Women’s volleyball team No.4 in State Championships

Kimberly Dillon

Mental and physical exhaustion led to the eventual defeat of this year’s women’s volleyball team, according to Head Coach Kim Lester.

Entering the Pacific Coast Conference State Championships undefeated, the team had high hopes to walk off the court as State Champions.

They had a rocky start Dec. 1 against Sacramento where they lost 3-0, according to Commission on Athletics Sports Online.

The second day of the tournament started off great for the Lady Olympians, beginning their day with a 3-2 win over San Joaquin Delta, the No. 2 team in Northern California going into Conference, according to Dave Evans, dean of the athletics department.

“We knocked them out of the tournament,” said Lester.

The team went on to play Los Angeles Pierce a couple of hours later and soon found that they had exhausted their strength during the five game match against Delta.

“The girls were really excited, but I was a little worried about fatigue,” said Lester. “Trying to duplicated our performance was hard. They gave everything they had to beat Delta,” said Lester.

The team lost to Pierce 3-1. They did, however, leave the championships as the No. 4 team in the state.

During the second round of the Southern California Playoffs leading up to the State Championships, the Lady Olympians battled it out on the court with Cuesta College Nov. 25 in an attempt to remain undefeated in conference games.

“It was a very exciting match,” said Evans. “We had a wonderful crowd supporting our Women Olympians.”