Women's Volleyball

Volleyball team takes care of Saddleback for perfect season

Volleyball team takes care of Saddleback for perfect season

Irvine Valley's women's volleyball team finished its second undefeated season in three years on Tuesday night.

The Lasers, ranked No. 1 in the state, earned their 19th sweep of the season and 14th in the Orange Empire Conference with a 25-17, 25-15, 25-18 win at Saddleback.

Irvine Valley improved its record to 23-0 overall. The Lasers, who had already wrapped up their third straight OEC title two weeks ago, went 16-0 in conference.

Irvine Valley last lost during the regular season to Cypress in five sets on the road on Nov. 14, 2018.

The Lasers dominated another conference team on Tuesday.

Irvine Valley hit .353 as a team and had 45 assists and 45 digs.

IVC was paced by sophomore outside hitter Lea Kruse, who finished with 17 kills, nine digs and four aces.

Sophomore middle blocker Kristin Austin added 13 kills, three blocks and hit .500.

Sophomore outside hitter Gabriela Griego had 10 kills, sophomore libero Anna Unke came up with 14 digs and sophomore setter Truth Hafey ended with 44 assists, six digs and two blocks.

The Lasers now wait for the CCCAA So. Cal. Playoff pairings to be released on Thursday.

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