Oct 20, 2015
The gritty Diablo Valley College women's soccer team forged to a 2-2 draw against visiting Northern California power San Joaquin Delta in the Big 8 Conference on Oct. 16.
The Vikings (5-3-5, 2-2-3, 7 points) twice overcame one-goal deficits against Delta (11-1-2, 4-1-2, 14 points), which had shut out 11 of its first 14 opponents.
Hannah Mazolewski scored on a penalty kick in the 82nd minute to tie it 2-2, after Karla Ramos was dragged down in the box. A clutch performer, Mazolewski also scored the winner in the 90thminute in a 2-1 triumph over American River on Oct. 9.
Making the Delta draw even more impressive, the Vikings were playing without brilliant center back Katelynn Cunningham and central midfielder Icela Rodriguez, who were both out with quad strains.
After Delta took a 1-0 lead on a goal in the 27th minute, Julia Curran equalized on a gorgeous goal made possible by a beautiful cross from Hailey Sigur, who beat a defender on the right and sent the ball to the far post. Curran volleyed it into the back of the net.
Curran also had two assists in a 4-2 loss to host Modesto Junior College on Oct. 13. Scoring for DVC were Gabby Silva and Ashley Scannell, in the 82nd and 87th minutes.
The Vikings will travel to unbeaten Santa Rosa (12-0-2, 5-0-2, 17 points) on Oct. 23. The teams drew 0-0 in their previous meeting.
DVC will then host Cosumnes River on Oct. 27, when they will try to avenge a 2-1 road defeat on Sept. 29.
The Vikings (3-3, 1-0 Bay 6) dominated on defense in a 33-0 blowout of De Anza (2-4, 0-1) at Viking Stadium in the teams' conference opener on Oct. 16.
Known for its prolific passing attack, DVC limited the Dons to just 11 first downs and 115 yards of total offense. De Anza was 0 for 9 on third-down conversions.
The Vikings, who are getting healthier, will host Foothill (0-6, 0-1) on Friday night. The Owls are coming off a 61-6 loss to City College of San Francisco.
State-leading quarterback Drew Anderson was 21-for-36 passing for 356 yards and four touchdowns against De Anza, with scoring strikes to Marcus Armstrong-Brown, CJ Cornwell, Nick West and Dominic Paoletti. D'Amora Cooper ran for 114 yards on 26 carries.
Kory Lamberts had a team-high four total tackles, Marcus de la Pena had an interception, Kyle Trego recovered a fumble, and Brandon Brown belted field goals of 44 yards and 29 yards.
With 62 receptions this season, Cornwell is tops in the state by a whopping 14 catches. Cooper, averaging 100.7 yards a game, has moved up to eighth in the state in rushing with 604 yards on 110 carries.
Men's water polo
Don't look now, but the Vikings are riding a three-game winning streak.
After drubbing Santa Rosa 17-2 on Oct. 14 in the Big 8, the Vikings went 2-0 in the West Valley Muni tournament, beating West Valley 18-11 and Connecticut College 12-6. Previous to that, DVC(15-12, 4-0) dropped three of four against top competition in the Riverside Tournament.
The Vikings, who are off this week, will travel to Modesto on Oct. 28. The Big 8 tournament is Nov. 5-7 in Sacramento. DVC is the host venue for the NorCal championships Nov. 13-14.
Women's water polo
The Vikings (15-1, 4-1) routed Santa Rosa 25-2 last week, and will travel to struggling Sacramento City (1-12, 0-4) on Wednesday. DVC will compete in the prestigious Battle of the Beach tourney in Long Beach on Oct. 16-17.
The Vikings (5-8, 1-5) fell to Delta and Sacramento City by 3-0 scores last week. Noelle Vleisides had seven kills and Jamie Chow had nine assists against Sac City. Jade Lee had 10 kills against Delta.