The #2 seed Pierce Brahmas hosted the #7 seeded Golden West in a 2nd round regional match up with a trip to the State Championship Tournament on the line. The Rustlers came into the Brahma-dome and played very well. They played a very clean match missing only two serves on the night. Their defense was also a strength as they made the Brahmas earn every point. However, the Brahmas were up to the challenge and swept their way into the State tournament by winning 25-23, 25-15, 25-22.
Whitley Doss and Cassidy Rosso anchored the attack all night as they notched 12 and 14 kills respectively. The Brahmas also got a boost off the bench from Tamia Files who came in crunch time of the first set and delivered several big kills. Cairo Harrell contributed 5 block assists as the Brahmas notched 7 stuff blocks on the night.
Critical to the victory, as always, was the serving and passing battle. The Brahmas were helped by three aces from both Peyton Moyles and Hayley Alvarez. Hayley also was crucial in passing as she led the team passing a 2.31 on the match. Her passing group of Chela Maldonado, Kamala Lovick, and Julia Izquierdo also passed very well as the team ended the night passing a 2.19.
Now the Brahmas are set to host and participate in the State Tournament next weekend. We will open up against north #3 seeded Sierra College on Saturday December 3rd at 1pm. We look forward to seeing you there!