MSJC Volleyball Drops Tough One on Sophomore Night

The MSJC women's volleyball team won the first set on Wednesday, but couldn't keep it going as they lost to visiting Palomar 3-1 on "Sophomore Night".vballsophnightphoto-16.jpg

The Lady Eagles took the first set 25-22 before the Comets seized the momentum in the second.  Palomar would win the second 18-25 and then put the match away with back to back 13-25 wins in the third and fourth.

MSJC, who honored four sophomores playing their final regular season home match, were led on the night by 14 kills from Dayanerrah Taoete.  Luann O'Kane added 10 kills for the Lady Eagles while Rozary Barrett and Alexxis Carrillo both had 5.  Camryn Bootsma had a team high 23 assists in the loss while Hannah Schaffer passed out 12.  On defense three MSJC players reached double figures in digs with Jeannie Hifo leading the way with 20.  O'Kane added 17 digs and Bootsma had 12.

Taoete, Carillo, Schaffer, and Brandy Olive were the four Lady Eagle sophomores honored for their participation with the program over the past two seasons.

The loss dropped MSJC, at least temporarily, into third place in the Pacific Coast Athletic North Conference standings with a league mark of 4-3.  MSJC is 14-8 overall on the season.  Palomar improved to 4-2 in conference play and 7-12 overall.

MSJC will play their final conference match of the season on Tuesday when they travel to College of the Desert for a 5 pm match.  The Lady Eagles will wrap up the regular season on November 10th and 16th with a pair of crossover matches against teams from the PCAC South.  Opponents and locations of the final two matches will be announced next week.

The MSJC volleyball team honored four sophomores before their match last night against Palomar.  Pictured above with their families from left to right are: Alexxis Carrillo, Hannah Schaffer, Brandy Olive, and Dayanerrah Taoete.