Soccer teams, volleyball squad open regular season play

Richland College’s men’s and women’s soccer teams, along with the volleyball team began regular season play last week.

The men’s soccer squad, ranked No. 2 in the NJCAA preseason poll, lost 3-1 to San Jacinto College-South. The women, who are the NJCAA Division III defending champions and ranked No. 1 in the preseason poll, split its first two games, defeating Broome Community College, 2-0, before falling to Monroe Community College, 2-1.

Meanwhile, the volleyball team lost its first three matches to Redlands Community College, North Central Texas College and Tyler Junior College.