By Dulce Carrillo
The volleyball team came home with a 0-3 loss on the road vs. the California Lutheran University junior varsity team last Friday. As a result, the Huskies have an overall record of 1-2.
ELAC will host their last non-conference game against the same Cal Lutheran JV team tomorrow in the women’s gym at 7 p.m.
“Loud cheers echoed the building when both teams put on a display of evenly matched skills and game strategies,” Head Coach Elliot Walker said.
ELAC played a close first set losing 25-23. However, “a lot of loss of communication and concentration were shown after the first set,” Nissa Gamez said.
“I was so excited when Claudia Mosqueda scored the first long rally point by attacking using a roll shot. All I could say to myself is we can do this,” Husky Jessica Delgado said.
The second set was another long rally where both teams dug, set and attacked. The Huskies made a few errors, according to Head Coach Elliot Walker.
Walker also said that the small errors should have been shaken off and not have taken their game momentum on the game. But the Huskies brought themselves to break down and caused them to lose the second set, 25-17, according to Walker.
The third set ended with the Huskies losing 25-15.
“If the team continues to focus and practice seriously the skills and tactics being taught, the team will not only surprise themselves, but pull a few upsets in the conference,” Assistant Coach Stephen Bernabe said.
Mosqueda got 16 kills, four assist sets, two blocks, four digs and two-service aces. Delgado brought in 10 kills, three assist sets, five digs and one serve ace. Gamez gave 36 transitioned assist sets, three kills, two blocks and two-service aces.
For Walker the three defensive players of the game were Lorena Cibrian who had two kills, two assists, nine digs and 3-of-9 service aces. Also, Hung Che Shian (eight digs) and Angie Duarte (three kills, two assist sets, five blocks).
“Hope is truly alive in the Huskies as they continue to take on challenges that at one time may have been deemed impossible,” Walker said.