College of the Redwoods

Career night for fast-improving Peterson as Corsairs fall to Siskiyous

College of the Redwoods Athletics – Josie Peterson

Josie Peterson continued to impress on the college volleyball court this week, with a career night for College of the Redwoods.

The former St. Bernard’s standout, who is a freshman with the team, finished with a season-high 25 kills in a five-sets loss to Siskiyous on Friday.

The CR women pushed Siskiyous all the way before losing 23-25, 25-19, 25-19, 24-26, 8-15, and Peterson was once again a bright spot for her team.

“Josie Peterson is just starting to see the ability she has to dominate the net,” CR head coach Petra Lorenzi said. “I expect to see her continue to impress and develop.”

Bigger challenges await the 2020 St. Bernard’s graduate, but Lorenzi has a lot of confidence in her.

“She’ll have to battle a bigger and more aggressive block next week versus Feather River and Butte, but we know she’s up for the challenge,” the CR coach said.

Peterson, who also had four aces and eight digs in the loss, wasn’t the only impressive performance for the Corsairs on Friday.

Makaila Napoleon also has impressed in her first season with the team and posted a double-double against Siskiyous, finishing with 13 kills and 17 digs, while Liberty Sateren had a team-high 19 digs.

“Liberty fought defensively to give our hitters the ability to get their kills,” Lorenzi said.

Kendall Stewart and Sarah Peters both also impressed as they quickly adapt to a new position this season.

“They continue to improve every match,” Lorenzi said of the team’s two setters.

Peters, a Del Norte grad, also had a big night at the service line, finishing with six aces, while Stewart, a Fortuna grad, added four kills.

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