Pixel Tracker

Sunday, February 17 , 2019, 10:24 pm | Fair 48º

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

SBCC Can’t Find Net, Loses in State Semifinal, 2-0

A dejected Katherine Sheehy of SBCC walks off the field as Diablo Valley players celebrate their 2-0 win in the State Semifinals. Click to view larger
A dejected Katherine Sheehy of SBCC walks off the field as Diablo Valley players celebrate their 2-0 win in the State Semifinals. (Ryan Cullom / The Channels)

SBCC had lots of scoring chances in Friday night’s State Community College women’s soccer semifinal, but Diablo Valley converted two second-half goals to pull out a 2-0 victory at the Ventura Sportsplex.

Cameron Chan headed in a cross from Karla Ramos in the 62nd minute and Ramos broke free for a goal in the 83rd minute for the Vikings, the No. 1 seed from Northern California who improved to 18-1-6.

The Vaqueros finish the best season in school history at 16-7-1.

Diablo Valley goalkeeper Katie McLaughlin crashes into a crowd of players to punch the ball away after a SBCC corner kick. Click to view larger
Diablo Valley goalkeeper Katie McLaughlin crashes into a crowd of players to punch the ball away after a SBCC corner kick. (Ryan Cullom / The Channels)

In an unlikely playoff run, the Vaqueros finished third in the WSC North and were the 14th seed in the 19-team Southern Cal Regional. SBCC won four straight playoff games, including three by shutout, and upset the No. 3, 6 and 2 seeds to reach the Final 4 for the first time.

The teams were tied 0-0 at the half.

“We played better in the second half, we definitely had more chances,” said Katherine Sheehy, a speedy forward who had four shots, including two on-goal. “Unfortunately we didn’t finish them and that’s definitely on me.

“I’m really proud of how far we came and no one thought we would get here. Winning all those playoff games on the road was a lot of fun.

In the 51st minute, Blayne Shoffit dribbled down the right side and crossed a ball to a wide-open Sheehy but she kicked it wide left. After Chan put DVC up 1-0, defender Gardenia Maya made a great save at the goal line.

Shoffit chipped a lob shot from 11 yards at the 74:50 mark but Viking goalie Katie McLauglin made a leaping save in traffic.

“We had lots of opportunities, unfortunately we couldn’t put one in the back of the net,” said coach John Sisterson. “It was just one of those nights. Blayne broke in a number of times, we just couldn’t get on the end of one.”

The Vikings outshot the Vaqueros 10-9 but the Vaqueros led 6-5 in shots on goal.

“I’m proud of the girls,” added Sisterson. “We were a 14 seed and we played in the Final 4. The girls are disappointed right now. We’ll have some players move onto 4-year schools and a large number will be back next year, so it’s all positive.”

Talk to Us!

Please take Noozhawk's audience survey to help us understand what you expect — and want — from us. It'll take you just a few minutes. Thank you!

Get Started >

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
Email
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.