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2021 Ventura College Volleyball Team News

  • Strong Effort by Pirate VB Falls Short at Bakersfield
    October 19, 2021
    The No. 14-ranked Ventura College volleyball team traveled to No. 6 Bakersfield looking for a signature win. Despite a strong effort, however, the Pirates fell short to the Renegades, falling in three sets, 25-18, 27-25, 25-17 Tuesday night. Darynne Bickers and Nevada Knowles each recorded eight kills in the match, and Knowles added 12 assists, but VC (12-4, 4-1) fell short in the non-conference contest rescheduled from Sept. 22.
  • Ventura Sweeps Past LA Mission
    October 15, 2021
    The Ventura College volleyball team continued rolling on Friday evening, sweeping past Los Angeles Mission College 25-16, 25-17, 25-22 in San Fernando. Alexis Baloyo and Nevada Knowles each had seven kills while Averi Carter and Katey Mulville each had six winners to lead the balanced attack. Amelie Zubia had 10 assists and four services aces for Ventura (12-3, 4-1).
  • Pirates Sweep Past LA Pierce in Three
    October 13, 2021
    The VC volleyball team was rolling on all cylinders Wednesday night, sweeping past visiting Los Angeles Pierce 25-9, 25-23, 25-11 at the Athletic Event Center. Nevada Knowles led the Pirates with 10 kills, eight assists, three digs and two blocks and Savannah Marchese led the defense with nine digs. Amelie Zubia recorded seven assists, five digs and a pair of services aces in the victory.
  • Ventura Volleyball Drops Close Match in Three
    October 06, 2021
    On the record it will go down as a 3-0 setback at Santa Barbara for the VC volleyball team. The reality is, however, that the No. 17-ranked Pirates gave the No. 7-ranked Vaqueros all they wanted and more Wednesday night at the Sports Pavilion in Santa Barbara. Nevada Knowles had another solid overall outing with seven kills, 23 assists and 10 digs and Alexis Baloyo had eight kills in VC's 6-24, 25-21, 25-21 loss at SBCC.
  • VC Volleyball Outlasts Cuesta in Four
    October 01, 2021
    Averi Carter had a double-double of 10 kills and 10 digs Friday night as the Ventura College volleyball team outlasted visiting Cuesta in four sets, 25-19, 25-21, 26-28, 25-14 before a nice crowd at the Athletic Event Center. Nevada Knowles was her usual multi-dimensional-self with 42 assists, six kills, seven digs, three blocks and three services aces in the triumph while Alexis Baloyo had 11 kills and nine digs for Ventura (10-2, 2-0).
  • Pirate Volleyball Jumps Moorpark in WSC Opener
    September 29, 2021
    After a five-set loss to rival Moorpark on the opening weekend, the Ventura College volleyball team had a score to settle Wednesday. The Pirates took care of business at Raider Pavilion with a 25-16, 22-25, 25-18, 25-18, four-set victory over the Raiders in the Western State Conference opener for both teams. Nevada Knowles had 39 assists, nine kills, nine digs and a pair of block assists and Darynne Bickers was key at the net with 16 kills to go along with four digs and two block assists in the VC triumph.
  • Balanced Attack Sweeps Spikers Past Santa Monica
    September 24, 2021
    Another balanced attack led the Pirate volleyball team in a three-set sweep over Santa Monica College Friday at the Athletic Event Center 25-11, 25-17, 25-23. Averi Carter had eight kills on the night for VC (8-2) while Alexis baloyo and Katey Mulville each hit seven winners. Darynne Bickers had six kills for Ventura, who is ranked No. 20 in the latest CCCWVCA state rankings. Nevada Knowles had 31 assists in the match while Amaris Garcia anchored the defense with 16 digs.
  • Balanced Pirate Attack Overwhelms Canyons
    September 17, 2021
    For the first 10 points of Friday's women's volleyball match between Ventura and Canyons at the Athletic Event Center, it looked as if it would be a barn-burner between the state's Nos. 24 and 20-ranked teams, respectively. Then, however, Averi Carter served eight straight winners for VC (7-2) and the Pirates were on their way to a 3-0 sweep of the Cougars, 25-17, 25-17, 25-21. Nevada Knowles once again was Ventura's everything player with eight kills, 26 assists and six digs.
  • Reminders for Spectators at VC Athletics Events
    September 16, 2021
    With the fall seasons in full swing, and basketball getting ready to begin, the Ventura College Athletic Department would like to remind spectators about Covid policies and procedures if you are going to come support the Pirates in person. Please use the following guide when attending VC home athletics events.
  • Spikers Sweep Roadrunners For Third Straight 'W'
    September 15, 2021
    After a long bus ride to Palm Desert, the VC volleyball team looked as if they were playing next door in their 25-16, 25-15, 25-16 sweep over College of the Desert Wednesday. Nevada Knowles had eight kills, 20 assists and five services aces while Darynne Bickers recorded seven winners at the net. Amaris Garcia had 14 digs defensively for VC (6-2), who is ranked No. 23 in the latest state poll.
  • Volleyball Sweeps Two Matches in Pirate Classic Tri
    September 10, 2021
    Playing at home for the first time in nearly two years, the Pirate volleyball team made the most of their opportunity with a pair of 3-0 sweeps in the Pirate Classic Tri at the Athletic Event Center Friday. VC (5-2) dispatched of Imperial Valley 25-16, 25-19, 25-10 in the opener before defeating Citrus 25-14, 25-23, 25-14 in the nightcap. Nevada Knowles handed out 73 assists in the two contests while Katey Mulville, Alexis Bayolo and Darynne Bickers recorded 19, 18 and 17 kills, respectively, in the two victories.
  • Pirate Athletics Ready to Welcome Fans Back to Campus
    September 01, 2021
    For the first time in 542 days, Ventura College Athletics is poised to welcome fans back on campus. On Thursday the Pirate soccer team hosts Golden West College at 8:00 pm at the VC Sportsplex, concluding three games in the 2021 new Balance Community College Showcase. Santa Barbara and Orange Coast will open the showcase at 1:00 pm, followed at 6:00 pm by Hartnell and Cypress. VC plays the marquee game of day one of the three-day event.
  • Volleyball Drops Close Match at Pasadena
    September 01, 2021
    After a slow start in the opening set, the Ventura College volleyball team outscored host Pasadena 70-68 over the final three sets, but unfortunately dropped two of the three in their 25-13, 25-23, 18-25, 25-22 loss against the Lancers Wednesday at Hutto-Patterson Gymnasium. Nevada Knowles had another all-around solid game with a triple-double of 18 kills, 14 assists and 14 digs to lead the Pirates (3-2).
  • Spikers Split Final Day Of LA Mission Classic
    August 28, 2021
    The VC volleyball team won their semifinal match Saturday in the LA Mission Kickoff Classic before falling in a five-set heartbreaker in the finals of the two-day tournament. The Pirates swept Folsom Lake College 25-8, 25-17, 25-21 before going the distance in the finals with rival Moorpark, falling 10-25, 21-25, 25-19, 25-16, 15-9. Alexis Baloyo led the attack for Ventura (3-1) with 13 kills, 32 digs and five services aces on the day while Faith Carillo handed out 41 assists with 14 digs and five aces.
  • Pirate Volleyball Opens 2021 With Two Wins
    August 27, 2021
    After a 21-month lay-off due to COVID restrictions and a cancelled 2020 season, the Ventura College volleyball team opened the 2021 campaign with a pair of wins in the LA Mission Kickoff Classic Friday in Sylmar. VC (2-0) defeated Monterey Peninsula 25-14, 25-20, 25-22 in the first match of the day before sweeping Imperial Valley 25-20, 25-17, 25-16 in the tournament quarterfinals. Darynne Bickers and Averi Carter each had 14 kills on the day while Faith Carillo handed out 37 assists in the two contests. Amaris Garcia led the defense with 28 digs.
  • VC's Fall Sports Returns to Competition
    August 26, 2021
    Ventura College's fall sports return to competition on Friday August 27. When the Pirate volleyball team takes the court against Monterey Peninsula at 12:30 pm in the LA Mission Kickoff Classic it will mark the Pirates' first official fall sports contest in 21 months. The VC women's soccer team opens its 2021 season on Sunday Aug. 29 at Mt. San Antonio College beginning a full week of games in Pirate Athletics' return.