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Volleyball team falls to Santa Monica; next 3 games at home

Their schedule does not allow the Warriors a break.

The men’s volleyball team will play three home matches in a row before it enjoys spring break. The Warriors will host Santa Barbara tomorrow at 6 p.m.

The team will then play at home against Long Beach, April 6 and Santa Monica, April 8. The team will then travel to L.A. Pierce, April 23 before its final match against Santa Barbara, April 20.

“We always like playing at home, they are more comfortable playing at home,” coach LeValley Pattison said.

The Warriors visited Santa Monica College last Wednesday and lost 25-20, 17-25, 25-14 and 25-13.

“The first game we came out flat; the second game we really showed the way we know how we are supposed to play. But in the third and forth, we fell apart,” captain Ryan Hall said.

In the game against Santa Monica, Chris Schugt led the team with 11 digs, eight kills and he hit .217.

Chris Suzuki contributed with an amazing 83 sets and 27 assists. Landen Tusieseina added seven kills and hit .179 on 28 attempts.

“We came out competitive in the first two games,” Pattison said. “But we still couldn’t figure out the variables for the last two games.”

The team can predict the difficulty of the upcoming games, especially against the Long Beach City College Vikings.

“We have to try to win game one, especially on the road, so the other teams cannot roll up their sleeves and get better,” assistant coach Richard Blount said.

The Warriors played at Moorpark yesterday, but scores were unavailable at press time.

“We’ve played Moorpark before. They are not tall, but they run the middle pretty effectively, so we have to keep ourselves clean and not make mistakes. We just have to play the way we know,” Hall said.

While the whole campus is enjoying spring break, the team has no intentions of slowing down its workouts and will continue to practice in the South Gym daily from 2-5 p.m.

“We have a very good team, I expect them to be good for the season,” Blount said. “It is unfair because they are not allowed to have a break; they will be scheduled to play on the Wednesday of spring break.”

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