Sports Briefs: March 23 – 30, 2016

By Dan Gudino

Swimming and Diving

The Swim and Dive team won 10 of 15 events at the three way meet at Los Angeles Trade Tech College, against LATT and El Camino College.

As a team East Los Angeles College won the 200 Meter Medley by  53 seconds. It also won the 400m Freestyle Relay by 38 seconds.

ELAC freshman Yixue Wang was best suited for short distance races, like her first place finishes in the 50m Freestyle and 200m Individual Medley. She won the 200m by a near 30 seconds. Wang also placed second in the 200m Backstroke.

ELAC freshman Jingrui Wang won the 100m Breaststroke and dominated the 100m Freestyle by a near 10 seconds.

The Huskies got an automatic win in the 1m Dive because the other schools did not have a dive representative. Sophomore Alexandra Reyes totaled 96 points for the Huskies.

Other notable race victories came from sophomore Brandy Macias, who won the 200m Freestyle and freshman Alejandra Mendoza, who won the 200m Breaststroke.



The badminton team beat El Camino College for the second time this season 20-1 last Friday. The last time it played against ECC it won 11-10.

Singles Results

No. 1 freshman Jean Mornelle Buenaflor (South El Monte HS) defeated No. 2 Caitlin Villalobos 21-10, 21-14; def. No. 1 Shadera Woodland (Long Beach Cabrillo HS) 21-10, 21-8.

No. 2 Serena Lieu (Sierra Vista HS) def. Woodland 21-16, 21-3; Villalobos 21-7, 21-8.

No. 3 Han Le (Vietnam Asian HS) def. No. 4 Robeth Ann Arante (F. G. Calderon Integrated School, Philippines) 21-13, 21-13; def. No. 3 Hoshiko 21-13, 22-20.

No. 4 Li lost to Hoshiko 25-23, 21-17; def. Arante 21-14, 21-14.

No. 5 freshman Vanessa “Yong Xian” Liang (China Taishan No. 1 HS) def. No. 6 Reyes 21-6, 21-10; def. No. 5 Agosto 21-18, 23-21.

No. 6 freshman Chris “Pei Jie” Li (China Chao Yang FL School) def. Agosto 21-17, 21-17; def. Reyes 21-5, 21-7

Doubles Results

No. 1 Buenaflor/Liang def. No. 2 Villalobos/Arante 21-7, 21-8; def. No. 1 Woodland/Hoshiko 21‑8, 21-5.

No. 2 Lieu/Le def. Woodland/Hoshiko 21-10, 21-19; def. Villalobos/Arante by walk over.

No. 3 Li/Wang def. No. 3 Reyes/Agosto 19-21, 21-17, 21-14.



Baseball is currently on a four game losing streak. In three of the four losses the Huskies have lost by one run.

Last Wednesday ELAC lost to College of the Canyons 13-4, in the Allan Hancock College Spring Tournament. Freshman pitcher Thomas Escobedo lasted only three innings after allowing four runs. Escobedo received his second loss of the season and is now 1-2 in the year.

The next day, the Huskies lost Merced College in 10 innings, 3-2, at the AHC tourney. ELAC managed to get nine hits, but failed to score, it left 10 runners on bases through the game. ELAC sophomore pitcher George Alamillo pitched well, he went six innings and allowed only one run. He was credited with a no contest, but the loss was given to pitcher Alberto Lopez who allowed the winning run. Lopez allowed a triple, then allowed a single for the loss.

On Tuesday the Huskies lost at home to Cerritos College 3-2. The series v. Cerritos will continue tomorrow at 3 p.m. and on Saturday at noon.



Success has followed the softball team, winners of six of the last seven and currently on a four game winning streak.

The four straight games took place at home where the bats have been awaken. ELAC has score 38 total runs in the win streak.

The home stand started March 22, 11-5 against Los Angeles Harbor College and March 25,  against Cerritos College 10-5. Victories continued last Friday against Citrus College 7-4 and on Tuesday 10-0 to El Camino Compton Center College. ELAC forced the mercy rule against Compton forthe second time this season, beating ECCC by a total of 30-2.

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