Pittsburg, CA –In a holiday shortened week, the Hawks took to the road for the third and fourth game of their season. The first game saw Cosumnes River College take on the College of San Mateo at 3:00pm. The Hawks fought hard, but were unable to overcome a solid defense by San Mateo. The offense for the Hawks ran through their two middles, but the offense was not able to be spread around. Freshmen Middles, Kaley Dosier and Miah Williamson both contributed 9 kills to help carry the Hawk offensive attack.
The defense for Cosumnes River helped keep them in the game. The front line was anchored by Miah Williamson's 5 blocks (2 solo, 3 combo). Freshman Defensive Specialist Isabella Bugarin dug 11 of the attacks by San Mateo. Sophomore Abigail Hicks contributed 26 digs to help inspire and set the tone for the defense. Despite the strong defensive effort, CRC fell in 4 sets (25-21, 15-25, 20-25, 15-25).
After the unfortunate defeat, the Hawks had short time to recover before they faced the hosting Mustangs of Los Medanos. Once again, the middles buoyed the offense for CRC. Kaley Dosier and Miah Williamson once again tied with 13 kills apiece. Along with ties on offense, the Hawks saw ties on defense as well. Isabella Bugarin and Abigail Hicks both contributed 17 digs. Anna Thomas and Charissa Pham added a solid 9 digs as well. Cosumnes River put up a strong defensive front as they combined for 5 solo blocks and 24 combo blocks. Miah Williamson totaled 11 blocks, Kaley Dosier racked up 5, and Deziree McKee picked up 7 of the blocks. The Hawks played strong, but fell in 5 sets (21-25, 26-24, 25-23, 23-25, 13-15).
Up Next –The Hawks continue their road streak to start the season. On Friday, they will play De Anza College and College of the Siskiyous. Siskiyous will be the host school for the matches with games starting at 1:00pm and 3:00pm.