Bay Valley title is in reach

Second annual v-ball Dig Pink event a success

With a three set to zero win over the College of Marin and a three to two set victory over Napa Valley College, the Mustangs have raised their winning streak to five games. With the wins, and Solano College losing three out of their last four games, the Stangs are now alone in second place, one game behind first place Yuba College.

The win over Marin came on the second annual Dig Pink event run by Los Medanos College Associated Students to raise awareness of breast cancer.

The event itself was a success in getting information out about breast cancer.

On the court is where the Mustangs shined as they won in three straight sets to raise their winning streak to four games.

Even though it was a three set win the games were close and that was enough of a positive for Marin head coach Lindsay Bacigalupi.

“We made a couple extra errors,” she said. “Other than that the games were really close. It’s not like they beat us by a lot of points. It wasn’t like it was out of reach and we didn’t compete with them. It’s that we made too many errors and they didn’t.”

Mustangs head coach Lou Panzella echoed her sentiment. He said that he felt Marin gave his team a battle, but his team didn’t give up.

“One of the really special things about this group of girls is that there is not a lot of quit in them,” he said. “They just play. They really don’t pay a lot of attention to the score, they don’t worry, they just go out and play, and that’s what they are supposed to do.”

With the win the team has a chance to do something special, win a conference championship.

If they are going to make a run at the championship they still have things they can improve on first, Panzella said.

“There is always stuff we can do better. Maintaining focus, be louder, intense and just play.” Panzella added that, “As long as we keep battling out there we will do okay.”

The Mustangs also battled hard in their next game, which was a close win against Napa Valley.

Standing in their way is Contra Costa College who has a record of 2-9 in conference play this season; both wins came against last place Laney College.

If the Mustangs can get passed CCC, and run their winning streak to six games, it will set up a showdown at Yuba with at least a share of first place on the line.

The critical match with CCC is at home Tuesday, Nov. 11.