The top-ranked Brahmas suffered its first loss of the season on the road losing in four sets, to the fourth-ranked Santa Barbara Vaqueros on Wednesday, Oct. 8.
Pierce won the first set 25-18 but dropped the next three sets 25-21, 26-24, 25-16.
The Brahmas are disappointed in the results and head coach Nabil Mardini knows that the team has to bounce back from the loss.
“We are all disappointed but it’s sports, it’s hard to go undefeated and that’s not the goal anyway. We just have to bounce back and move on and Santa Barbara did a good job.” Mardini said.
The Brahmas did not play the way the team has been playing all season and ended with a different result.
“We just did not play as well as we like to play and they applied pressure and we cracked a little bit.” Mardini said.
Coach Mardini wants to see how the team takes the loss in the team’s next game.
“To me that’s the true sign of a champion, it’s how you can bounce back from losses like this.” Mardini said.
After the team’s first loss, the Brahmas (16-1) look to get rolling again as the team plays host to Ventura College (13-2) on Friday, Oct. 9 at 6 p.m.