Volleyball beats #1 seed

The women’s volleyball team upset Cabrillo College on Saturday, defeating the no. 1 seed in straight sets.

The Brahmas ended Cabrillo’s perfect record, which was 10-0 before facing Pierce.

The Pierce women’s volleyball team ranks no. 10 in the state, but that didn’t prevent the team from pulling one of the biggest upsets of the season.

Head coach Nabil Mardini was proud of his team and praised them for their performance against the top seed in the state.

“We played some good volleyball that’s for sure. We deserved to win,” Mardini said. “We made the ride back home a lot easier.”

Mardini said that the team enjoyed their trip, and enjoyed it more because they won.

Haley Rousselle had 32 kills in both games, with 14 against Cabrillo. She said she was happy with her teammate’s performance.

“We beat the no. 1 one seed in the state. It felt good to be that one to give them the loss and put our name on the map,” Rousselle said. “People will look at their record and ask who they lost to. Oh, it was Pierce.”

Rousselle said that the game defined the team, and she was happy with what they achieved on Saturday.

“I am so proud. I don’t even know how to put it into words,” Rousselle said. “We all stepped up. We all did our job and got what we deserve.”

Libero Tallie Monsalve said that it was the best game they have played as a team.

“We played well collectively and showed that we really wanted to win that game, and we ended up beating the no. 1  in the state.”

The team returns to action at Ken Stanley Court against Moorpark College on Wednesday, Oct. 4. Game begins at 6 p.m.