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Knights Win Final Match of 2012


The SDCC women's volleyball team snapped a 3-match losing streak by defeating Imperial Valley, 3-1 (25-16, 25-20, 19-25, 25-18), in the final match of the 2012 season. The win improved the Knights' overall record to 9-9 and PCAC record to 6-6. 

Sophomore Tessa Butterfield had a monster effort on both offense and defense in her final match with the Knights as she recorded 21 kills and 22 digs. Imani Griffin had 17 kills while Jaclyn Kreymborg dished out 60 assists to go with 28 defensive digs. Elemy Yeme was also strong defensively in the libero position as she recorded 30 digs.

The Knights fell behind, 7-2, early in the opening set, but they went on a 14-3 run to take a 16-10 lead. SDCC kept Imperial Valley at arms length the rest of the set and Butterfield helped close it out by getting four of the last five points on kills. SDCC won, 25-16.

There were 11 ties and six lead changes to start the second set, but with the score even at 14-14, the Knights used a 6-1 run to pull ahead and went on to win, 25-20.

The Knights couldn't carry over the momentum from the second set victory and fell behind, 12-4, in the third set. They tried to rally back, but were only able to get within four points of IVC at 23-19, and the Arabs hung on to force a fourth set with a 25-19 win.

The Knights regained their form in the fourth set and jumped out to a 12-6 lead. It looked as though SDCC would cruise to an easy win, but IVC came back and got to within 22-18. The Knights, however, scored three straight points to win, 25-18.