After a huge win Saturday, Nov. 30 over So. Cal #7 seed Bakersfield College, Grossmont women's volleyball has advanced to the state tournament.
Grossmont's own conference will host the state tournament at Southwestern College Friday-Sunday, Dec. 6-8, 2019 (Pacific Coast Athletic Conference). The Griffin women's first match-up is scheduled for Friday, Dec. 6 at 1:00 p.m.
The #2 South seed Grossmont will play the #3 North seed Cabrillo College. Grossmont is 26-3 while Cabrillo stands at 23-5. Grossmont will certainly lean on sophomore leaders Carly Gonzalez, Shaney Lipscomb, Haley Morton, Naomi Talisa Leilua and Amber Colton to qualify for the semi-final Saturday, Dec. 7.
South #2 Seed-Grossmont (26-3)
Co-Pacific Coast Athletic Conference Champions
Final Regular Season State Rank: #4
State Tournament Appearance: Ninth (1987-1990, 1992, 2013-2014, 2016, 2019)
Last State Tournament Appearance: 2016, Tied 3rd Place
State Titles: 2, 1987, 1989
Regional Road to 2019 State Tourney: swept #17 Golden West, d. #7 Bakersfield in 4
Current Win Streak: 4
Top Team Stats: State #5-Kills Per Set 12.47, #6 Kill Percentage .268
Interesting Fact: Grossmont has 17 sweeps this season.
Top Individual Players: So. OH Shaney Lipscomb, So. Setter Haley Morton, So. OH Naomi Talisa Leilua
Head Coach: Jamie Ivers/Assistant Coach Brooke Callahan
Also qualifying for the state tournament from the Pacific Coast Athletic Conference is the #6 South seed MiraCosta College. The Spartans upset San Diego Mesa College (#3 South seed) in a five set nail biter. MiraCosta will play the #1 North seed Feather River College, currently at 31-2.
If both Grossmont and MiraCosta win their games Friday, the two will compete head to head for the third time this season!
The state championship game is scheduled for Sunday, Dec. 8 at 2:00 p.m.
Tickets for the state tournament are as follows:
$30.00 -All-Session Pass
$12.00 -General Admission for adults
$8.00 -General Admission for senior citizens (60+)
$8.00 -Students (with proper ID)
$8.00 -Children (12 and under)
$1.00 Youth Groups of eight (8) or more