The No. 7 Brahmas had to dig deep to beat the No. 9 Moorpark College Raiders in five sets in Friday’s conference game.
With the win, the team improved their overall record to 9-6 and remain undefeated in conference, going 4-0.
The Brahmas came into the game after they got the win over Antelope Valley College in straight sets, while the Raiders lost to the Santa Barbara City College Vaqueros in five sets.
Cole Chea led the game with 20 kills, followed by Morgan Wadlow who had 15.
Roese, who came into the game ranked second in the state in assists per set with 10.51, added 51 assists to his total. That number was matched by Sean Fitzpatrick for Moorpark.
The team won the first set 25-23 and the second 25-20. When the Brahmas were on the verge of ending the game in straight sets, Moorpark pushed back and won the next two sets to tie the game at two. They won the third set 29-27 and the fourth 25-20.
In the fifth and final set, both teams went back and forth, and neither could close out victory after 15. The Brahmas would eventually get the upper hand and win the final set 20-18.
Jordan Moses led in kills for the Raiders with 22, followed by Bradley Freyder with 18.
The Brahmas have two final regular season games before playoffs. They face Santa Barbara City College on Wednesday in which the winner will secure the conference title, before hitting the road on Friday when they face AVC. Both games start at 6 p.m.