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Sand Volleyball

Ventura Takes Two on the Beach in Huntington

Pirate sophomore Morgan Gallagher (5) goes for the winner as teammate Miranda Unzueta looks on in the pair's match against Cal State Los Angeles Friday in Huntington Beach. VC defeated the Golden Eagles 3-2, and also swept Golden West 5-0.
Pirate sophomore Morgan Gallagher (5) goes for the winner as teammate Miranda Unzueta looks on in the pair's match against Cal State Los Angeles Friday in Huntington Beach. VC defeated the Golden Eagles 3-2, and also swept Golden West 5-0.

The VC beach volleyball team won a pair of matches Friday in Huntington Beach, sweeping Golden West 5-0 before defeating NCAA Division II Cal State Los Angeles, 3-2. Leslie Perez and Kayla Hosch won twice on the day, including the match-winner against CSULA while Morgan Gallagher and Miranda Unzueta also won twice on the day for the Pirates (5-1).

In the first match of the day, the Pirates swept the Rustlers, 5-0. Tatum Teel and Julia Stalker received a win via forfeit at No. 5 and Unzueta and Gallagher easily won their No. 3 contest, 21-9, 21-10. Hosch and Perez followed with a win at the No. 2 slot, 21-10, 21-11 and Raphaella Rosales and Vanessa Ihrke prevailed in their No. 1 match 21-19, 21-13. Brooklyn Wallet and Tatiana Rodriguez had the closest contest in the match, coming from behind to win their No. 4 match in three sets, 22-24, 21-18, 15-13.

In the match against Cal State LA, Unzueta and Gallagher finished first, taking their No. 3 slot, 21-9, 21-12. After the Golden Eagles earned a point at No. 4, Teel and Stalker put VC back ahead with a 21-14, 19-21, 15-11 triumph at No. 5. Cal State LA evened the match with their win at No. 1 before Hosch and Perez clinched the win for the Pirates, taking their No. 2 slot, 21-18, 19-21, 15-12.

Ventura gets their first match at home on Friday March 6 hosting the club team from Pasadena City College. Matches begin at 10:00 am at the Harbor Cove Courts at the Ventura Marina.

Ventura 5, Golden West 0

1. Raphaella Rosales/Vanessa Ihrke (VC) def. GWC 1's, 21-19, 21-13
2. Leslie Perez/Kayla Hosch (VC) def. GWC 2's, 21-10, 21-11
3. Morgan Gallagher/Miranda Unzueta (VC) def. GWC 3's, 21-9, 21-10
4. Brooklyn Wallet/Tatiana Rodriguez  (VC) def. GWC 4's, 22-24, 21-18, 15-13
5. Tatum TeelJulia Stalker (VC) def. GWC, forfeit, 21-0, 21-0

Ventura 3, Cal State Los Angeles, 2

1. Raphaella Rosales/Vanessa Ihrke (VC) lost to Karla Santos/Alejandra Negron (CSULA), 21-13, 21-4
2. Leslie Perez/Kayla Hosch (VC) def. Julia Azevedo/Jessica Kaeka (CSULA), 21-18, 19-21, 15-12
3. Morgan Gallagher/Miranda Unzueta (VC) def. Janessa Mata/Victoria Duarte (CSULA), 21-9, 21-12
4. Brooklyn Wallet/Tatiana Rodriguez (VC) lost to Jeshamarie Suarez/Ashley Apel (CSULA), 21-13, 21-8
5. Tatum TeelJulia Stalker (VC) def. Malia Apodaca/Shelby Grubbs (CSULB), 21-19, 19-21, 15-11