Sacramento City washed DVC away


The Diablo Volleyball team huddles between the first and second at DVC in Pleasant Hill, Calif. on Friday, Oct. 16, 2015. The Vikings lost 3-0.

Erin Smith, Inquirer Staff

Diablo Valley College’s volleyball team took another devastating loss in the Big 8 series last Friday to Sacramento City, 3-0.

DVC came off strong in the beginning with a hard spike to their opponents. Sacramento City’s defense was on point throughout though and kept much of the lead in the first set.

Outside hitter Cailey Rocquemore showed great defense skills with an awesome save, and after a time out DVC managed to briefly take the lead. DVC came close to scoring several times as the front line managed to get the ball over the net, but SCC defense was too much and the set ended, 25-15.

The Vikings came back more focused in the second set. They maintained a small lead for most of the set as their defense kept SCC at bay. Jade Lee scored several points for DVC bringing the score to 13-8. The score began to creep closer as SCC started to feel the heat, but DVC kept the lead.

After a time out by SCC they came back to tie it up, 18-18. The two teams kept it super close throughout the rest of the set but SCC took it in the end, 26-24.

The Vikings tried desperately to keep a foothold in the game as they entered the third set. A strong play by Rocquemore gave DVC the lead, 8-7. But SCC quickly reciprocated and brought it back to a tie. DVC played well, but SCC dominated the third and final set which ended, 25-13.

After the game Rocquemore said, “We’ve had a tough conference. We should have beat this team.”

As far as the rest of the series goes middle hitter Lee said, “We need to work on communication and pushing ourselves to be better and not over thinking. We all have different talents that attribute to the team.”

Women’s volleyball heads out to Modesto on Wed. Oct. 21 and then takes on Sierra again Wed. Oct. 28.