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SBCC water polo beats Santa Monica 14-0 in home opener

Attacker Allison Seale (No. 5) of Santa Barbara City College steals the ball from center Virginia Gustafson (No. 9) of Santa Monica Wednesday, afternoon, Sept. 23, 2015 at San Marcos High in Santa Barbara, Calif. She made five goals and three steals throughout the game helping City College beat Santa Monica 14-0.

The City College women’s water polo team shutout Santa Monica College for the season home opener beating the Corsairs 14-0 on Wednesday at San Marcos High School.

In her second game of the season, the top scorer was attacker Addison Seale (No. 5) with five goals and three steals, with three of those goals coming in the first quarter.

“I just went out there and gave it 110 percent so that we could get all the girls in and rotate everybody,” said Seale.

Assisted by Nicole Cosares (No. 15), Reagan Mroz (No. 12) scored in the middle of the first quarter to make the score 3-0. Mroz was at her best with her defense, leaving the Corsairs unable to score against City College goalie Mackenzie Richards (No. 1).

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Cosares made her first goal of the evening in a clear shot past the Santa Monica goalie which gave the Vaqueros a 5-0 lead. Less than a minute later, she added another goal assisted by Charissa Dorn (No. 10) extending the lead to six to nothing.

“We started off really strong today and it’s a big thing when we come out in a certain mood because it helps us out a lot,” said Cosares. “We worked really well as a team.”

To end the first quarter, Dorn scored her first of two goals moving the Vaqueros to lead seven to nothing.

The Corsair’s attempted quite a few goals in the beginning of the second quarter that were all blocked by Richards, whose defense was powerful.

Cosares had her third and final goal in the second quarter with an assist from Kendra Carr (No. 16), giving the Vaqueros an 8-0 lead. In the following play, Carr scored her single goal of the game as Cosares assisted.

Seale proved her offensive abilities to end the quarter with her fourth goal of the evening, leading her team to 10 to nothing lead.

The win was finalized in the third and fourth quarters with goals from four different Vaqueros.

In the beginning of the third, Dorn passed to Weber, but was blocked by the Corsairs’ goalie. Weber attempted another shot shortly after and succeeded by pushing the ball past her, extending the lead to 11-0.

In her fifth and final goal, Seale came and conquered with the assist made by Brooks. Brooks ended the quarter with a goal of her own keeping the Vaqueros in control at 13 to nothing.

In the fourth and final quarter, Dorn kept the atmosphere alive with her goal to end the game in a shutout at 14-0.

“The goal today was to come out and work on the things we’ve been doing,” said head coach Charles, “Chuckie” Roth. “We wanted to focus on our counterattack and our spacing. I thought we did a really good job with that and played like we practiced.”

Next up for the Vaqueros is the Mt. SAC Classic where they will be playing four teams over two days, starting at 10:20 a.m. Friday, Sept. 25 at Mt. San Antonio College.

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