Warriors women’s volleyball returns home to defeat Mills 3-0

By: Brianna Campbell for The Placer Herald/News Messenger
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After a weekend on the road, the Jessup volleyball team welcomed Mills College to Warrior Arena for an evening match where they swept the Cyclones, 3-0 Monday.

“Solid team effort tonight,” said head coach Shasta Millhollin. “We are pleased that our team was able to remain focused after such a long road trip over the weekend.”

Offense came out strong for the Warriors recording 13 kills in the first set and four aces. Junior Kassidy Heuvelhorst and sophomore Makenzie Reeder-Esparza led the set with three kills each. The Warriors went on to take the first set, 25-4.

With the momentum continuing in the second set, the Warriors continued an offensive dominance led by junior Courtney Lengyel with five kills on the night and freshman Alicia Borges with seven assists. Jessup took the second set to lead 2-0.

The Cyclones came out strong in the third set taking their first lead 4-3 to kick it off.  It was a back-and-forth motion between Mills and Jessup until the Warriors went on a 7-1 run to gain the advantage 20-16.

Warriors took the final set over Mills College, 25-17. 

Jessup will travel up to the Cyclones home to play this Friday before hosting Menlo College on Saturday at 3 p.m.