Big Bend Community College will be looking for its first win of the still young season this weekend as they travel to Olympia to compete in the South Puget Sound Community College (SPSCC) Tournament Friday and Saturday against the Clippers, Skagit Valley and Olympic College.
The Lady Vikings are coming off a loss to defending Northwest Athletic Conference East Division Champions North Idaho (12-5) on Wednesday. BBCC fell victim to offensive and defensive errors and dropped the contest, 0-3.
“(North Idaho) hit for a really high percentage and we committed too many errors,” said Lady Vikings Coach Michael De Hoog. “We started off really strong, and had a 6-2 lead early in the first set, but we just couldn’t maintain that momentum.”
“That’s one thing I like about our girls, they always come out ready to play and start out strong. We just have to work on sustaining that early energy throughout the match.”
Laurissa Kisler led the Lady Vikings defensively with eight digs while both JoAndra Wilson and Savannah Bass each had four kills on the offensive side of the net. Bass also had 13 assists.
Big Bend will try to put this year’s slow start behind them and getting on the winning track this weekend.
“We are looking for a win this weekend, and I think we have a shot,” said De Hoog. “It won’t be easy, there are no down teams in the (Northwest Athletic Conference) this year, you have to go out and execute every time if you expect to win.”
If you are unable to travel to see the tournament in person, SPSCC will be streaming the tournament live on its YouTube page HERE.