Friday, November 16 , 2018, 8:36 am | Fair 55º

Sports: A Noozhawk Partnership with Santa Barbara Athletic Round Table, The Lab, and American Riviera Bank
Santa Barbara Athletic Round TableThe LabAmerican Riviera Bank

Katherine Sheehy Leads SBCC to Victory in Season Opener

Sheehy scored two goals in the first 20 minutes of her collegiate debut

 Katherine Sheehy scored two goals in the first 20 minutes of her collegiate debut on Thursday afternoon and SBCC topped Orange Coast 3-1 in a first-round women’s soccer match at the Ventura Tournament.

 Sheehy, a freshman from La Cañada High, found the net in the fifth and twentieth minutes. On the first score, she took a pass from Josefine Von Der Berg on the left flank, then beat a defender and fired it past the goalie. Fifteen minutes later, Chloe Montano sent a high pass into the box and Sheehy beat the keeper again for a 2-0 lead.

 “Katherine is quick and knows how to finish,” said 12th-year coach John Sisterson. “She reminds me of Brandie Harris and Jessica Domenichelli.”

 That’s pretty high praise, considering that Harris and Domenichelli are SBCC’s top single-season goal scorers with 30 and 27, respectively.

 Orange Coast (1-1) pulled within one on a goal in the 28th minute.

 In the 79th minute, Sheehy was pulled down in the box and Montano converted the penalty kick for an insurance goal.

 The Vaqueros (1-0) outshot the Pirates 15-11, including 8-6 in shots on goal.

 “The wind was fairly strong today and we did a good job against a much-bigger opponent physically,” said Sisterson. “Alex Camarillo (5 saves) had a big save in the second half and Sheehy, Montano and Kaitlyn Saperstein all played a strong 90 minutes.

 “Alexa (Benitez, a freshman from Carpinteria High) competed hard against a much-larger girl.”

 The Vaqueros return to the Ventura Tournament on Saturday to battle San Diego Mesa at 9 a.m.

Support Noozhawk Today

You are an important ally in our mission to deliver clear, objective, high-quality professional news reporting for Santa Barbara, Goleta and the rest of Santa Barbara County. Join the Hawks Club today to help keep Noozhawk soaring.

We offer four membership levels: $5 a month, $10 a month, $25 a month or $1 a week. Payments can be made using a credit card, Apple Pay or Google Pay, or click here for information on recurring credit-card payments and a mailing address for checks.

Thank you for your vital support.

Become a Noozhawk Supporter

First name
Last name
Select your monthly membership
Or choose an annual membership

Payment Information

Membership Subscription

You are enrolling in . Thank you for joining the Hawks Club.

Payment Method

Pay by Credit Card:

Mastercard, Visa, American Express, Discover
One click only, please!

Pay with Apple Pay or Google Pay:

Noozhawk partners with Stripe to provide secure invoicing and payments processing.
You may cancel your membership at any time by sending an email to .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

  • Ask
  • Vote
  • Investigate
  • Answer

Noozhawk Asks: What’s Your Question?

Welcome to Noozhawk Asks, a new feature in which you ask the questions, you help decide what Noozhawk investigates, and you work with us to find the answers.

Here’s how it works: You share your questions with us in the nearby box. In some cases, we may work with you to find the answers. In others, we may ask you to vote on your top choices to help us narrow the scope. And we’ll be regularly asking you for your feedback on a specific issue or topic.

We also expect to work together with the reader who asked the winning questions to find the answer together. Noozhawk’s objective is to come at questions from a place of curiosity and openness, and we believe a transparent collaboration is the key to achieve it.

The results of our investigation will be published here in this Noozhawk Asks section. Once or twice a month, we plan to do a review of what was asked and answered.

Thanks for asking!

Click Here to Get Started >

Reader Comments

Noozhawk is no longer accepting reader comments on our articles. Click here for the announcement. Readers are instead invited to submit letters to the editor by emailing them to [email protected]. Please provide your full name and community, as well as contact information for verification purposes only.

Daily Noozhawk

Subscribe to Noozhawk's A.M. Report, our free e-Bulletin sent out every day at 4:15 a.m. with Noozhawk's top stories, hand-picked by the editors.

Sign Up Now >