Gavilan Says Goodbye

by staff Apr 23, 2018

Gilroy, CA – The Gavilan College Beach Volleyball program said goodbye to six sophomores who played in their final home game of their careers. Sophomores Christa Arroyo, Karish Brooks, Jenna Clonts, Sierra Gaeta, Haley Leifheit and Kaitlyn Siaz along with the rest of their teammates took on Cabrillo College and College of San Mateo this past Friday. The Rams managed a split on the day, defeating San Mateo 5-0, while losing to Cabrillo 4-1.

In the first match of the day, the Rams took on the Bulldogs from San Mateo, who only fielded three teams, giving Gavilan a quick 2-0 lead going into the opening round. The No. 1 pairs of Mikeila Banda/Haley Leifheit won their match by a score of 21-10 21-9. The No. 2 team of Sarah Weiby and Katelyn Viray won their match 21-10, 21-5. Lastly the No. 3 duo of Katia Dizon and Emily Jensen came out of their match victorious by a margin of 21-16, 21-13. The No. 4 and No. 5 teams received wins by forfeit.

It was a different story for the Rams as they took on Cabrillo College. The only team that came away with a victory was the No. 3 team of Dizon and Jensen who won their match by a score of 20-22, 21-16, 15-9.

The Rams finished the year tied for second place with West Valley College, which insures them of a spot in the NorCal Team regional's which will take place on May 4th. This will not be the only post season opportunity that Gavilan College has. Four of their teams will participate in the Coast Conference Individual tournament on this Friday, April 27th.   Sixteen teams will be playing in the tournament where eight bids to the NorCal Individual Playoff Regional's will be on the line.   

Gavilan College def. College of San Mateo  5-0

  1. Mikeila Banda/Haley Leifheit (Gav) def. Malia Koloamatangi /Sarah Weaver 21-10, 21-9
  2.  Sarah Weiby/Katelyn Viray (Gav) def. Mele Fine/Briana Tellier 21-10, 21-5
  3. Katia Dizon/Emily Jensen (Gav) def. Teija Evans/Mona Moala 21-16, 21-13
  4.  Lex Chavarria/Jenna Clonts (Gav) win by forfeit
  5. Christa Arroyo/Evelyn Clonts (Gav) win by forfeit 

Cabrillo College def. Gavilan College 4-1

  1. Alexandra Bol/Marianna Molina (Cab) def. Mikeila Banda/Haley Leifheit (Gav) 21-7, 21-14
  2. Hayley Hall/Dierdre Wilson (Cab) def. Sarah Weiby/Katelyn Viray (Gav) 21-9, 23-21
  3. Katia Dizon/Emily Jensen (Gav) def. Kylie Kvam/Schiferstein (Cab) 20-22, 21-16, 15-9
  4. Alena Fernandez/Kendra Lis (Cab) def. Lex Chavarria/Jenna Clonts (Gav) 21-12, 21-15
  5. Eleanor Cary/Jolie Samuelson (Cab) def. Christa Arroyo/Evelyn Clonts (Gav) 21-14, 21-15


  1. Meserve/Rodriguez (Cab) def. Karish Brooks/Camille Finely 21-15, 21-13
  2. Fields/Fiso (Cab.) def. sierra Gaeta/Kaitlyn Siaz (Gav) 21-8, 21-12