Falcons defend the home court with 4-set win

photo by Doug Guler
photo by Doug Guler

The FLC women's volleyball team made the most of their return to the home court (after two weeks away) on Wednesday night with a 3-1 victory over Sacramento City College, 25-22, 25-16, 27-25, 25-19 at Falcon Gym.  With three players at six feet or taller, the Panthers had a decided height advantage, but it did not seem to intimidate the Falcons.  Caitlin Dillon, Alicia Wilson, Kristen Whitney, Yasmin Sowell-Scott, and Valerie Hutton all combined to make their presence felt at the net, whether with blocks, big hits, or quick dumps over the Panther blockers.  Sophomore Olivia Turner turned in a nice defensive effort with countless digs of hard spikes, while Mai Faraimo filled in admirably at setter.    

With a win on Friday at Santa Rosa, the Falcons can reach the halfway point of the Big 8 schedule in no worse than a tie for second place, just one win behind the leader.