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Mt. SAC Beach Volleyball Splits Conference Matches; Defeats Rio Hondo, 4-1, Falls to LBCC, 5-0

(Long Beach, CA) The Mt. SAC Beach Volleyball Team split a pair of South Coast Conference matches Friday (3/22) with a win over Rio Hondo, 4-1 and a 5-0 setback to Long Beach City College at Granada Beach.

The Mounties overall record stands at 7-5 and 1-3 in conference.

Mt. SAC 1's Juliana Gomez/Samantha Neely reached the 10-win match plateau this season with a split in their two matches.

They easily defeated the Rio 1's (21-13, 21-15) and nearly beat Long Beach City taking them to three sets. Gomez/Neely won the first set, 21-18 and lost a close second set, 23-21 to even the match at 1-1. The third and deciding set, the Mountie pair lost, 15-9.

Mt. SAC's No. 4 pair of Macy Barnes/Jessica Morse also came, oh, so close to beating the Vikings' 4's, falling in two close sets that went to extra points, 22-20, 23-21.

The Mounties play their last two away dual matches next Friday (3/29) against El Camino and Santa Ana at El Camino, before their "inaugural" home match Friday (4/12).

They will also take their second out to state road trip to Phoenix, Arizona for four matches, April 5-6.

They will play Arizona Christian University, Cal Poly SLO, University of Alabama, Birmingham and Grand Canyon University.

Mt. SAC 4, Rio Hondo 1

No. 1 – Juliana Gomez/Samantha Neely (Mt. SAC) def. Gabby Cruz/Vania Maciel (RH), 21-13, 21-15

No. 2 – Malia Carr/Shaiann Palos (Mt. SAC) def. Mara Sanchez/Stephanie Perez (RH), 18-21, 23-21, 15-6

No. 3 – Alysha Tullar/Lindsey Lane (Mt. SAC) def. Evelyn Alferez/Janine Correa (RH), 25-23, 21-14

No. 4 – Denyse Perez/Felipa Morena (RH) def. Macy Barnes/Jessica Morse (Mt. SAC), 21-19, 21-19

No. 5 – Jocelyn Portillo/Brianda Valdez (Mt. SAC) def. Ariel Garcia/Valerie Rodriguez (RH), 21-17, 21-10

LBCC 5, Mt. SAC 0

No. 1 – Sierra Davis/Brooklin Mize (LBCC) def. Juliana Gomez/Samantha Neely (Mt. SAC), 21-14, 20-22, 15-9

No. 2 – Doris Woods/Isabella Alvarez (LBCC) def. Malia Carr/Shaiann Palos (Mt. SAC), 21-16, 21-14

No. 3 – Kylee Irwin-Paz/Jessica Blakeman (LBCC) def. Lindsey Lane/Alysha Tullar (Mt. SAC), 21-13, 21-7

No. 4 - Kaitlyn Peterson/Elsa Woods (LBCC) def. Macy Barnes/Jessica Morse (LBCC), 22-20, 23-21

No. 5 – Brooke Gonsalves/Emma Harris (LBCC) def. Jocelyn Portillo/Brianda Valdez (Mt. SAC), 21-16, 21-14

Mt. SAC Pairs' records through 12 matches:

1's – Gomez/Neely, 10-2

2's – Carr/Palos, 4-8

3's – Lane/Tullar, 5-7

4's – Barnes/Morse, 6-6

5's - Portillo/Valdez, 8-4

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