5s pair, Shaney Lipscomb and Kylee Snyder.
5s pair, Shaney Lipscomb and Kylee Snyder.

After a long night of rain, the GC women's beach volleyball team stepped onto the beach courts at the Chula Vista Elite Training Center Thursday, May 9 for their last day of team competition this spring. Their first match at Team State Championships was El Camino College beginning at 9:00 a.m.

Grossmont defeated El Camino earlier in the spring 4-1, but Thursday morning found the Warriors really giving the Griffins a tough match.

Grossmont's 3 and 4 pairs lost their first sets against El Camino, followed by additional losses in each tie-break set. Fortunately though the Griffins' 2 and 5 pairs had already secured two wins to lead the Griffins 2-0 through the 1s pair winning tie-break game. The 1s led the tie-break until its completion, winning the set 15-10 and the match 3-2.

The second match for the Griffins Thursday, May 9 was against Gavilan College. It began just after 1:00 p.m.

Gavilan College finished spring season 13-7, but the Griffins added another loss to the Rams record.

Grossmont's 1 and 2 pairs finished their sets easily, each with a win against Gavilan. GC's 4 and 5 pairs finished in similar fashion, and the 3s did their job. Grossmont defeats Gavilan 5-0.

The Grossmont women's beach volleyball team advances to the final game at 4:30 p.m. at the Chula Vista Elite Training Center. To find out what happens, visit the CCCAA Championship Website.

POOL PLAY (Team Championships)

MATCH #1 (9 a.m.)      
No. 1 Fia Faa'agli/Desi Elizondo (GC) def. Sophia Loiola/Caitlin Donatucci (ECC) 21-13, 18-21, 15-10
No. 2 Alexis Morris/Ashley Goycoochea (GC) def. Phina Leilua/Kylee Glickman (ECC) 21-16, 21-5
No. 3 Moe Ikeda/Mikayla Clark (ECC) def. Amber Colton/Cheyanne Johnson 21-16, 16-21, 15-12
No. 4 Jessica Villasenior/Kelly Donatucci (ECC) def. Julia Holden/Jamie Sakesegawa (GCC) 21-16, 14-21, 15-13
No. 5 Shaney Lipscomb/Kylee Snyder (GC) def. Jordyn Bonitz/Jocelyn/Lacroix (ECC) 21-19, 21-6
MATCH #5 (1 p.m.)      
No. 1 Fia Faa'agi/Desi Elizondo (GC) def. Mikela Banda/Sarah Weiby (GAV) 21-12, 21-15
No. 2 Alexcis Morris/Ashlee Goycoochea (GC) def. Katia Dizon/Keona Stopper (GAV) 21-16, 21-15
No. 3 Noel Chavarria/Lex Chavarria (GAV) def. Amber Colton/Cheyenne Johnson (GC) 23-21, 21-14
No. 4 Julia Holden/Jamie Sakesegawa (GC) def. Katleyn Viray/Flo Tukliauga (GAV) 21-12, 21-19
No. 5 Shaney Lipscomb/Kylee Snyder (GC) def.  Melissa Zanuto/Evelyn Clouts (GAV) 21-10, 21-19