The VC beach volleyball team split a pair of matches on Friday at Cal State Bakersfield to open Western State Conference play. VC fell to host Bakersfield College in a tight 3-2 contest to open play before coming back to defeat Santa Monica 4-1. Carina Cates and Danielle Garcia were the only double winners for the Pirates (6-5, 1-1), winning twice at the No. 5 slot.
The Pirates' beach volleyball team split a pair of matches in Huntington Beach Friday, defeating Fullerton 4-1 before narrowly falling to Golden West, 3-2. Taylor Benitez-Fanslow and Sha Mckeown posted two victories at the No. 3 slot, as did Carina Cates and Danielle Garcia at No. 5 to lead Ventura (5-4) on the day.
On a cold, blustery day at the Ventura Marina, the Pirates' beach volleyball team battled the elements and their opponents to capture matches against visiting Pasadena City Club and Antelope Valley Friday. VC (4-3) shut out PCC Club in the opening match of the day 5-0 before winning a convincing 4-1 decision over Antelope Valley in the second. Sofia Gomez and Jordan Neria at No. 4 and Carina Cates and Danielle Garcia at No. 5 were each dominant in taking two matches on the day, allowing 37 and 38 points, respectively, in their four sets.
The Pirates' beach volleyball team competed in the Ramon Calderon Cup at Cal State Northridge Friday, falling to the host Matadors and to Long Beach City College by identical 4-1 scores. Janessa Simental and Braxton Jessie captured the No. 1 match against CSUN in the opener while Armonee Hunter and Kasie Spencer won the No. 2 match in three games against the Vikings in the second contest of the day.
The VC beach volleyball team completed a sweep of visiting Mt. San Antonio College Wednesday at the Harbor Cove Courts at the Ventura Marina. In windy and cool conditions, all five Pirate teams swept through the Mounties with Carina Cates and Danielle Garcia taking the most lopsided score, winning 21-14, 21-2.
The Ventura College beach volleyball team opened its 2018 season with a split in a pair of matches at the Harbor Cove Courts at the Ventura Marina Friday. The Pirates (1-1) defeated Rio Hondo 3-2 in the opener before falling 5-0 to Grossmont College. The Pirates' No. 5 team of Danielle Garcia and Carina Cates had the biggest win of the day, sweeping their opponents from Rio Hondo 21-8, 21-12.