Women's volleyball plays best game of the season but still falls short

Simpson University Sports News


REDDING, Calif. - The Simpson University women’s volleyball team played their best game of the season against Northwest Christian University on Tue., Sept. 15 in the Heritage Student Life Center. Simpson came up short losing three games and winning one. The team once again showed a visible improvement from previous matches, staying competitive in all but one game.

Simpson lost the first game 28-26 in a nail biter that went into extra points. At the beginning of the second game Northwest Christian’s big frontline hitter went out with an arm injury. Simpson capitalized dominating the second game, winning 25-15.

With the momentum against them, Northwest Christian responded with the resilience of a mature team. With Chandler back in the Beacons dominated the third game winning 25-11 off of a hot 11-0 start. 

During the fourth game, both teams played to the top of their potential. Down 24-18 and on the brink of defeat Simpson responded with poise coming back to tie the game at 24. Northwest Christian responded though, rattling off the next two points to take the game and end the evening. 

“We are going to make some changes as a team to give us some different options within our rotation that will hopefully allow us more opportunities to win,” Simpson women’s volleyball coach Christy Swagerty-Vilas said after the game.

Simpson enters a short time off this week, which gives them the opportunity to practice in their new rotation before they meet up with Northwest Christian again on Thur., Sept. 22 in Eugene, Ore. Game one will start at 5 p.m.

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