Falcons win in straight sets over DVC

Falcons win in straight sets over DVC

Despite resting two key players with nagging injuries, the Falcons defeated Diablo Valley in straight sets on Friday night at Falcon Gym, 25-11, 25-17, 25-20.  Big 8 kills leader Caitlin Dillon and FLC blocks leader Alicia Wilson both sat out Friday's match, hoping to get healthy before the playoffs begin in 2+ weeks.  The Falcons responded with an excellent match, led by 'do-everything' Kennedy Crawford.  Crawford's stats line included 10 kills, 5 service aces, 17 assists, 4 digs, and 1 block.  Crawford wasn't alone, though, as Kristen Whitney and Valerie Hutton both stepped up their game as well.  Mae Faraimo also contributed with 10 assists, 10 digs, and 2 service aces.  The Falcons (16-7 overall, 9-4 in Big 8) are currently tied for 3rd place in the Big 8 with Delta with just three matches remaining in the regular season.  They'll host American River on Wednesday night at Falcon Gym, then travel to Sac City on Friday.