By William Martin / Video Editor

The LBCC women’s water polo season ended after losing to rival Mt. San Antonio College in the South Coast Conference championship game, Saturday Nov. 9, snapping a four-game winning streak in an 8-7 thriller.

It was a down year for the Vikes, finishing with a losing record of 13-16. The win streak that ended came off an embarrassing winless Battle of the Beach tournament performance at home Oct. 25-26.

LBCC got back on track, routing Rio Hondo and East Los Angeles College in a double-header Oct. 30. First, its potent attack was on display defeating Rio Hondo, 21-8, and then showing off its defensive prowess, holding East L.A. to only two goals while netting 17.

Those two big conference wins elevated its standing headed to the conference tournament. After beating Trade Tech, 15-6, LBCC faced Chaffey in the semis, winning, 6-5, before losing to Mt. SAC in the finals, 8-7.