SACRAMENTO (10-30) - The Hawks faced CCCSIA #7 Sierra College at Clark Court on Tuesday. The Wolverines topped the Hawks 3-0.
Despite the loss, the set scores revealed a much closer match than the box score showed. The first set needed extra serves as the Wolverines won the first set 27-25 and in the second set, the set came down to the wire as the Wolverines won the set 25-22.
The Hawks combined for thirty-five kills as opposed to Sierra's thirty-nine. The downfall for the Hawks were some close errors that lowed their hitting percentage to .129 compared to the .224 of the Wolverines. The Hawks had ten service aces, led by Larissa Vogelbacher and her three aces. Abigail Hicks and Rebakkah McLaughlin both chipped in two aces each.
The Hawks outblocked the Wolverines with two solo blocks and two assisted blocks while the Wolverines did not record a block. Elizabeth Smith led the team with two solo blocks as well as participating on an assisted block with McLaughlin. Hicks lead the defense with sixteen digs during the three set match. McLaughlin picked up another double-double with fifteen digs which marked her fifteenth of the season. Vogelbacher also had thirteen digs to help anchor the Hawks' defense that combined for seventy-three digs during the match.
Quote of the Game:
"Our girls battled hard! We saw us limit their rallies and stick to our game plan to go on our own rallies. Sierra is a good team that is at the top of our conference and we were able to go point for point against them! It shows that when we play our game and execute that we can play with any team we face. We look forward to using this momentum for the next few matches."
- Kari Post Nahlen, Head Coach
Up Next - The Hawks will travel to Pleasant Hill to take on Diablo Valley College on Wednesday.