Irvine Valley edges Glendale, 54-53, in its opening game of the VC-Optimist Club Holiday Classic on Thursday and then gets a total team effort in a 73-58 victory over El Camino on Friday. IVC improves its record to 12-4 overall.
Last week, the latest Intercollegiate Tennis Association Southern California rankings were released and Irvine Valley moved up from third to second in the poll. The Lasers have a record of 7-0 overall and 6-0 in conference.
Irvine Valley plays its first Saturday home match of the season and battles the University of Nebraska before losing, 5-0, and then goes toe-to-toe with Hope International University before falling, 3-2, on the Laser Beach Courts.
Irvine Valley drops just seven games in singles matches and only three games in doubles play in an easy 9-0 win over Fullerton as part of a make-up match on Friday at home. The Lasers improve their record to 7-0 overall.
Irvine Valley starts the second round of Orange Empire Conference play with a 7-2 win over Orange Coast at home Thursday. The Lasers improve their record to 6-0 overall and 5-0 in the OEC. IVC hosts Fullerton Friday at 10 a.m.
Irvine Valley, ranked No. 1 in the state, starts fast, but struggles through the rest of the first and second sets. IVC fights back in the third set before losing, 25-14, 25-14, 26-24 to No. 3 Orange Coast at home on Wednesday night.
For the second straight week, Irvine Valley and Long Beach City tied for the top spot in the California Community College Men's Volleyball Coaches Association State Poll. The Lasers host No. 3 Orange Coast Wednesday at 6 p.m.
The match of the year so far for Irvine Valley happens Wednesday at home. IVC, ranked No. 1 in the state and at 9-1, takes on defending state champion, Orange Empire Conference rival and No. 3 Orange Coast (8-2) at 6 p.m.
Sophomore Sammy Murphy pitches well enough on the mound, but Irvine Valley struggles at the plate in a 4-1 loss at Fullerton on Monday. The Hornets held the Lasers to just three hits. The two teams play again Thursday at IVC.
Irvine Valley fights back for the third straight game in the Orange Empire Conference series against Cypress, but comes up short, 9-7, in 11 innings at IVC on Saturday. The two teams combined for 54 runs in the three games.
Irvine Valley improves its record to 3-3 overall and 1-1 in the Orange Empire Conference with a 4-1 win over Cypress Friday at the Newland Courts in Huntington Beach. IVC hosts Nebraska and Hope International next Saturday.
Irvine Valley scores five runs in the seventh inning and two more in the ninth to get back into the game, but ends up losing, 11-10, at Cypess in an Orange Empire Conference game Thursday. The two teams play at IVC Saturday.
Irvine Valley stays undefeated on the year and moves its record to 5-0 overall and 4-0 in the Orange Empire Conference with a 9-0 win at Saddleback on Thursday. It is the second time that IVC blanked the Bobcats in 2023.
Irvine Valley, tied for first in the state in the latest rankings, sweeps Palomar, 11, 14, 17, on the road Wednesday. It was the Lasers' sixth sweep of the season and moved their record to 9-1 overall. IVC hit .444 as a team on the night.
Irvine Valley's women's beach volleyball team took two of three matches at home on Wednesday. The Lasers defeated MiraCosta and Mt. San Jacinto before dropping the final contest of the day to Santa Barbara City.
Irvine Valley stays at No. 1 in this week's California Community College Men's Volleyball Coaches Association State Poll. But the Lasers are now in a tie with Long Beach at the top spot. IVC plays at Palomar on Wednesday.
Irvine Valley defeats Riverside on the road, 5-4, Tuesday with freshman Aylan Ashraf winning the deciding singles match in three sets. Irvine Valley moves its record to 5-0 overall and 4-0 in Orange Empire Conference play.
Irvine Valley led Cypress, 5-4, after five innings, but gives up two runs in the sixth and four unearned runs in the seventh in a 10-7 loss to the Chargers in the Orange Empire Conference opener at home on Tuesday at IVC.
Irvine Valley battles and stays with Orange Coast early in a CCCAA SoCal Regional Final, but falls, 73-58, Saturday night on the road. OCC went on a big run from the end of the second quarter into the fourth to take control.
Irvine Valley hosted two of the other top teams in So. Cal. Friday morning at home and dropped a pair of very close 3-2 matches against Orange Coast and Ventura in the Lasers' season opening matches for the 2023 year.