Women’s Volleyball on early season hot streak

Scott Richardson

Dominance continues to be the word on the court in Vaquero Women’s Volleyball as the team secured two early season league victories last week.
The Lady Vaqueros (7-4, 3-1) defeated Allan Hancock 3-0 Friday night at the Sports Pavilion. On Tuesday, Santa Barbara recorded a landmark win over four-time defending conference champion Moorpark College (1-2 in league) on their home turf in four games.
“I think our team held great composure and took care of business,” said head coach Ed Gover after Friday’s home victory.
City College made quick work of the Bulldogs of Hancock (2-9, 1-3) in Friday’s first game by a 30-11 margin.
The Bulldogs started to pick it up in the second game, 30-18, and finally put up a real fight in the third. But the Bulldogs couldn’t rally enough to vanquish the Vaqueros and were defeated 30-26.
The team looked professional and confident coming off the win against Moorpark.
“We all worked really, really hard,” said middle Brianna Stewart. “We really deserved it. We all worked as a team.”
As strong as this squad is from top to bottom, there a few players who continue to shine.
Stewart had a good night on the court with 11 kills, two aces and the final point of the game.
“She is just a great young player,” said Gover, “every game she steps it up.”

Ruth Testman kept up her superior play with 13 kills and three blocks on Friday. And Kara Weirum was another standout player. Hailing from San Marcos High School, this local talent received much praise from her coach and teammates.
“Kara [Weirum] really out-swung all of us,” said Stewart. “She had the most kills.”
The Lady Vaqueros will face Hancock on their home ground on Nov. 16. This week they play two home games, first against Ventura College on Tuesday, Nov. 2, and then Friday, Nov 5, against Cuesta College.
Both games start at 7 p.m. and are part of the Western State Conference North Division season. The Vaqueros are currently tied for first place after their hot start.