The Ventura College volleyball team has faced some stern challenges early this season. But none perhaps were as challenging as their trip to state No. 8-ranked Bakersfield College on Wednesday. Unfortunately, the Pirates dropped the straight-set match, 25-20, 25-12, 25-11. Morgan Gallagher led the way with six kills, eight digs and a pair of service aces while Tatum Teel had six winners and a .500 hitting percentage. Kassidy Wilson handed out 15 assists.
Ventura (4-6) will attempt to right the ship at home on Friday Sept. 20. They host College of the Canyons at 6:00 pm in their final match before Western State Conference play begins.