State Final Four
Orange Coast College, the Pacific Coast Conference champion, will take on Grossmont in the first semifinal match of the 2012 California Community College Athletic Assn. Men's Volleyball State Championships on Thursday at 5:30 p.m. Long Beach City College.
The Griffins (11-7, 8-4 in conference) finished third in the PCC behind Orange Coast (14-4, 11-1) and runner-up Irvine Valley (11-7, 9-3). In head-to-head matchups, the Pirates went 2-0, beating the Griffins in four games on Feb. 29 at Grossmont and in three games on March 23 at OCC.
The winner of Thursday's match will face the winner of Thursday's late match between IVC and Long Beach City for the state championship, which will take place on Saturday at 7 p.m. at LBCC.
Orange Empire Conference tournament
CORONA — Jaime Moreno fired a one-over-par 73 to help Orange Coast College take first place against seven schools for the fifth time this season Wednesday at Green River Golf Club.
Moreno finished third. Paul Gomez from Cypress was the medalist with a 67.
Marcus Mercado-Kiel (77), Mike Squillace (75), Chris Cochran (76), Kyle Frane (74) and Adam Oser (75) also competed for the Pirates.
OCC came out on top at 373, ahead of Palomar (376), Cypress (379), Santiago Canyon (380), Riverside 386, Cuyamaca (390), Saddleback (395) and Irvine Valley College (414).
Vanguard 6, Point Loma Nazarene 3
SAN DIEGO — Lucas Pereira won at No. 1 singles, 6-0, 6-2, to help the No. 7-ranked Lions knock off the No. 6 Sea Lions in Golden State Athletic Conference action Wednesday.
Roger Muri (No. 2), Yahor Kryvaruchka (No. 3) and Robin Wagner (No. 4) also won in singles for Vanguard (12-9, 6-5 in conference).
PLNU is 12-9, 7-6.