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photo by DeeDee Jackson
photo by DeeDee Jackson

Huskies volleyball finishes 2nd in the Imperial Valley tournament

IMPERIAL VALLEY, CA — The Huskies opens with a 2-1 record in the Imperial Valley College Annual Classic finishing in second place.

The Huskies defeated Imperial Valley (3-1: 25-21, 22-25, 25-15, 25-20) and Cerro Coso (3-1: 25-17, 25-19, 20-25, 25-19) colleges in the first two matches of the day. The Huskies lost in a competitive match in the third game to Arizona West College (3-0: 17-25, 16-25, 18-25).

The Huskies were led by Breana Trujillo (Sophomore) with 23 kills in the first game, 16 kills in the second game, and 12 kills in the third game. She also had 6-7-2 digs, 6 service aces, and 2 assist to top off the day.

Breanna was supported by fellow sophomore teammates, Alexis Salazar who posted 1-13-3 kills, 1-3-2 digs, and 0-2-6 service aces, Yekaterina Makorova 3-7-4 kills, 4-2-2 blocks, and 3 assists, and freshmen Clarissa Ruiz 1-5-2 kills and 2 blocks to help the Huskies sustain positive game rhythm and consistent defense.

The Huskies were also led by Ashley Winet, sophomore setter, and Vanessa Peralta, freshmen setter. Ashley posted 21-20-4 assists, 11 kills, and 13 digs whereas Vanessa had 12-9-4 kills and 14 digs on the day. To top things off, each had 4 aces to highlight their performance.

The Huskies also received excellent defensive leadership from Jessica Nunez, libero who earned 16 digs, and 7 service aces for the day.

“Although early in the season, the ladies are a step above from where we were at this time in the previous season. Their learning curve has been high, and they have gained more confidence in themselves and the execution of the game skills. I look forward to the weeks that lie ahead as the ladies embrace skill diversity and the application of those skills” states Coach Walker. Coach Walker also states, “Our goal is to get better each set of each game.”

Catch the Huskies in Quad held in the “E-rena” Wednesday, September 9th 4:30 and 6:30PM and Friday, September 11th when they host Cal Lutheran College (JV) in a 7PM match.

story submitted by Coach Walker