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Lady Cougars Claim Sixth Straight Conference Crown with First WSC, East Title

Lady Cougars Claim Sixth Straight Conference Crown with First WSC, East Title

The Lady Cougars are champions of the newly formed Western State Conference (WSC), East Division for the first time in program history, after clinching a sixth straight conference title last week.

Canyons (12-3-3) played to 0-0 draw with host Victor Valley College on Nov. 4, to claim a point in the standings and secure the conference crown, despite not emerging with the win.

Prior to this season the Lady Cougars competed in the WSC, South Division, winning conference titles in 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2015 — all under head coach Justin Lundin.

The 2016 conference title is the COC women's soccer program's 10th overall.

On Tuesday, the Lady Cougars played to a 1-1 draw with second place Citrus College in a conference match that had no bearing on the final standings.

Sophomore midfielder Kailey Marquez scored the lone goal for COC in the 25th minute, for her fourth of the season.

COC is now undefeated in its last nine contests dating back to Sept. 27, and has outscored opponents 24-1 during that span.

Canyons will enter Friday's regular season finale vs. host Pierce College as the No. 8 ranked team in the state, and No. 3 team in Southern California.

After that, the Lady Cougars must wait to learn who they'll face in the first round of the California Community College Athletic Association (CCCAA) SoCal Regional Playoffs, which begin on Saturday, Nov. 19.

—Story and photos by Jesse Munoz/COC Sports Information

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