Despite some early points from the Cougars, the Vikings (5-2) were able to score six consecutive points for a 7-3 lead. But when a LBCC hit went long, COC grabbed it back at 9-8 and didn’t let go, eventually winning the set 25-20. Canyons was first on the board in the third set, but LBCC snatched a 5-4 lead but only briefly kept it. The Cougars went on a six-point scoring run to take a 10-7 advantage. Long Beach was able to tie it up at 20-all with an ace from Tylie Johnson, but her following serve went short and gave COC the lead once again. Battling until the end, the Vikings won a long rally to make it 24-22, but served long to hand over the set point to Canyons for a 25-22 win and completed sweep.
Ricki Patenaude seals a first-set win with a kill. COC beats Long Beach Community College 25-19. pic.twitter.com/oNqkMnSz0Q— Haley Sawyer (@haleymsawyer) September 13, 2018
“It was never really our ability to play volleyball,” Timmons said. “It was just the effort and heart into every single point and to be honest, a little bit of belief. We needed some of our freshmen to understand that they are good enough to compete against some of these teams.” COC next plays in the El Camino College 3-way on Sept. 14.
A LBCC serve goes wide and COC volleyball wins the final set 25-22 for a sweep. Long Beach is the No. 4 team in the state according to the latest CCCWVCA, btw. pic.twitter.com/eZDQqLxSiV— Haley Sawyer (@haleymsawyer) September 13, 2018