(Walnut, CA) Host Mt. San Antonio College (4-3) split a pair of non-conference matches on Friday, Feb. 25, defeating Santa Ana (0-6) by the score of 4-1 in the first and losing to Bakersfield (1-3), also by the score of 4-1, in the second.
"We're the only (pairs) that lost against Santa Ana and the only ones that won against Santa Barbara," said freshman blocker Victoria Arnold, who along with Kylie Rhodes defeated SBCC, 17-21, 21-17, 15-13.
"I think the communication was there with Kylie and I. We did really well in the last match (against SBCC). I'm happy with how (the team) is doing now and I hope we can continue."
"I'm excited to go for it and get better and I think Victoria and I are improving really well."
Against Bakersfield, the Mounties battled to three games in two of their sets. Had they won those, the match would've gone to Mt. SAC.
"These are all tight games and I know it's a loss (vs. SBCC), but it's a close loss," Mt. SAC Beach Volleyball coach Danielle Diaz said. "It's hard to take a loss, but you still have to come out being proud of them. We still battled."
"I scheduled a pretty hard pre-season and it's just going to get us so ready for conference play."
The Mounties will take on Orange Coast College (3-0) at home on Friday, March 4 at 11 a.m.
Mt. SAC 4 Santa Ana 1
5s: MSAC won by forfeit
Santa Barbara 4 Mt. SAC 1
1s: Kelissa Lemoine/Emma Crabbe (BCC) def. DeGroot/Whiteman (MSAC), 21-12, 21-6
2s: Lily Krongold/Jaceline McKie (BCC) def. Christelman/Arevalo (MSAC) 15-21, 21-10, 15-8
3s: Irey Sandholt/Karoline Ruiz (BCC) def. Quarrels/Pelcastre (MSAC), 21-12, 17- 21, 15-7
5s: Rhodes/Arnold (MSAC) def. Jordyn Anderson/Lanie DeSano (BCC), 21-17, 17-21, 15-13
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