The College of the Redwoods volleyball team faced a tough early-season challenge in Oregon on Tuesday, matching up with powerhouse Rogue Community College.
The Corsairs fell 25-20, 25-19, 25-15, but head coach Petra Lorenzi was encouraged with a lot of what she saw.
“It was a much better showing today,” said Lorenzi, whose team dropped a couple of matches to open the season on Saturday. “We were really happy with the adjustments.”
Several players stepped up in the loss, including middle hitter Kallie Schoenbachler, who finished with five kills on 12 sets.
“She really came alive at the net today,” the head coach said.
Sarah Peters (three aces) and Addi Slaybaugh (two aces) each also impressed serving.
“They both had some big serves,” Lorenzi said. “They had a lot of solid serving, mixed in with some crucial aces at crucial times.”
Liberty Sateven and Makaila Napoleon each also continued their impressive start to the new campaign.
Napoleon finished with 11 digs and four kills, while Sateven had 10 digs.
“She dominated defensively and set the pace,” Lorenzi said of Sateven.
Next up, the Corsairs will play both Marin and Santa Rosa in Santa Rosa on Friday.