Women's volleyball team upsets Moorpark, moves on in playoffs   

Tags: Athletics, Volleyball-Women

11vballteam.jpgThe Irvine Valley women's volleyball team got a little revenge and moved on in the Southern California Regional Playoffs Tuesday night.

Irvine Valley, the 10th seed, swept No. 7 Moorpark, 25-20, 26-24, 25-16, in a first-round match at Moorpark.

The win avenged a loss (four sets) Irvine Valley had at Moorpark early in the year.

The Lasers, who finished third in the Orange Empire Conference, were led by sophomore outside hitter Annie Kim, who finished with 13 kills, and freshman setter Sofia Furlong, who had 37 assists, four blocks and three aces.

Irvine Valley hit an impressive .306 as a team in the match. Sophomore middle blocker Emily Mount added nine kills and three blocks, sophomore libero Sarah Mendoza finished with 12 digs and sophomore outside hitter Allison Cook contributed seven kills and nine digs in what was one of Irvine Valley's best played matches of the season. 

The Lasers improved their record to 15-5 overall. Moorpark, which won the Western State North Conference, finish its season at 20-4. 

Irvine Valley moves on to play at No. 2 seed El Camino on Saturday at 7 p.m. El Camino defeated Santa Barbara City in four sets in the first round.

Posted by  Nathan Quach  on  11/22/2011
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