BC Volleyball beats West LA 3-0


Alexandra Apatiga

Bakersfield College Volleyball player Alex Paris prepares to spike the volleyball, jumping midair, on West Los Angeles College during a play.

Alexandra Apatiga, Reporter

The Bakersfield College volleyball team will be going to the Western State Conference after a decisive win against West Los Angeles College Nov. 10, with a solid victory 3-0.

The Renegades won all sets with ease, scoring 25-4 in the first set, 25-12 in the second, and 25-8 in the final set.

West LA was the Renegades final opponent keeping them between a share of the WSC-South Conference, making BC’s efforts to win all the more important, a mindset that BC volleyball coach Carl Ferreira and his team all shared.

According to Ferreira, now that the BC volleyball team is set to enter the WSC-South Conference 16-brakect, even a single loss will end their season.

“Tonight’s game demonstrated the team’s exceptional rhythm and focus that will be crucial going into the playoffs,” said Ferreira, “You could feel a sense of urgency because of the stakes tonight and that urgency will be following us as we enter the conference.”

Ferreira says that the team’s seat in the conference bracket will be revealed Nov. 16, as well as who they will be competing against.

As for Friday night’s game, the team was led by Alex Paris and Rachel Hoover, with 14 and 10 kills respectively. Haley Sanchez followed suit with 13 digs. Altogether, the BC volleyball team had a hitting average of .470 percent, with 6 blocks, and a total of 34 digs and 22 aces.

BC Sophomore and Setter Ali Sikes share her thoughts on winning the final game before playoffs.

“We all played unified as a team, the energy was high and we were giving constantly to one another,” said Sikes.

According to Sikes, going into the playoffs she and her teammates will have to prepare themselves mentally and continue in keeping their focus and rhythm in sync for the conference. Yet despite the stake they faced at Friday’s game and the challenges they are bound to face at the conference, Sikes shared her pride in her team coming so far.

“I’ve seen every one of my teammates grow and develop in different ways and it make me feel like a proud mom, watching them all come into their own.”