By Carlos Ochoa/VikingNews/@CarlosOchoaLA

LBCC Men’s Water Polo lost 15-8 to Golden West Community College on Saturday Nov. 19 in the California Community College Athletic Association (CCCAA) State Championship.

The Vikings boast an overall win-loss record of 22-7 and a 7-1 Conference record, with their first Conference loss being in the State Championship to Golden West.

The Vikings faced off against Golden West College for the fourth straight year and fifth time in the last six years. The Vikings returned this year as winners of nine State Championships and defending champions, but failed to hold onto the title.

The Vikings scored two goals for the first three quarters and only one in the final, surmounting to seven total goals in the State Championship.
Golden West took over each quarter scoring three goals for the first two quarters, six goals in the third quarter and three more in the final quarter for a total of 15 goals.

On Monday, Nov. 21 after a long weekend for the Vikings, Sports Information adviser Nicho DellaValle said, “We have a great success. Men’s Water Polo made the conference tournament for the the last four of five years and they set the pace for LBCC athletics as a whole. Head coach Chris Oeding has held the program to a high standard with numerous accomplishments. All region Coach oeding was Coach of the year and coached 2 MVP players on both women’s and men’s water polo: Victoria Johnson and Teo Dadic.”

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