Pierce volleyball stays on track for the conference championship

The Pierce College women’s volleyball team stayed on pace for another conference championship by defeating Cuesta College in four sets in San Luis Obispo on Wed. Nov. 13.

The Brahmas won the first two sets, lost the third set and then finished strong winning the fourth set with the scores: 28-26, 25-20, 20-25, 25-20.

Playing in an away game, Pierce head coach Nabil Mardini said that he felt his girls played well on the road.”

“The girls fought very hard,“ Mardini said. “They did a very good job of pushing through when the game was on the line, making big plays. I was happy with the effort.”

Doing her part in Pierce College’s victory, sophomore Kira Guarino led the brahmas with 18 kills and eight digs. Sophomore Natalie Livermore followed with 10 kills and three digs.

Towards the end of every set, the brahmas made a good push to finish off strong, according to coach Nabil Mardini. Feeling that his team made some key blocks when they needed it most, coach Mardini said that the brahmas played big when the game was on the line.

At the conclusion of the game, coach Mardini told his team that the win was a “great, gutsy win by them.”

“It puts us in a good position to win confrence on Wednesday hopefully and go from there,” Mardini said.

Pierce College women’s volleyball team will play host to visiting Hancock College on Wednesday, Nov. 20 in the South Gym.

If the volleyball team wins its next game and Santa Barbara City College wins its next two games the two team will share the Western State North Conference Championships.