Women's Volleyball

Women's volleyball team claims at least a share of OEC title

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

Irvine Valley's women's volleyball team clinched at least a share of the Orange Empire Conference title with a 25-18, 25-13, 25-13 win over Fullerton on Wednesday night at Fullerton.

Irvine Valley, ranked No. 1 in the state, improved its record to 19-0 overall and 13-0 in conference.

The Lasers, who are the last undefeated team left in the state, have a three-match lead in the conference standings over both Cypress and Saddleback with three matches left to play.

IVC can win the title outright with a victory over Santa Ana on Friday at home.

The sweep on Wednesday at Fullerton was Irvine Valley's 16th of the season and 11th in conference play. The Lasers have still given up just four sets all year.

Irvine Valley hit .381 on the night, including getting a .583 percentage from sophomore opposite Diamond Brogan and a .560 clip from sophomore outside hitter Taira Ka'awaloa.

Brogan had seven kills in 12 attempts with no errors. She added two blocks.

Ka'awaloa tied for the team lead with 15 kills. She had just one error in 25 attempts. Ka'awaloa added seven digs, one blocks and two assists in her all-around effort.

Sophomore outside hitter Olivia Aguilar ended with 15 kills, five digs and one ace and freshman middle blocker Alma Entesari contributed three kills, three blocks and two aces.

Sophomore libero Gabi Lau led the team in digs with 10, while freshman defensive specialist Renata Bath added four digs.

Sophomore setter Megan Ramseyer made things go once again for IVC, finishing with 34 assists, two kills, three digs, two blocks and three aces.

Fullerton's record slipped to 6-13 overall and 3-10 in conference.

The title for Irvine Valley is the fourth in the last five seasons. Irvine Valley won the OEC three straight seasons from 2013-15. The Lasers finished second to Cypress last year.

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