Forward Theresa English scored in the 17th minute and the SBCC women’s soccer team made the goal stand up for a 1-0 win against Southwestern College in SoCal Regional second-round match on Saturday at La Playa Stadium.

The WSC champions (12-3-6) advance to the SoCal Regional semifinals for the fourth time in the last five years and will play at Santiago Canyon on Tuesday.

The goal was English’s sixth of the year, one shy of the team-lead. She has now scored in back-to-back games for the first time this season. Midfielder Hannah McLain was credited with her second assist of the year.

The Vaqueros put seven shots on target on the night.


The SBCC women’s volleyball team (15-10) advanced to the second round of SoCal Regionals for the second straight year on Saturday, defeating Saddleback, 17-25, 25-17, 25-18, 25-20, at the Sports Pavilion.

“We started off set one a bit tentative, and you could tell the nerves of our 50 percent freshmen starting lineup were real,” head coach Kat Niksto said. “After the first set loss, we turned the tide and took the momentum for the match and would not let up.”

Libero Jacelin McKie made her way back from illness and made a huge impact on the court, not letting anything hit the floor defensively while leading the team with 16 digs.

Also returning to the lineup from injury was setter Emma Crabbe. She dished out 24 assists and had seven kills on 12 attempts for a .538 hitting percentage.

Mikayla Butzke also shared in the setting duties, recording 18 assists of her own. Outside hitter Piper Ellbogn-Pettersen had arguably the best offensive match of her career, hitting at a .429 clip for six kills on 14 attempts with zero errors.

Middles Karoline Ruiz and Hedi Collins made their presence felt with some big time momentum-changing plays at the net, going for 10 and six kills, respectively.

The Vaqueros move on to a second-round match against San Diego Mesa on Tuesday at 5:00 p.m.