CHULA VISTA, Calif. – The El Camino College Beach Volleyball team came up one win short of advancing to the final match and finished tied for third Thursday at the CCCAA Beach Volleyball Team State Championships hosted by MiraCosta at the Chula Vista Elite Athlete Training Center in Chula Vista, Calif.
The Warriors opened the day with a tough match against top-seeded Grossmont. The Warriors scored a pair of wins in the No. 3 and No. 4 matches but could not come up with the final victory to secure the dual.
The result left the Warriors needing to beat NorCal No. 2 Gavilan and then hoping Gavilan could defeat the top-seeded Griffins by a score of at least 4-1.
But the Griffins completed the sweep of Pool One, defeating the Rams 4-1 to advance to the championship match. The Warriors finished the day 1-1, tied with Irvine Valley for third place.
CCCAA Beach Volleyball Team State Championships – Chula Vista, Calif.
Grossmont 3, El Camino College 2
- Fia Faa'agli/Desi Elizondo (GC) def. Sophia Loiola/Caitlin Donatucci (ECC) 21-13, 18-21, 15-10
- Alexis Morris/Ashley Goycoochea (GC) def. Phina Leilua/Kylee Glickman (ECC) 21-16, 21-5
- Moe Ikeda/Mikayla Clark (ECC) def. Amber Colton/Cheyanne Johnson (GC) 21-16, 16-21, 15-12
- Jessica Villasenor/Kelly Donatucci (ECC) def. Julia Holden/Jamie Sakesegawa (GC) 21-16, 14-21, 15-13
- Shaney Lipscomb/Kylee Snyder (GC) def. Jordyn Bonitz/Jocelyn Lacroix (ECC) 21-19, 21-6
El Camino College 3, Gavilan 2
- Mikela Banda/Sarah Weiby (GAV) def. Loiola/C. Donatucci (ECC) 12-21, 23-21, 15-6
- Leilua/Glickman (ECC) def. Katia Dizon/Keona Stopper (GAV) 15-21, 21-12, 15-7
- Katelyn Viray/Florence Tukuago (GAV) def. Ikeda/Clark (ECC) 21-17, 21-23, 15-6
- Villasenor/K. Donatucci (ECC) def. Noel Chavarria/Lexi Chavarri (GAV) 21-17, 21-11
- Bonitz/Lacroix (ECC) def. Melissa Zenutto/Evelyn Clouts (GAV) 17-21, 21-18, 15-13