COC fought back from a slight deficit, then an ace from Shayla Johnson gave the Cougars a surge of energy that fueled them to a 25-19 win. Overcoming four deficits in the second set, Canyons made its way to a 28-26 win. Rachel Caruthers chipped in three points as the team went point-for-point in the final seven plays of the set.
After a point-for-point battle, COC wins the first set against Bakersfield 25-19. pic.twitter.com/656pfw3JqC— Haley Sawyer (@haleymsawyer) October 18, 2018
Canyons was unable to recover and dropped the set 25-19. Camarillo continued her hot streak into the fourth set, registering three kills at opportune times to set up a 9-4 lead. Canyons was able to go on a handful of scoring runs, but none provided the points needed to gain control of the set. “We had a good game plan I thought going in and I thought we executed it really well the first two sets and we became undisciplined and kind of went away from all those things that were working for us,” said COC coach Clay Timmons. Bakersfield applied early pressure in the fifth set, scoring on the first play with a kill from Ryan Bayne, and never let off the gas. The Renegades finished off the Cougars 15-8. “We need to forget about this as immediately as we can,” Timmons said. “There’s a few things that we really liked about tonight and we want to take those with us, there’s a couple things maybe to take with us to remember not to try and do anymore.” Canyons takes a break from conference play as it heads to Moorpark for a 6 p.m. match on Friday.
A Renegade kill goes long and COC wins the second set 27-26 to take a 2-0 lead in the match. pic.twitter.com/zTtAjI2Hot— Haley Sawyer (@haleymsawyer) October 18, 2018