SANTA ANA, Calif. – The Santa Ana beach volleyball team is set to matchup with Riverside City College in its first Orange Empire Conference contest of the year on Thursday at the Huntington Beach – Newland Courts.
Santa Ana is 1-1 after falling to Rio Hondo and then bouncing back against Santa Monica on their first day of competition.
Faaaliga Mikaele and Naomi Ruiz went 2-0 for the Dons in their first appearance on the beach. The pair outlasted Rio Hondo's No. 2 team in three sets, winning 16-21, 22-20, 15-13. In their match against Santa Monica, they stayed in the No. 2 spot to take out their opponents 22-20, 21-19.
The pair hopes to stay undefeated and lead the Dons to another win when they take on the Riverside Tigers at 2:00 p.m. on Thursday.