Cal Poly Pomona 1,
COSTA MESA — Ian Trantow scored in the 79th minute in the nonconference season opener for both teams on Thursday.
Both teams had nine shots. The Lions' Luca Licciardi had four saves.
LA MIRADA — Vanguard University dropped a pair of matches on Thursday, falling to Rocky Mountain College, 25-15, 25-18, 25-16, then being topped by Midland of Nebraska, 25-18, 26-24, 27-25.
Jessica Neves had 12 kills against RMC, but the Lions (2-4) hit .063 as a team. VU hit .107 against Midland (2-0).