Women's Beach Volleyball

Beach volleyball team knocked out of state championship

Beach volleyball team knocked out of state championship

Irvine Valley's women's volleyball team saw its shot at a CCCAA State Beach Volleyball Team Championship end in pool play on Thursday afternoon at West Valley College in Saratoga.

The Lasers, seeded third out of Southern California, were in a poll with the top team from Northern California, Sierra, and the second team from So. Cal. in MiraCosta.

IVC defeated Sierra, 5-0, in a morning match on Thursday, getting straight-set wins from the No. 2 pair of sophomore Olivia Aguilar and freshman Renata Bath, the No. 3 pair of sophomore Hannah Salaya and freshman Emilie Austin and the No. 5 pair of sophomore Diamond Brogan and freshman Alyssa Vortouni.

The No. 1 pair of sophomore Taira Ka'awaloa and freshman Megan Ramseyer and the No. 4 pair of freshmen Gabi Lau and Alma Entesari each won in three sets to complete the sweep.

But Irvine Valley lost to MiraCosta, 3-2, in a match on Thursday afternoon.

IVC got a quick 21-12, 21-17 win from its pair of Aguilar and Bath at No. 2, but the Lasers lost matches in straight sets on the first, fourth and fifth courts.

The No. 3 pair of Salaya and Austin fought back from 13-11 down in the third set to win, 22-20, 18-21, 15-13, over MiraCosta's Celin MacDonald and Lana Salazar.

MiraCosta went on to beat Sierra, 4-0, and move into the state final match against Cabrillo later on Thursday.

Irvine Valley's pairs of Ka'awaloa and Ramseyer and Aguilar and Bath will compete in the individual championship part of the tournament on Friday.

The Lasers, who won the inaugural state beach title in 2015, ended their team season with a record of 12-9 overall.

Irvine Valley 5, Sierra 0                  

1) Taira Ka'awaloa/Megan Ramseyer (IVC) def. Savannah Schroeder/Sara Schell (SC), 19-21, 21-14, 15-7

2) Olivia Aguilar/Renata Bath (IVC) def. Kalala Strickland/Meghan Merlino (SC), 21-19, 21-17

3) Hannah Salaya/Emilie Austin (IVC) def. Kylie Shinn/Maddy Rowland (SC), 21-11, 21-14

4) Gabi Lau/Alma Entesari (IVC) def. Kapri Pele/Grace Lemmo (SC), 13-21,21-12, 15-10

5) Diamond Brogan/Alyssa Vortouni (IVC) def. Brittany Boerstra/Bella Orteza (SC), 21-14, 21-18

Mira Costa 3, Irvine Valley 2                         

1) Claire Kinder/Chloe Tupp (MC) def. Taira Ka'awaloa/Megan Ramseyer (IVC), 21-18, 21-18

2) Olivia Aguilar/Renata Bath (IVC) def. Claudia Matthews/Michelle Mason (MC), 21-12, 21-17

3) Hannah Salaya/Emilie Austin (IVC) def. Celin MacDonald/Lana Salazar (MC), 22-20, 18-21, 15-13

4) Madison Anderson/Violeti Faleumu (MC) def. Gabi Lau/Alma Entesari (IVC), 21-11, 21-18

5) Halie Hess/Reilley Bosworth (MC) def. Diamond Brogan/Alyssa Vortouni (IVC), 21-19, 21-16


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