PC roundup: Pirate volleyball falls to Fresno
The Porterville College volleyball (12-2 in CVC, 19-6 overall) team suffered its second loss of the conference season, dropping three straight games on the road to conference leader Fresno City College.
“It was a tough match,” said PC coach Dale Henderson. “They were the No. 1 team. We didn’t have enough to pull it out.”
PC lost the Central Valley Conference match by scores of 22-25, 16-25, 19-25, giving them a second-place finish in the CVC.
The Pirates were led by Amanda Monge with seven kills, 10 digs and two solo blocks. Nayeli Colunga put down four kills, 13 digs and two blocks. Allison Clem had seven kills, three digs and three blocks.
Samantha Sawyer had 18 assists and nine digs on the night; Kacey Markarian had 11 digs.
With the loss, PC drops to 12-2 in conference play and 19-6 overall. All six of those losses were to ranked teams, Henderson said.
A playoff seeding meeting will be held next Sunday, and the team hopes to draw a home match in the first round.
Overall, Henderson is pleased with the team’s performance.
“We had an excellent season. This is the best season PC ever had,” said Henderson about his tenure. “I knew from the beginning we were going to be good.”
Mission College 89, PC 61
The Porterville College women’s basketball team suffered a first-round loss in the Mission Tournament in Santa Clara.
Coach Dave Kavern’s heavily-freshman team lost 89-61 to host Mission College, but Kavern said he was pleased with his team’s performance.
“We played well,” he said. “We were ahead for the first 10 minutes.”
The lead didn’t last, as PC failed to score on 10 straight possessions and found themselves trailing by 17 points by the half.
“To win, you’ve got to score,” Kavern said.
PC will play in the consolation round on Sunday.