Bear Cubs’ volleyball team heats up in 3-1 victory


Max Mwaniki

Bear Cubs celebrate after scoring another point off a block in the fourth set.

Alex Cambron Padilla, Reporter

Santa Rosa Junior College volleyball did not take kindly to dropping the first set to Sacramento City College 25-22 Sept 30. With an evident boost of intensity in the second, the Bear Cubs went on to dominate the next three sets.

“We need to play at our level. We can’t be playing down to a level where we think we can beat them,” sophomore setter Kaleigh Weiand said, rephrasing coach Ally Sather’s pep talk when down 0-1.

“After the first set I feel like we really pulled it all together and our chemistry started kicking in,” Weiand said. Chemistry obviously wasn’t an issue for Weiand after contributing 40 of the team’s 42 assists.

Freshman libero Daya Mosqueda, contributed the other two assists and led the team with 35 digs, which kept them alive in crucial rallies that ended with a Bear Cubs point.

Freshman outside hitter Sofia Lopez led the team with 15 kills and 18 total points, while also having a kill percentage (K%) of 0.239. Not far behind was sophomore middle hitter Lilah Bacon, who cooked up 13 kills with a K% of 0.343.

“We found our footing in the second half of the second set,” Weiand said. That was apparent when the team went on to win the third and fourth set, both with a comfortable lead of 25-16.

Bear Cubs volleyball now has an overall record of 9-4 and a conference record of 3-1, which puts them third in the Big 8 Conference.

The team will be defending their home court to face Folsom Lake College at 6:30 p.m. Oct. 12, when they hope to maintain momentum and dominance.