By Javier Rodriguez |Staff Writer|
The Coyote women’s volleyball team swept the Cal State Stanislaus Warriors and Chico State Wildcats during the Halloween weekend.
As the team headed up North to compete, they knew regionals were in the near future.
There were many positive vibes following the team from friends and family.
In the spirit of Halloween, Outside Hitter Ashley Solis’ parents put together a scarecrow family, consisting of a picture of the team’s three coaches inserted onto the scarecrows: Kim Cherniss, Danny Scott, and Mike Gutierrez.
The team appreciated this warm gesture, in addition to the family and friends who made the trip to watch them play.
They’ve been hard at work since the start of the season, with 16 wins and only 5 losses.
“This team is incredible and I’m so very proud of their hard work,” said CSUSB Sports Enthusiast and Faculty Member Judi Cruz.
Cruz added, “it’s a shame that more people don’t come out and support all of our athletic teams, these students are hard workers on and off the court.”
Middle Blocker Brenna McIntosh said, “this weekend we knew what we needed to accomplish and that was win. Our team’s goal right now is to just take it one game at a time and the rest will take care of itself as we head into regionals.”
“They work hard for their victories and they’ve learned from their losses,” mentioned Zafiro Tellez.
The team will play their next four games locally: La Jolla, Pomona and their last two games here at home in the Coussoulis Arena.
By far the Coyote volleyball team is a force that should be seen as powerplayer and an extremely unstoppable force.
With their winning streak as momentum, the women’s team will play to the end, and strive for making it to the National Championship.