HERMOSA BEACH, Calif. – El Camino College came out of Friday afternoon's trio of matches in perfect form, scoring victories over Cypress, Orange Coast and defending state champions Mira Costa on the first day of beach volleyball season at Hermosa Beach, Calif.
EL CAMINO 3, ORANGE COAST 2
Despite dropping the No. 1 and No. 2 team matches, the Warriors pulled out three big wins in the latter matches to record the win over the Pirates.
- Jadelyn Forgiarini/Kacey Mathieson (OCC) def. Jewel Yandall/Sophia Loiola (ECC) 17-21, 21-13, 15-11
- Hannah Del Barto/Sierra Lim (OCC) def. Sarah Dyer/Jaylin Motley (ECC) 21-17, 21-18
- Aiko Waters/Phina Leilua (ECC) def. Devyn Holland/Rylee Adair (OCC) 21-13, 21-19
- Glorious Owens/Jossie Tomita (ECC) def. Molly Thee/Hannah Reid (OCC) 21-18, 14-21, 16-14
- Kiana Takahashi/Melissa Euyoque (ECC) def. Georgia Grisham/Enjelica Glattli (OCC) 21-19, 17-21, 15-10
EL CAMINO 3, CYPRESS 2
It was a back-and-forth affair as the teams traded victories but the Warriors came out victorious in the end.
- Yandall/Loiola (ECC) def. Khamis Berneker/Toso Leae (CYP) 21-13, 21-14
- Nina Wilder/Jane Woodward (CYP) def. Dyer/Motley (ECC) 21-18, 21-15
- Waters/Leilua (ECC) def. Marina Pilkington/Jessica Teller (CYP) 21-9, 21-14
- Brianna Georgopoulos/Kayla Owens (CYP) def. Owens/Tomita (ECC) 21-17, 21-11
- Takahashi/Euyoque (ECC) def. Alicya Siler/Ariana Ugaitafa (CYP) 21-5, 21-8
EL CAMINO 3, MIRACOSTA 2
In the highlight of the day, the Warriors defeated the defending state champions as they recorded a pair of big wins early in three sets.
- Yandall/Loiola (ECC) def. Madison Anderson/Celin Macdonald (MCC) 21-16, 12-21, 15-12
- Dyer /Motley (ECC) def. Lana Salazar/Claire Kinder (MCC) 21-15, 18-21, 17-15
- Chloe Tripp/Michelle Mason (MCC) def. Waters/Leilua (ECC) 21-10, 21-18
- Violeti Faleumu/Madison Merkow (MCC) def. Owens/Tomita (ECC) 21-19, 21-16
- Takahashi/Euyoque (ECC) def. Halie Hess/Jazleigh Ortiz (MCC) 21-16, 21-16