American River College Beavers Ranked 3rd in NorCal
October 21, 2014
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Beavers vs San Joaquin Delta
October 10, 2014
A sluggish start quickly transformed into an intense match, Friday night at the Beaver Lodge. The Beavers are on a six game winning streak after defeating Delta College Mustangs 3 sets to 1 (15-25, 25-21, 25-23, 25-15). In the first set the Beavers fell battling not only team errors, but Delta’s offense and serving. Out of the 27 hitting attempts the Beavers ended the first set hitting 0.000% with only completing seven kills the entire set. After losing the first set 15-25, the Beavers head coach Ashlie Frame was able to spark some fire back into the Beavers who came back and won the next three sets. With libero, Kiana Chaney, and outside hitter, Taylor Bunger, aggressive on defense with a combined total of 39 digs, the true spark came from both freshman middles Courtney Macklin and Erianna Williams. Both girls were able to bring not only the energy that was missing the first set, but the kills and blocks needed to dominate the board. Macklin had a total of 30 hitting attempts, 13 kills, and only 2 errors. Another honorable mention is Williams who made some great plays with a total of 31 hitting attempts, 15 kills, and 4 errors. The Beavers next match with be home On Wednesday October 15th against Santa Rosa Junior College.
2014 Preseason Volleyball Recap
After a slow start, Beavers improved drastically over the course of the preseason schedule. A tough weekend schedule Sept. 4th and 5th started with a sweep of CCSF and then a 5 game loss to Feather River. The athletes then drove out to foothill to take on strong Foothill and Fresno teams..They suffered 3-1 losses to both teams.
The team regrouped for the Delta Classic, a 16 team tournament the following weekend. By minimizing their unforced errors from the previous weekend, the Beavers swept Lassen College, Defeated Foothill 3-1 and swept Fresno 3-0. In the Championship game Beavers lost in game 4 24-26 to 2013 State Champions Cabrillo College.. All Tournament Selections Courtney Macklin led the team in blocking and hitting percentage whil Taylor Bunger led the team in kills.
The next weekend Beavers drove down to Cabrillo college for a rematch and game against Porterville College. The team was able to beat Porterville 3-1 led by strong serve receive by Kiana Chaney and effocient attacking by Leila Whaley and Erianna Williams. The Beavers started off strong against Cabrillo winning set 2 but starting setter Monica Udahl went out in set 2 with a concussion. Beavers offense was not the same and they struggled to out hit
very efficent Cabrillo College.
This past weekend Beavers faced Butte College and Hartnell College who both have been voted in top 25. With Leila Whaley running offense the beavers swept both teams with steady serve recieve and great blocking by Courtney Macklin and Erianna Williams.
Taylor Bunger recorded two more double doubles - hitting and digging high numbers in each set.
Beavers take on CRC away and Sac City at home this Friday at 630PM. come support your Beavers!