Women's Volleyball

Women's volleyball wins conference title with another sweep

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

The Irvine Valley women's volleyball team was ready to win an Orange Empire Conference title Friday night at Saddleback.

The Bobcats handed IVC its only defeat of the conference season on Oct. 5 in five sets inside Hart Gym.

The Lasers weren't losing this time around.

Irvine Valley, ranked No. 9 in the state, paid back Saddleback with a sweep.

It was Irvine Valley's seventh sweep in the last eight matches. And most importantly, the Lasers clinched their first conference title since 2019.

The win combined with Cypress beating Orange Coast in five sets on Friday, gave IVC the title outright.

It was also the first women's indoor volleyball conference title for Irvine Valley coach Ryan Windisch, who is in his third season in charge of the program after being a long-time assistant.

Windisch, a former standout men's player for the Lasers, has also coached the men's volleyball program (to a CCCAA State Championship final in 2019) and will take over the women's beach team next spring.

Irvine Valley improved its record to 17-4 overall and 13-1 in conference with the win on Friday.

IVC has now won 41 sets and dropped just seven in conference play.

It was also Irvine Valley's 13th sweep in the 2022-23 season.

The Lasers finish up the regular season at Fullerton next Friday at 6 p.m. and then with a home match against Santiago Canyon (sophomore night) on Nov. 15 at 6 p.m.

Irvine Valley hit .295 on the night Friday and was led by sophomore opposite hitter Jayli Nealy, who had 16 kills and hit .387.

Freshman outside hitter Tessa Marocco added 12 kills and 11 digs, sophomore opposite Chloe Swanson had five kills and eight digs, sophomore libero Gabi Brown contributed 10 digs and freshman setter Mia Bertolone ended with 36 assists and six digs.


Irvine Valley College provides this web space for the use of its faculty, staff and other representatives of the college for the purpose of furthering the educational goals of the institution and enhancing the academic experience of its students. This is the official web site of Irvine Valley College Athletics. The data, statistics, photos, rosters and schedules used on this web site were gathered by the IVC Sports Information Office. Other web sites containing information about Irvine Valley College Athletics not within the official college web site may not be accurate. Questions or comments about this web site can be directed to bshaver@ivc.edu

View: Mobile | Desktop