HUNTINGTON BEACH -- The Orange Coast College beach volleyball team opened the 2020 season with a pair of solid wins on Friday, beating Glendale, 5-0, before edging Mt. San Antonio, 3-2 on the Newland Volleyball Courts.
It was smooth sailing for the Pirates (2-0) in the opener as all five matches were won in convincing fashion. The teams of Lily Johnson/Thea Snider (21-5, 21-8), Amber McCarthy/Logan Wheeler (21-11, 21-10), Bailey Coffin/Lucrezia Lualdi (21-5, 21-4), Joceline Martinez/Giuliana Irvine (21-11, 21-13) and Breanna Dong/Hailey Reid (21-15, 21-16) all cruised to victory for host OCC.
In the second matchup of the day, the Mounties (0-2) picked up wins in the No. 3 match as well as the No. 5 match, but the remaining three contests went to Coast. At No. 1, Johnson and Snider battled Mt. SAC's Macy Barnes and Carolina Unquita in a tough match, before prevailing, 21-19, 21-18. At No. 2, McCarthy/Wheeler had a bit of an easier time and swept their way to a 21-14, 21-12 win, while at No. 4, Martinez/Irvine prevailed with a 21-16, 21-13 win.
OCC returns to action on Wednesday at the Newland Courts against Rio Hondo, beginning at 3 p.m.