Even though they’ve split the last two games, the Santa Monica College women’s volleyball team has looked better. Their latest win came against the West Los Angeles College Wildcats.
Last Tuesday, SMC played against the College of the Canyons Cougars, but lost 3-0 (20-25, 22-25, 19-25). According to head coach Nicole Ryan, the Corsairs had leads in each of the first two games, but their errors came back to haunt them. During the third game, freshman setter Kendall Beebe suffered a concussion, forcing SMC to make a substitution that put them off their rhythm for the rest of the game. Freshman outside hitter Hannah Pope led the way offensively with 11 kills.
But last Friday night was a different story. The Corsairs dominated West LA 3-0 (25-12, 25-14, 25-16), communicating often on defense and making minimal mistakes on offense.
“West LA was definitely scrappy, and did a lot of good things on their side, but offensively we overpowered them and we were in control the majority of the game,” Ryan said.
The win against West LA puts the Corsairs record this season at 7-10 overall, and 4-5 in their conference. Their next game is against Pierce College on Nov. 7 at 7 p.m. at SMC.