Knights Suffer 3-0 Sweep to Grossmont
The San Diego City College men's volleyball program suffered a 3-0 home loss to Grossmont College on Friday night with set scores of 25-9, 25-12 and 25-10.
In set one, the Knights got off to a slow start and could not recover. "Grossmont did a really good job forcing us to making a lot of hitting errors and Grossmont did a good job limiting their errors," said Head Coach Kevin Pratte. "Our team has had moments of greatness and it is imperative that we limit our errors to give ourselves a shot."
The Knights committed 14 hitting errors in the first set. "For the most part we have done a pretty good job staying in system with our passing. Our attackers seem to be over-aggressive and swinging for the fences. I want my players to continue swinging, but we will incorporate some drills at practice that will hopefully help our attackers keep the ball in play," said coach Pratte.
The Knights did a much better job keeping the ball in play in the second set, but Grossmont did an outstanding job terminating the ball for points. "We only had two hitting errors in set number two and we did a much better job making Grossmont earn their points. One of the fastest ways we can improve is limiting our serving and attacking errors. Set two proved that we are capable of limiting our attacking errors."
Grossmont held a slight 10-8 lead in the third set, but finished the Knights off with a 15-2 run.
Team captain Ian Leibitzke finished the match with 12 assists and Scott Cayabyab led the way defensively with six digs.
The Knights will be back in action on Wednesday, March 19 at Irvine Valley College with a 6:00 p.m. match time.