Analysis: GCC Sports Issue Recap

Here’s your monthly recap of all current sports on campus

Men’s Football

So far, the men’s football team has been off to a shaky start. Their first game against Antelope Valley ended in a score of 27-21.

The Vaqs then went on to lose to Pasadena City and Moorpark by scores of 35-7 followed by 34-7.

Their current points scored a game sits at an 11.7, while their points allowed sits at a solid 32. Having lost three games straight, the team hopes to

turn things around quickly. 

Men’s Soccer

Sitting at an overall record of 2-3-1, the men’s soccer team has been mediocre, to say the least.

They started the month off with two losses to Cypress and El Camino, followed by a win against Imperial Valley. The team continued with a loss to Norco, a win against Santa Barbara and a tie with East Los Angeles. The month of September so far has been quite shaky for the team.

The Vaqs have scored just six goals in their last six games while allowing four. The offense better improve if they want to be better.

Men’s Cross Country

The men’s cross-country team has had a very decent season so far. On Sept. 7, the team traveled to the Fresno Invitational where they finished in fifth place with a score of 156 points.

The top finisher of the team was Marvin Guardado, who finished eleventh and with a time of 21:18.7. At the Southern California Preview, the men had to compete without three of their sophomore runners. They finished in eighth place, collecting 253 points.

Their top runner was none other than Marvin Guardado finishing at thirty-third place with a time of 22:25.6. Their last stop would be at the Coyote Invite where they finished sixth. Top runner this time was Kevin Keller who finished thirteenth place with a time of 24:54.7.

Women’s Cross Country

Unlike their male counterparts, the women’s cross-country team has been very successful. On Sept. 7, the women took first place with a total of 26 points at Saturday’s Fresno Invitational.

Top runner Phoebe Forsyth would win the race while accumulating a ten-second PR and a time of 19:10.3.

The next stop would be the Southern California Preview where once again the Lady Vaqs dominated, taking first place yet again amassing 38 points. There they would also get a feel of the other schools they would be competing within the Southern California Championship Race taking place in November.

Top runner this time would be Yajaira Calderon, taking fourth place and finishing with a time of 19:32.6. The last stop of the month would be the Coyote Invite where they took third place collecting 86 points. The team was once again led by Phoebe Forsyth with a time of 18:08.9 who finished fifth in the race.

Women’s Soccer

Things are looking a little more positive for women’s soccer. Holding a record of three wins and two losses, the team hopes to maintain a win percentage above .500. The team was scored 14 goals in those games while allowing only nine.

Having a 2.8 average of goals a game, the offense has been abundant for the Lady Vaqs.

However, they still have 15 games remaining, with 13 of those games being within the conference.

If they want to get into the playoffs, the Lady Vaqs better keep up the offense.

Women’s Volleyball

Having three wins and three losses this month isn’t bad for the team, but it’s nothing to brag about either.

Their record for this month consists of three wins and three losses, just an even win percentage of .500.

In August, they lost all three games making their overall record 3-6. The Lady Vaqs managed to accumulate 8.93 kills per set, 9.07 assists per set, 1.03 blocks per set and attain a .113 hitting percentage.

The women’s volleyball season has been lackluster and are looking to improve in their next two games which happen to be within the conference.


Elone Safryan can be reached at [email protected].