Women’s volleyball wins home opener

The women’s volleyball team won its first home game of the season against Fullerton College on Aug. 31 and hopes to win the whole conference, the team said recently.

“We got into some trouble but we came out on top and I’m really proud of them,” Head Coach Karl Seiler said.

Seiler added that he expects that every team is going to falter once in a while, and this team is no exception. Seiler said he expects the team to make it to playoffs this season.

Coach Seiler was a volleyball player for Palomar College in 1988 and 1989. He took over as the women’s team head coach in 1995 and has had the women’s team win the Pacific Coast Athletic Conference title five times. This season, the team’s record is 1-0.

Sophomore Anneke Bulthuis had several kills and a notable block, assisting freshman setter Kelli Day. Bulthuis, a middle blocker, has been playing volleyball for five years and she is most comfortable at the net. Her priority this season is to win conference and then hopefully win state playoffs.

After Wednesday night’s win, freshman Morgan Wynn said she is ready to have a good season. Wynn, a libero, added that she has good chemistry with the team, but she wants the team to work on their weak points.

“On and off the court we keep the energy up, we have to encourage each other to get every point,” Wynn said.

The team’s next match is on Sept 7 at 6pm at Fullerton College.


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