Irvine Valley College women’s sand volleyball team won the state championship on April 25, at Irvine Valley College. By Adam Kolvites
In the final four of the women’s sand volleyball state championship, April 25, it was the Irvine Valley College Lasers who won the championship without losing a match on the day.
“I think we did pretty well today,” said sophomore captain Becky Moodie. “I think we were really focused coming into this knowing it was a big deal and that we needed to be mentally prepared.”
Undefeated against Grossmont College, Orange Coast College, and Fullerton College, IVC won all 15 matches against the three teams while runner up Fullerton won eight and lost seven.
“The kids were awesome, I mean they didn’t lose a match and they played overall,” said Head Coach Tom Pestolesi. “I mean there was maybe only a match or two where a couple teams didn’t play too well.”
Third place OCC went 1-4 against FJC, 0-5 against IVC, and 3-2 against GCC.
While Grossmont showed in fourth place with the same records against Fullerton and IVC as OCC, yet lost to OCC in the final game of the day for a 2-3 record in the championship.
“I think we did a really good job of just coming out each game and starting fresh even if we won the first game coming out to the second game and just playing hard all the time trying to talk, be positive and just go out and win,” said freshman Marisa Doran.