Women’s volleyball team defeats De Anza College 3-2 in home tournament.


Courtesy of Jonathan Wong.

The Women’s Volleyball team defeats De Anza College in the first home games of the season. The final score of the game was 3-2.

The Cosumnes River College women’s volleyball team secured their fourth win of the season at home against De Anza College on Friday.
The team hosted the CRC Classic and played against College of Siskiyous and De Anza College in the first home games of the season. After a tough 3-2 loss in the first game against Siskiyous, the Hawks bounced back with a 3-2 win against De Anza.
“I would definitely say our high energy helped us win that game,” said outside hitter and sophomore team captain Aija Redding. “It’s important that we keep playing to our level and work on confidence and being a cohesive team, the second game we did a lot better at that.”
The first two matches against De Anza were close, each team within points of the other throughout the game. After two close losses, the Hawks locked in and secured a 25-15 win in the third set.
“I feel like we fed off of each other’s energy, which allowed us to come back against a tough team,” said freshman middle blocker Antonique Coleman.
The CRC volleyball team continued to carry their momentum into the fourth set. They were noticeably more vocal and communicative.
With a 24-18 lead, the Hawks scored their final point with a diving save from Redding and a finishing spike from sophomore middle blocker Julia Zamfir.
With lots of positive energy going into the final set, the team’s chemistry was on display as they passed and saved the ball in rallies that would last nearly 45 seconds.
While the score was close, the CRC volleyball team used their communication to accomplish a 16-13 win in the fifth set, and won the match.
“It feels so great, especially after that loss,” said Assistant Coach Olivia Sowles. “Our hitters were swinging hard once they figured it out, and they just kept going after the ball hard after that.”
Sowles was pleased with the outcomes of the first home games of the 2022 season and looks forward to what the rest of the season holds.
“Expect a lot more great things from us this season,” said sophomore defensive specialist Victoria Espinoza. “This is definitely a great team with some great athletes, I can’t wait to see what we’re going to