By Lily Perez |Asst. A&E Editor|
Women’s volleyball ended their regular season on a high note after two consecutive wins against Cal State Los Angeles Golden Eagles and Cal State Dominguez Hills Bulls.
On Nov. 13 Coyotes faced the Golden Eagles in what would turn out to be an intense match for their 3-1 win. The home game had Coyotes working extra hard after trailing behind the first set with a set score of 23-25. The crowd of spectators looked on with great support and belief that the Coyotes could rise up and dominate the court like they have done countless times before. To no ones surprise the small set-back did not hold the Coyotes down for too long as they took back control of the ball and came down on the Golden Eagles in the final sets.
Coyote senior players Arielle McCullough and Tori May set themselves apart on the court by each playing an outstanding game.
McCullough had the most digs (26), a play in which a player has to stop the ball from hitting their side of the court after the opposing team has either spiked or served the ball.
May on the other hand had the most kills (19), a spike that cannot be returned giving the attacking team a direct point. These players were able to carry their team to victory and the Coyotes kept their momentum going when they faced Cal State Dominguez Hills on Nov. 15 at the Coussoulis arena.
The 3-1 victory didn’t come easy with the Bulls trailing closely behind and coming out on top on the third set. The Coyotes took control of the ball once more and owned the last set with a score of 25-19 and as a result took home a much deserved win.
Coyotes Alexandra Torline had 19 kills and Brenna McIntosh had 6 kills and two blocks in the game.
The win against Bulls was especially special because it marked the 17th year in a row that Coyotes have won at least 20 matches each season.
Coyotes ended their regular season on a high note and team members McCullough, May, Torline, McIntosh all set themselves apart on the court and helped carry their team to various victories throughout the season. The four Coyotes each received honors from the Collegiate Athletic Association and were named All-CCAA members.
Coyotes currently rank number 6 in the West region and have become true contenders.
McCullough, May, Torline, McIntosh are all set to star in the tournament and will attempt to carry their team to greater heights as seen in the past.
The tournament is set to start on Nov. 20 in Nampa, Idaho where Coyotes will face West Washington University among others.
Coyotes will then set off to Louisville, Ky where they will go up against various top contenders in the NCAA Div. II National Championship.
Fans can still support the team from home by visiting the CSUSB Athletics page and tune in for live stats for each of the matches.