Women’s volleyball team off to a hot start with three-game win streak

It’s the start of a new season and the Sonoma State University women’s volleyball team is already remaining true to its dominant reputation. 

On Thursday, the Sonoma State women’s volleyball team took on Pacific Union College at home in the Seawolves’ Den for the first match of the season. Sonoma State won by scores of 25-18 in the first set, 25-16 in the second, and a crushing 25-11 in the last set, giving the Seawolves their first match win of the season. 

For the first match of the season, Sonoma State’s Caiti Wiesner totaled 13 kills and three blocks. Trailing closely behind was Kelsey McIntire with 10 kills and two blocks, tying Morgan Annala who also had two blocks. Seawolf Megan Bohorquez totaled 14 digs on the day.

On Friday the Seawolves traveled to Belmont where they had a doubleheader, facing off against Biola University in the first match and Notre Dame de Namur University in the second. Biola gave the Seawolves trouble, forcing five sets to decide the tie between the two teams. The Seawolves ended the game with a 25-23 loss in the first set, a 26-24 win in the second, another 25-23 win, and a 25-20 loss in the fourth. In the final deciding set of the match, the Seawolves went down 15-12 and Biola handed them their first loss of 2017.

The Seawolves regrouped and prepared for their next match against Notre Dame de Namur. Coming off a close loss, the Seawolves made this match theirs, quickly winning three set in a row, 25-20, 25-16, and 25-11.

To end the weekend the Seawolves had another double-header on Saturday against Dominican University and Holy Names University. 

In the first match of the day against Dominican, the Seawolves didn’t waste any time, defeating it in three straight sets. The sets went 25-16, 25-26, and 25-20. 

The momentum of this game carried over to their next game against Holy Names, when they swept straight sets again with scores of 25-12, 25-22, and a crushing 25-8. The Seawolves now hold a 4-1 overall record with only the D2 West Region Showcase remaining before their CCAA season opener against Cal Poly Pomona. They will travel to Nampa, ID for a weekend road trip where they will take on Hawaii Pacific University on Thursday, Simon Fraser University on Friday and face another doubleheader on Saturday against Dominican University and Northwest Nazarene University.