TORRANCE, Calif. – El Camino College dropped the first three games of Friday's final regular season dual against visiting Long Beach and fell 3-2 at the ECC Sand Volleyball Courts.
The Warriors were edged in the No. 1 and No. 5 pairs to start the action and that proved to be the difference in the match, sealing the South Coast Conference championship for Long Beach, who finished the year undefeated in conference play.
The Warriors settle for second place in the conference with their only two losses in the SCC coming to the Vikings.
The team will take part in next week's South Coast Conference Championships, which will determine which pairs advance to the CCCAA State Championships. The SCC Championships will be held on April 19 at the ECC Sand Volleyball Courts beginning at 9 a.m.
LONG BEACH 3, EL CAMINO COLLEGE 2
- Sierra Davis/Brooklin Mize (LBCC) def. Sophia Loiola/Caitlin Donatucci (ECC) 22-20, 22-20
- Phina Leilua/Kylee Glickman (ECC) def. Kyree Irwin-Paz/Jessica Blakeman (LBCC) 21-15, 21-14
- Doris Woods/Isabella Alvarez (LBCC) def. Mikayla Clark/Renee Brydon (ECC) 21-9, 21-11
- Jessica Villasenor/Kelly Donatucci (ECC) def. Kaitlin Peterson/Elsa Woods (LBCC) 21-17, 17-21, 16-14
- Calissa Candalot/Emma Harris (LBCC) def. Jordyn Bonitz/Jocelyn Lacroix (ECC0 21-19, 13-21, 15-8