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.
Posted 20 Oct 2011 — by Michael Yanow
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College of the Canyon scores two goals in the second half to defeat Santa Monica College in a physical match at Corsair Field on Tuesday, October 18, 2011 in Santa Monica, California.
Captain Olivia Patterson (right) of Santa Monica College beats goalie Linda Hernandez (left) of College of the Canyon to the ball in the first half. Patterson’s header missed wide and the game remained scoreless in the first half.
Casey Wesley (right) of College of the Canyon and Desire Kober (left) of Santa Monica College jumps for the ball in the first half in their Western State Conference soccer match.
Gabby Rodriguez (right) of Santa Monica College challenges for the ball with Sydney Tobin (left) of College of the Canyon during their Western State Conference soccer match.
Jessica Guerrero of College of Canyon in action against Santa Monica College.
Brittani Stumbo #16 of College of the Canyon reacts after the ball hits her in the face off a free kick for Santa Monica College. Stumbo stays in the game.
The Lady Corsairs defeated Citrus College 65-61 in thrilling fashion Saturday, February 5th. Good overall effort from the Lady Corsairs there next game is Wednesday, February 9th against West LA College.
The Lady Corsairs put their hands in the middle as part of their pre-game ritual.
Dominique Magee drives the hoop in Saturday night contest against Citrus.
Hayley Henderson drives through the lane for two points in Saturday’s 65-61 victory.
Tashawn Mcghee pulls up for a jump shot over the out stretched arm of the defense.