Lady Mustangs look to repeat as Big 8 champs


The lady Mustangs are off to a 6-1 start in the Big 8 Conference.

“The Big 8 this year has overall really improved,” said sophomore Kirstin Kielhold. “Every team we really have to take seriously and that we kind of learned that a little bit slowly, but we have taken care of business so far.”

The title chase kicked off Sept. 30.

The Lady Mustangs picked up consecutive victories against Sacramento City, Cosumnes River (Oct. 2) and Santa Rosa (Oct. 7).

“This is a group of girls that play really well together and you can’t teach that, you can’t coach that,” said 2014 Big 8 Coach of the Year Molly Mordaunt.

The Mustangs only Big 8 loss was to American River College who are currently ranked No. 10 in California. The team moved on to defeat

Diablo Valley College (Oct. 14) and Modesto Junior College (Oct. 16) with both victories inside a packed Ernie Marcopulos Gym.

The ladies added a road victory in four sets at Sierra college on Oct. 20.

Delta will continue Big 8 Conference play on Oct. 28 at home vs. Sacramento City College (14-6, 4-3) at 6:30 p.m.