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Ventura Beach Volleyball Takes Two More WSC Matches

VC sophomores Braxton Jessie (1) and Janessa Simental (2) played six sets of beach volleyball in two matches Friday in Santa Monica. VC's No. 1 duo lost in a tight 3-set match against the host Corsairs before defeating the No.1 team from Victor Valley, also in three sets.
VC sophomores Braxton Jessie (1) and Janessa Simental (2) played six sets of beach volleyball in two matches Friday in Santa Monica. VC's No. 1 duo lost in a tight 3-set match against the host Corsairs before defeating the No.1 team from Victor Valley, also in three sets.

The Ventura College volleyball team claimed another pair of matches Friday in contests played at Santa Monica. VC defeated the host Corsairs 4-1 in the first match of the day before prevailing over Victor Valley in the second by an identical margin. The No. 5 team of Carina Cates and Danielle Garcia recorded a pair of straight set wins for the Pirates (11-6, 6-2) on the day.

In the first match, the Pirates defeated Santa Monica 4-1. Taylor Bentiez-Fanslow and Shea Mckeown had an easy sweep at No. 3, 21-5, 21-11 while Cates and Garcia swept at No. 5, 21-11, 21-13. Sofia Gomez and Jordan Neria also swept their No. 4 match 22-20, 21-12 and Armonee Hunter and Kasie Spencer prevailed in three sets at No. 2, 21-19, 14-21, 15-11. Braxton Jessie and Janessa Simental fell in a hard-fought three-set match at No. 1, 21-17, 13-21, 15-8.

Against Victor Valley, the Pirates posted another 4-1 triumph. Bentiez-Fanslow and Mckeown swept past their opponents 21-9-21-6 to lead VC. Cates and Garcia along with Hunter and Spencer also posted sweeps, 21-7, 21-15 and 21-19, 22-20, respectively. Jessie and Simental came from behind to pull out a three-set win, 18-21,21-17, 15-4 while Gomez and Neria dropped a heartbreaker, 21-17, 11-21, 16-14.

Ventura closes out the regular season on Friday April 20 in matches held at Cal State Bakersfield. They will take on Antelope Valley at 11:30 am and Moorpark at 12:45 pm.

Ventura 4, Santa Monica 1
1. Braxton Jessie/Janessa Simental (VC) lost to Megan Yoon/Chelsea Bostwick (SMC), 21-17, 13-21, 15-8
2. Armonee Hunter/Kasie Spencer  (VC) def. Taylor Burke/Ada Nadzakova (SMC), 21-19, 14-21, 15-11
3. Taylor Benitez-Fanslow/Shea Mckeown (VC) def. Morgan Tarpley/Paula Hicks (SMC), 21-5, 21-11
4. Sofia Gomez/Jordan Neria (VC) def. Kelsi Pich/Camyrne Sommaripa (SMC), 22-20, 21-12
5. Carina Cates/Danielle Garcia (VC) def. Althea Roble/Carissa Avina-Beltran (SMC), 21-11, 21-13

Ventura 5, Victor Valley 0
1. Braxton Jessie/Janessa Simental (VC) def. VVC #1, 18-21, 21-17, 15-4
2. Armonee Hunter/Kasie Spencer (VC) def. VVC #2, 21-19, 22-20
3. Taylor Benitez-Fanslow/Shea Mckeown (VC) def. VVC #3, 21-9, 21-6
4. Sofia Gomez/Jordan Neria (VC) lost to VVC #4, 21-17, 11-21, 16-14
5. Carina Cates/Danielle Garcia (VC) def. VVC #5, 21-7, 21-15