Volleyball team beats Ventura in four sets

The Pierce College women’s volleyball team traveled to Ventura College on Nov. 6, beating the pirates on their home court in four sets.

Pierce defeated Ventura, winning in the first two sets, losing the third then winning the fourth set with the scores of: 25-16, 25-14, 25-27, 25-16.

Pierce head coach Nabil Mardini said that the girls felt confident coming into the game after a loss and did a good job of “scouting the other team and preparing for every opponent.”

“You don’t want to dwell on a loss. You just have to learn and move on,” Mardini said. “That’s part of everybody’s season. Everybody has to learn to deal with the losses and deal with the wins as well.”

Leading the way for the Brahmas, sophomore Paige McFerren had 11 kills while fellow sophomore Kira Guarino led the team with 12 kills and 21 digs.

Ventura’s freshman Sydney Morris had four kills and four digs, trailing freshman teammate Sarah Veloz, leading her team with seven kills and nine digs

The game went well for Pierce, with Ventura playing much better than they did in their first encounter with the brahmas, according to coach Nabil Mardini. He said he that on offence, Pierce was “off a little bit.”

“We did a good job behind the service line and we passed the ball pretty well,” Mardini said. “ I felt we played a good solid match.”

Following the game, coach Mardini told his team that they made some unforced errors during the game and he said he felt that Ventura did a good job of competing throughout the game.

“With one point, we struggled with that but then we matched the energy and intensity and we pulled through,” Mardini said.

The Pierce women’s volleyball team’s next game will be at home on Friday, Nov. 8 at 7 p.m. when they host visiting Cuesta College in the South Gym.