Brahmas soar over the Eagles


Pierce College women’s volleyball continue their winning streak on Saturday, Sept. 3, handily defeating Los Angeles Mission College in straight sets.

The Brahmas showcased a consistent offensive game play against Mission to improve their record to 5-0 for the season.

Strong serving and fast paced game play allowed the Brahmas to pull ahead early and dictate the match.

“I’ve worked with Nabil for two years and I know he likes to focus on serving and attacking,” said Richard Barraza, coach for Mission’s volleyball team. “They served really tough and they do a good job offensively, keeping the speed up.”

Averaging one block and nine digs per set for the season, Pierce’s defense also played a big role in neutralizing Mission’s offense.

“We definitely had some moments where we could’ve brought up our energy,” said Hayley Alvarez, setter for Pierce College. “But overall I felt it was a good, solid played match.”

Pierce looks to continue its strong start to the season with another win in its next match against Grossmont College.

“I think Grossmont is going to be a very good match,” said Nabil Mardini, coach for the Pierce College women’s volleyball team. “Historically speaking, they’ve been good and we’re going to watch them,scout them and be ready for them.”

With the team currently undefeated, Mardini looks to put things into perspective as the Brahmas go forward in the coming weeks.

“It’s too early to tell,” Mardini said. “We got tested a couple of times last week and the girls did a good job. We’ll see.”