Pierce volleyball keeps streak alive

The state champions Pierce College women’s volleyball team defeated Oxnard College in three straight sets on Wednesday.

After trailing to the Brahmas soundly in the first two sets (25-7, 25-6) the Candors tried to make a comeback in the third but the Pierce came roaring back to win it (25-15).

They were fired up and let nothing stand in their way, spiking the ball and playing tight to the net.

The most valuable player of the game was awarded to 2nd year player Veronika Ban who led the team with seven kills, played aggressively and spiked the ball over the net with great velocity.

“We didn’t play our best rotation, their system [Oxnard] is different than ours,” said Ban. “They play slower, something we don’t see in practice every day. We kept up our pace and didn’t let them slow us down.”

Ban was excited that all of her teammates got to play in the game.

She praised her teammates especially Sofia Granato.

“We did a pretty good job playing our game, we didn’t let them control the tempo,” Granato said.

Lindsey Kuramoto had a team high 20 assists in the game.

“I thought we did a great job of playing our game and not play down to their level,” Kuramoto said.

Kathleen Wright led the team in digs at 11 and Jasmine Levi led the team in blocks with three.

Coach Nabil Mardini said the team has to keep playing its type of game.

“The Oxnard team played a different style than us. We need to keep developing our style and control the rhythm of the game,” Mardini said.

The Brahmas are now 14-0 for the season.

The next game would be in San Luis Obispo against the Cuesta College Cougars on Friday, Sept. 30, at 6 p.m.




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