The CBC women lost in three straight sets, 22-25, 23-25 and 12-25.
“We played like a tired team tonight. There wasn’t a lot of energy from us all evening,” said CBC head coach Larry Lollar.
“We only have two matches this Friday and the rest of the weekend off, so the players will get the rest of the weekend to rest before we play our first conference match against Wharton County on Tuesday night.”
The first two sets were really close and a bounce, dig or kill here or there late made the difference. Victoria College came up with the big hit or block along the net to just edge the Cougars in the race to 25 in those two sets.
The Pirates dominated set three as every hit, bounce or serve was in their favor. VC jumped out early to a 12-6 lead and just kept the set under control from there. Short, two-point runs from the Cougars were quickly stuffed by huge hits from the Pirate front line hitters.
Kathy Acosta led the CBC offense with 11 kills in the match. Doryann Perez contributed seven kills. Korie Rodriguez set up 15 points for assists. Bianca Cortez added six assists. Alex Batiste put down three VC hits for blocks for the Cougars. Samantha Thomas had two blocks to help out the defense.
Rodriguez, Perez and Lauren Gutierrez all came up with four digs against the Pirates in the match. Gutierrez served the hosts’ lone ace in the match
The CBC squad will return to Beeville on Sept. 26 and 27 when Lee College and San Jacinto visit the Cougar campus. Both matches are to begin at 6 p.m.