November 15, 2013
San Bruno, CA- The Gavilan College Volleyball took to the road one last time in the regular season tonight to take on Skyline College and came away with a three set victory, winning 25-13,25-14, and 25-15. The Rams improve their record to 20-7, and 10-1 in the Coast Conference tied for first place. The final regular season home match will be played on Wednesday night against Cañada College, in a match that will have several story lines that will be played out.
First Gavilan College will be honoring their six sophomores; Tazi Apple (outside hitter), Andreinna Castaneda (middle), Karina Daniels (libero), Sabina Gerard (setter), Brittani Siaz (defensive specialist), and Jessica Stofer (middle) who will be playing for the last time in front of the home crowd. These six players have become the most successful class is Gavilan College Volleyball history with 39 wins in their two seasons. They set a record for the most wins in a season as freshmen only to set a new mark this year with one match to go. As a class their record stands alone, however four of them will be leaving with individual records of their own. Gerard will be leaving the all-time career assist leader, have to two highest assist total in an single season and has the top five performance by a setter in a single match. Daniels will leave as the all-time career ace leader, as well as having the top two highest ace totals in a single season. She also will be going into Wednesday’s match third all-time in digs for a career and hold the record for the most digs in an individual season. Apple will finish as the all-time career kill leader and will also hold the record for the most kills in any one season for the Rams. Castaneda has blocked her way into the record books as the all-time career leader in that category. Her two years for the Rams sit in second and third place for most blocks in a single season.
As if the Rams needed any more reasons to lay it on the line against Cañada College, the conference title is still up for grabs. Gavilan will need to win the match to win at the least a share of the Coast Conference Championship. A win would give the Rams back to back championships. It would be the school’s third title since the program was reinstated nine years ago. Along with a title a win would also mark a milestone for Rams Volleyball by recording its 125th win since their reinstatement.
In terms of the match against Skyline the Rams were led offensively by Savanna Hartman (8 kills), Tazi Apple (6 kills) and Andreinna Castaneda (5 kills). Sabina Gerard handed out 23 assists and defensively Karina Daniels lead the way with 22 digs followed by Daisy Valladares with 10. Brittani Siaz had 5 of the the Rams 12 aces, with Valladares (3 aces), Daniels (2 aces) and Hartman (2 aces) also helping in that department.
First serve on Wednesday night will follow the honoring of the sophomores which begins at 6:30 p.m.