Irvine Valley tops Fullerton and Cabrillo in sand volleyball action

Irvine Valley tops Fullerton and Cabrillo in sand volleyball action

Irvine Valley's women's sand volleyball team evened its record on the season with two 5-0 wins on Saturday at home.

The Lasers, who opened the season last week with losses to NCAA Division 1 schools Long Beach State and Florida State, defeated Cabrillo, 5-0, and Fullerton, 5-0.

Irvine Valley didn't drop a set in its opening win over Fullerton, but had two matches that went three sets against Cabrillo.

Against Fullerton, sophomores Marisa Doran and Kobi Pekich won, 21-12, 21-15.

At the No. 2 position, IVC's team of sophomore Annie Mitchem and freshman Emily Reinking won, 21-3, 21-10.

Irvine Valley got a 21-15, 21-17 victory at the No. 3 spot from freshmen Hannah Matt and Hailee Earnest.

At the No. 4 position, freshman Kayla Scheevel and sophomore Samantha Holdredge came out on top, 21-13, 21-14, and sophomores Hailey Jones and Shaelyn Perez won, 21-9, 21-11, at No. 5.

Doran and Pekich had the match of the day against Cabrillo, pulling out a 21-15, 19-21, 18-16 victory in what was the last match on the courts.

Matt and Earnest also pulled out a three-set victory. The duo won, 20-22, 21-12, 15-10, at the No. 3 position.

Mitchem and Reinking won, 21-15, 21-15, at No. 2 for Irvine Valley.

Holdredge teamed with freshman Taylor Askins to earn a 21-19, 21-17, at the No. 4 spot over Cabrillo.

And freshman Juju Cannon joined Jones at No. 6 for a 21-10, 21-15 win.

Irvine Valley will play again next Tuesday, hosting a pair of four-year schools. Division 1 University of Arizona and NAIA Concordia of Irvine will compete in a three-way match at 1 p.m.

Arizona features former Irvine Valley indoor and sand star Allie Cook.