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The GCC women's softball team won it's 20th game of the season Saturday, a 3-2 victory over Mt. Jacinto College in the Ventura College Tournament. The big hits for the Vaqs was a home run by Jena Kaser and a triple by Brandy Morin and three hits by Nancy Pinedo and a strong pitching performance by Julia Ruiz. Glendale also beat L.A. Mission College 7-6 last Thursday in a WSC contest last Thursday and were rained out last Tuesday against L.A. Valley
The Lady Vaqs are 20-8 overall this season and are in first place in the Western State conference Blue Division at 5-1 and will play a pair of critical doubleheaders at College of the Canyons Tuesday and are hosting L.A. Valley College Friday at 1 and 3 p.m. at the Glendale Sports Complex.
Glendale is 18-8 overall and 9-4 and in first place in the WSC Southern Division after dropping two of three games last week. They fell to Valley College 8-7 in 14 innings last Tuesday, beat College of the Canyons 1-0 last Thursday and fell to Canyons 7-5 last Saturday. Cameron Gardner drove in Jose Marquez with the winning run in the bottom of the eighth inning against Canyons with one of his three hits, and Cory Popham got the win with eight strong innings and Kirk Edson got the save.
The Vaqs host Santa Barbara City College Tuesday at 2:30 p.m. and have the rest of the week off for Spring Break.
Glendale won an 18-team tournament at the Glendora Country Club last Monday by nine strokes over second place College of the Canyons, 360 to 369. The tournament victory is also significant because the field is the largest in the state so far this season and the Glendora site is where the Southern California Regionals will be held on May 7.
Freshman Mathias Dahl, the No. 1 ranked golfer in Southern California, led the Vaq s with a two-under-par 69 and sophomore Nick Quintanilla shot 70. Michael Timpson shot 72, Richie Maloof shot 74 and Clayton Ojeda shot 75.
Glendale plays in Western State Conference matches hosted by Ventura College on April 2 and Citrus College on April 9. Glendale hosts a WSC match at the Oakmont Country Club Monday April 16 at 11 a.m.
TRACK & FIELD
The men and women had several outstanding performances at the WSC Inland meet last Friday at Bakersfield College. The women finished fourth with 96 points behind meet winner Canyons at 142.50 and the men were also fourth with 70.50 behind meet winner Canyons with 166.
For the women, Lilia Asserian was a winner in the 800 meters in 2:16.33 and Cecilia Nicolas took third inb the same race in 2:22.60. Grace Zamudio took first in the 1500 meters 4:57.43 with Nohemi Martinez second in 5:01.96 and Charlene Quintanilla third in 5:05.35. Cecilia Nicolas took first in the 3000 meters in 11:02.44 and Nohemi Martinez was second in 11:05.34 and Angela Martinez was third in 11:05.83. Justice Shank took first in theh igh jump with a leap of 1.58 meters.
The mebn were paced by the efforts of javelin thrower Jason Ahn, who won the event wiuth a toss of 55.02 meters. Vladimir Diaz was second in the 3000 meters in 8:55.42 and Issac Diosdado was third in the same race in 9:04.84. Mario Castillo was third in the 800 meters in 1:59.47 and Kurt Lutz was third in the 1500 meters in 4:04.25 and Alexander Nelson and Issac Diosdado were fourth and fifth in the same race in 4:04.95 and 4:07.91
Glendale competes in the Orange Coast Invitational Friday at 10 a.m.
The Glendale men dropped three non-conference matches last week and are 5-12 overall and 2-5 in WSC play. They lost to Middlebury College 8-1 last Monday, fell to Cerritos College 5-4 Tuesday and lost to Irvine Valley College 6-3 last Thursday. In the loss to Irvine Valley, Grayson Frazier won his match at No, 2 singles at 6-1, 6-1 and in doubles, the No. 1 team of Trevor Campbell and Frazier won at 8-4 as did the No. 3 team of Eric Khanlarian and Rick Ivynian at 9-7.
The Vaqs close out regular season WSC team play next Thursday with a home match at 2 p.m. against Santa Barbara and host Victor Valley College at 2 p.m. Friday in a non-conference match.
The Lady Vaqs did not play last week. Thery are 5-6 overall and 4-3 in WSC play this season. They end the regular season with an away match Thursday April 5 at Santa Barbar at 2 p.m.