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.
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
Mira Costa 3, Irvine Valley 2