Sonoma State Women’s volleyball traveled all the way to California State San Marcos on Friday and unfortunately, this series ended in a hard loss for the ladies in blue. Sonoma State is now 8-14 overall and 4-9 in the CCAA after this San Marcos game.
During the first set Sonoma State automatically fell behind the Cal State Cougars 4-2 and then ended up getting a tie 5-5. After that Sonoma fell 12 points and was sadly stuck at 13. Ending the first match 25-13. Coming into the second match Sonoma had a lead, 10-8. Things were looking up for the ladies in blue, however, they let it slip falling 25-15. And to wrap up the last match was coming around and Sonoma was down 2-0. The Seawolves tied this match 1-1 but Cal State San Marcos came and swept the series 25-10.
During this series number two, a familiar player Tate Battistini and a redshirt freshman number four, Emily Eaton had six kills each. Number 11 Jenna Miller helped out with 19 assists, juniors Caiti Wiesner and Ashleigh Phelps each had six digs. The series is set at a tie.
The next game Sonoma State put up a fight. The ladies in blue traveled to UC San Diego for this Saturday series. Unfortunately, this series ended in yet another loss of the Seawolves.
Sonoma State fell 3-1 and now places 8-15 overall and 4-8 in CCAA.
Everything was looking up when Sonoma State beat San Diego during the first match. With 14 kills Sonoma got that first win. However, that one win was not enough. During set two the Sonoma State ladies had a total of seven kills but fell behind San Diego early in the game 13-3.
They could not keep up, ending set two 25-17. Coming up to set three Sonoma came back 5-1 with 12 kills taking the lead over the Tritons 13-11. This set was a close one extending the lead 25-24 but the Seawolves fell short just by one point to the Tritons.
Closing the fourth and final match Sonoma State took a slight lead 5-4 but the Seawolves did not give up having over 12 ties during this game. Unfortunately, the San Diego Tritons claimed four out of the final six points and won the final match 25-21.
Battistini had another great game scoring 15 kills and 16 digs. As well as junior Wiesner, with her season-high of 20 digs. And to wrap up Miller had 35 assists.
After this tough weekend Sonoma needs to turn it around especially with the weekend coming up, Miller said, “We just need to work on a few things and play hard in practice! We have been changing around positions and systems but continue to make progress and get better.”
Sonoma State Seawolves are traveling again to all time rival California State University Chico and the Seawolves will take on Stanislaus State Saturday Oct. 27.