The Seawolves’ volleyball team wrapped up an intense weekend of play against the Cal State East Bay Pioneers and the Cal State Monterey Otters. The Seawolves were able to maintain a 2-0 conference record until Saturday, losing their reputation of no losses within their CCAA regular season games.
The Seawolves were able to rise above the Pioneers and beat them at their home gym. The weekend began with a proud win of four sets. During this match the team played very strong the majority of the time but drifted away in the second set when they lost to the Pioneers 25-21. East Bay entered that set maintaining a lead of 5 points, but Sonoma was able to fight back and gain a tie with 11 points each team. There was a continuous battle back and forth but with East Bay’s strong aces. This was the beginning of Sonoma’s downfall in the second set.
After an unexpected loss of a set, Sonoma immediately readjusted their mentality and were able to leave East Bay with a win. The offensive leaders for the game were Courtney Seda with 45 assists, Rachel Andrews with 15 kills, and Megan Bohorquez led defensively with 31 digs.
The second opponent the Seawolves encountered during this intense games were the Cal State Monterey Bay Otters.
The Seawolves reign was unexpectedly slipped away as they fell to the Otters after only three sets. This loss made the Seawolves have their first conference loss after 22 regular season CCAA matches.
A common theme that occurred during these matches was that the team struggled to continue their strong competitiveness amongst the whole match.
“We need to be mentally tough and learn that we need to compete through the entire match,” said by Calan Seltz.
As Sonoma State continues league play, they will adjust to the chemistry of the team and learn their strengths and weaknesses.
The leaders and score builders were Kelsey McEntire and Calan Seitz. McEntire had a total of 13 kills in the game while Calan Seitz helped the Seawolves with eight kills and two blocks.
The girls have the strong potential to earn another CCAA title, and there is no doubt that the team will be able to rise above once again and rebuild their reputation of less losses.
The Seawolves will play against Cal State Los Angeles Sept. 30 at the Wolves Den. Hopefully with a strong and positive crowd the Seawolves will be able to build back up their momentum and get a win.