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Hornet sports weekend recap

Check out how your Hornet sports performed this past weekend. Here are the weekend updates for Fullerton College sports from March 22-March 24.

Women’s Beach Volleyball (3/22)

Hornets women’s beach volleyball split in their two games against Saddleback and Riverside on Friday, March 22. Fullerton beat Saddleback 3-2 at Riverside City College but lost to Riverside 3-2. As a result, the Hornets fall to (2-9, 1-4) for the season. Their next matchups are against Saddleback & Irvine Valley at Irvine on Friday, April 5.

Men’s Volleyball (3/22)

Fullerton men’s volleyball team losing streak continues in a heartbreaking defeat to Santiago Canyon 3-2 (25-21, 16-25, 25-23, 18-25, 12-15). After winning two out of the first three sets, they drop sets four and five. As a result, they fall to (5-10, 0-3) and are winless in their conference games this season. Their next matchup is on the road as they hope to capture their first conference victory against Orange Coast on Wednesday, March 27.

Fullerton vs. El Camino
Kyle Young and Josh Bowles block the spike against El Camino. Photo credit: Bailey Long

Men’s & Women’s Tennis (3/22)

Both of Fullerton’s men and women tennis teams were victorious on Friday, March 22 meeting on the road against Santa Barbara City College. Hornets men’s team won 7-2 and Hornets women’s team won 6-3. However, both Hornet teams have had a difference of season success as the women’s team improves to (11-5, 4-4) and the men’s team break even on the season at (8-8, 1-5). Hornets women’s team will travel on the road and play Riverside on Tuesday, March 26. While the Hornet men’s team will play at home against Linfield on Monday, March 25.

Baseball (3/22)

The Fullerton Hornets offense exploded in the second inning for game 3 of the conference series against the Orange Coast College Pirates on Friday, March 22. After dropping 5 straight games, the Hornets showed up ready to change their fortune behind the arm of Sophomore Pitcher Connor Tousignant. In the top of the 9th, the Pirates responded by adding on a run of their own, but that would not be enough as the final score ended with Fullerton on top 9-6. Fullerton will head to Santa Ana for game 1 of a 3 game conference series with Dons on Tuesday, March 26. First pitch is set for 2:00 p.m.

Hornet shortstop Tyler Becker went 1 for 4 with 2 RBIs in a victory against OCC on Friday, Mar. 22. Photo credit: Bovie Lavong

Softball (3/23 & 3/24)

In an eventful weekend for the lady Hornets, they claimed 4 victories and went undefeated in back to back doubleheaders on the road against Allan Hancock 5-1, Compton 13-0, Chaffey 3-2, and Moorpark 5-0. Both doubleheaders were held at Ventura College for the Ventura College Tournament on Saturday and Sunday. After the tournament, Fullerton improved to (21-4, 8-3) for the season. They will play their fifth game in three days at home against conference opponent Santiago Canyon on Monday, March 25 at 3:00 pm.

"Hornet's discussing strategy" Photo credit: Adam Aranda

Women’s Lacrosse (3/23)

Due to Loyola Marymount not having enough players on the team, Fullerton women’s lacrosse team earned a 1-0 win as Loyola Marymount forfeited the match. This brings the Hornets to (2-2) for their inaugural season. Their final game of the season is at home against Cal State Fullerton on Saturday, March 30 at 10:00 am.