Women's Beach Volleyball

Long Beach State, Arizona too tough for women's beach volleyball team

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

Irvine Valley's women's beach volleyball team dropped a pair of matches on Tuesday, but they were to top NCAA Division 1 schools.

IVC fell, 5-0, to both Long Beach State and Arizona. Both have been ranked in the top 10 in the NCAA this season.

The Lasers did have their teams of sophomore Taira Ka'awaloa and freshman Megan Ramseyer and sophomore Olivia Aguilar and freshman Renata Bath play tough against Long Beach State in matches.

Ka'awaloa and Ramseyer lost, 21-12, 21-17, to Long Beach State's top team of Rachel Nieto and Nele Barber, 21-12, 21-17.

Aguilar and Bath fell to Hailey Harward and Megan Kruidhof, 21-18, 21-15 at No. 2.

Former Irvine Valley indoor and beach standout Hannah Matt played as part of the No. 5 pair for Long Beach State. She teamed with Marisa Ramsey to beat IVC's team of freshmen Alison Kent and Alyssa Vortouni,  21-5, 21-6.

Irvine Valley is back in action on Friday, Mar. 16 when it hosts Missouri State and Cal State Bakersfield.

Long Beach State def. Irvine Valley, 5-0

1) Rachel Nieto/Nele Barber (LBSU) def. Taira Ka'awaloa/Megan Ramseyer (IVC), 21-12, 21-17

2) Hailey Harward/Megan Kruidhof (LBSU) def. Olivia Aguilar/Renata Bath (IVC), 21-18, 21-15

3) Nicci Reinking/Zoi Konstantopoulou (LBSU) def. Hannah Salaya/Emilie Austin (IVC), 21-11, 21-8

4) Sasha Karelov/Emma Kirst (LBSU) def. Gabi Lau/Alma Entesari (IVC), 21-7, 21-8

5) Hannah Matt/Marisa Ramsey (LBSU) def. Alison Kent/Alyssa Vortouni (IVC), 21-5, 21-6

Arizona def. Irvine Valley, 5-0

1) Natalie Anselmo/Olivia MacDonald (UA) def. Taira Ka'awaloa/Megan Ramseyer (IVC), 21-9, 21-11

2) Kacey Nady/Olivia Hallaran (UA) def. Olivia Aguilar/Renata Bath (IVC), 21-8, 21-16

3) Brooke Burling/ Mia Mason (UA) def. Hannah Salaya/Emilie Austin (IVC), 21-17, 21-9

4) Hailey Devlin/Makenna Martin (UA) def. Gabi Lau/Alma Entesari (IVC), 21-5, 21-12

5) Jonny Baham/Stephany Purdue (UA) def. Diamond Brogan/Jade Parham (IVC), 21-12, 21-8

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