On the Boardwalk

by Mar 31, 2017

Santa Cruz, Calif.- For the first time all season, all five Ram duos played at the same time. For the first time all season, the Rams came away with two dual match wins.

The day started against the home team Cabrillo College. After suffering defeats in the 4's and 5's pairs, it was the 3's pair of Courtney Borja (Live Oak H.S. ) and Claire Gerard (Redlands H.S.) scored the first point for the Rams winning in 3 sets 17-21, 21-16, 15-11. Fighting of two match points to eventually win their match and tying the dual meet score at 2 a piece was the 1's of Madison Hartman (Live Oak H.S.) and Valerie Rodgers (Antelope H.S.) After cruising in the first set 21-15, they found themselves in a third and deciding set after losing the second 15-21. Back and forth the third set went until an attack by Cabrillo went long giving the Rams a 21-19 victory. It was all eyes on the final and deciding match which was also in the third set.  A kill by Haley Leifheit (San Benito H.S.) which was delivered by her partner Erica Chapa (San Beinto H.S.), gave them 15-12 win and provide the team a 3-2 dual victory.

It was more of the same for the Rams in the second match of the day, this time against Foothill College. Gavilan came away with another 3-2 dual victory, however the the top three teams had a easier time dispatching the Owls. Hartman and Rodgers sailed away with their first set wining 21-11. The 1's from Foothill put up a better fight in the second before ultimately losing the set 23-21. Chapa and Leifheit had straight set victory of 21-14, 21-14. The 3's pair of Borja and Gerard won their match in similar fashion 21-11, 21-12. The 4's pair of Christa Arroyo (Christopher H.S.) and Jenna Clonts (Gilroy H.S.) lost 21-12, 21-18. The 5's pair of Karishma Brooks (Mountain House H.S.) and Serena Chandler (Gunderson H.S.) lost a close match 9-21, 21-8, 12-15.

Gavilan will take some time off before hitting the road next Friday to take on West Valley College and Feather River College up in Quincy.


Gavilan: 3

def

Cabrillo: 2

1)

Madison Hartman/Valerie Rodgers (GAV)

def

Ottesen/ Schieferstien (CC)

21-14, 15-21, 21-19

2)

Erica Chapa/Haley Leifheit (GAV)

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Picone/ Lis (CC)

21-16, 24-26, 15-12

3)

Courtney Borja/Claire Gerard (GAV)

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Gonzalez/Fernandez (CC)

17-21, 21-16, 15-11

4)

Field/Delacour (CC)

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Christa Arroyo/Jenna Clonts  (GAV)

21-12, 21-19

5)

Bress/Sotomayor (CC)

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Karishma Brooks/Serena Chandler (GAV)

21-8, 21-8

Gavilan: 3

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Foothill: 2

1)

Madison Hartman/Valerie Rodgers (GAV)

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Mauricio/Dame

21-11, 23-21

2)

Erica Chapa/Haley Leifheit (GAV)

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Fishback/Foliaki (Foothill)

21-9, 21-13

3)

Courtney Borja/Claire Gerard (GAV)

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Willcox/Nguyen (Foothill)

21-14, 21-14

4)

Inanoria/Salima (Foothill)

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Christa Arroyo/Jenna Clonts  (GAV)

21-11, 21-12

5)

Ezatagha/Fields (Foothill)

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Karishma Brooks/Serena Chandler (GAV)

21-9,8-21,15-12

Gavilan College Beach Volleyball vs Cabrillo College & Foothill College