With two big wins on Saturday in the Orange Coast College quad event, Irvine Valley moved into the top spot in week two of the California Community College Men's Volleyball Coaches Association State Poll.
The Lasers swept previous No. 1 Long Beach City, 25-18, 25-16, 25-20 and then Santa Monica, 25-16, 25-11, 25-9, to improve their record to 3-0 overall. Santa Monica was ranked No. 5 last week.
In the win over Long Beach City, Irvine Valley was led by freshman outside hitter Brennan To, who had 13 kills and hit .667 and sophomore outside hitter Ruben Lopez, who added 10 kills and six digs. Freshman outside setter Austin McBain had 36 assists and three aces for IVC.
And Irvine Valley hit an impressive .520 in its win over Santa Monica with just seven errors in 50 attempts. Lopez hit .727 and had nine kills, three blocks and five aces and freshman middle blocker Matt August chipped in seven kills and eight blocks.
Irvine Valley plays four-year Division II school Concordia this Wednesday in its lone match of the week.
The rest of the state poll is below.
CCCMVCA State Top 10
1. Irvine Valley (3-0)
2. Orange Coast (2-1)
3. Long Beach City (2-2)
4. Santa Monica (3-1)
5. Golden West (1-0)
6. Fullerton (2-0)
7. LA Pierce (1-1)
8. El Camino (0-1)
9. Santa Barbara City (2-1)
10. Moorpark (0-1)
Others receiving votes: Grossmont, Miramar, San Diego Mesa