Lady Vaqueros win eight straight, look ahead to playoffs

Vaqueros middle blocker Kristy Kearney (No.13) spikes the ball through Moorpark College's middle blocker Heather Handberg (No. 5) during the volleyball match at the City College Sports Pavilion in Santa Barbara, Calif. on Friday, Nov. 8, 2013.

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Vaqueros middle blocker Kristy Kearney (No.13) spikes the ball through Moorpark College's middle blocker Heather Handberg (No. 5) during the volleyball match at the City College Sports Pavilion in Santa Barbara, Calif. on Friday, Nov. 8, 2013.

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City College women’s volleyball cruised to its eighth straight victory, defeating visiting Moorpark College Friday, Nov. 8, at the Sports Pavilion.

The Vaqueros won 3-0  (25-­6, 25-­21, 25-­15) and improved to 15-­7 on the season while looking to continue the hot streak as they head into playoffs. Moorpark College fell to 9-­9 on the season.

“We have a solid foundation going into the playoffs,” said head coach Ed Gover. “I’ll know more when we get our seeding, because a lot depends on matchups.”

Jenna Anderson led the Vaqueros with 10 kills, and Eryn Young led the team with 13 digs. City College was in control the entire game and Moorpark never took a lead throughout the match.

“We needed to bring all the energy we could tonight,” said sophomore Madison Waddell. “We had to stay focused because we didn’t want to play down to their level.”

After a 7-­7 start to the season, the team found its stride and hasn’t looked back since.

“This winning streak is really giving us confidence,” said Gover. “Being steady and improving everyday is something we continue to work on.”

The Vaqueros have a bye this Wednesday and resumes action Friday, Nov. 15, at Ventura College.

If there’s one thing City College needs to work on, it’s passing, said Waddell. Other than that, the team is very confident as they near the end of their season.

“Some weird things happen with playoff seeding, but we should have a home game,” said Gover.

The last regular season home game is Nov. 20 against L.A. Mission.

However, the Vaqueros are looking forward to hopefully hosting a playoff game on Nov. 26.