Beach Volleyball: Rio Hondo picks up two wins in Huntington Beach

Jacqueline Chaidez/Rachel Bustillos
Jacqueline Chaidez/Rachel Bustillos

The Rio Hondo College women's beach volleyball team took down a pair of Orange County colleges, as the Roadrunners earned a 4-1 win over Santa Ana College and a narrow 3-2 victory against Orange Coast College on Friday in Huntington Beach.

With the wins, Rio Hondo improved to 3-2 overall.

Leading the way for Rio Hondo was the duo of Tanya Metchkoff and Haley Brownwood at No. 2 as well as the No. 3 team of Jacqueline Chaidez and Rachel Bustillos. Both squads picked up two wins on the afternoon.

Carleigh Cruz/Paula Alferez at No. 1, Sara Harding/Bree Newton at No. 4, and Madelyn Gastelum/Natalie Magallon at No. 5 all split their two matches.

Rio Hondo returns to action on Wednesday (Mar. 8) at 10 a.m. when the Roadrunners travel to Fullerton College for a non-conference match.

Rio Hondo 4, Santa Ana 1
No. 1: Carleigh Cruz/Paula Alferez (RHC) def. Viridiana Serrano (SAC) 21-19, 21-17
No. 2: Tanya Metchkoff/Haley Brownwood (RHC) def. Destinee Blue/Vianny Rubio (SAC) 21-9, 21-19
No. 3: Jacqueline Chaidez/Rachel Bustillos (RHC) def. Haylie Slater/Kassandra Murlillo (SAC) 22-20, 16-21, 15-13
No. 4: Dayne Bogosian/Filana Duvan (SAC) def. Sara Harding/Bree Newton (RHC) 22-20, 21-15
No. 5: Madelyn Gastelum/Natalie Magallon (RHC) def. Miranda Moisa/Courtney Iakopo (SAC) 21-18, 21-16

Rio Hondo 3, Orange Coast 2
No. 1: Megan Ritchie/Jadelyn Forgiarini (OCC) def. Carleigh Cruz/Paula Alferez (RHC) 21-15, 21-19
No. 2: Tanya Metchkoff/Haley Brownwood (RHC) def. Diana Che/Tayler Jaramillo (OCC) 21-18, 21-17
No. 3: Jacqueline Chaidez/Rachel Bustillos (RHC) def. Measha Lindstrand/Sierra Lim (OCC) 21-18, 17-21, 15-10
No. 4: Sara Harding/Bree Newton (RHC) def. Enjelica Glattli/Alex Hayes (OCC) 21-7, 21-11
No. 5: Amanda Kiralla/Hayley Ellingsen (OCC) def. Madelyn Gastelum/Natalie Magallon (RHC) 21-15, 21-14