The Tigers hosted the "Earn Our Stripes" Tournament this past weekend and experienced the ultimate high by hoisting the championships trophy at tournament's end. Riverside has reigned supreme in the tournament for three-straight years after victories over Grossmont, Solano, and Glendale, respectfully. Dejah Wright was the main headline by breaking RCC's single-game scoring record by dropping 44 points in a victory over Grossmont. She led the tournament by averaging 28.7 points-per-game while sinking 8.7 buckets-per-game. Dayna Dewitt was named to the All-Tournament team highlighted by a 24-point showing against Solano.
Riverside qualified for the California Community College Athletic Association (CCCAA) State Championships this past weekend after placing second at the Southern California Regionals. Despite falling to Santa Barbara in the SoCal Championship game, the Tigers still punched their ticket to compete for a state title. The weekend was highlighted by a revengeful victory over Orange Empire Conference (OEC) foe Orange Coast in the semifinal matchup to advance to the title ballad. Hannah McCarley finished with 12 saves, while Katy Peterson hummed home four goals.
The No. 2 Tigers squandered their undefeated record by dropping their final conference contest to the Mt. San Antonio College Mounties, 24-17. Vic Viramontes rushed for the opening touchdown, but that acted as the lone score in the first half. Travis Jonsen found Malik Holcomb for an 83-yard touchdown pass in the third and John Garibay booted a 30-yard field goal in the fourth quarter to make things interesting. However, the Tigers failed to convert on their final drive. Despite the loss, the Tigers earned the second seed in Southern California Football Association (SCFA) playoffs and will host the third-seeded Ventura College Pirates this Saturday, November 18th at 6 p.m.
The Tigers experienced an early exit from the CCCAA Southern California Regional tournament by falling to Saddleback, 6-3. Tyler Strabel recorded two goals, one steal, and one assists in the loss. Riverside finishes the season with an overall record of 13-16 and a 3-3 conference record. They placed third in the OEC Tournament.
The Tigers went 1-1 on the season highlighted by a four-set victory over the Santa Ana College Dons. In the victory, Marcella Rodriguez recorded a game-high 13 kills while notching 11 digs in the process. Kiara Oregon found the floor for 12 digs, while Natalie Escher recorded a game-high 17 digs. Taylor Gardner dished out a season-high 35 assists.
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