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November 2, 2012
WOMEN'S VOLLEYBALL Irvine Valley def. Orange Coast IRVINE - Sophomore outside hitter Karlee Riggs recorded a match-high 37 kills for the Pirates, but the Lasers dealt OCC its first loss, 19-25, 25-23, 24-26, 25-17, 15-13, in Orange Empire Conference action Friday night. Sophomore setter Allison Lumsden amassed 51 assists for the Pirates (16-1, 10-1 in conference), ranked No. 2 in the state. Sophomore outside hitter Allison Cook led No. 14-ranked Irvine Valley (11-5, 5-5)
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By Barry Faulkner | October 20, 2007
IRVINE — The Orange Coast College women’s volleyball team served notice it might not be too willing to pass the torch of Orange Empire Conference supremacy to host Irvine Valley Friday night. But, after the Pirates’ first-game victory, the Lasers proceeded to snatch it from the visitors and seemed to begin swinging it at their collective head. The result was a 25-30, 30-18, 30-17, 30-25 triumph that made IVC (14-0, 7-0 in conference) the likely heir to the conference throne.
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October 9, 2003
In a battle of two of the state's top three powers, the visiting Orange Coast College women's volleyball team defeated Irvine Valley, 33-35, 30-25, 30-28, 30-25, in Orange Empire Conference action Wednesday night to remain undefeated and break the Lasers' six-match unbeaten streak. Donka Drozd led the Pirates, ranked second in the state, with 25 kills while setter Amber McCarthy finished with 67 assists and 11 digs. The Lasers, No. 3 in the state, led, 15-13, in the fourth game, but couldn't hold on as Brenda Bailey's block gave OCC (7-0, 2-0 in the OEC)
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March 30, 2000
COSTA MESA - Monica Ortega tossed a complete-game shutout to lead the Orange Coast College softball team to a 10-0 mercy win over visiting Irvine Valley Wednesday. Ortega also drove in two runs, while Renee Snyder had a hit and two RBIs for the Pirates (15-18, 4-9 in conference). OCC will host Cypress on Wednesday at 3 p.m. ORANGE EMPIRE CONFERENCE Orange Coast 10, Irvine Valley 0 Irvine Valley 000 00 - 0 4 1 Orange Coast 700 30 - 10 7 2 Heath and Bernal; Ortega and Valdez.
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March 13, 2001
COSTA MESA - The Orange Coast College softball team gave up four unearned runs in Monday's 5-3 Orange Empire Conference loss to visiting Irvine Valley. Kim Guillen pitched a complete-game four-hitter for the Pirates (5-9-1, 0-7 in conference), but six OCC errors proved to be too much to overcome. ORANGE EMPIRE CONFERENCE Irvine Valley 5, Orange Coast 3 Irvine Valley 001 031 0 - 5 4 2 Orange Coast 200 001 0 - 3 6 6 Le Roux and Rodley; Guillen and Miles.
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March 3, 2009
The Pacific Coast Conference men’s volleyball season has barely begun, but already there’s a ring of finality to the schedule for Orange Coast College. The Pirates (5-2, 1-0 in conference) play host to Irvine Valley (4-3, 1-0) tonight at 6 in a conference clash that is a rematch of last year’s state final. The Lasers, coached by former Estancia High head man Tom Pestolesi, who also worked as an assistant at Newport Harbor, trounced OCC, 30-24, 30-23, 30-20, to claim the 2008 state crown.
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February 25, 2000
IRVINE - The Orange Coast College women's tennis team won its Orange Empire Conference opener with a 7-2 decision over host Irvine Valley Thursday afternoon. Lot Keijzer won, 6-2, 6-1, in singles action, then teamed up with Erica Goode for a 6-1, 6-3 win in doubles. The doubles teams of Sondra McNamara and Merin Yoshida, along with Jessica Andrus and Shannon Gibson were all victorious for the Pirates (3-1 overall). The loss drops the Lasers to 2-4 overall, 0-2 in conference.
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By Barry Faulkner | April 23, 2014
ORANGE - Upsets had been trending at the California Community College Athletic Assn. men's volleyball state championship, but heavily favored Orange Coast College upset that run by sweeping Irvine Valley in the semifinals at Santiago Canyon Community College. "Thank God it wasn't a trend," OCC Coach Travis Turner said after his squad (19-1) dispatched IVC, 25-20, 25-18, 25-20, for the third sweep of the Lasers (13-8) this season. Santa Monica (14-6), the third-place team from the Western State Conference, posted a 25-19, 25-19, 25-19 semifinal upset of WSC champion El Camino (15-5)
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April 9, 2014
MEN'S VOLLEYBALL Orange Coast def. Irvine Valley The host Pirates clinched at least a share of the Pacific Coast Conference title and assured themselves of being the conference's No. 1 postseason representative with a 25-19, 27-25, 25-21 triumph on Wednesday. Earning the conference's No. 1 playoff seeding propels OCC (17-1, 10-1 in conference) directly into the State Final Four that begins April 23 at Santiago Canyon College. OCC owns the tiebreaker advantage with PCC co-leader Grossmont, based on games won in the two matches the teams split.
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By Barry Faulkner | April 4, 2014
As the Orange Coast College men's volleyball team takes sole occupancy of the Pacific Coast Conference penthouse, it can be said that Grossmont has served as its front-desk clerk. The Griffins have continued to be the source of wake-up calls for the Pirates, the latest coming Friday in OCC's 23-25, 25-7, 25-15, 25-22 victory over the visitors from El Cajon in a battle for first place. It was Grossmont (11-5, 8-2 in conference) that handed the Coach Travis Turner's squad its only defeat, a five-game road setback on March 12. And it was the Griffins who appeared bent on repeating that outcome by taking the opening set in Costa Mesa.
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April 3, 2014
MEN'S GOLF Orange Empire Conference tournament SANTA ANA — Sophomore Michael Chen earned medalist honors with a three-under-par 69, helping the Pirates win the Orange Empire Conference tournament with a team total of 377 at Santa Ana Country Club on Wednesday. Marc Reyes shot a 70 for OCC, while Jem Young had a 78. Santiago Canyon placed second at 383, followed by Riverside (401), Saddleback (416), Cypress (420) and Irvine Valley (420). — MEN'S VOLLEYBALL Orange Coast def. Palomar SAN MARCOS — The Pirates swept the Pacific Coast Conference road match, 25-15, 25-22, 25-21, on Wednesday, setting up a first-place showdown at home against Grossmont on Friday.
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March 28, 2014
BASEBALL Orange Coast 3, Irvine Valley 1 Daniel Delaney and Chris Iriart both went two for four with a run batted in for the Pirates in the Orange Empire Conference game Thursday. David Hill (7-0) struck out eight and walked one in his complete-game victory. He allowed six hits for for OCC (20-6, 8-4 in conference). IVC is 6-18, 2-10. — WOMEN'S TRACK & FIELD UC Riverside Spring Classic Invitational RIVERSIDE — UC Irvine sophomore Melanie Speech is in ninth place after the first day of the heptathlon.
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By Michael Miller | March 14, 2014
Regeneration is a key part of nature, so perhaps it's fitting that the art display at Irvine Valley College's new Life Sciences building arose out of discarded materials. When school officials, Irvine Chamber of Commerce members and others gather on campus Wednesday for a ribbon-cutting ceremony, one wall of the building's interior will sport a mural and a series of jars holding cycad trees. The surfaces of the mural and jars feature mosaic designs made from broken plates, stained glass, tile, ceramics and more.
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March 5, 2014
MEN'S GOLF Orange Empire Conference meet CHINO — Marc Reyes shot three-under-par 69 to help lead Orange Coast to the victory Wednesday at El Prado Golf Course. The Pirates won at 361, beating Riverside (367), Santiago Canyon (372), Saddleback (375), Cypress (385) and Irvine Valley (392). Michael Chen (70), Jem Young (73), Zach Olson (74), Cody Kelly (75) and Zach Eddy (79) also competed for OCC. Santiago Caynon's Nico Mendoza shot 67 to earn medalist honors.
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March 4, 2014
BASEBALL Doubleheader Host Vanguard University swept Biola in Golden State Athletic Conference play on Monday, behind the strong hitting of Thomas Mobley and a pair of quality performances from starting pitchers. Mobley went two for four with a run batted in in the 3-1 opening win and was two for three with an RBI to help the Lions post a 4-3 win in Game 2. Scott Torrey allowed just one earned run and seven hits in nine innings in Game 1 to improve to 4-1. In the second game, Richard Perry allowed one earned run and four hits in five innings, but wasn't around for the decision.
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February 11, 2014
MEN'S GOLF Orange Empire Conference CHINO HILLS — Orange Coast College's Michael Chen shot four-under-par 68 to earn medalist honors Monday at Los Serranos Country Club Tuesday. Santiago Canyon won at 366, while the Pirates were second at 376. Riverside (378), Cypress (385), Saddleback (388) and Irvine Valley (402) followed. Jem Young (73), Cody Kelly (77), Zack Olson (79) and Zach Eddy (79) also scored for OCC.
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By Barry Faulkner | February 5, 2014
Some 23 games in, the Orange Coast College women's basketball team is pretty much on Coach Mike Thornton's last nerve. But after coming from behind to secure a 57-49 Orange Empire Conference triumph over visiting Irvine Valley on Wednesday, the Pirates are also perhaps just two crucial road victories from at least a share of the conference championship. OCC, which missed 14 of its first 15 field-goal attempts had just three points for the first 9 minutes, 15 seconds of the game, and trailed, 22-10, with 5:37 left in the first half, improved to 14-9, 5-2 in conference.
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