The Long Beach City College women's beach volleyball team played host to the MiraCoast College Spartans and the Palomar College Comets at Granada Beach in Long Beach, CA on Friday morning. After a 3-2 defeat to MiraCosta that came down to the final match, the Vikings rebounded to sweep the Comets with ease en route to a split day.
In the showdown against MiraCosta, sophomore Sarah Miller (Long Beach, CA) and freshman Paige Panter (Southgate, TX) were the lone victory in two sets. They gained revenge after falling to the Spartan's number one team two weeks ago by taking them down with ease. The scores read 21-18 and 21-12.
Freshman tandem Jordan Diaz (La Habra, CA) and Marina Adolpho (Long Beach, CA) worked to a thrilling, three-set victory after dropping the first set, 17-21, but coming back to win the final two sets with the scores reading 22-20 and 15-10.
The other contest that went to three sets was at the hands of freshman Valeria Payan (Pacoima, CA) and sophomore Geraldine Poon (Long Beach, CA). They won the first set, but were unable to seal the deal down the stretch.
Long Beach handled Palomar after sweeping them with ease. All matches only lasted two sets with the largest margin of victory going to Payan and Poon. They rebounded to take their match with set scores reading 21-8 and 21-11. Miller and Panter remained dominant, while Diaz and Adolpho handled their business once again.
All scores are listed below.
The Vikings (10-3, 2-3) will continue play on Friday, April 14th as they face off against El Camino and Grossmont on the road at El Camino College.
MiraCosta vs. Long Beach
LBCC, 2, MiraCosta 3
Miller/Panter defeat Long/Francis – 2-0 (21-18, 21-12)
Adolpho/Diaz defeat Alpers/Sellers – 2-1 (17-21, 22-20, 15-10)
Jessica Kaeka/Mariah Clausen defeated by Salazar/Baker – 0-2 (20-22, 19-21)
Payan/Poon defeated by Tripp/Kinder – 1-2 (21-16, 26-28, 5-15)
Amber Bangma/Breana Torres defeated by Delay/Falemu – 1-2 (18-21, 21-19, 11-15)
Palomar vs. Long Beach
LBCC, 5 Palomar, 0
Miller/Panter defeat Niu/Mitchell – 2-0 (21-14, m21-13)
Adolpho/Diaz defeat Payne/Eldridge – 2-0 (21-11, 21-10)
Kaeka/Clausen defeat Campos/Vela – 2-0 (21-11, 21-14)
Payan Poon defeat Radebaugh/Moreno – 2-0 (21-8, 21-11)
Bangma/Torres win via forfeit