COS drops GVC net opener

Ron Borges

The College of the Siskiyous volleyball team dropped it’s first GVC game in two years to the Feather River Golden Eagles; 25-21, 17-25, 25-22, 20-25 and 6-15.

“[COS] played well through most of the match but mistakes and injuries hurt us,” Tom Powers said.

The Eagles were down some players, creating match up problems during the rotation. According to Powers, the team can’t afford to lose players while playing a good team like Feather River.

Amber Franko was playing with a bad back.  Heather Wicks couldn’t play games four or five after being hurt during the game.

 COS made errors in key moments that allowed the Golden Eagles  back in the game. COS was up 13-8 in game four, but after a ball was served out, Feather River caught fire, closing he gap to 19-18.

Feather River would win the game after a few more errors gave them easy points.

In game five, a quick start by the Golden Eagles shut the door for COS.

The Eagles came out in games one and three firing on all cylinders, taking a quick lead. Feather River would come back, but COS held off their advance to win.

“This conference is so close, I think it will be the teams who play a stronger fifth game will win it,” Tom Powers said on Monday.

Laura McMahon led the team with 10 kills. Kinzy Towery had nine and Katie Zauner added seven.

Stephanie Batchelder had 34 assist. She is current ranked sixth in Northern California, averaging 7.7 assist per game.

COS will travel to Alssen College and Shasta College this wee before their five game homestand starting next week.