Irvine Valley gets tested by Cypress but five-set win extends streak to 39 and keeps Lasers at No. 1 in rankings

(Courtesy Gavilan College Athletics)
(Courtesy Gavilan College Athletics)

Official CCCWVCA release

PASADENA, Calif. - Irvine Valley fought off a scare in a 5-set win over new #18 Cypress to extend their overall win streak to 39 matches as it remains No. 1 on this week's State Top 25 Rankings. Gavilan leads the state in victories with now 20 to stay at No. 2 and NorCal #1, followed by Bakersfield at No. 3, Cabrillo at No. 4, El Camino at No. 5, Long Beach moves up to No. 6, Hartnell up to No. 7. American River jumps on to the top 10 at No. 8, followed by Fresno City at No. 9 and Moorpark at No. 10 

New teams on the rankings this week: San Diego City at #20 and Fullerton at #25

Milestone Coaching Win: Victor Valley head coach Christa White won her 200th career match on October 8 in a sweep over Glendale

Perfect Set: De Anza did not give up a single point in a rare 25-0 winning set during a sweep over San Jose City. Kayla Thor was the first and only server from start to finish of set 2. She served nine aces and the Dons recorded nine kills during the consecutive point run.

High Score: Chaffey battled through 20 ties with Pasadena City in the opening set of their match to record a wild 36-34 triumph. PCC went on to win the match in 5 sets.

Matches of the Week, October 8-14
Irvine Valley d. Cypress, 24-26, 21-25, 25-23, 25-13, 15-11
Cabrillo d. San Mateo, 24-26, 18-25, 25-17, 25-10, 15-12 (keeps Cabrillo's Coast Conference win streak intact, now at 102 matches dating back to 2009)*
De Anza d. Foothill, 25-21, 25-18, 25-27, 22-25, 15-9
East Los Angeles d. Chaffey, 25-22, 25-21, 17-25, 14-25, 18-16
Pasadena City d. Chaffey, 34-36, 20-25, 25-23, 25-19, 15-9
Sequoias d. Taft, 25-12, 24-26, 23-25, 25-13, 15-2
Saddleback d. Santa Ana, 19-25, 25-23, 24-26, 25-15, 15-13

 *does not include Coast crossovers in that period

Upsets of the Week
San Diego City d. Grossmont, 25-22, 25-22, 25-19
Fullerton d. Riverside, 25-7, 25-23, 27-25
Los Medanos d. Solano, 25-19, 23-25, 25-21, 27-25 (ends Solano's 25-match win streak in Bay Valley Conference play)

Conference Races
NORTH

Bay Valley--unranked Los Medanos leads at 8-0, followed by Solano at 7-1
Big 8--#8 American River leads at 7-1, followed by #13 SJ Delta, #14 Sierra and #16 Folsom Lake all at 6-2, #24 Modesto is 4-4
Central Valley--#9 Fresno City leads at 10-0 with current 104 straight conference wins, Merced 2nd at 9-1
Coast North--#4 Cabrillo leads at 6-0, #7 Hartnell is 3-1, #19 San Mateo is 3-1, #22 West Valley is 2-2
Coast South--#2 Gavilan leads at 5-0, followed by Ohlone at 3-1
Golden Valley--#17 Feather River leads at 3-0, #23 Butte is 2-1 as is Siskiyous and Lassen

SOUTH
Orange Empire--#1 Irvine Valley leads at 8-0, #21 Orange Coast is 6-2, #18 Cypress is 5-3, Riverside is 5-3, Saddleback is 5-3, #25 Fullerton is 4-4
PCAC North--#15 MiraCosta leads at 4-0, followed by both Mt. San Jacinto and Desert at 3-1
PCAC South--unranked San Diego Mesa leads at 4-0, followed by #11 Grossmont and #20 San Diego City at 3-1
South Coast North--unranked Pasadena City leads at 3-1, followed by East Los Angeles at 2-1
South Coast South--#5 El Camino and #6 Long Beach City are tied at 3-0 each
Western State East--unranked Santa Monica leads at 3-0, followed by Victor Valley at 3-1
Western State North--#10 Moorpark and unranked Ventura are tied at 3-0 each
Western State South--#3 Bakersfield and #12 Canyons are tied at 3-0 each

CCCWVCA Rankings (Oct. 15)      
RK School  Conference  Record LW
1.  Irvine Valley  Orange Empire 12-0 1
2.  Gavilan  Coast South 20-1 2
3.  Bakersfield  Western State East 16-1 3
4.  Cabrillo  Coast North 16-2 4
5.  El Camino  South Coast South 13-2 5
6.  Long Beach  South Coast South 14-2 7
7.  Hartnell  Coast North 17-3 8
8.  American River  Big 8 14-5 12
9.  Fresno  Central Valley 17-3 9
10.  Moorpark  Western State North 12-3 10
11.  Grossmont  PCAC South 15-3 6
12.  Canyons  Western State East 14-5 11
13.  San Joaquin Delta  Big 8 13-5 13
14.  Sierra  Big 8 13-4 14
15.  MiraCosta  PCAC North 14-2 17
16.  Folsom Lake  Big 8 13-5 15
17.  Feather River  Golden Valley  12-6 16
18.  Cypress  Orange Empire  12-7 23
19.  San Mateo  Coast North 16-5 T25
20.  San Diego City  PCAC South 12-6 NR
21.  Orange Coast  Orange Empire 15-3 20
22.  West Valley  Coast North 12-7 18
23.  Butte  Golden Valley 14-9 19
24.  Modesto  Big 8 12-6 24
25.  Fullerton  Orange Empire 12-5 NR

 (Robert Lewis, CCCWVCA SID)