Women's Beach Volleyball

Women's volleyball team splits opening matches of 2018

Courtesy of On My Game Photography
Courtesy of On My Game Photography

Irvine Valley's women's beach volleyball team split matches in its opening day of the season on Friday at home.

The Lasers defeated Santa Barbara City, 5-0, and then lost a tough match to Long Beach City, 3-2.

Long Beach City also won its other two matches, taking down Santa Barbara, 3-2, and Fullerton, 5-0. Santa Barbara City topped Fullerton, 4-1, in the other match of the day.

Irvine Valley's teams of sophomore Taira Ka'awaloa and freshman Megan Ramseyer, playing at the No. 1 pairs position, and sophomore Olivia Aguilar and freshman Renata Bath, competing at No. 2, each won both of their matches on the day.

Irvine Valley started with the 5-0 win over Santa Barbara City.

The Lasers won four of the five pairs matches in straight sets.

Aguilar and Bath won, 21-18, 21-9.

IVC's third team of sophomore Hannah Salaya and freshman Emilie Austin came out on top, 21-18, 21-18.

The No. 4 team of freshmen Gabi Lau and Alma Entesari won, 21-17, 21-17, and the No. 5 team of freshmen Jade Parham and Alison Kent earned a 21-18, 21-18 victory.

IVC's top team of Ka'awaloa and Ramseyer rallied to win, 18-21, 21-17, 15-5.

Irvine Valley had its hands full with Long Beach City in its second match of the day.

Three of the matches went to three sets.

Ka'awaloa and Ramseyer won, 21-18, 18-21, 17-15, at the top spot.

And Aguilar and Bath won in straight sets, 21-19, 21-11.

But Long Beach City captured the matches at the third through fifth spots to take the overall victory.

IVC's No. 5 team of sophomore Diamond Brogan and freshman Alyssa Vortouni played well and took the first game, but fell in three sets, 12-21, 21-18, 15-10.

Irvine Valley plays again on Tuesday, hosting NCAA Division 1 programs Long Beach State and Arizona. IVC will play Long Beach State at 2 p.m. and Arizona at 3 p.m.

Irvine Valley def. Santa Barbara City, 5-0

1) Taira Ka'awaloa/Megan Ramseyer (IVC) def. Friend/Mertens (SBCC), 18--21, 21-17, 15-5

2) Olivia Aguilar/Renata Bath (IVC) def. Totemeier/Michelson (SBCC), 21-18, 21-9

3) Hannah Salaya/Emilie Austin (IVC) def. Michelson/Trocki (SBCC), 21-18, 21-18

4) Gabi Lau/Alma Entesari (IVC) def. McConn/Sims (SBCC), 21-17, 21-17

5) Jade Parham/Alison Kent (IVC) def. Creedon/Esparza (SBCC), 21-18, 21-18

Long Beach City def. Irvine Valley, 3-2

1) Taira Ka'awaloa/Megan Ramseyer (IVC) def. Vasquez/Davis (LBCC), 21-18, 18-21, 17-15

2) Olivia Aguilar/Renata Bath (IVC) def. Diaz/Umi (LBCC), 21-19, 21-11

3) Kaeka/Mize (LBCC) def. Hannah Salaya/Emilie Austin (IVC), 21-19, 11-21, 15-12

4) Woods/Alvarez (LBCC) def. Gabi Lau/Alma Entesari (IVC), 21-14, 21-11

5) Clausen/Woods (LBCC) def. Diamond Brogan/Alyssa Vortouni (IVC), 21-12, 18-21, 15-10



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