CALDWELL, Idaho – Taking on the 10th-ranked team in NAIA and the favorite in the Cascade Conference, the Evergreen Geoducks proved to be no match for the College of Idaho Coyotes, falling in straight sets on Saturday night in a CCC volleyball match in Caldwell, Idaho.
After exchanging the first two points of the match, the Coyotes (5-1, 2-0 CCC) scored six straight points to take control of the first set. While Evergreen (0-2, 0-2 CCC) managed to get a few points in the first set, it was the nationally-ranked ‘Yotes who would cruise to the set one victory, 25-9.
The second set started similarly as the teams traded points but this time around, College of Idaho scored 11 straight points. After the Geoducks tried to get back into the set, the Coyotes finished the set with five straight scores to pull ahead two sets to none with a 25-6 set two win.
Much like Friday night, the third set proved to be the best set for the Geoducks. The ‘Yotes built a quick 8-1 lead but Evergreen sprinted back into it, pulling within three points at 11-8. Following a College of Idaho timeout, the home team went on to score eight of the next nine points to pull back ahead by double-digits at 19-9 and the ‘Yotes were able to complete the sweep with a 25-13 set three win.
Evergreen was led by seven kills from Jasmine Horton (Seattle, Wash./Foster HS). Stephanie Peshlakai-John (Kirtland, N.M./Western Texas College) added five kills while Erin Mitchell (Santa Cruz, Calif./Mt. Madonna School) picked up 14 assists on the night. As a team, Evergreen hit .000 on the match, putting down 18 kills but committing 18 errors on 74 total attacks.
The Geoducks make their home debut on Tuesday evening when they play host to Lewis & Clark in a non-conference match. Gametime with the Pioneers is set for 6pm at CRC Gymnasium in Olympia, Wash.