Women's Beach Volleyball

Women's beach volleyball team stays unbeaten in OEC play

Women's beach volleyball team stays unbeaten in OEC play

Irvine Valley's women's beach volleyball team improved its record to 7-4 overall and remained in first place in the Orange Empire Conference at 6-0 with two victories on Friday in Huntington Beach.

The Lasers defeated Golden West, 4-1, and then beat host Santiago Canyon, 5-0.

In the opening match, the Lasers got wins from second, third, fourth and fifth pairs.

The duos of freshman Audrey Fowler and sophomore Natalia Brandlin, freshman Avery Bennett and sophomore Mia Bertolone, freshman Halen Kiefer and sophomore Felicia Bonus and freshmen Nikki Korneff and Alya Merson each picked up victories against Golden West.

Fowler and Brandlin (21-18, 21-9), Bennett and Bertolone (21-16, 21-14) and Kiefer and Bonus (21-9, 21-13) each won in straight sets.

Korneff and Mersin earned a 18-21, 21-13, 15-10 win on the fifth court.

Against Santiago Canyon, IVC earned a default victory on the fifth court and saw the duos of sophomores Kenzie Dews and Tessa Marocco, Fowler and Brandlin, Bertolone and Bennett and Kiefer and Bonus each earn straight-set victories.

Scores are listed below.

Irvine Valley is back in action on Friday when it hosts Riverside in a conference match at 2 p.m.

Irvine Valley defeats Golden West, 4-1

1. Mackenzie Dews/Maci Hendry defeat Kenzie Dews/Tessa Marocco, 2-1 (16-21, 22-20, 15-11)

2. Audrey Fowler / Natalia Brandlin def. Peyton McBride/Elyse Varipapa, 2-0 (21-18, 21-9)

3. Avery Bennett Mia Bertolone def. Hayden Murray/Ashlynn Larson, 2-0 (21-16, 21-14)

4. Halen Kiefer Felicia Bonus def. Adriana Morales/Leslie Cambry, 2-0 (21-9, 21-13)

5. Nikki Korneff / Alya Mersin def. Shea Carrol/Keely Larson (18-21, 21-13, 15-10)

Irvine Valley defeats Santiago Canyon, 5-0

1. Kenzie Dews/Tessa Marocco def. Laisha Hochstrasser/Chelsea Riedel, 2-0 (21-11, 21-11)

2. Audrey Fowler/Natalia Brandlin def. Sophie Ziglinski/Peyton Speakman, 2-0 (21-8, 21-9)

3. Mia Bertolone/Avery Bennett def. Roxanne Costello/Ashlyn Smith, 2-0 (21-12, 21-9)

4. Halen Kiefer / Felicia Bonus def. Nicole Rodriguez/Gabrielle Handfield, 2-0 (21-9, 21-5)

5. Irvine Valley wins via forfeit

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