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2010 Volleyball - Team News

 

Five Pirates All-WSC in Volleyball

 VB  12-13-2010  The Ventura College women's volleyball team earned five spots on the All-Western State Conference team in a vote by conference coaches last month.  Pirate freshman Libero Katelyn Kwake, who led the team and was fourth in the conference in digs, was the lone first team selection.  Sophomore Shelbee Younce and freshman Morgan Ehritt were named second-team all-conference while  sophomore Anne Westbrook and freshman Leandra Romero earned an honorable mention nod.   READ MORE...  See All-WSC Team

 

Volleyball Wins at OC to Close Season

 VB  11-16-2010  The Ventura College women's volleyball team was victorious in its season finale Tuesday night, defeating Oxnard College 25-13, 25-27, 25-23, 25-16.  The Pirates were led by sophomores Anne Westbrook (eight kills), Shelbee Younce (29 assists), and Estephanie Cerda (15 digs) all playing in their final match for the orange and black.  Freshmen Morgan Ehritt and Katelyn Kwake had eight kills and 14 digs, respectively.  The Pirates finish the season with an overall record of 8-12 and 4-6 in the Western State Conference.  READ MORE...

 

Spikers Fall In Five at Hancock

 VB  11-12-2010  The Pirates' women's volleyball team dropped a five-set match Friday night in Santa Maria, falling to the Bulldogs from Allan Hancock College 25-23, 13-25, 25-19, 22-25, 15-17.  Morgan Ehritt led Ventura (7-12, 3-6) with 14 kills and 16 digs.  Shelbee Younce had 41 assists on the night while Katelyn Kwake had 18 digs.  Kyla Hernandez had eight kills for the Pirates, who close their season Tuesday Nov. 16 at Oxnard College at 7:00 pm.   READ MORE...

 

Volleyball Drops Home Finale

 VB  11-9-2010  There were no dramatic comeback this time around.  After defeating the Cuesta Cougars in five sets, winning the final 10 points against match point in their last meeting, the Ventura College women's volleyball team was looking for another victory.  The Cougars were ready for redemption, however, sweeping the Pirates 14-25, 13-25, 14-25 Tuesday night at the Athletic Event Center.  Sophomore Estephanie Cerda led VC with six kills in her final home match.  It was also the final appearance at the Athletic Event Center for sophomores Jessica Lara, Sandra Alvarez, Anne Westbrook, and Shelbee Younce READ MORE...

 

Spikers Drop Match to Raiders

 VB  11-5-2010  The Pirates' women's volleyball team dropped a match at Moorpark College in four sets, 25-16, 20-25, 10-25, 25-27, Friday night at Raider Pavilion.  Anne Westbrook led Ventura (7-10, 3-4) with 12 kills while Morgan Ehritt had seven kills.  Shelbee Younce marked 28 assists and 12 digs.  Katelyn Kwake had 29 digs for VC and Sandra Alvarez had three blocks.  Ventura will return to the Athletic Event Center for its final home match of the season on Tuesday Nov. 9 against Cuesta College.  The match is scheduled to begin at 7:00 pm with a pre-game ceremony honoring this year's sophomore class.  READ MORE...

 

Pirate Spikers Fall to SBCC

 VB  11-2-2010  The Ventura College women's volleyball team fell to Santa Barbara City College in three sets Tuesday night at the Athletic Event Center, 21-25, 18-25, 20-25.  Jessica Lara had nine kills for the Pirates while Morgan Ehritt had eight kills and 11 digs.  Shelbee Younce had 32 assists and Katelyn Kwake had 16 digs.  The Pirates (7-9, 3-3) will travel to Moorpark College on Friday Nov. 5 before returning for their final home match of the season on Tuesday Nov. 9 against Cuesta College.  Both matches are scheduled to begin at 7:00 pm.  The Cuesta match is also sophomore night where VC's sophomore players will be honored before the match. 

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Pirate VB Wins Third Straight

 VB  10-26-2010  The Pirates' women's volleyball team swept Oxnard College 25-17, 25-20, 25-12 on Tuesday night at the Athletic Event Center for their third consecutive Western State Conference victory.  Ventura (7-8, 3-2) was led by Anne Westbrook with eight kills and Shelbee Younce who had 17 assists and four service aces.  Sandra Alvarez had seven kills while Katelyn Kwake and Estephanie Cerda had 16 and 13 digs, respectively.  READ MORE...

 

Volleyball Sweeps Hancock

 VB  10-22-2010  The Ventura College women's volleyball team swept Allan Hancock College, 25-18, 25-12, 25-16, Friday night at the Athletic Event center for their second consecutive Western State Conference victory.  Sophomore Anne Westbrook led the Pirates (6-8, 2-2) with eight kills.  Estephanie Cerda and Sandra Alvarez each contributed six kills while Shelbee Younce had 22 assists.  Katelyn Kwake and Morgan Ehritt had 12 and seven digs, respectively for VC, who has won five of their last seven matches.  READ MORE...

 

Spikers Rally to Defeat Cuesta

 VB  10-19-2010  The Pirates were down to their last chance, literally.  After splitting the first four sets of their match at Cuesta, the Ventura College volleyball team was facing match point, down 14-6 in the fifth.  Then the incredible happened.  With zero margin of error, VC (5-8, 1-2) scored the final 10 points of the match to defeat the Cougars (7-7, 1-2) 19-25, 25-22, 16-25, 25-19, 16-14 in their Western State Conference contest in San Luis Obispo Tuesday night.  Shelbee Younce led the way with 31 assists and 26 digs while Anne Westbrook had nine kills and four blocks.  Morgan Ehritt contributed 17 digs and Katelyn Kwake added 12 digs.  READ MORE...

 

VC Falls to Moorpark in Four

 VB  10-15-2010  The Ventura College volleyball team fought hard, but ultimately fell to Moorpark in four sets, 15-25, 15-25, 27-25, 17-25, Friday night at the Athletic Event Center in a Western State Conference North match.  Shelbee Younce had eight kills, 19 assists, 13 digs, and three blocks to lead the Pirates all around the court.  Anne Westbrook had 10 kills and three blocks while Katelyn Kwake had 18 digs.  Estephanie Cerda contributed five kills and six digs to the Ventura (4-8, 0-2) effort.  READ MORE...


Volleyball Drops WSC Opener

 VB  10-12-2010  Coming into Western State Conference North Division play, the Ventura College volleyball team was riding a three-ma

tch winning streak.  That streak came to an end at the hands of Santa Barbara City College 3-0 (20-25, 20-25, 12-25) in the WSC opener for both teams at the Sports Pavilion in Santa Barbara Tuesday night.  Katelyn Kwake had 27 digs on defense, and Shelbee Younce had 19 assists for VC while Morgan Ehritt had five kills and nine digs.  Anne Westbrook had a pair of blocks for the Pirates (4-7, 0-1).  READ MORE...

 

Younce Leads Spikers Past Alumni 3-0

 VB  10-8-2010  The Pirates' volleyball team defeated their Alumni team on Friday night 3-0 (25-20, 25-18, 25-22) at the Athletic Event Center.  Sophomore Shelbee Younce led VC all-around with eight kills, 14 assists, and 13 digs.  Estephanie Cerda produced four kills, three aces, and 12 digs while Morgan Ehritt had four kills, a pair of aces, and four blocks at the net.  Leandra Romero contributed 12 digs.  READ MORE...

 

Pirates Win Second Straight Match

 VB  10-1-2010  The Ventura College volleyball team won its second straight match, and its first one on the road, in its 3-1 victory at Glendale College Friday evening.  The Pirates (3-6) won a close first set 26-24 before the Vaquero's pulled even in the second 25-21.  VC dominated the third set 25-12 before closing out the match 25-20 in the fourth.  READ MORE...

 

Volleyball Defeats Citrus in Four

 VB  9-28-2010  The Pirate volleyball team came from behind in the fourth and deciding set to defeat the Citrus Owls 3-1 (25-20, 19-25, 25-23, 25-23) in action at the VC Athletic Event Center Tuesday night.  Trailing by four points in the fourth set, 23-19, Ventura (2-6) rallied for six straight winners to clinch the match.  READ MORE...

 

Spikers Drop Tough Match Against Corsairs

 VB  9-21-2010  Playing much better at home, the Ventura College volleyball team lost a very close 3-1 decision to the Santa Monica Corsairs Tuesday night at the Athletic Event Center.  The Pirates dropped the first set of the match 22-25 before coming back strong in the second 25-13 to even things out.  in a pivotal third set, VC dropped a heartbreaker 24-26, and could not recover in the fourth, falling 20-25 to clinch it for Santa Monica (3-2).  READ MORE...

 

Pirate Volleyball Falls at Fullerton

VB  9-17-2010  After winning their first and only home match of the season, this far, on Tuesday, the Pirates hit the road once again to take on the Fullerton College in Orange County Friday night. VC fell in straight sets to the Hornets 25-16, 25-16, 25-16.  Ventura has closed out its non-Western State Conference schedule, and will play three inter-divisional matches before opening WSC North play.   READ MORE...

 

Home Cookin' Leads to Pirate Victory

 VB  9-14-2010  After four matches on the road, the Ventura College women's volleyball team was looking forward to a homecoming of sorts.  In the Pirates' home opener, they notched their first victory of the season in a 3-1 triumph over the Cal Lutheran JV team on Tuesday before a boisterous crowd at the Athletic Event Center.  READ MORE...

 

Volleyball Team Shows Improvement Despite Losses

 VB  9-10-2010  The Pirates' women's volleyball showed steady improvement Friday at the El Camino College Quad despite suffering a pair of straight-set losses to perennial powers Los Angeles Pierce and El Camino colleges.  The Pirates dropped the first match against El Camino, a constant state title contender and a state tournament participant a year ago 7-25, 9-25, and 11-25 before falling to WSC-South powerhouse LA Pierce 15-25, 20-25, and 17-25.  Despite the losses, VC head coach Mandy Rodriguez felt the team's effort and execution improved throughout the day's matches.    READ MORE...

 

VC Spikers Extend Long Beach to Five Sets

 VB  9-3-2010  The Ventura College women's volleyball continued their early season road show Friday night with a hard-fought 3-2 loss at Long Beach City College.  The Pirates fell in the first set 25-27 before winning the second 25-21.  The Vikings bounced back to take the third set 25-18 before VC answered in the fourth 28-26.  Long Beach won the fifth and deciding set 15-9 to take the match. READ MORE...

 

Pirate Volleyball Falls at Bakersfield

 VB  9-1-2010  The VC Pirate volleyball team dropped its opening match of the season 3-0 at Bakersfield College Wednesday evening.  After falling 25-12 in the opening set, VC bounced back to make the second one close, 25-22.  The Pirates were defeated in the clincher 25-21.  Shelbee Younce led Ventura with 13 assists and seven kills while Sandra Alvarez had six kills. READ MORE...

 

Pirate Volleyball Team Ready for New Season

 VB  8-27-2010 The Ventura College Pirates’ Volleyball team officially began practice August 16 with 13 players, including six returnees. The Pirates have been meshing well so far, as the sophomores, led by Co-captains Shelby Younce and Anne Westbrook, have been setting a daily example of intensity and a team-first attitude.

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