Beach Volleyball Edged by Cypress, 3-2

Photo by Nicho DellaValle
Photo by Nicho DellaValle

The Riverside City College beach volleyball squad hosted their first Orange Empire Conference (OEC) match on Friday morning against the formidable Cypress College Chargers. They Tigers earned a win from their first and fifth pair, but were swept in the rest of the matches leading to a 3-2 defeat.

Sophomore Natalie Escher and freshman Vashti Elias-Romero acted as the top pair and earned one of the victories. Despite dropping the opening set 18-21, they rallied back to earn a 21-19 win in the second set. They sealed the deal with a 15-10 third-set triumph. It is their fifth win on the season.

Sophomore Roni Lopez and freshman Morgan Spencer earned a win at the fifth position. They, too, found themselves in a gritty showdown after dropping the first set 13-21. They came back to win the final two sets by the final count of 21-12, 15-9.

Riverside (3-6, 1-2 OEC) will continue action on Friday, march 22 at home against the Saddleback College Gauchos and the Fullerton College Hornets. The first match begins at 10 a.m.



Cypress defeats Riverside, 3-2

  1. Natalie Escher/Vashti Elias-Romero (RCC) defeats Khamis Berneker/Brittany Zavala (CYP) (18-21, 21-19, 15-10)
  2. Alisha Ormond/jane Woodward (CYP) defeats Sadie Arganda/Kayla Mckinnon (RCC) (22-24, 10-21)
  3. Kayla Owens/Danielle Gomez (CYP) defeats Jasmine Urban/Patricia Brucks (RCC) (15-21, 16-21)
  4. Marina Pilkington/Ashley Corona (CYP) defeats Telanni Childs/Robyn Collier (RCC) (15-21, 16-21)
  5. Morgan Spencer/Robi Lopez (RCC) defeats Alojandra Lamas/Savannah Johnson (RCC) (13-21, 21-12, 15-9)