Rally earns Comets' sixth win
Volleyball squad victorious in final game of season
Comet middle blocker Elvira Figueroa sends the ball over the net during a game against Los Medanos College in the Gymnasium on Friday. Alexander Mora / The Advocate
To clinch the victory for the volleyball team the squad rallied from two sets down against Los Medanos College Friday night in the Gymnasium.
Contra Costa College won in five sets - 23-25, 23-25, 25-23, 25-14 and 15-8.
The win earned the Comets their sixth of the year - just one fewer than the total number of wins for the team from 2007-11.
In the first two sets CCC (6-13 overall, 6-9 BVC) led early, but was never able to keep the momentum as multiple errors derailed the team when they watched both leads disappear giving the visiting LMC (4-16 overall, 4-10 in the BVC) team a 2-0 set advantage.
"Volleyball is (like) a roller coaster and things change fast," Comet coach Zachary Shrieve said. "Early on we killed ourselves with serving errors."
After losing the first two the Comets came with an improved effort in the third set led by superior serving and hustle plays on offense that continuously kept the squad with the lead.
"They were a very good passing team and they tipped the ball well, but we worked on our serving in practice because it had been killing us," Comet outside hitter Jazmine Mendoza said.
CCC went without starting setter Effie Danao for the second game in a row, due to an ankle injury.
Her absence meant that others would have to fill the void and the reserves were able to do that.
Comet outside hitter Jennifer Madison saw her first action of the season Nov. 7 against Mendocino College helping the squad secured its fifth win of the season.
"(Against Los Medanos) was Jazmine's first time setting in a long time and we had to figure each other out and when we did, we started to go crazy," middle blocker Jessica Neville said.
Except for the fifth set, both teams seemed evenly matched, making the game a competitive contest with neither team allowing the other to close out sets without much opposition.
In the clinching set, the Comets jumped out to a big lead and for a while it seemed as though the Mustangs would rally once more.
However, the squad put the game away behind superior serving, passing and great defense around the net anchored by Neville and middle blocker Elvira Figueroa, who earned points for the squad multiple times with big blocks.
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