Strong season for Mustang volleyball ends

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Delta College women’s volleyball played a tough match in the third round of the regional playoffs against Cabrillo College of Santa Cruz, resulting in the Mustangs elimination.

“I was a bit nervous but I got that out the first match. I just wanted to win so badly because we had nothing to lose,” said Jackie Ahloo, after the final game.

The Mustangs ended the season with a record of 21-6 in Big Conference 8, ranked eight in state and four in Northern California.

Outside Hitter Lauren Kissel led the state in kills.

“I think we did fairly well. I think success isn’t based simply on record but looking at how much we have grown from the beginning and we have grown tremendously. We made it to Elite 8 and lost to the team that took the entire thing,” said Kamea Chock.

The Mustangs have sophomore base that will continue to take their individual love of the game to the next level. Several players will be transferring to four-year colleges after this season.

Five freshman are expected to return next season.

Half of the Mustangs starters this season were sophomores, playing under the guidance of Head Coach Molly Mordaunt, as well as assistant coaches Patty Paniagua and Jasmine Howard.

“I think we had a fairly good season even though it did not turn out the way I hoped because I would have loved to go to Final Four but it is all a learning an growing process,” said Chock.