Northwest Vista College’s club sports programs are off to a good start – stomping much of the competition coming their way.
NVC Cross Country:
The Northwest Vista Cross Country team had a great Oct. 1 weekend at the SWTJC Cross Country Meet in Uvalde. The men and women both ran a 5K course and both teams came in second place behind Texas Lutheran University.
On the men’s side, coming in first for the NVC Wildcats was Sergio Luero – he was 9th overall. Following close behind him was Freshman Nelson Villa in 10th and Freshman Rudy Orozco in 11th place. Aaron Beattie and Micah Florence were the final points earners for the team coming in 21st and 23rd, respectively. Aidan Garza and Jason Hunt were right behind in 24th and 25th. Rounding out the strong showing was Jorge Aguilar in 31st, Husam Al-Samti in 33rd and David Allen in 34th.
On the women’s side, every runner counted towards the point as the team only had five runners. Karla Presa finished strong with a third place finish, breaking up a perfect score by TLU. Zoey Viera and Yaritza Sandoval were in the top 10 in the field, finishing 8th and 9th. Abigail Arredondo and Gabby Urrabazo round out a strong showing by the women, finishing in 15th and 16th.
The Wildcat Cross Country team will travel to the University of Incarnate Word next Saturday, October 8th to finish out their college racing season.
Team coach David Galino said the NVC Soccer team is currently undefeated and untied in the Texas Collegiate Soccer League D-Conference.
They have an opportunity, if they continue to win, to win the team’s first conference championship. The team has defeated: the University of Houston, Texas A&M, A&M Corps of Cadets, University of Arkansas- Costatot, and Texas Tech. The Wildcats go up next against San Angelo State and Tarrant County College.
NVC Men’s & Women’s Basketball:
Both teams play St. Philip’s College (SPC) on Oct. 5 at the Huisache Gym on campus. NVC Men 86; SPC Men 89. NVC Women 58; SPC Women 30.
The two-time defending league champs, NVC Men’s team got off to a slow start while SPC came out firing five 3’s in a row. NVC battled back to tie the game in the 2nd qt. From then on, it was an exciting back and forth game. In the end, NVC’s Jhamir Trott attempted a 3pt shot hitting the back of the rim and time ran out. NVC was led by Rolando Villalobos & Taizel Cooper both with 21pts.
NVC Women by the end of the first qt. had a commanding lead of 18-2 and never looked back. Ausset Culberson came off the bench to lead all scorers with 15 pts follow by Emily Castor with 12pts.
The next game is Oct. 12 for both teams is at home against SAC, Women play at 6pm, Men at 8pm.
On another note, the NVC men’s basketball team is trying to raise funds to get equipment to help players improve their skills. They are currently raising money for a Shoot-A-Way (https://www.gofundme.com/shooting4success) that players from the high school, collegiate and professional arenas use to become better players.
The women’s volleyball team kick off their season on Oct. 20 when they face San Antonio College in the Huisache Gym.
Basketball Women Play at 6pm and Men Play at 8 pm
- Wed. Oct 12 -Men & Women: Palo Alto College @ Northwest Vista College
- Wed. Oct 2- Men & Women: University of Incarnate Word @ Northwest Vista College
- Wed. Nov 2- Men ONLY @ 7:00pm: Texas A&M SA @ Northwest Vista College
- Wed. Nov 9 – Men & Women: Lackland AFB @ Northwest Vista College
- Wed. Nov 16 – Men & Women: San Antonio College @ Northwest Vista College
- Sat. Dec 10 -Women Only: St. Edwards Univ. @ Northwest Vista College 1pm
Women Volleyball Schedule: Games at 7pm
- Oct 20: Sac @ NVC
- Oct 27: SPC @ NVC
- Nov 3: Trinity Univ. @ NVC
- Nov 17: TAMUSA @ NVC
- Dec 1: Victoria College @ NVC
- Feb 23: TU @ NVC
- Mar 2: PAC @ NVC
- Mar 9: TAMUSA @ NVC
- Mar 30: NLC @ NVC
For more information, contact Daniel Johnson at Djohnson84@alamo.edu