Women’s volleyball wins its 10th straight

The Pierce College women’s volleyball team fought off a tough Moorpark College team as it stretched its current win streak to 10 games.

This 3-1 win over Moorpark keeps Pierce undefeated at 7-0 in conference play and one game ahead of Santa Barbara City College in the Western State North standings to remain in first place. Pierce now has a 14-9 overall record.

Sophomore Paige McFerren said that the team has been working hard to stay in the position it is in.

“We have really strong team chemistry,” McFerren said.

The Brahmas started the game off strong, capitalizing on errors and miscues from Moorpark to win the first set 25-18.

Pierce started off the second set by taking a commanding 15-3 lead, but eased off the attack and let the Moorpark Raiders fight back, making the 25-22 score in favor of Pierce a lot closer than it should have been.

Pierce head coach Nabil Mardini said he was uneasy with the girls’ lack of a killer instinct in the game.

“We were a little tentative for whatever reason,” Mardini said.

As the game moved into the third set Moorpark continued its strong aggressive play, keeping the game close throughout most of the match before finally pulling away and winning 25-22 earning the team’s first set win.

After losing the third set the Brahmas responded by sealing the victory with a dominant performance, winning 25-14.

McFerren said her team was able to seal the victory in the third set the way it did because of their motto of “let go and move on.”

“That’s how the Brahmas play,” McFerren said. “Go hard all the time.”

Captain for the Moorpark Raiders Sophomore Taylor Susin, 19, complimented the Pierce team for the tough serving throughout the game.

“Our back row is amazing and they got everything,” Susin said when talking about Moorpark’s turn around in the second set and play through out the rest of the game.

The Brahmas are looking to add another win to its win streak as they defend home court against the second place Santa Barbara City College Vaqueros on Friday, Nov. 1 at 7 p.m.