Vikings/Seahawks Coast Battle Ends With Cabrillo Win

WVC's Emma Blockhus and Cabrillo's Alex Bol meet at the net
WVC's Emma Blockhus and Cabrillo's Alex Bol meet at the net

West Valley ran into a Cabrillo team playing its best beach volleyball of the season, dropping a 5-0 Coast Conference match to the Seahawks Friday in Saratoga. In the opening round, Viking 4's Kristen Hayes and Claire Danna fell 14-21, 24-26 to Cabrillo's Kendra Lis and Alena Fernandez, and WVC 5's Liz McGrath and Katey Holland dropped a hard-fought 22-20, 13-21, 8-15 three-setter to Seahawks Jolie Samuelson and Lena Fiso. Cabrillo 3's Paige Schieferstien and Kylie Kvam upended Vikings Hunter Roberts and Katrina Hochmuth 21-13, 22-13. Viking 2's Morgan Wright and Kaylin Henderson lost a 14-21, 10-21 straight-setter to Deirdre Wilson and Hayley Hall, and, in a battle between two of the state's top 1's pairs, Seahawks Mari Molina and Alex Bol held off WVC's Mapuhola Sekona and Emma Blockhus in a 21-13, 19-21, 20-18 epic. The Vikings (5-1, 3-1 Coast) and the Seahawks (7-1, 4-0) meet again April 13 at the Main Beach in Santa Cruz.