Volleyball: Cougars sweep Vaqueros

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On Wednesday night, the COC Women’s volleyball team swept Glendale Community College in three straight sets.

This win gave the Lady Cougars a six-year consecutive winning streak against the Lady Vaqueros.

Despite their past success against the Vaqueros, the Lady Cougars started off slow and were forced to call a timeout early in the first set down 8-2.

“We agreed that we needed to change our blocking scheme and talk about what defense they were running. Once we were able to get a feel for them we were able to find their weaknesses and exploit them,” coach Lisa Hooper said.

The adjustments to their blocking scheme and four huge aces from Outside Hitter Cory Nua gave the Lady Cougars a huge boost midway through the first set.

“I thought Cory did a great job from the service line with her four aces. I think that was a bit of a momentum changer in that first set,” Hooper said.
COC cruised to a first set win by the score of 25-19 to take a 1-0 lead in the match.

The Cougars continued their dominance and jumped out to a quick 7-3 lead in the second set. A strong performance from Outside Hitter Kelsea Hundtoft gave COC a second set win of 25-19.

“Kelsea is an efficient and effective hitter for us,” Hooper said.

“My coaches just told me to hit the ball as hard as I could and jump really high,” said Hundtoft.

Already up 2-0 in the match, the Lady Cougars jumped out to a huge third set lead of 20-10. Driven by Nua’s eight total kills and Hundtoft’s seven, COC won the third set 25-19.

“I really like the way they worked together tonight. I frankly think they played better as a team, a unit and a cohesive group,” Hooper said.

The Cougars now have a record of 9-8 and are 3-3 in conference play. They will host Citrus College on Friday at 7 pm.

Video: Jenna Contreras

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