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Garrison/Trocki, Ortegon/Esparza get SBCC's first 2 points in 3-2 loss

Jacque Ortegon, making the block, and Emma Esparza won the No. 2 doubles vs. Santa Monica in three sets, 13-21, 24-22, 15-10. (File photo by Ken Sciallo/Sevilla Photography)
Jacque Ortegon, making the block, and Emma Esparza won the No. 2 doubles vs. Santa Monica in three sets, 13-21, 24-22, 15-10. (File photo by Ken Sciallo/Sevilla Photography)

SBCC got its first two points in intercollegiate women's beach volleyball on Friday and gave an outstanding effort before falling 3-2 at Santa Monica. In their second match of the morning, the Vaqueros lost to Palomar, 5-0.

McKenzie Garrison and Grace Trocki, two star players from the Vaqueros' indoor team, swept Brianna Montgomery/Angelina Burton 21-13, 21-14 to record the first point in program history.

Jacque Ortegon/Emma Esparza rallied to take a thrilling No. 2 match in three sets, 13-21, 24-22, 15-10.

The No. 3 and 4 matches were also close with the Vaqueros falling a few points short. Lily Eaves/Annie Rodgers won the first set at No. 3, then lost the next two (18-21, 21-16, 15-8). Michelle Orgel/Madie Meyer came up a few points short in the No. 4 doubles, 21-19, 21-18.

The Vaqueros didn't have enough players to field a No. 5 team.

Ortegon/Esparza played the closest match against Palomar. The Comets' No. 2 team prevailed 21-19, 16-21, 15-12.

The Vaqueros will open Western State Conference play on Friday at Santa Monica when they take on Victor Valley at 11 a.m. and Glendale at 1 p.m.

Santa Monica 3, SBCC 2

1. McKenzie Garrison/Grace Trocki (SBCC) def. Brianna Montgomery/Angelina Burton 21-13, 21-14
2. Jacque Ortegon/Emma Esparza (SBCC) def. Elena Echardt/Brooke Michaels 13-21, 24-22, 15-10
3. Marie Larranaga/Caitlin Quijano (SMC) def. Lily Eaves/Annie Rodgers 18-21, 21-16, 15-8
4. Kelsey Molle/Camilla Wilson (SMC) def. Michelle Orgel/Madie Meyer 21-19, 21-18
5. Madison Reiner/Erika Placer (SMC) won by default

Palomar 5, SBCC 0

1. Mikayla Seiler/Noemi Ramos (PC) def. McKenzie Garrison/Grace Trocki 21-19, 21-17
2. Alex Sendejas/Neolani Bautista (PC) def. Jacque Ortegon/Emma Esparza 21-19, 16-21, 15-12
3. Zandrea Brown/Alexis Amador (PC) def. Lily Eaves/Annie Rodgers 21-14, 21-11
4. Cassandra Warner/Arielle Vannoy (PC) def. Michelle Orgel/Madie Meyer 21-18, 21-15
5. Alina Lecakes-Jones/Emily Lopp (PC) won by default