Short Handed Dons Pick up Wins Over Saddleback and Bakersfield

Short Handed Dons Pick up Wins Over Saddleback and Bakersfield

SANTA ANA, Calif. – Despite having to forfeit a set in both of its contests on Friday, the Santa Ana beach volleyball team picked up a couple hard fought wins to improve to 3-4 overall this season.

The Dons first took on Saddleback College in an Orange Empire Conference matchup at the Huntington Beach Newland Courts. Although Santa Ana's top pair dropped its match, the Dons prevailed after taking matches two through four. The forfeit in match number five made it 3-2 final score in favor of the Dons.

In match two, Santa Ana pulled out another 3-2 win, this time against Bakersfield College. The Dons again forfeited their fifth match but took care of business in matches one, three and four.

Karissa Mumford and Erisa Pooee were huge for the Dons, going 2-0 in the three spot while Jasmin Cardona and Destiny Torres teamed up to go undefeated as the number four team.

SAC's top team, Faaaliga Mikaele and Naomi Ruiz, went 1-1 with a convincing 21-14, 21-17 win against Bakersfield. The Dons two's, composed of Uchenna Ozokwo and Hannah DeGrasse, also finished 1-1, defeating their opponents from Saddleback 21-15, 21-18.


Santa Ana will meet up with another Orange Empire Conference foe on Friday, Feb. 15th as they travel to play Fullerton College at 10:00 a.m.