Littleton, Tabor help Vaqueros secure WSC title share

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Nick Littleton and Jordan Tabor each had a goal and assist on Tuesday afternoon, leading SBCC to a come-from-behind 3-2 men’s soccer victory over L.A. Mission and at least a share of the WSC title. The game was played at L.A. Pierce in Woodland Hills, due to renovations on Mission’s field.

The Vaqueros, ranked No. 8 in the state and nation, won for the fifth straight time and completed an unbeaten regular season on the road (8-0-2). They’re 14-1-4 overall and 11-1-1 in conference for 34 points. Oxnard, which tied Canyons 1-1, is second with 31 points (9-0-4) with one game remaining.

“I’m pleased for the boys,” said coach John Sisterson, whose team is 11-0-1 in its last 12 matches. “It’s just rewards after we lost the title on the last day of last year.”

The Vaqueros have won nine WSC crowns, including three of the last four years.

Mission (6-9-6, 2-6-5) led 1-0 at halftime. Santa Barbara scored three times in an eight-minute span of the second half.

Littleton evened the score in the 65th minute, taking a pass from Tabor and burying it in the lower right side. Five minutes later, Duran Stanley was brought down in the box and Tabor converted a penalty kick.

In the 72nd minute, Santiago Perez booted one inside the back post on a corner kick from Littleton.

The Vaqueros finish the regular season on Thursday with a 7 p.m. home game against Citrus.