The Lady Dolphin Volleyball Team started off strong at the
NWAACC Volleyball Championship, defeating Yakima Valley CC in the opening round
3-1 (25-21, 23-25, 27-25, 25-11) and going up 2-0 on Mt. Hood CC before the air
was deflated from the sails. Mt. Hood came back to defeat SCC 3-2 (23-25,
22-25, 26-16, 25-22, 15-10) and send SCC to the Loser's Bracket.
SCC then faced their Northern Region rival,
Bellevue College, but lost a tough opening set 28-26 and never came back as
they dropped the second set 25-20 and were eliminated from the tournament
(Loser Bracket matches are only 2 out of 3).
In the match against Yakima Valley, 2 time Northern Region
MVP, Lisa Day, led the SCC squad with 21 kills in the match while Amanda Arnoux
and Hannah Stoeve added 12 and 11 kills to the SCC effort. SCC setter Christine
Jenson added 47 assists in the win as well.
In the backbreaking loss to Mt. Hood CC, Lisa day again led the SCC team
with 14 kills while freshman Jazmyn Ray added 13 and Amanda Arnoux hit double
figures again with 10. But SCC only hit 0.091 has a team, and struggled to get
past the MHCC blocks in the final three games.
Against Bellevue, the Lady Dolphins were sluggish to start
the game but started a comeback and served for the first set at 24-23, but the
Lady Bulldogs fought back and won the opening set 28-26. SCC fell behind the
second set by 5 to 6 points most of the way, but did battle back again to get
within 2 points, at 22-20, but BC put the Dolphins away to win the match 25-20
in the best of 3 games loser bracket game.
SCC finished the season 24-12 and won the NWAACC
Northern Region for the second consecutive year. SCC had 6 sophomore players on
the teams, including 2 time region MVP, Lisa Day. SCC finished 1-2 the past two
seasons at the NWAACC Volleyball Championship. This was the only back to back
NWAACC Northern Region Championships in volleyball history. The SCC women’s
soccer team won four straight region championships before.