February 2, 2011
WOMEN'S BASKETBALL Orange Coast 65, Irvine Valley 59 (OT) IRVINE — Samantha Hansen finished with 16 points, 10 rebounds and five blocks, helping the Pirates to an Orange Empire Conference come-from-behind win in overtime Wednesday. Sami Little, who finished with 12 points, forced overtime for OCC (20-6, 7-1 in conference). She made a three-pointer with 15 seconds left in regulation and tied the game at 53-53. MEN'S BASKETBALL Irvine Valley 82, Orange Coast 55 IRVINE — Matt Sawdon posted 18 points and six rebounds for the Pirates in Wednesday's Orange Empire Conference loss.
February 23, 2012
COSTA MESA — The old adage of "Hit'em where they ain't" was not followed by the Orange Coast College softball team during Thursday's 4-1 Orange Empire Conference loss to visiting Fullerton College. Despite just one run on three hits, several pitches were hit hard by the Pirate batters, but were caught by various members of the Hornets' defense. In the fourth, Kayla Blanco hit a line shot up the middle, but second baseman Steph Martinez made the backhand catch. One inning later, with a runner on first and just one out, Ashley Arrington hit a shot deep in the hole, but shortstop Tiffany Kaiser made a diving stop and retired the baserunner at second for a key out. And finally, in the seventh, the final out of the game was recorded on a nice catch in the alley by rightfielder Emily Perez.
January 10, 2011
A pair of area women's basketball teams are in first place in their respective conferences, but perennial Golden State Athletic Conference title contender Vanguard is not one of them. UC Irvine (11-4) is 3-0 in the Big West Conference, tied for first with Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, heading into two crucial home games against third-place UC Santa Barbara (8-7, 2-1 in conference) on Thursday and Cal Poly (7-7, 3-0) on Saturday. The Anteaters, off to the program's best start since the 1984-85 team opened 13-3, are still battling to earn respect after struggling in Coach Molly Goodenbour's first two seasons at the helm.
March 22, 2011
BASEBALL Orange Coast 16, Fullerton 11 COSTA MESA — Sophomore first baseman Jordan Beck went four for five with seven runs batted in and one run scored for the Pirates in the Orange Empire Conference game Tuesday. Sophomore right fielder Matt Moynihan went three for four with three RBIs and two runs scored for OCC (19-4, 5-3 in conference). Sophomore center fielder Kevin Cho went three for four with four runs and one RBI, while freshman Chris Carlson was one for four with three runs and two RBIs to add to the Pirates' 15-hit attack.
April 30, 2012
The Orange Coast College baseball team will open the Southern California Regionals at home on Saturday against an opponent to be determined. Coach John Altobelli's Pirates (31-4-1), ranked No. 1 in Southern California for most of the season, are the No. 1 seed in the SoCal bracket. They will play the winner of Tuesday's single-elimination game between Los Angeles Valley (19-17) and Bakersfield (25-11), in a best-of-three series scheduled Saturday and Sunday. Game 1 on Saturday is at 1 p.m. Game 2 begins Sunday at 11 a.m. and a rubber game, if necessary, will follow.
February 5, 2014
MEN'S BASKETBALL Irvine Valley 67, Orange Coast 60 Brad Buchignani had 16 points and Devaun Evans added 15 for the host Pirates in the Orange Empire Conference game Wednesday. OCC led, 30-29, at halftime, but the Lasers gained the lead early in the second half and never lost it, though OCC pulled within 51-50 with 5:11 left. IVC shot 50% for the game, while OCC finished at 32%. OCC had just nine turnovers and had six three-pointers, twice as many as the Lasers. OCC fell to 7-17, 1-6 in conference.