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Vaqueros earn first win in WSC opener, 4-1

Lily Eaves, left, served 12 straight points during a 21-4, 21-15 victory. (File photo by Ken Sciallo/Sevilla Photography)
Lily Eaves, left, served 12 straight points during a 21-4, 21-15 victory. (File photo by Ken Sciallo/Sevilla Photography)

SBCC posted the first win of its inaugural beach volleyball season on Friday, taking down Victor Valley 4-1 in the Western State Conference opener at Santa Monica.

The first four doubles teams swept their matches with No. 4 Michelle Orgel and Lily Eaves securing the most lopsided victory by a 21-4, 21-15 count. The Vaqueros forfeited the No. 5 match.

McKenzie Garrison/Grace Trocki took the No. 1 match, beating Mary Flores/Rachel Firm 21-17, 21-11. SBCC is 1-3 overall and 1-0 in the WSC.

"We controlled the matches from the start," said coach Samantha Calisto. "Emma Taccone played her first official match and served for the win at No. 3 to clinch our third point. Lily Eaves served 12 straight points."

Taccone, a freshman from Little Silver, NJ, teamed with Madie Meyer to win the 3s, 21-16, 21-18.

The Vaqueros' second match of the day vs. Glendale was postponed.

Santa Barbara will host College of Marin in a non-conference match on Tuesday at 9 a.m. at East Beach.

SBCC 4, Victor Valley 1

1. McKenzie Garrison/Grace Trocki (SBCC) def. Mary Flores/Rachel Firm 21-17, 21-11
2. Jacque Ortegon/Emma Esparza (SBCC) def. Alexxis Hulburt/Krystal Shurtliff 21-8, 21-16
3. Emma Taccone/Madie Meyer (SBCC) def. Ari Ruiz/Alex Bentley 21-16, 21-18
4. Michelle Orgel/Lily Eaves (SBCC) def. Kaitlyn Rosas/Isabella Ayala 21-4, 21-15
5. Lauren Archer/Gladys Delbridge (VVC) won by default