Offense shines at EC tournament


Gilberto Castro

Alexis Ivans, #18, Utility, readies to take a shot at goal. She would score it.

The women’s water polo team tied for first place last Friday, at the El Camino tournament.

After bouncing back from the Warriors’ first loss against Los Angeles Trade Tech College (13-16), the team tied with LA Valley College on Friday, defeating both Pasadena City College (19-9) and Rio Hondo College (9-6).

Coach Corey Stanbury was impressed with the teams’ performance overall during the tournament.

“The women played very well, winning both games, with only five minutes rest in between,” Stanbury said. “Alexis Ivans led the team in scoring, with nine goals for the two games, and she is our leading scorer for the season.”

Ivans also played great defense during the tournament, recording four steals as well as recording one assist.

“I was pleased with how well our defense played,” Stanbury said.

Freshman goalie Cambria Serrano recorded 20 saves in the two games, and had 27 total for the season.

Cambria Serrano, #1, Goalie, prevents the other team from scoring a point with an amazing save.
Cambria Serrano, #1, Goalie, prevents the other team from scoring a point with an amazing save.

“Serrano had some crucial blocks at critical times during the Rio Hondo game,” said Stanbury.

Arlene Alvarado helped her team recording 12 steals in the tournament, and Nicole Kelsey with grabbed three.

Freshman utlity player Lauren Gottschalk grabbed five steals, and recorded six points on Friday.

“I feel as a team, we played well and we are getting to know each other better as a team to build our chemistry,” said Gottschalk.

Evelyn Siguenza helped the team as well reocrding four points, and felt she played her role well.

“Playing two back-to-back games is a hard thing to do,” said Siguenza. “We were winded, but still managed to stay confident and win both games.”

The team feels there are still more kinks to improve on.

“We need to work more on our passing, and fix our errors on both defense and offense,” said Gottschalk.

The Warriors next game will be a doubleheader Oct.2 at home against Rio Hondo Collegeand East Los Angeles.