The Pirates' beach volleyball team split a pair of matches Friday at the Cal State Northridge Ramon Calderon Cup. VC fell to the host Matadors 5-0 before rebounding to defeat Long Beach City College 4-1. Leslie Perez and Kayla Hosch extended their CSUN opponents to extra points in their No. 2 match and defeated Long Beach's No. 2 team 21-18, 21-18.
In the first match of the day, Ventura (3-1) battled against their NCAA Division I opponents. Perez and Hosch extended their first set against the Matadors into extra points at No. 2 and Raphaella Rosales and Vanessa Ihrke battled to a 16 and 13 defeat at No. 1. Brooklyn Wallet and Tatiana Rodriguez had an 11 and 15 loss at No. 3.
The Pirates turned things around against Long Beach City College in the nightcap. Morgan Gallagher and Miranda Unzueta came from behind to win at No. 4, 22-24, 21-14, 15-10 while Tatum Teel and Julia Stalker had an easier time at No. 5, 21-17, 21-8. Rosales and Ihrke won in a close match at No. 1, 21-17, 21-19, and Perez and Hosch prevailed at No. 2, 21-18, 21-18.
VC next heads to Golden West College in Huntington Beach to take on the Rustlers and Cal State Los Angeles on Friday Feb. 28.
Ventura 0, Cal State Northridge 5
1. Raphaella Rosales/Vanessa Ihrke (VC) lost to CSUN 1's, 21-16, 21-13
2. Leslie Perez/Kayla Hosch (VC) lost to CSUN 2's, 23-21, 21-14
3. Brooklyn Wallet/Tatiana Rodriguez (VC) lost to CSUN 3's, 21-11, 21-15
4. Morgan Gallagher/Miranda Unzueta (VC) lost to CSUN 4's, 21-17, 21-9
5. Tatum Teel/ Julia Stalker (VC) lost to CSUN 5's, 21-10, 21-8
Ventura 4, Long Beach 1
1. Raphaella Rosales/Vanessa Ihrke (VC) def. Kailey Bruyere/Alyssa Sehman (LBCC), 21-17, 21-19
2. Leslie Perez/Kayla Hosch (VC) def. Liz Lopez/Amanda Ferriera (LBCC), 21-18, 21-18
3. Brooklyn Wallet/Tatiana Rodriguez (VC) lost to Shelby Cole/Celestial Ropati (LBCC), 21-16, 21-18
4. Morgan Gallagher/Miranda Unzueta (VC) def. Rachael Street/Tiara Moseby (LBCC), 22-24, 21-14, 15-10
5. Tatum Teel/ Julia Stalker (VC) def. Kennedy Freeman/Kaitlyn Noel (LBCC), 21-17, 21-8