The Irvine Valley women's volleyball team got its toughest test so far this season.
But the Lasers still stayed unbeaten.
Irvine Valley, ranked fifth in the state, won at No. 25 San Diego Mesa, 25-19, 30-32, 25-21, 25-21, Wednesday night in a nonconference contest.
The victory improved Irvine Valley's record to 3-0 on the young season.
IVC had won its first two matches in straight sets, but San Diego Mesa battled Irvine Valley on Wednesday.
"Mesa is solid," IVC Coach Tom Pestolesi said. "It was a very tough match. I was proud of our girls and the way we played."
Sophomore outside hitter Allison Cook led Irvine Valley for the third straight match. She posted a season-high 22 kills in the win. Cook hit .475 on the night (22-3-40) and also had eight digs, three block assists and three aces.
Sophomore outside hitter Ava Masaniai came through with another double-digit kill performance. She finished with 10 kills and three block assists for the Lasers. Sophomore outside hitter Lauren Bender and freshmen middle blockers Haley Whyte and Alexis Radecki each also added five kills. Radecki also notched six blocks and had two aces. White finished with four blocks.
Freshman libero Becky Moodie added a team-high 15 digs, sophomore Alex Goodman contributed five digs and four aces and freshman setter Danielle Boyette had a solid match with 45 assists, six blocks and six digs.
San Diego Mesa's record dropped to 3-3 on the season.
Irvine Valley plays again on Friday, hosting San Diego City at 5 p.m.