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Beach Volleyball Takes Two of Three From Orange Empire Teams

The Ventura College beach volleyball team won two of three matches from Orange Empire Conference opponents Friday in Huntington Beach, narrowly falling in the third contest.
The Ventura College beach volleyball team won two of three matches from Orange Empire Conference opponents Friday in Huntington Beach, narrowly falling in the third contest.

Playing in one of the hubs of beach volleyball, Huntington Beach, the Pirates took two of three matches from Orange Empire Conference foes Friday, narrowly missing the sweep.  Ventura (5-4) swept Fullerton 5-0 in the first match of the day before falling to host Golden West 3-2. VC ended the day on a high note, taking the match-up with Santa Ana 4-1. VC's No. 2 team of Mikayla Spears and Brianna Finch, along with the No. 3 duo of Sariah Flores and Armonee Hunter each won all three of their matches on the day.

In the opener, VC bested Fullerton College 5-0. Tori Hiott and Paris Dosch won at No. 1, 21-9, 21-14, and Spears and Finch prevailed at No. 2 21-17, 21-13. Flores and Hunter were victorious in the No. 3 slot, 21-8, 21-10 while the No. 4 team of Janessa Simental and Paulina Iverson triumphed 21-14, 21-11.  The No. 5 team of Daisy Martinez and Carina Cates completed the sweep 21-12, 21-10.

Against the host Rustlers, Spears and Finch won 2-0 by scores of 21-15, 21-18 in the No. 2 slot, and Flores and Hunter won at No. 3, 21-15, 21-10. Simental and Iverson at No. 4 and Martinez and Cates at No. 5 both lost by narrow 2-1 margins.

In the Pirates' third match of the day, they defeated Santa Ana 4-1. The No. 2 pair of  Spears and Finch won at No. 2, 21-12, 21-12 while Flores and Hunter bested their opponents at No. 3, 21-13, 21-14. Simental and Iverson won at No. 4 21-14, 21-19 and Martinez and Cates won 22-20, 21-18 at No. 5.  Hiott and Dosch narrowly missed the Pirate sweep, falling th three sets, 13-21, 21-18, 17-15.

VC returns to the picturesque Harbor Cove Courts at the Ventura Marina for matches against club teams from Los Angeles Pierce and Santa Monica on Friday march 24 beginning at 10:00 am.  They open Western State Conference play on Friday April 7, also at home.