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Brahmas advance to the semifinals

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Pierce College defeated Sierra College in straight sets earlier today in the third match of the California Community College Athletic Association’s (CCCAA) women’s volleyball state championships.

The Brahmas won the first set 25-13, the second 25-11 and the last by a score of 25-20.

Pierce’s offense was dominant throughout the game, picking apart the holes within Sierra’s defense.

“Our team played very well,” said Danetta Boykin, assistant coach for Pierce College’s women’s volleyball team. “We’ve been playing some of our best volleyball the past couple of weeks and we’re hitting the peak of our game.”

Pierce’s next round match is in the semifinals later today at 7 p.m. against El Camino College. If the Brahmas win they will play in the championship game tomorrow at 2 p.m. against the winner of Fresno and Grossmont.

 

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Pierce College defeated Sierra College in straight sets, 3-0, earlier today in the third match of the California Community College Athletic Association’s (CCCAA) women’s volleyball state championships.
Pierce was ranked second in the southern conference coming into today’s matchup while Sierra was ranked third in the northern conference.
“Our team played very well,” said Danetta Boykin, assistant coach for Pierce College’s women’s volleyball team. “We’ve been playing some of our best volleyball the past couple of weeks and we’re hitting the peak of our game.”
The state championship can be stressful for the athletes and can cause some sloppy play, but Pierce looked composed throughout the game, making few mistakes.
“We want to be relaxed coming into each game,” said Nabil Mardini, coach of Pierce’s women’s volleyball team. “I think the girls did a great job doing that and it showed on the court.”
That relaxed feeling translated on the court, as the Brahmas communicated well during their play and capitalized on the mistakes Sierra made.
Pierce’s offense was dominant during the game, picking apart the holes within Sierra’s defense.
“Sierra played fairly well,” said Julia Izquierdo, libero for Pierce. “We just did a better job executing our plays and preparing for what was possible against a team like Sierra.”
Last year, Pierce was defeated in the state championship by Cabrillo College and the possibility of playing them in the next round could be a reality as Pierce awaits the winner of the match between Cabrillo and El Camino College.
“We’re ready for the next round,” Izquierdo said. “I’d like to face Cabrillo again because they beat us last year and we’d really be fired up if we beat them this time. We beat them earlier this season so we’re excited at that chance.”
Pierce defeated Sierra in straight sets 25-13, 25-11 and 25-20.
Pierce’s next round match is in the semifinals later today at 7 p.m. against El Camino College. If the Brahmas win they will play in the championship game tomorrow at 2p.m. against the winner of Fresno City and Grossmont.