The MSJC volleyball team had two tough home matches last week and came out on the short end against a pair of PCAC opponents.
On Wednesday the Lady Eagles played the state's number one ranked team, the Grossmont Griffons and played well despite losing 3-0. In the first set MSJC kept it close the entire way but came up short losing 25-22. The Griffons would go on to win the second set 25-20 and the third 25-17. "Everything is a teachable moment and we can learn from every game," said MSJC head coach Kevin Pratte, "We need to continue working on limiting our errors." Taylor Kushner finished the match with 11 kills, Alyssia Thies had 21 assists, and Courtney Flowers had 12 digs.
Friday night's match saw the Lady Eagles and San Diego City match up with City taking the 3-1 victory. The first set was an epic battle with both teams playing very well. MSJC had a chance to win serving up 24-23, but the Knights got the big side out and eventually won the first 31-29. MSJC would bounce back in the second to grab a 25-21 win. In another close set in the third SD City would prevail 25-23 and then win the match by taking the fourth set 25-17. Theis and Kushner again teamed to provide the offense as Kushner finished the match with 31 kills and Theis had 51 assists. Flowers once again led the way in digs with 25.
The Lady Eagles who are now 11-8 overall and 3-6 in PCAC competition play twice this week. Wednesday MSJC hosts Palomar College and Friday the Lady Eagles travel to San Diego Mesa. "Our team has an incredible opportunity this week playing two worthy opponents, it's going to be a competitive week," said Pratte.
The MSJC volleyball team dropped a pair of matches last week, but continue to have a strong season as they move into the stretch run of the season with an overall record of 11-8.