Westchester Sports Recap0

SOCCER (RECORD 6-4-0, REGION 6-4-0, CONFERENCE 4-0-0)

TUESDAY OCTOBER 3 Freshman Franco Ladron De Guevarra (White Plains HS) notched a hat-trick and added an assist, while sophomore Jamar Gayle added two goals and an assist as the Westchester Community College men’s soccer team downed Bronx CC 6-3 on Tuesday afternoon at Barrett Field. With the win, the Vikings improve to 6-2 overall, including a 4-0 ledger at home.

Ladron de Guevarra opened the scoring in the ninth minute on a nifty feed from Gayle. Five minutes later, sophomore Joel Arevalo (New Rochelle HS) scored on a direct kick to make it 2-0. In the 21st minute, Ladron de Guevarra scored again to make it 3-0, and he then assisted on Gayle’s first of the game in the 27th minute to make it 4-0. It appeared that the rout was on.

However, Bronx CC came storming back, scoring in the 36th, 48th, and 59th minute to make it 4-3. When it seemed like Broncos would tie things up, Gayle and Ladron de Guevarra put the game away for the Vikings. Gayle scored a spectacular goal off of an assist by Ladron de Guevarra in the 68th minute to make it 5-3, and Ladron de Guevarra finished things with a goal that was assisted by Mate Mgeladze in the 84th minute for the 6-3 final.

Freshman goalkeeper Juan Teneseca (White Plains HS) enjoyed a strong game in net, while sophomore Ivan Ochoa (New Rochelle HS) had an outstanding defensive game, including a huge play in the 82 minute to keep Bronx CC off of the board.

THURSDAY OCTOBER 5 In what was a crucial Region XV clash among post-season favorites, the Westchester Community College Men’s Soccer team suffered a heartbreaking 3-2 defeat at the hands of rival Suffolk Community College on Thursday afternoon at Barrett Field. With the loss, WCC falls to 6-3 overall, and 5-3 in Region XV play.

After a back-and-forth start that saw both team earn their share of chances without a goal, the Vikings broke through in the 24th minute when Joel Arevalo blasted a direct kick from outside the box into the upper corner to put WCC up 1-0. 15 minutes later, a scramble in front of the Suffolk goal saw Franco Ladron de Guevarra gobble up a rebound, and fire a shot into the goal to give the Vikings a 2-0 lead. The score would remain the same into halftime.

However, the second half saw the tide turn as Suffolk (9-4-1, 6-1 Region XV) applied tremendous pressure throughout the half. The Sharks found the net in the 48th minute, and then scored in the 64th and 79th minute to take the lead for good. Despite several WCC chances late, the Vikings were unable to find the equalizer.

SATURDAY OCTOBER 7 Region XV leading BMCC netted a 7-0 win over Westchester Community College on Saturday in a game played at Barrett Field. With their second consecutive loss, Westchester Community College falls to 6-4 overall, and 5-4 in Region XV play.

After an even opening stretch of a game that had huge post-season seeding implications, BMCC (9-0, 5-0 Region XV) found the net in the 18th minute to open scoring. After another long back-and-forth stretch of even play, the Panthers scored in the 30th, 33rd, and 42nd minute to go into a halftime with a 4-0 lead.

Despite a battle from WCC to open the second half, the Panthers scored three times during a 15-minute span midway through the second half to notch their ninth consecutive win.

VOLLEYBALL (Record 5-8 Region 5-8 Conference 3-4)

TUESDAY OCTOBER 3 The Westchester Community College Women’s Volleyball team returned to .500 on Tuesday night, sweeping Dutchess Community College for the second time this season. With the win, the Vikings improve to 5-5 for the 2017 season.

WCC battled back from a 25-24 deficit in the opening set to win 27-25, and then stormed through the final two sets, 25-12 and 25-19, respectively.

SATURDAY AND SUNDAY OCTOBER 7TH AND 8TH The Westchester Community College Women’s Volleyball team entered the home stretch of the 2017 season this past weekend facing some of the toughest competition on their schedule. While the Vikings battled through each match, WCC was swept by Region XV powerhouse Nassau Community College, and then fell 3-1 to Suffolk Community College on Saturday. On Sunday, WCC traveled to Rockland Community College to face Bronx CC, where they lost a 3-2 heartbreaker. With the weekend defeats, WCC is now 5-8 overall and 5-7 in Region XV play.

Nassau CC (15-8, 8-1 Region XV) defeated WCC 25-15, 25-17, and 25-11.

Against Suffolk CC (4-8, 4-5 Region XV), the host Sharks opened play with a 25-19 win, before Westchester CC returned the favor in the second set. From there, Suffolk earned 25-17 and 25-16 wins to take the match.

The Vikings’ weekend-ending match with Bronx Community College (6-10, 6-8 Region XV) proved to be one of the most exciting matches of the 2017 season. Bronx stormed through the first two sets, winning 25-19 and 25-16. However, WCC battled back valiantly, winning the next two sets 25-19 and 25-18, and forcing a fifth and deciding set. During a back-and-forth finishing set, Bronx CC earned the win with a 15-12 finish.

CROSS COUNTRY

SUNDAY OCTOBER 8 The men’s and women’s cross country teams had their second chance to run at Van Cortlandt Park this season as they traveled to Bronx, NY to take part in the York College Invitational on Saturday.

The men’s team was once again led by Tom Martorello, (Eastchester NY) who finished 21st overall with a time of 32:04 for the tough 8K course. Raymond Sheehan (Somers HS) was the 2nd Viking runner to cross the finish with a time of 39:35.

On the women’s side, Selinamarie Colon (Ardsley HS) finished the 6K course 14th overall, with a time of 28:02. Mia Colon (Yonkers, NY) was 36th overall stopping her clock at 31:01.

Games This Week

  • Oct 10 – Volleyball at Sullivan, 7pm
  • Oct 12 – Soccer at Kingsborough, 4pm
  • Oct 14 – Cross Country at St. Joseph’s Invitational, 11am

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