Women’s volleyball comes up short in senior night game

Sonoma State Seawolves lost against the San Francisco State Gators. 

During the first set, San Francisco State led from the start showing no mercy to the Seawolves, having a .100 hitting percentage, times accurately hitting the ball. 

In the second set, Sonoma picked up the slack but not enough to stop the Gators. San Francisco won the second set 25-18. 

Sonoma State made their comeback in set three. With 11 kills and a .235 attack percentage and a great block by Hannah Coe, Sonoma State won 25-17. 

With match four coming up Sonoma knew they needed to battle, there was a 15-15 tie between the Seawolves and the Gators. Nevertheless, the Gators won the final set 25-21, taking the match 3-1; a Gator win and a Seawolf loss. 

During this game Sonoma State had ten aces while the Gators only had eight, Coe had a season-high of eight kills to go along with three assists. Tate Battistini and Amy Trephan had 12 kills, 13.5 points apiece and Trephan had a season-high of 12 digs.

Every sports team likes to recognize their seniors and their accomplishments with the team and the school. Sonoma State Women’s Volleyball team recognized Morgan Annala for her commitment to the team. 

Annala chose Sonoma State for the community and for the comfortability. Playing 67 games for Sonoma State Annala was named to the CCAA second team the past two seasons. She also took CCAA All-Academic Team. The past four seasons Annala has contributed 439 kills, 549 points, and 61 assists.  

As for the senior night game Sonoma State, unfortunately, came up in a loss placing them 8-19 overall and 4-14 in CCAA ending their season. 

During this game, Ashleigh Phelps had a season-high of two assists and 16 digs. Also, during this game Number 12, Trephan and number 11 Battistini led the team in kills, while Jenna Miller had 37 assists. 

Annala’s final appearance as a Seawolf came to an end with a loss to Cal State East Bay. 

During set one things were looking up for the ladies in blue, with a 6-2 lead. Unfortunately, Sonoma did not end up on top, losing the match 25-21 against the East Bay Pioneers. With this first match, Sonoma hit a high with a .258 hitting percentage with 13 kills. 

During the second set, it was a constant tie, five ties, and four lead changes, Cal State East Bay won again with a seven-point lead, 25-18. 

Sonoma looked at set three as a way to redeem themselves and stay in the game. However, during this match, the Pioneers immediately took over 10-5 before Sonoma State came back with four points making a comeback 11-10 still in favor of the Pioneers. This set also had many, many ties going back and forth between the two schools, Sonoma State was in battle mode. Unfortunately, Cal State East Bay had six points putting themselves on top with a victory, winning the final match 25-17. 

It was a tough season for the ladies in blue but this team is so fresh and young who knows what's going to happen with the future season ahead for the Sonoma State Women’s Volleyball team.