By AMY ZAMBRANO
After breaking an 11-match losing streak, the Pima Community College volleyball team suffered three tough losses.
Pima (3-14, 0-9, Arizona Community College Athletic Conference) couldn’t win its last three matches, against Phoenix College, Scottsdale Community College and Yavapai College.
The Aztecs lost a home match, 3-0, against Phoenix on Oct. 7. They lost the first set 25-18 and the second set 25-16. The third set was very close but Pima lost 25-22.
On Sept. 30, Scottsdale crushed the Aztecs in three sets. They lost their first two sets 25-14 and the last set 25-18.
Head coach Dan Bithell said freshman setters Kami Humphrey and sophomore Czarina Schutt lead Pima’s offense at the Scottsdale match.
“I felt like we didn’t put in a lot of physical effort,” Bithell said. “Any time that we’re not in a position to play our hardest, we are not going to be very successful and so that’s kind of the way that it went.”
On Sept. 28, Pima team lost 3-0 in a road conference match against Yavapai.
Freshman outside hitter Megan Dorris led the Pima offensive effort with five kills. Aztec team captain Czarina Schutt played a solid two-way match with 17 assists and four digs. Humphrey also played well at the net, making three blocks.
“I felt that we played a little better but again just not with the consistency that we really needed to win that game,” Bithell said.
The coach said he expects to win.
“I feel if we are able to kind of put our best effort out there we can compete with anybody and obviously if that is what we can do I like our chances.” Bithell said.
Pima’s closes out the season with a home match and two road matches before Sophomore Night on Oct. 26 against Mesa Commuity College at 7 p.m.