The San Marcos pair of Lily Blankenhorn and Kate Edgar used solid ball control and precise shots to defeat their Venura High opponents, helping the Royals win the non-league girls beach volleyball match, 5-0, on a wild-weather Tuesday at the San Marcos courts.

The match was delayed as rain/hail storm swept through the area at around 4 p.m.

Once the skies cleared, “the Royals came out of gates firing on all cylinders,” said coach Cassidy Drury-Pullen, a San Marcos alum who played collegiately at Cal.

She praised Blankenhorn/Edgar for “handling a very scrappy Ventura with ease.

“They had some really long rallies, utilizing their great ball control, and scored points with precise shots around the perimeter. A very fun team to watch,” said Drury-Pullen.

The Royals host Bishop Diego on Thursday at 4 p.m.

San Marcos 5, Ventura 0

San Marcos scores
#1 Pair: Ava Cole & Riley Green 21-16, 21-15
#2 Pair: Lily Blankenhorn & Kate Edgar 21-15, 21-14
#3 Pair:  Josie Gamberdella & Devyn Brunnet 21-18. 21-18
#4 Pair:  Mia Miller & Elena Thomas  21-12, 21-17
#5 Pair:  Kaytie Kracke & Brooke Hoadley:  21-12. 21-10
#6 Exhibition match: Ashley Posch & Ana Bazylewicz split 2 games

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