VOLLEYBALL: Pima battles through string of losses

By NICHOLAS TRUJILLO

 

With the regular season wrapping up, the Pima Community College volleyball team is hoping for a strong finish.

 

Sept. 28: PCC 1, Mesa CC 3

 

The Aztecs avoided a sweep by No. 17 Mesa Community College, but ultimately fell at home in four sets, 25-16, 25-22, 20-25, 25-1.

Freshman Hannah Gerard finished with 19 assists and 17 digs. Freshman Anissa Conrad led the team with 20 digs. Sophomore Aleksandra Palmer had 12 kills and 13 digs.

 

Sept. 30: PCC 0, Glendale CC 3

 

PCC lost in three straight sets on the road at No. 2 Glendale Community College, 25-13, 25-18, 25-13.

Freshman Kayli Riesgo had 16 assists, five digs and two aces, while Palmer finished with eight kills and six digs. Conrad had 10 digs and one ace.

 

Oct. 5: PCC 2, Phoenix College 3

 

Facing Phoenix College at home, Pima battled to a five-set match.

The Aztecs fell behind in the first two matches but rallied to win two. They couldn’t keep the rally going into the fifth match and lost the tie-breaker, 25-14, 28-26, 17-25, 21-25, 15-7.

Gerard finished with 19 assists and 15 digs, while Conrad produced 33 digs.

 

Oct. 7: PCC 0, Scottsdale CC 3

 

The Aztecs lost at home in three straight sets, 25-16, 25-19, 25-17.

Freshman Trae Johnson led the team with 10 kills, while Gerard finished with 18 assists and nine digs.

The loss brought Pima’s season record to 8-15 overall and 2-9 in ACCAC play.

 

 

ON DECK

Oct. 14: Chandler-Gilbert CC, West Campus gym, 7 p.m.

Oct. 19: at Central Arizona College (Coolidge), 7 p.m.

Oct. 26: at South Mountain CC (Phoenix), 7 p.m.

 

 

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