Story Courtesy of Corban Sports Information
SALEM, Ore. – Senior Tiffany Land led Corban’s women’s volleyball team to a three-set sweep over the visiting Geoducks of The Evergreen State College, 3-0 (25-15, 25-15, 25-22), thanks to a team-high 10 kills Friday inside the C.E. Jeffers Sports Center.
With the win, Corban extends its home winning streak to four matches en route to improving to 12-13 overall and 6-11 in Cascade Collegiate Conference action. Meanwhile, Evergreen remains winless this season falling to 0-17 overall and 0-16 in league matches.
The opening set would belong to Corban following a 3-3 tie that was broken with a 4-0 Warrior run that concluded with a service ace by freshman Kayla Ping. Corban would push its lead to as much as 10 points (19-9) thanks to a combo block by Mulford and fellow freshman Rebecca Shafer before settling for the 10-point win (25-15) on an Evergreen hitting error.
Set #2 would begin with Corban jumping out to a quick 7-0 lead behind the serving of Dees before the host Warriors pushed the advantage of nine points (11-2) on a Geoduck ball handling error. Corban would continue to hold the lead throughout grabbing as much as another nine-point lead (20-11) on a kill by freshman Claire Bailey. The host Warriors would settle for an identical 10-point win (25-15) as the opening set and looked to grab its second sweep in the past three matches.
The third and final set would be a dog-fight over the opening 32 combined points, as Corban took command for good following an 16-16 tie that was broke on a Dees service ace. The host Warriors would then use an 8-5 run en route to grabbing a three-point lead (24-21) on a kill by junior Katelyn Davis (Salem, Ore.). Despite a Corban service error that allowed Evergreen to pull within two points (24-22), Davis would end the match with her second kill of the night for a match-closing three-point win (25-22).
Evergreen was led by Jasmine Horton with a match-high 14 kills, while Stephanie Peshlakai-John added five kills. The Geoducks’ Erin Mitchell would lead all players with a match-high 20 assists, while leading ESC’s defense with a match-high 11 digs.