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by Nov 15, 2017
Final 1 2 3 4 5 T
Foothill College (14-15, 6-4) 21 25 21 25 16 2
Gavilan College (18-7, 8-2) 25 21 25 21 18 3

Gilroy,CA- No other team in the history of Gavilan College Volleyball has had to overcome as many challenges as the 2017 team. First, they were the team that had to follow the most successful team in program history. Second, they only returned 5 players, of which only two played in every match.  Third, they would spend 3/4th of the season away from Gavilan College. The Rams spent the summer at Christopher High. Practiced during the season in the auxiliary gym of Gilroy high. Spent their first 21 match on the road facing hostile crowds, traveling in team vehicles packed like sardines week in and week out. Finally, after losing a 5 set heartbreaker to De Anza, they came to the reality that they would have to win out their final two matches to win a championship, or have just one slip up and they would finish in third place. All of which makes last night’s 5 set victory over Foothill College even sweeter. The Rams on sophomore night, won the programs 5th Coast Conference South title. It is the programs second time wining back to back titles the first coming in 2012-2013.

The Rams were led by Haley Leifheit who had a career high 16 kills, followed by Camille Finley 13 kills, Evelyn Clonts 9 kills and Jenna Clonts with 8. Greyson Gilroy had a career high 30 assists with Christa Arroyo giving out 18 and Sarah Weiby contributing 6 timely assists down the stretch. Defensively libero Mikeila Banda finished with 22 digs, while Gilroy had 12 and Kaitlyn Viray finish with 11. Evelyn Clonts led the team in blocks with 5. Finley  had a strong serving night recording 4 aces.

The Rams finish the year with a 18-7 record, 8-2 in conference play. They will find out their post season path on Thursday, when the playoff brackets are announced. The first round of the NorCal Regional Playoffs takes place on Tuesday night November 21st with round two taking place Saturday November 25th.

Game Leaders
Gavilan
Kills:Leifheit-16
Assists:Gilroy-30
Digs:Banda-22
Blocks:E.Clonts-5
Aces:Finley-4
Team Stats
Gavilan
Hitting %:.262%
Assists:62
Digs:69
Blocks:7
Aces:7
Full Stats