Mark Metrakos shows the “Number One” sign after the team won the state championship in 2011. (Courtesy IVC Athletics)
Irvine Valley College men’s volleyball team clinched playoff berth by finishing second in the Pacific Coast Conference with an 8-3 record.
The Lasers are 10-7 overall this season and are led by sophomore middle blocker Mark Metrakos. The Lasers are the defending state champions but were almost eliminated from playoff contention.
If they had lost to Grossmont College on April 6, their hopes of the postseason would have been over. IVC was down two sets to none but rallied to win in five sets in a match where Grossmont had three match points. Metrakos had 26 kills in the match.
The Lasers hosted the Moorpark College Raiders last night, check the Athletics’ website for the result of the match.