Mustangs destroy Comets


Cathie Lawrence

Volleyball players Janessa Seei, Kila Stevens and Aubree Dejesus during the Wednesday, Oct. 28 win against Contra Costa College.

The Lady Mustangs volleyball team held their heads high as they walked away with an easy 3-0 set win against the Contra Costa Comets Wednesday, Oct. 28.
Before the game, the team rallied for a quick exercise and chat to get the girls excited, focused, and hungry for the win.
“Before our game we did this thing called ‘Jigalo,’ it’s our cool little thing to do to get ourselves pumped up,” said freshman outside and opposite hitter Taylor Green. “We had a talk about what we were going to do during the game and we were just all on the same page.”
Communication was definitely key, as in the first set the Mustangs quickly took a double-digit lead thanks to multiple kills by the offensive front line. Set one went to LMC as sophomore setter Aubrey Dejesus solidified the score with a service ace, 25-9.
The second set seemed like an easy walk in the park for the ‘Stangs as CCC couldn’t answer to any serves, and handed over 12 points in a row. Extremely ill communication between Contra Costa seemed to be their downfall as players began to get frustrated with each other, which LMC capitalized on after giving up three points of their own. The mustangs took the second set 25-3.
Contra Costa was beat down by the time the third set was in motion, but did not lie down so easily. Instead, they matched the first set as Los Medanos walked away with the final set 25-9.
“Honestly, it was a pretty slaughtered game. They kept their head up, kept fighting, and they did what they could. I applaud them, it’s not easy to lose like that,” said Green.
Smiles all around for the triumphant Mustangs as head coach Lou Panzella praised his hardworking team after a walkthrough win.
“We served the ball really well and we were very efficient. We had very few service errors and we passed the ball pretty well. Everyone on the team got in and got a chance to contribute,” said Panzella. “We came away with the win which is always a good thing to happen.
It is easy to drop down and play at another team’s level, but during this matchup Panzella thought his girls did well in keeping up their concentration and communication to be successful.
“[Communication] is something we work on every day in practice that we need to have. The better the team communicates, the better they play,” said Panzella.
The lady mustangs continue their trot upwards in league play as they work to reach their ultimate goal, playoffs.