In an amazing day of NorCal Beach Volleyball, eight individual pairs teams qualified for the 2016 State Championships that will be held this weekend in San Diego. Twenty-four duos walked on to the sand last Friday, made up of pairs from Cabrillo, Feather River, Foothill, Gavilan, Sierra and West Valley Colleges.
With the first two rounds of the tournament format single elimination, matches were intense and extremely close. The following three rounds served as seeding rounds, and a chance for one team to be named 2016 NorCal Pairs Champion.
The nail biting started early with all scores staying extremely close in the opening matches. In the State Championship Qualifying Round alone, five of the eight matches finished in three sets. However, in the end, their was only room for eight teams to qualify. Those teams are:
1. Morgan Ehritt/Erin Mitchell - Cabrillo 2. Ally Wubben/Stefani Christofferson - Sierra 3. Morgan Ho/Jami Maffei - Foothill 4. Jessica Stofer/Valerie Rodgers - Gavilan 5. Morgan Hughes/Nina Holmes - Feather River 6. Stacey Witt/Jessica Martinez - Feather River 7. Raelynn Heredia/Alexia Balistreri - Gavilan 8. Natalie Picone/Marissa Ottesen - Cabrillo