Indoor Volleyball Snaps Three-Game Skid

Indoor Volleyball Snaps Three-Game Skid

The Tigers have fell victim to a rough October after dropping six of their last eight conference games. Despite the rugged rough, the Tigers have moved on into November play in hopes to make a case for an at-large bid into the playoffs. They took a step in the right direction tonight as Riverside defeated Saddleback, 3-1, for a season and series sweep.

After Riverside dropped the opening set by a two-point margin, the Tigers rebounded strongly and fought back to win the ensuing three sets. A plethora of weapons contributed to the victory highlighted by the efforts of sophomore leader Vashti Elias-Romero.

Elias-Romero, who returned from a minor injury last Wednesday, put together one of her stronger performances of the season as seen in 21 kills and 24 digs leading to a .455 hitting percentage. She did damage at the net as well after joining in on two block assists.

Sophomore Robyn Collier settled in immediately leading to 12 kills on 33 attempts, while freshman Josephine Sua hammered home seven kills coming mainly in the opening two sets.

Freshman Hailey Gray lofted up a total of 39 assists which acts as a career high will adding a career-high mark in digs at 12. Sophomore Sadie Arganda  manned the backline to tally 21 digs.

Freshman Keeley Hober was a brick wall at the net by recording five block assists and a solo stuff. Freshman Miranda Gates acted as a serving specialist and dropped in four aces. Sophomore Jasmine Urban followed with four aces of her own.

The Tigers (11-11, 5-7 OEC) will hit the road for a crucial three-game trip starting with a match against top-ranked Irvine Valley on Wednesday, November 6 at 6 p.m.