By Kriston Costello |Contributing Writer|
The no. 18 Coyotes continued their winning streak after their victories on Oct. 21 against the Cal State LA Golden Eagles and Oct. 22 against the Cal State Dominguez Hills Toros.
The game against the Golden Eagles proved to be a difficult one.
It ended after five sets that went 25-23, 27-25, 25-17, 25-20 and 17-15.
The whole match was neck and neck with no clear victor until the end of the game.
Defense helped the Coyotes defeat the Eagles as they led the game with 101 digs.
Five players reached double digits in digs: Jayann DeHoog (22), Abbey Vollkommer (22), Hannah Barrett (21), Lauren Nicholson (17) and Malika O’Brien (12).
The fifth set came down to the wire with the Coyotes raining supreme.
Despite only winning by two points, it showcased clutch performances by Hailey Jackson’s 10 block assists and O’Brien’s stellar kill to finish off the Golden Eagles.
The Coyotes moved to 14-4 overall and 8-2 in CCAA play, while the Golden Eagles dropped to 13-7 and 9-3 against CCAA opponents.
They then faced the Toros, which proved to be a cakewalk for the Coyotes.
The game ended quickly in a three-set sweep. 25-23, 25-16, 25-17.
The Coyotes continued their onslaught of kills and blocks over the Toros.
Nicholson (15 kills and 2 blocks) lead the way with O’Brien (10 kills and 2 blocks) and Amy Armstrong (6 kills and 4 blocks).
This victory has given the Coyotes 48 straight wins against the Toros, dating back to 1993.
The Coyotes move to 15-4 and 9-2 in the CCAA while the Toros record diminishes to 7-14 and 4-9 in CCAA play.