Beach volleyball team completes sweep over Cypress College

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Jessica Dow (left) and Victoria Curtice celebrate a kill during the beach volleyball game against Cypress College on Wednesday, March 30. The Warriors defeated the Chargers in a 5-0 sweep to remain undefeated. Photo credit: Sue Hong

The Warriors are unmatched in the Western State Conference.

Even across the state, there seems to be just three teams at the same level of team play: Golden West 7-1 overall, Grossmont 11-1 (only loss was to Grand Canyon University) and Cabrillo is 4-0 overall.

El Camino’s beach volleyball team has been unstoppable in the 2016 season and remains undefeated (11-0) following a 5-0 sweep over the Cypress College Chargers on Wednesday.

“We did really good,” freshman Taylor Brydon said. “We did our job, again. We always do our job (and) we took care of it. They were like a 6.5 out of 10.”

Brydon, injured her finger in the second set of her match, but still was able to close out the win, with partner Brooke Russell (sophomore).

The entire team has not only performed well, but the players think the team has improved even more so compared to other teams.

“(Cypress) definitely improved from the last time we played them,” freshman Victoria Curtice said. “I feel like we improved as well (and) that’s why we beat them again.”

Curtice and her partner, Jessica Dow (also a freshman), have yet to lose a match this season and are one of two parts anchoring every win for the Warriors.

The other part of the equation happens to be the No. 5 pair of Brooklyn Rubio and Jewel Yandall (who are also undefeated). Even with the absence of Yandall (sickness) Rubio and step-in partner Kezia Boyer, sophomore, crushed the opposing fifth pair.

“It was fun playing with (Boyer),” Rubio said. “In the beginning of the year, we kind of thought we were going to be partners, so we already had a chemistry going.”

The Warriors are back at home against L.A. Pierce on April 8 at 1 p.m. and the team wants to finish undefeated for the entirety of the season.

“It’s important that we, as a team, do our best so we can win conference,” Laynie Thompson, sophomore No. 1 pair player, said. “That way we are ranked better going into playoffs (and) we get a better spot in the tournament.”