Huntington Beach, CA – The Cypress College beach volleyball team (2-2, 1-1 OEC) hosted their first match in school history on Friday morning to open Orange Empire Conference play. The Chargers went 1-1 on the day, losing their first match against Fullerton College 4-1 followed by a 5-0 sweep over Riverside.
Ivana Escobar and Madison May, the Chargers' No. 3 pair, were the only duo to win both of their Friday matches. Escobar/May dominated Fullerton's Mallori Koci and Alex Smith, winning in two sets (21-16, 21-13). They followed that up with a comeback win over Riverside's Amanda Barker and Yaneli Fernandez (17-21, 21-11, 16-14).
Cypress' No.1 pair, Cierra Boaz and Susan Suski, had a strong showing for the Chargers. Boaz/Suski put up a strong fight against Fullerton's Charity Dennis and Suzie Duarte but would ultimately come up short in two sets (23-21, 21-17). However, they found a way to bounce back in tough match against Riverside's Marissa Vialpando and Sabrina Gonzaga (21-17, 15-21, 15-9).
Beach Volleyball will resume Orange Empire Conference play on Friday, March 18 at Irvine Valley College. The Chargers will take on Irvine Valley at 10:00 am followed by Santa Ana at 12:00 pm.
Cypress: 1 Fullerton: 4
- Charity Dennis/Suzie Duarte (Fullerton) def. Cierra Boaz/Susan Suski (Cypress) 23-21, 21-17
- Alex Winfield/Mariah Gonzalez (Fullerton) def. Dominique Parker/Rockelle Gholson (Cypress) 21-10, 17-21, 11-15
- Ivana Escobar/Madison May (Cypress) def. Mallori Koci/Alex Smith (Fullerton) 21-16, 21-13
- Mikki Sale/Shawnee Longmeyer (Fullerton) def. Amy Crowell/Kayla Pace (Cypress) 21-11, 21-18, 15-11
- Ellen Hansen/Alyssa Jensen (Fullerton) def. Sarah McFaddin/Jazmyn Covington (Cypress) 22-20, 17-21, 12-15
Cypress: 5 Riverside: 0
- Cierra Boaz/Susan Suski (Cypress) def. Marissa Vialpando/Sabrina Gonzaga (Riverside) 21-17, 15-21, 15-9
- Dominique Parker/Rockelle Gholson (Cypress) def. Bethany Walsh/Lauren Wells (Riverside) 21-13, 21-15
- Ivana Escobar/Madison May (Cypress) def. Amanda Barker/Yaneli Fernandez (Riverside) 17-21, 21-11, 16-14
- Amy Crowell/Kayla Pace (Cypress) def. Melissa Moe/Hailey Krewson (Riverside) 21-14, 21-7
- Sarah McFaddin/Jazmyn Covington (Cypress) def. Briana Fonseca/Tierra Lloyd (Riverside) 21-19, 21-16, 15-11
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