“She’s been working really hard on her offense, so if we can get a nice pass and give her the ball when she’s ready for it, up and fast and ready for it, I think she’s going to have a good season,” said coach Clay Timmons of Ferguson. Ferguson, a freshman, also teamed up with Martinez for several key blocks, one of which gave the Cougars a 3-1 lead to start the third set. The former Centurion ended the night with eight blocks and eight kills. “It’s definitely really fun. I love blocking with her,” Ferguson said. “I always tell her in practice that she sets up a great block. But yeah, I think it was really good and I’ve known her for a while, so that helps, too.” COC cruised to a 25-12 win in the third set, earning the team a sweep that will provide some confidence for a roster that features nine freshmen and three sophomores.
Saugus grad Grace Ferguson with the set-winning point in the second set against Glendale. COC leads Glendale 2-0. pic.twitter.com/2RXzUxqXzI— Haley Sawyer (@haleymsawyer) August 30, 2018
Bito, who paced Canyons with 11 kills, is one of the players providing a veteran presence after going to the CCCAA State Championship Semifinals last season. “I think like today was a good thing for us,” Bito said. “I think like, going in from summer transitioning into the season we worked very hard, especially in the weightroom and just to see all of us work together really hard and all of us contribute to the team, I think that was really good for tonight.” COC next hosts Santa Monica on Friday.
COC sweeps Glendale in its season opener after a 25-12 win in the third set. pic.twitter.com/LxEOdLIa1J— Haley Sawyer (@haleymsawyer) August 30, 2018