Volleyball team’s mistakes result in third loss

By Luis Diaz

The Husky volleyball team fought to the end but was unable to win against El Camino College last Wednesday, giving them their third loss of the season. 

The Huskies are now 2-1 in their conference and 8-3 overall. 

The Huskies were very composed throughout all four sets played. El Camino Warriors were unstoppable as they had double-digits in kills to pace the offense. 

The Huskies did not go down without a fight during each set. The  Huskies found their rhythm during sets to keep a tight score. This almost resulted in a comeback. 

During the first set, both teams started aggressively, and it was a very tough fight down the middle. 

The Huskies Head Coach Elliot Walker spoke to his team from the sideline about errors the Huskies made in the first set. The first set ended with a score of 25-22.  El Camino led 1-0. 

In the second set, The Huskies struggled defensively as El Camino jumped to a 7-1 lead early on. 

The Huskies did not recover from the gap. El Camino had good defense and did not let the Huskies get close. The second set ended with El Camino taking the 2-0 lead, with a score of 25-17. 

After the two sets, the Huskies ignited a fire inside them. In the third set, the Huskies played their best. 

The Huskies had 11 kills and only two errors for a .333 attack percentage.  The third set ended with the score 25-22. 

In the last set, the Huskies were fired up and wanted to make a comeback but El Camino found a way to make the Husky defense collapse. 

The Huskies had defensive errors which El Camino took advantage of and won the final set. 

“We were playing where we needed to play as a freshman squad,  learning rhythm and learning game situations” Walker said.

Overall the team played solid, they kept their composure but those little errors in the defense cost them a big time to lose against El Camino. 

The Huskies go on the road to face Rio Hondo who have won five out of their last 6 games. The Huskies face Rio Hondo today at 6 p.m.

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