Cougars win in three sets at home
A balanced approach utilizing most of the roster guided Taft College to a Central Valley Conference volleyball sweep over visiting West Hills College Friday in the Cougar Sports Center.
The Cougars improved to 10-5 overall and 3-2 in the conference after breezing past the Falcons 25-13, 25-18, 25-13.
“We played a little slow,” was head coach Kanoe Bandy’s analysis. “We were a little out of sorts. It was frustrating.”
She used her bench liberally.
“The good thing is, this week we were able to give everyone some conference game experience.”
The Cougars look to stay on the victory track. It marked the second consecutive conference win after two tough five-set losses to Fresno and Porterville.
TC travels to Visalia Wednesday to take on College of the Sequoias and will host Reedley College on Friday. First serve is at 6 both nights.
Chanel Cantere again paced the offense. She had 18 kills and nine digs on the defensive side.
Tiffany Mapusaga had 10 kills and six digs.
Sina Mauga had a strong night at the net with six blocks – five of them stuff blocks. She also had five kills.
Setter Rachel Kapesi had 38 assists and 11 digs.
Madison Lawley had four kills and Ono Taotofi five.
Lani Kaiwi and Tyra Williams both had nine digs, Kristen Kamakele four and Haley Walrath three.