Beach Takes Runner-Up in CCCAA Team State Championship

Beach Takes Runner-Up in CCCAA Team State Championship

CCCAA Team State Championship

The No. 2 Long Beach City College women's beach volleyball team competed in the CCCAA Team State Championship on May 9-11 and took runner-up in the Championship match. Their first match took place against No.3 Irvine Valley and the Vikings won 4-1. Advancing to the next round, the Vikings defeated No.1 Sierra with another 4-1 win. The Vikings then moved on to the Championship match against No.1 Grossmont, but fell short of the Championship title and placed second in the tournament as the runner-up.

Long Beach City 4, Irvine Valley 1

Renato Bath/Lea Kruse (IVC) def. Jessica Blakeman/Kylee Irwin-Paz (LBCC) 21-15, 22-20

Sierra Davis/Brooklin Mize (LBCC) def. Anna Unke/Gabriela Griego (IVC) 21-18, 21-13

Doris Woods/Isabella Alvarez (LBCC) def. Emilia Austin/Alyssa Vortouni (IVC) 21-10, 13-21,15-11

Elsa Woods/Kaitlyn Peterson (LBCC) def. Kendall Nolan/Alaina Glendale (IVC) 19-21,21-11, 22-20

Emma Harris/Callissa Candalot (LBCC) def Alison Kent/Alaina Thomas (IVC) 21-15,15-21,15-11


Long Beach City 4, Sierra 1

Meghan Merlino/Haley Biles (SC) def. Jessica Blakeman/Kylee Irwin-Paz (LBCC) 21-9, 21-15

Brooklin Mize/Sierra Davis (LBCC) def. Sarah Shively/Pelle Kapri (SC) 21-15, 23-21

Doris Woods/Isabella Alvarez (LBCC) def. Maddy Meteek/Jasmine Dean (SC) 21-14, 21-16

Elsa Woods/Kaitlyn Peterson (LBCC) def. Ashley Almond/Alex Cook (SC) 21-12, 21-14

Emma Harris/Callissa Candalot (LBCC) def. Gabby Roberts/Gunter Cloe (SC) 21-14, 21-15


Championship Match

Grossmont 3, Long Beach City 1

Fia Faa'agi/Desi Elizondo (GC) DNF Sierra Davis/Brooklin Mize (LBCC)

Alexcis Morris/Ashley Goycoochea (GC) def. Jessica Blakeman/Kylee Irwin-Paz (LBCC) 21-13,21-13

Doris Woods/Isabella Alvarez (LBCC) def. Amber Colton/Cheyanne Johnson (GC) 21-17, 21-11

Julia Holden/Jamie Sakesegawa (GC) def. Elsa Woods/Kaitlyn Peterson (LBCC) 21-16, 21-18

Shaney Lipscomb/Kylee Snyder (GC) def. Emma Harris/Callissa Candalot (LBCC) 21-17, 21-17


CCCAA Pairs State Championship

The Long Beach City College women's beach volleyball team also competed in the CCCAA Pairs State Championship on Friday and Saturday. No. 8 sophomores Isabella Alvarez and Doris Woods finished in their pool with a 1-2 record falling short of the next round. LBCC's second pair, No. 10 sophomores Kaitlyn Peterson and Elsa Woods, finished with a record 2-1 placing second in their pool. Peterson and E. Woods then advanced to the next round on Saturday in the top 16 of the tournament. Unfortunately, Peterson and E. Woods fell to No. 11 Mira Costa's Boartight/Hess, knocking them out of the tournament.

Kaitlyn Peterson and Elsa Woods

Kaitlyn Peterson/Elsa Woods (LBCC) def. Berneker/Zavala (CYP) 21-17, 17-21, 15-13

Carnes/Nagase (FRC) def. Kaitlyn Peterson/Elsa Woods (LBCC) 21-18, 21-16 

Kaitlyn Peterson/Elsa Woods (LBCC) def. K. Donatucci/Villasenor (ECC) 21-12, 21-19

Boatright/Hess (MC) def. Kaitlyn Peterson/Elsa Woods (LBCC) 21-16, 21-17


Isabella Alvarez and Doris Woods

Isabella Alvarez/Doris Woods (LBCC) def. Evans/Lomax (MC) 21-17, 21-18

Cary/Skucius (CAB) vs. Isabella Alvarez/Doris Woods (LBCC) 21-17, 21-18, 18-16

Henderson/Sekona (WV) def. Isabella Alvarez/Doris Woods (LBCC) 21-15, 22-20