SARATOGA, Calif - The West Valley beach volleyball team opened the 2018 Coast Conference season with a 3-2 win over Gavilan Friday afternoon in Saratoga.
The Vikings battled intermittent showers and a tough Ram squad with early wins in the 4's and 5's pairs to grab a 2-0 lead. WVC 4's Kaylin Henderson and Liz McGrath swept Gavilan's Jenna Clonts and Sierra Gaeta 21-12, 21-16 and Viking 5's Kristen Hayes and Claire Danna blanked Rams Karishma Brooks and Camille Finley 21-15, 21-17.
Gavilan evened it at 2-2 in the 2's and 3's with Ram pairs Kaitlyn Viray and Sarah Weiby (2's) and Katia Dizon and Emily Jensen (3's) rallying for 2-1 wins over WVC's Morgan Wright and Kamille Williams (2's) and Hunter Roberts and Katrina Hochmuth (3's). West Valley's 1's Mapuhola Sekona and Emma Blockhus provided the clincher with a 21-12, 21-14 sweep of Gavilan's Haley Leifheit and Mikeila Banda.
(Matt Folsom, West Valley Athletics)