Posted on: March 4, 2021 Posted by: Glacier Staff Comments: 0

By Jack Zampillo, Opinion Editor

Women’s volleyball is back in full swing at Moraine Valley, with a packed seven-game slate this month including a home matchup Wednesday against the Waubonsee Community College Chiefs.

The women’s team takes on Waubonsee Community College at home on March 10

The Cyclones took a tough loss to Triton College in their season opener on Feb. 10. Despite being swept in three sets, the women’s confidence in each other hasn’t wavered.

In 2020, the team went 26-9 overall.

“Last season I had high hopes for our team, and my hopes are just as high for this year,” said sophomore defensive specialist Lily Saenz.

The women bounced back at home on March 1, defeating Bryant & Stratton College 3 sets to 0.

The Cyclones are led by Saenz, outside hitter Brianna Knezz, and Marriel McCaskill, who all turned in solid performances. Knezz led the way with 11 kills and 17 digs, McCaskill added 9 kills and 6 aces, and Saenz contributed 12 digs to cap off a promising night for the Cyclones.

Other players, including middle hitter Takiyah Clark, added eight kills and two blocks while setter Nicole Ramirez tallied 25 assists. The roster includes 6 out of 10 first-year players, leaving plenty of room for the team’s chemistry to develop as the season progresses. 

The Cyclones are young and hungry to finish their shortened season strong. 

Wednesday’s game against Waubonsee will begin at 6 p.m. Due to COVID-19, no fans will be allowed in attendance. However, the game will be broadcasted online through Moraine Valley’s website, via a link to be posted at a later date.

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