Yotes clinch regular season championship

The Coyotes Volleyball team continued their run of dominance on Friday night, November 8,  as they swept the CSUMB Otters 3-0 here at Coussoulis Arena.

The Yotes improved their record to 22-0 overall and 15-0 in conference play after upending the Otters 3-0 in a match that was very one-sided from the start. The Yotes dominated in every area. The Yotes led in hitting percentage .310 to .178.

Leading the Yotes in kills was none other than All-American Alexis Cardoza with 14 kills in only 22 attempts having her at an amazing .545 hitting percentage on the night. Stephanie Doak also had a big contribution throwing down 12 kills herself.

There has been some big play coming from players off the bench with the absence of Sascha Dominique in the middle. Between Kaili Scott, Jaylen Hayes, and Lydia Morohunfola, the middle blocker position has still been dominating the court. The Yotes lead the Otters in blocks 8-2 with Doak and Morohunfola leading the way with two each.

“The girls have been doing a great job holding down in the middle and I am looking forward to getting back on the court with my girls,” said Dominique who suffered an injury against Cal Stat LA.

With that said, the Yotes have clinched the regular season title with no surprise to anyone and will be back home this weekend to wrap up regular season play before hosting the CCAA Championship from November 21 through November 23 in Coussoulis Arena.

CSUSB is the top team in the West Region and at this point is the favorite to host the NCAA West Region Championship as well.

“The home atmosphere is so great here in Coussoulis and having the opportunity to host conference as well as possibly regionals is an awesome advantage for us,” said Doak.

The Yotes hold the top spot in the nation for the 9th straight week and will look to keep the undefeated record through the regular season this weekend in Coussoulis Arena.

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