Women’s volleyball was my third sports competition of the day and it was filled with the most drama. Santa Monica College, hosting Citrus College in women’s volleyball, quickly took a 2-0 set lead. The third set, a test of wills for both teams, ended with Citrus scoring the last two points to win 31-29. The momentum swing Citrus was riding continued into the fourth set resulting in a fifth and final set. SMC jumped out first and Citrus could never pull even. SMC won the final set 15-11. SMC defeated Citrus by scores of 26-24, 25-16, 29-31, 20-25, 15-11.
Mariko Coverdale, Assistant Coach of Santa Monica College, said after the game, “We really needed that win.” Coverdale continued, “[It's] given us a confidence boost. The last couple of matches we haven’t been the most confident so I think we really needed that, especially in the fifth set. It’s awesome for the girls and a good push to start the second half of the season.”
Catie Roberts #7 of the Santa Monica College Corsairs serves the ball in their match against the Citrus College Fighting Owls on Wednesday, October 19, 2011 at Corsair Gym in Santa Monica, California.
Members of the Santa Monica College Corsairs celebrate after the winning point in the fifth set against the Citrus College Fighting Owls on Wednesday, October 19, 2011 at Corsair Gym in Santa Monica, California.