Ventura College Athletics

Sand Volleyball

Beach Volleyball Competes at CSU Northridge

VC freshman Kasie Spencer dives for a ball during their match at CSU Northridge Friday. She and partner Armonee Hunter won their No. 2 match against Long Beach City College in the second contest of the day.
VC freshman Kasie Spencer dives for a ball during their match at CSU Northridge Friday. She and partner Armonee Hunter won their No. 2 match against Long Beach City College in the second contest of the day.

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.

In the day's opening contest, the Pirates were competitive with the NCAA Division I Matadors. Simental and Jessie won their No. 1 match-up 21-14, 21-19 for the Pirates' lone victory in the match. 

In the second contest, the Pirates competed with Long Beach City College, one of the top beach programs in the state. Hunter and Spencer came from behind at No. 2 to defeat their opponents 15-21, 21-17, 15-8.

Ventura (2-3) next hosts Pasadena and Antelope Valley in non-conference action on Friday March 2. VC is slated to play PCC at 11:00 am before taking on AVC at 12:30 at the Harbor Cove Courts at the Ventura Marina.

Ventura 1, Cal State Northridge 4
1. Janessa Simental/Braxton Jessie def. CSUN #1, 21-14, 21-19
2. Armonee Hunter/Kasie Spencer lost to CSUN #2, 21-16, 21-12
3. Taylor Benitez-Fanslow/Shea Mckeown lost to CSUN #3, 21-13, 21-16
4. Sofia Gomez/Jordan Neria lost to CSUN #4, 21-11, 21-14
5. Carina Cates/Danielle Garcia lost to CSUN #5, 21-1, 21-11

Ventura 1, Long Beach 4
1. Janessa Simental/Braxton Jessie lost to LBCC #1, 21-12, 21-10
2. Armonee Hunter/Kasie Spencer def. LBCC #2, 15-21, 21-17, 15-8
3. Taylor Benitez-Fanslow/Shea Mckeown lost to LBCC #3, 21-16, 21-13
4. Sofia Gomez/Jordan Neria lost to LBCC #4, 21-18, 21-15
5. Carina Cates/Danielle Garcia lost to LBCC #5, 21-12, 21-12