(Long Beach, CA) A successful 2022 season comes to a close for the Mt. SAC Beach Volleyball team, they ended the season with a 13-11 overall record, while advancing to the CCCAA Southern California Regionals for the second time in the brief four-year history of the program.
The No. 12 Seed Mounties opened the So Cal's with a huge upset of No. 4 Cypress, 3-2, only to end in the second round with a 4-1 loss to No. 5 San Diego Mesa.
"I am still so proud of the team getting that huge win against Cypress," Mt. SAC Beach Volleyball coach Danielle Diaz said. "Our 3's (Alicia Patterson and Savanna Corrales) and 5's (Riannel Arevalo and Bristol Christelman) were able to get the first two wins and our 4's (Kylie Rhodes and Victoria Arnold) were able to solidify the overall school win in set No. 3.
"We were one step away from making it to state and unfortunately, we dropped the game against No. 5 San Diego Mesa. It's a bummer that we didn't advance to state, but I am happy we ended on a high note with that win against Cypress."
Diaz, who is in her third year as head coach, went on to say how proud she was of the team's play in the 2022 season.
"The team played with so much heart and passion and that's all I can ask for, regardless of the outcome," Diaz said. "I am looking forward to the team continuing to get better, while they're off and excited for the amazing things they will accomplish next season, with a year under their belt. We are so appreciative of our fans for all the love and support this season."
Mt. SAC will move into its new Beach Volleyball stadium next season, as construction will begin soon on the six-court complex.
Mt. SAC 3, Cypress 2
3's - Patterson/Corrales (MSAC) def. Carolina Urquieta/Rachel Burney (C), 21-14, 22-20
4's - Rhodes/Arnold (MSAC) def. Rachel Gonzalez/Chloe Kerley (C), 13-21, 21-9, 15-8
5's - Arevalo/Christelman (MSAC) def. Kaitlyn Patridge/Ali-Carey Oliver (C), 21-9, 21-13
SD Mesa 4, Mt. SAC 1
1's - DeGroot/Whiteman (MSAC) def. Kylie Lyons/Madelyn Harris (SD), 21-17, 21-17
2's – Sophia Jarosz/Austia Mendiola (SD) def. Quarrels/Pelcastre (MSAC), 21-8, 21-13
3's – Maya Jessee/Antoinette Trochanova (SD) def. Patterson/Corrales (MSAC), 21-11, 21-13
4's – Nicole Eden/Isabelle Bakken (SD) def. Arevalo/Christelman (MSAC), 21-18, 22-20
5's – Olivia Ostler/Kaila Keovilaysane (SD) def. Rhodes/Arnold (MSAC), 21-18, 21-13
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