Volleyball team keeps winning

Erianna Williams jumps to spike the volleyball during a home match against Santa Rosa Junior College on Oct. 15

The winning streak continued for the American River College volleyball team after a 25-20, 25-15, 25-21 victory against Santa Rosa Junior College on Wednesday.

Their win streak now stands at seven.

Even though the record book shows a win, the team is not satisfied with just that.

“We’ve played better than that before.We know our potential, so we really didn’t beat them,” said setter Leila Whaley, one of the team’s captains.

Whaley said the team “started off slow,” and that they just need to get better at starting strong.

SRJC scored the first points during each game of the match.

During the first game, ARC and SRJC seemed evenly matched, but ARC eventually prevailed with a 25-20 victory.

During the second game, SRJC seemed to lose momentum, giving ARC a 25-15 win.

Erianna Williams, the team’s middle hitter, also agrees that there is room for improvement.

“We did pretty good, but we need to get better at talking more and improve our hitting and passing,” Williams said after the win.

SRJC led during the first half of the third game, until ARC’s Monica Udahl served an ace to tie the score 20-20.

Udahl’s ace caused SRJC to call a timeout in an attempt to slow down ARC’s momentum, which did not happen.

ARC’s momentum continued to grow with each point scored.

The third game was a battle for every point that ended with two solid serves from outside hitter Taylor Bunger, and the opposing team tipping the ball out of bounds on game point.

“They have some competition, they played with all their hearts,” said Williams.

The team will attempt to continue their streak on Oct. 24 in a home game against Consumnes River College at 6:30 p.m.

“I have high hopes, we have progressed so much since we met. Our whole team. Every single one us,” concluded Williams

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