The Panthers opened the Inland Empire Athletic Conference season tonight at home dominating San Bernardino Valley and taking the match 3-0.
In set 1, the teams came out fairly balanced with the score bouncing back-and-forth within a two point spread. The set eventually went to Chaffey 25-23
In sets 2 & 3, the Panthers completely outpaced Valley taking it 25-16 and finally 25-10.
Sophomore Emily Robbins commanded the court putting up 11 kills and 7 digs. Currently, Robbins in 2nd in conference for kills (152) and averaging 2.71/set. Alicia Gurrola added 7 kills and 11 digs.
Haley Jimenez is currently ranked #7 in the state for blocks and leads the conference in hitting percentage and blocks per set.
"We came out strong and played a good conference opener tonight," commented Head Coach Taylor Kushner. "Shoutout to Emily Robbins, Haley Jimenez, and Alicia Gurrola for their work tonight."
The team plays the next two on the road and returns home to take on LA Pierce on October 11th.