Whatcom Community College Orca Athletics Updates 10/9-10/16

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Men’s soccer took on the Bellevue Bulldogs this past Saturday and it was a nail-biter all the way through. Nate Balauro kicked the scoring off for the Orcas in the 52nd minute. The Bulldogs would answer with 2 goals of their own to take a 2-1 lead late in the 2, but Flavio Espinoza tied it up in the 72nd minute. It would end up a 2-2 tie.

They went to battle again Wednesday night at home against the Peninsula Pirates, the North Region leaders, and Flavio Espinoza put the Orcas ahead early with a goal in the fourth minute. The Orcas’ defense had a great day – not allowing a single shot on goal to lead the team to a huge 2-0 win.

That brings Whatcom to 9-2-3 overall and 8-1-3 in conference play as they are second in the North Region standings trailing the Peninsula Pirates by two points after Wednesday’s big win. Their game Saturday night against Skagit Valley was postponed and rescheduled for Monday, Oct. 17.

Upcoming this week is a home game against Edmonds on Wednesday night at 7:15 pm and a match in Everett at 2:15 p.m. on Sunday.


Women’s soccer also took on the Bellevue Bulldogs this past Saturday, and Victoria Melnyk scored the game’s lone goal in the 33rd minute to help the Orcas come away with a 1-0 win.

They now stand at 2-5-2 Overall and 2-2-2 in conference play. Women’s soccer was unable to face the Peninsula Pirates and had to forfeit the game, and their game against Skagit Valley was postponed and rescheduled for Monday, Oct. 17.

The next game this week is Sunday, Oct. 23 at 12:00 p.m. in Everett.


Orca Volleyball took on the Skagit Valley Cardinals Friday night and they went ahead early – taking the first set but going on to lose 3-1.

They took the court again Wednesday night as they traveled to face the Bellevue Bulldogs. It would be a long night for the Orcas as they would fall in 3 sets, but they kept it close in the last two sets as they would ultimately trail by only two points in each of them.

Friday night Everett traveled to Orca territory for an incredibly competitive match that lasted all 5 sets. The Trojans jumped out to a 2-0 lead, but the Orcas responded to tie it up 2-2 heading into the 5th set. They would fall short, but they showed some fight rallying behind strong performances from Maya Galley, Kennedy House, and Lydia Batten who were responsible for 75% of the team’s kills.

They have an upcoming match this Friday at 7:00 p.m. traveling to face the Shoreline Dolphins.

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