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RCC football stays on top

Riverside City College defeated Santa Ana College 37-35, on Oct. 30 as the Tigers improved their overall record to 7-1 and conference record to 3-0.

Riverside won on a field goal with three seconds remaining in regulation.

Marco Barrera connected with a 39-yard field goal for the RCC Tigers and handed Santa Ana its first conference loss of the season.

The game was critical for both teams because both teams were tied for the Central East Conference and were undefeated in conference.

The win sets Riverside up to possibly win the conference and have a chance to play in another bowl.

The last time the team played in a bowl was in 2005 at El Camino College.

Riverside’s quarterback, Dalton Livingston continues his marvelous season as he threw for 463-yards and completed 33 of 47 passes in the victory against Santa Ana.

 He set a school record with 33 passes as he connected for four touchdowns, falling short of the school’s record of five.

Riverside has two games remaining in the schedule as they host College of the Desert on Nov. 6 and conclude the regular season at Southwestern College on Nov. 13.

A perfect regular season

The Riverside City College women’s water polo team has definitely gained some extra fans this season with their unbelievable winning steak.

The most recent tournament for the ladies was held in Long Beach on Oct. 22. They swept the tournament beating teams like Cerritos, Fullerton, Chaffey and American River. In the end, the Tigers won all six of the games played, concluding their season undefeated with a 25-0 record.

The Tigers completed this season as undefeated, California Community College Champions. This accomplishment has only happened twice under the coaching of David Almquist.

On their way to the championships, the women have to defeat any team that gets in their way, including Golden West, Fullerton and Cypress.  

The Tigers have a first-round bye before taking on the winner of the Orange Coast, Saddleback match, which is taking place at 1 p.m. on Nov. 5.

RCC soccer hangs on for playoffs

Riverside City College’s soccer teams have certainly had their share of ups and downs this season.

The women’s soccer team celebrated a victory and stopped its losing streak when they played against Santa Ana Oct. 29, placing the Tigers at a 5-2-5 standing in the Orange Empire Conference.

The team’s two previous games against Saddleback and Santiago Canyon were hard losses. On the other hand, the women played hard, and defeated Santa Ana, earning their second shutout of the season.  

The men’s soccer team, however, is not having the same amount of luck. In the past three games against Santa Ana, Golden West and Irvine Valley, all were losses. The team currently holds a 3-3-4 standing in the Orange Empire Conference.

The Tigers suffered a huge loss when shutout during their game in Santa Ana, earning the home team their first shutout victory of the season.

RCC volleyball aims for postseason

After starting the season off 8-0, the Riverside City College volleyball team has cooled off with a 8-4 record following with a 16-4 record thus far this season.

The Tigers played their first conference game against Santa Ana. The win for the RCC Tigers, who moved into the top ten of the California Community College Women’s Volleyball Coaches Association bi-weekly poll at No. 8 in the state, improved RCC’s overall record to 16-4, 5-3 in Orange Empire Conference play.

After earning a shutout victory in their conference game, the women did not continue a winning streak.

However, after three consecutive losses in the conference, the Tigers knocked out four wins to add to their record of 5-3.

With only six games left in the conference, the team has high hopes of continuing its success and placing higher than their third place win in 2009.

The Tigers upcoming games will be up against Golden West, Cypress and Irvine Valley. The most anticipated game should be against Cypress, who is currently in first place in the Orange Empire Conference.

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