Volleyball team nets yet another win for BC

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Bakersfield College middle blocker Megan Black makes a kill against Glendale College’s defense during the two teams’ matchup in the Gil Bishop Sports Center on Nov. 11.

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Esteban Ramirez and Meisha McMurray, reporter
November 16, 2011
Filed under Sports

Bakersfield College defeated Glendale Community College 25-15, 25-19, and 25-22 on Nov. 11.

“The game against Glendale was awesome. We managed the game plan very well and the players were well prepared. We performed very well,” said Coach Carl Ferreira.

Lead player Charisma Hernandez had 13 kills.

“Charisma is an outstanding player,” Ferreira said. “She has great attack selection, meaning she can hit the ball in numerous locations and has great range. Also, she has a very high volleyball IQ. She really knows the game well.”

“Brittany [Smith] has improved since the beginning. Smith and Megan Black are the teams lead blockers,” said Ferreira.

“The opponents have to pay attention to the middle floor, and they do an amazing job protecting that position.”

“In this game Ashley had an amazing offense play. Ashley has worked very hard on her game, and she played very well,” said Ferreira.

Rachel Christian had 15 for 15 perfect serve passes, and Erica Rico had 40 set assists.

“Rachel has been the backbone of our ball control. Ball control starts everything, and she was brilliant,” said Ferreira.

“I think overall our team has done an amazing job to put ourselves in a position.

“Preparing for postseason playoffs has been great. Working with these girls this season has been really great and I enjoy it,” said Ferreira.

 

Women’s golf

Bakersfield College’s women’s golf team ended its season with two golfers missing out on the state championship.

Malea Miller placed 15th and Paula Robinson 19th in the Southern California Regional’s at the Twin Oak Golf Course on Nov. 7-8. They just missed out on state because only the top 12 advance. Malea Miller scored 79, 82 and Paula Robinson 88, 78.

“I thought that Malea could’ve qualified because she only missed out on state by three strokes, but her putting let her down. Paula was stung by a few bees on the first day and got sick, and that’s why her first day score was so low, but I thought she recovered very well for the second round,” said women’s head coach Bob Paillet.

“At times this year, we did really good, but other times because of injuries we didn’t play to our potential.

“It wasn’t because they were better I think it’s because teams usually have four players that they count on and we weren’t able to get consistent play out of the fourth golfer,” he said of the teams performance of the seasons.

He added that he thought they didn’t play too well this year, because he expected that they would do better.

He also said that they only have two returning golfers for next year.

“We’re going to lose mostly everybody, so we’ll have to do a lot of recruiting for next year,” he said.

 

Cross-country

Three Bakersfield college sophomore cross-country runners competed in the Southern California Championships at Guasti Park in Ontario, Calif. on Nov. 4.

Bakersfield College cross-country had three sophomores who got added to the all-state academic cross-country team. The runners didn’t win a spot just because they ran well during the season, but because they have such high grade point averages, and in order to earn a spot on the all-state team, runners must have a three point two GPA or higher.

There is one woman from BC who earned a spot on the all-state team, Bianca Perez, who is number one on the women’s team. She is a biology major with a GPA higher than three point three point five. Statewide she was one of 20 women honored; she graduated from North High School.

Two BC men were honored, Keenan Colditz and Richard Landgeaux. Colditz is an English major from Tehachapi High School and he runs in the number two spot for BC.

Landgeaux is Agriculture major from Sherman Indian School in Riverside. He runs in the number three spot.

The runners will be honored for their academic progress at the Nov. 18 state meet at Woodward Park in Fresno.

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