Bear Cubs early efforts not enough


Dakota McGranahan

Sophomore Katie Williams waits to pop up and spike the ball in the Bear Cubs loss to San Joaquin Delta College on Sept. 15 in Hael Pavilion.

Anthony Rea, Staff Writer

For the Santa Rosa Junior College Bear Cubs, early dominance wasn’t enough to pull them through in their conference opener at home against San Joaquin Delta College Sept. 15 at Hael Pavilion.

The Bear Cubs jumped out in front early, won the first two matches and showed their capabilities winning the first set 25-23 and the second 25-20.

The momentum shifted going into their third set.

The Bear Cubs have struggled lately when they get into the third set, said head coach Kaitlin Ferguson.

SRJC was unable able to regain it’s momentum and Delta came back to even up the sets.

“We gotta prepare for teams to come back and challenge us,” said libero Emily O’Brien.

The Bear Cubs served first in set five but Delta took a 5-2 lead and never looked back.

Middle blocker Katie Williams said they can’t dwell on the loss and instead need learn from this to find out what they need to work on going forward.

The Bear Cubs play their next game at 6:30 p.m. Sept. 22 against Diablo Valley at Hael Pavilion.