Volleyball sweeps first home catch

Volleyball sweeps first home catch

Martin Chang

Editza Urias hits the ball over the net during the season opener of the Bakersfield College volleyball season against Ventura College on Aug. 29. BC won the match by taking all three sets.

Nestor Fernandez, Reporter

In the opening match of the volleyball season, Bakersfield College served up a crushing, three-set home victory over Ventura on Aug. 29.

The final numbers read 25-10, 25-17 and 25-11. The Renegades ended up with an outstanding .464 percent kill rate, while winning in convincing fashion.

Leading them in scoring was Caitlin Bernardin, with 18 points on 14 kills and four service aces. To showcase her overall game, she also had 22 digs.

The Renegades’ libero Monica Barksdale turned in an exceptional performance with 26 digs and a perfect 100 percent on nine passing opportunities. Samantha Whittington led the team with 38 set assists and also served three aces.

BC coach Carl Ferreira was very pleased with the way his squad performed in the season opener.

“In the beginning, it’s just taking care of everything you’ve been working on, just doing the things you do,” he said. “I was really pleased from that perspective, to be able to not really worry about the opponent. So it’s actually kind of good at the beginning of the year to just focus on everything you’ve been working on and not be distracted by who you play against.”

BC is scheduled to play at Grossmont College in the Grossmont Quad on Sept. 8.