The Irvine Valley men's volleyball team won the Pacific Coast Conference title outright with a 30-28, 30-25, 30-25 win at Grossmont .
The win improved the team's record to 16-2 overall and 11-1 in conference. The Lasers finished a match ahead of Orange Coast in the final standings.
It was the program's fourth conference title in the last five years. It won the Orange Empire Conference crown in 2006 and the Pacific Coast Conference titles in 2007 and 2008 before finishing second last season.
Irvine Valley, which earned an automatic bid into the state tournament, was led by sophomore outside hitter Alex Reis.
Reis finished with 16 kills and hit .387 in the match.
Sophomore middle blocker Taylor Galliano ended with seven kills and four blocks and freshman outside hitter Jared Mammen had seven kills and four blocks.
Sophomore libero Nick Castello had 14 digs and three players shared setting duties. Sophomore James Alexander had 17 assists, freshman Trevor Rowell contributed 15 assists and sophomore Garret Dvoracek added 13 assists.
IVC hit .324 as a team in the match, finished with four solo blocks and 14 block assists and had 26 digs.
"We’ve dealt with some challenges this season, but every single time these guys stepped up and made things better," first-year IVC head coach Ki Yi said. "They’ve showed a lot of class and a lot of heart. This is a very cool team to coach and I couldn’t be happier with what they have accomplished."
At the conclusion of the regular season, Yi was named the conference's coach of the year and Castello was named the player of the year.
IVC moves on to the state tournament at Orange Coast College.