Lots of action this week for the Olympians. The women start off on Friday, April 12th with the Sand VB playoff match against SD City at 12p in South Mission. Then on Saturday its back to playing indoor with a 16 team Spring Tournament at So. Cal Volleyball Club. Mesa plays their first game at 9:30am vs Chaffey. Some of the other teams in Mesa's pool include Grossmont #2, and College of the Canyons. Come cheer us on, going to be a great day with lots of good volleyball including DII and NAIA programs!
The Olympians are very excited to announce their Sand Volleyball Schedule for 2013. This will be Mesa's inaugural season on the beach as they join fellow SoCal community college teams like Irvine Valley, Golden West, Fullerton and Riverside in the fast paced game. Coach Kim Lester is very eager to start her program as she has been working very hard to promote the sport at the community college level and bring sand volleyball to Mesa. On March 15th, her hard work will pay off as the Mesa Women will play their first dual match at Crown Cove Aquatic Center in Coronado at 12:00pm. The format will be a best of 3 series going to 21 points in each game with the tie break match going to 15.
In 2012, sand volleyball was recognized by the NCAA and NAIA as a women’s intercollegiate sport thereby entitling them to all the same benefits as other sports including athletic scholarships. Thirty-four universities, including UCLA, Long Beach State, University of Hawaii, Nebraska, University of Alabama, and Florida State have added this quickly growing sport to their athletic programs as sand volleyball gains national attention.
March 15, 2013 - The Mesa women were outstanding in their first outing in the school's first Sand Volleyball match. The Olympians traveled to Grossmont College to play fellow community colleges, City, Cuyamaca, and Grossmont. The Mesa women play traditional sand rules with 2 man teams with each set going to 21 points in a best of 3 series.
Results from Grossmont College
Team A vs. Team B- Winner scores
SDCC #3 vs Cuyamaca #3- SDCC 21-14, 21-8
Mesa #3 vs Grossmont #3- Mesa 21-18, 21-19
SDCC #4 vs Cuyamaca #4- SDCCD 21-8, 18-21, 15-6
Mesa #4 vs. Grossmont #4- Grossmont 17-21, 21-18, 15-12
SDCC #5 vs. Cuyamaca #5- FORFEIT BY BOTH TEAMS
Mesa #5 vs. Grossmont #5- Mesa 21-19, 21-12
SDCC #3 vs. Mesa #3- Mesa 21-13, 21-15
Grossmont #3 vs. Cuyamaca #3- Grossmont 21-15, 21-6
SDCC #4 vs. Mesa #4- Mesa 21-13, 12-21, 15-11
Grossmont #4 vs. Cuyamaca #4- Grossmont 21-15, 21-16
SDCC #5 vs Mesa- #5- Mesa (SDCC FORFEIT)
Grossmont #5 vs. Cuyamaca #5- Grossmont (Cuyamaca FORFEIT)
SDCC #3 vs. Grossmont #3- SDCC 21-7, 17-21, 16-14
Mesa #3 vs. Cuyamaca #3- Mesa 21-16, 21-18
SDCC #4 vs. Grossmont #4- Grossmont 21-4, 17-21, 16-14
Mesa #4 vs. Cuyamaca #4- Mesa 21-11, 18-21, 15-8
SDCC #5 vs. Grossmont #5- Grossmont (SDCC FORFEIT)
Mesa #5 vs. Cuyamaca #5- Mesa (Cuyamaca FORFEIT