Knights Lose In Three to Irvine Valley
The San Diego City College men's volleyball team suffered fell to Irvine Valley College, 3-0, on Wednesday with set scores of 25-7, 25-11 and 25-6.
Irvine Valley came out red hot and built an early lead in the first set. "Irvine did a nice job keeping the ball in play and terminating the ball, said Knights' Head Coach Kevin Pratte. "When we had our opportunities, we struggled keeping the ball in play and that led to a lot of Irvine points."
The Knights committed 14 errors in the first set. "When we limit our errors we are a much better team," said Pratte. "This team is capable of keeping the ball in play and forcing our opponent to make errors."
In the second set, he Knights did a much better job of limiting their errors and forcing Irvine Valley into making errors. However, Irvine Valley still prevailed, 25-11. "At times the score does not reflect how the match went," said Pratte. "We were tied up, 7-7, in the second set and had some great rallies and played some good defense."
The Knights reverted back to making errors in the third set and Irvine Valley took advantage by winning the set, 25-6. "We passed really well throughout the match, said Pratte. "We need to continue working on keeping the ball in play to give ourselves a shot to score."
The Knights season is winding down and the next time they play is Friday, March 21 at home against San Diego Mesa. "It is imperative that our team enjoys playing this wonderful game of volleyball," said Pratte. "Our results are not what we want, but we need to continue striving to becoming the best volleyball players we can be and continue growing into good men."