Warriors’ defense can’t contain opponents in losses

The women’s water polo team (7-15) sunk in its final game of the season against Mt. San Antonio College last Wednesday (9-15). The men’s team (2-18), also lost its four games in a tournament hosted by Saddleback College.

The Warriors were defeated by Citrus College 1-9, Miramar College 10-13, Southwestern College, 6-12, and to Chaffey College 5-16.

“We weren’t very well prepared this season,” coach Corey Stanbury said. “Many of our players became sick during some key games we competed in.”

Sophomore goalie Tanner Castro tied El Camino’s record books in their game against Miramar for the most blocked penalty shots in one game with three.

Mt. Sac soared over the Warriors women’s defense, scoring five unanswered goals during the first quarter of play. The girls were beginning to score at will during the second half, but it wasn’t enough to defeat Mt. Sac.

Although both the men and women teams won’t compete in playoffs this season, some of their statistics are very notable.

Leading scorer Alexis Ivans tallied up four points in their final game, and now has a total of 49 on the season. Lauren Gottschalk also added two scores, which totals 39 points of her own. Evelyn Siquenza put the ball through the net 25 times during their 22 game season, as well as Lynsey Alabab with 20.

Ivans also led the women defensively, recording 41 steals during the season, and Gottschalk followed closely behind totaling 38. Arlene Alvarado and Alabab also assisted in steals recording 37 and 26 for the season.

Freshman goalie Cambria Serrano recorded 196 total saves, and stopped Mt. Sac from scoring seven times.

The men’s team ended its season 14 game losing streak in a row, with their last win against Miramar (11-10) the beginning of the season.

Castro recorded 26 saves during the tournament, and ended the season with 94 total.