Women's beach volleyball team continues to make strides

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

Irvine Valley's women's beach volleyball team battled two more NCAA Division 1 schools on Monday afternoon.

Three days after hosting four-year programs Long Beach State, Concordia and Nebraska, the Lasers took on Oregon and Cal Poly.

The Lasers played right with Oregon before falling, 3-2. Cal Poly, ranked No. 6 in the nation, had too much for IVC in a 5-0 victory.

Against Oregon, Irvine Valley picked up wins from its No. 2 pair team of sophomore Olivia Aguilar and freshman Renata Bath. The duo defeated Taylor Agost and Josie Cole, 21-16, 21-11.

And Irvine Valley's No. 3 pair of sophomore Hannah Salaya and freshman Emilie Austin defeated Lauren Page and Willow Johnson, 21-18, 21-17.

The Lasers were close at the top spot with their team of sophomore Taira Ka'awaloa and freshman Megan Ramseyer just falling, 21-19, 21-18.

Against a tough Cal Poly squad, Ka'awaloa and Ramseyer had the closest match, losing, 21-12, 21-15, to Cal Poly's Torrey Van Winden and Tia Miril.

Irvine Valley's record went to 3-8 overall with seven of its losses coming to four-year schools.

Irvine Valley is back in action against community college rivals on Friday, Apr. 6. IVC will travel to Riverside for a four-way conference event against host Riverside, Fullerton and Saddleback.

University of Oregon 3, Irvine Valley 2

1) Lindsey Vande Weide/August Raskie (UO) def. Taira Ka'awaloa/Megan Ramseyer (IVC), 21-19, 21-18

2) Olivia Aguilar/Renata Bath (IVC) def. Taylor Agost/Josie Cole (UO), 21-16, 21-11

3) Hannah Salaya/Emilie Austin (IVC) def. Lauren Page/Willow Johnson (UO), 21-18, 21-17

4) Maggie Scott/Ronika Stone (UO) def. Gabi Lau/Alma Entesari (IVC), 21-19, 21-12

5) Kyra Hananahine/Marine Hall Poirier (UO) def. Diamond Brogan/Alyssa Vortouni (IVC), 21-17, 21-12                     

Cal Poly 5, Irvine Valley 0

1) Torrey Van Winden/Tia Miril (CP) def. Taira Ka'awaloa/Megan Ramseyer (IVC), 21-12, 21-15

2) Emily Sonny/Samantha Manley (CP) def. Olivia Aguilar/Renata Bath (IVC), 21-7, 21-12

3) Adlee Van Winden/Taylor Nelson (CP) def. Hannah Salaya/Emilie Austin (IVC), 21-12, 21-12

4) Rae Greisen/Maly Gordon (CP) def. Gabi Lau/Alma Entesari (IVC), 21-10, 21-9

5) Heather Pembroke/Hannah Hubbard (CP) def. Diamond Brogan/Alyssa Vortouni (IVC), 21-10, 21-7