Ventura College Athletics

Sand Volleyball

Beach VB Maintains First Place Standing With Two Wins

VC's Kambria Dowling (14) returns a shot while Kayla Hosch (13) prepares for her next hit in the Pirates' match against Bakersfield Friday at the Harbor Cove Courts at the Ventura Marina. Ventura defeated the Renegades 5-0 before beating Santa Monica 4-1 later in the day.
VC's Kambria Dowling (14) returns a shot while Kayla Hosch (13) prepares for her next hit in the Pirates' match against Bakersfield Friday at the Harbor Cove Courts at the Ventura Marina. Ventura defeated the Renegades 5-0 before beating Santa Monica 4-1 later in the day.

The Pirates' beach volleyball team maintained its first place position in the Western State Conference standings with a pair of victories Friday at the Harbor Cove Courts at the Ventura Marina. VC (12-4, 8-0) defeated Bakersfield 5-0 in the first match of the day before besting Santa Monica 4-1. Shantalle Ruiz and Kasie Spencer led three duos in winning both matches on the day, a 21-19, 21-16 win over Bakersfield's No. 3 pair and a 21-6, 21-7 win over Santa Monica's No. 3 team.

Raphaella Rosales and Vanessa Ihrke claimed the No. 1 match against the Renegades 21-13, 12-7 and Ruiz and Spencer won in the No. 3 slot. Brooklyn Wallet and Faith Mackie swept the No. 4 match 21-18, 22-20. The Pirates also prevailed in a pair of three-set match-ups as Morgan Gallagher and Jordan Neria won at No. 2, 21-16, 19-21, 15-8 and Kambria Dowling and Kayla Hosch came from behind at No. 5, 19-21, 21-16, 15-8.

In the nightcap, VC had three sweeps against SMC. Ruiz and Spencer won the No. 3 match and Wallet and Mackie won the No. 4 match, 21-10, 21-7. Dowling and Payton Greiner triumphed in the No. 5 match, 21-3, 21-10. Gallagher and Neria won a three-set thriller at No. 2, 21-19, 19-21, 15-12.

Ventura next travels to Santa Monica on Friday April 12 for matches against Glendale and Santa Barbara beginning at 9:00 am.

 Ventura 5, Bakersfield 0

1's - R. Rosales/V. Ihrke (VC) def. P. Zepeda/M. Townson (BC): 2-0, 21-13, 21-7
2's - M. Gallagher/J. Neria (VC) def. S. Lopez/L. Camarillo (BC): 2-1, 21-16, 19-21, 15-8
3's - S. Ruiz/K. Spencer (VC) def. J. Strode/K. Garcia (BC): 2-0, 21-19, 21-16
4's - B. Wallet/F. Mackie (VC) def. J. Merante/P. Gonsalez (BC): 2-0, 21-18, 22-20
5's - K. Dowling/K. Hosch (VC) def. J. Johnson /K. Villalvazo (BC): 2-1, 19-21, 21-16, 15-8 

Ventura 4 Santa Monica 1

1's - R, Rosales/V. Ihrke (VC) lost to E. Eckhardt/B. Montgomery (SMC): 2-0, 21-13, 21-15
2's - M. Gallagher/J. Neria (VC) def. A. Burton/B. Michaels (SMC): 2-1, 21-19, 19-21, 15-12
3's - S. Ruiz/K. Spencer (VC) def. M. Larranaga/C. Quijano (SMC): 2-0, 21-6, 21-7
4's - B. Wallet/F. Mackie (VC) def. K. Molle/C. Wilson (SMC): 2-0, 21-10, 21-7
5's - K. Dowling/P. Greiner (VC) def. E. Placer/M. Reiner (SMC): 2-0, 21-3, 21-10