by seven straight points and in the third set they jumped out with a 7-1 lead then took it with ease.

Sophomore outside hitter Riley DeGroot (20) led the team with 10 kills along with eight assists. While sophomore libero Riannel Arevalo (14) led the team in digs with 11.

Their next game will be in the first round of the CCCAA Southern California Regionals playoffs on Tuesday, Nov. 22.

Men’s soccer

Despite all the effort, the Mounties couldn’t make it past the Cerritos Falcons in the SCC Tournament Championship game, 2-3.

The Mounties were trailing the Falcons since the 14th minute when they were down 0-1. They quickly reacted and equalized the game with a goal by sophomore forward Andrew Vazque (14), assisted by sophomore defender Damian Esparza (4) in the 15th minute.

Then the Falcons managed to take the lead again just before half time and added to the lead with another goal in the 67th minute. Within a minute of being down 1-3, the Mounties got another quick goal from sophomore forward Edward Castro (11) to make it 2-3. But time ran out before they could score more.

The Mounties will play again on Saturday, Nov. 19 in the CCCAA Southern California Regionals playoffs.

Saturday, Nov. 12

Men’s basketball

The Mounties dropped to a 1-2 record as they lost to the Glendale Vaqueros 68-73 in Gene Victor Memorial Basketball Classic Championship.

Despite shooting 50% on the court and leading 35-27 in the half, the Mounties couldn’t stop the Vaqueros’ from making two crucial runs in the second half. The Mounties led all the way until the Vaqueros took the lead, 45-46, with a 16-5 run just under 14 minutes left in the game.

Although the Mounties made a 11-0 run to take the lead back, 63-62, with under six minutes remaining, it was not enough. The Vaqueros’ managed to make another 11-5 run to win the game.

The pair of guards led the way with Noah Laurie (3) scoring 14 points and Mikah Gardner (21) grabbed eight rebounds and dished out five assists.

The Mounties will take on the Antelope Valley Marauders in the Skip Robinson Classic at Pasadena on Saturday, Nov. 19.


With a playoff spot on the line, the Mounties were able to close out their regular season schedule with a 28-7 win against Cerritos College Falcons and secured a second place finish behind Riverside City College Tigers in the conference standings.

The Mounties would nearly double Grossomont’s offensive yardage output, 451-227.

Though the Falcons would score the first touchdown of the game, their offense would starve and fail to score for the rest of the game. The Mounties responded with a 5-yard touchdown run from sophomore quarterback Ike Udengwu III (0). Udengwu registered 276 passing yards on 21-31 attempts, three total touchdowns and added 32 yards on the ground.

Sophomore running back Mohamed Nyangamukenga (32) led the Mounties rushing attack with 67 yards on 14 carries and freshman running back Isaiah Dickerson (34) added 53 yards on 12 carries.

Defensively, sophomore linebacker Emmanuel Nkwocha (45) and defensive tackle Dupre Mendoza (91) each recorded six tackles, four solo and three solo respectively. Sophomore safety Mason White (1) recorded two of his five interceptions on the season in this game being a defensive nightmare for the Mounties.

Currently ranked No. 2 in the J.C. Athletic Bureau poll and No.3 in the CCCSIA poll, the Mounties will wait for postseason and bowl game announcements.