MSJC falls to Antelope Valley in a five-game thriller

MSJC women's volleyball fell to Antelope Valley on Wednesday night in a nail-biting, five-game match. The scores were 30-21, 30-23, 28-30, 28-30, 15-9. The game marked the first match in the second round of Foothill Conference play.

After losing the first two games, the Eagles fought back in a big way finally coming out on top in the third and fourth games after coming back from behind in both. The third game brought about a few line up changes including moving freshman middle blocker Jasmine Nyx to the outside hitting position. That change gave the Eagles the momentum they needed to pull though with their two wins. The Eagles started out the fifth game strong taking the first three points of the game, only to lose the lead because of some trouble in serve receive. The fifth game was heart-breaking but it proved that the Eagles are fighters and should be taken seriously!

The Eagles are now 1-6 in the Foothill Conference and 2-9 overall; however, the win-loss record does not reflect the passion and intensity that these girls have for the game. Each player contributes hours of her time and not to mention blood, sweat, and many tears. When opponents visit MSJC's gym, they never find an easy win. Each team has been surprised at what they have to offer and their play has brought many opposing coach compliments.

Jasmine Nyx (Indio, CA), Brittany Phillipi (Hemet, CA), and Kami Speir (Hemet, CA) all contributed 11 kills each. Alyssa Nazworth (Hemet, CA) slammed down nine kills and added 18 assists to the mix. Sarah LeBorgne (Hemet, CA) had a match high 19 assists and defensively added 12 digs. Phillipi, a transfer from the University of La Verne, lead the defensiev effort with 21 digs, including 12 in game one alone. Each player stepped up when a dig was needed: Speir added eight digs, Nicole Vaneklenburg (San Jacinto, CA) had nine, Nazworth had six, and Nyx had 15.

Nazworth also contributed four service aces. Speir and D. Chaney (Los Angeles, CA) both had three blocks.

The Eagles want to invite everyone out to their game on Friday at 5 p.m. against College of the Desert. Win free t-shirts, candy, and take part in our "Biggest Fan of the Game" contest, where the loudest, most obnoxious fan will win a T-shirt and other goodies. Body paint is welcomed! Come support your Lady Eagles as they finish out their program changing season!