Wednesday night the cards were right for Citrus Women's Volleyball as they came back from a 0-1 deficit to beat the Eagles of LA Mission College in 4 sets. The Fighting Owls would suffer a setback late in the first game that would spark a 3 game comeback rally. Leading the charge for Citrus was sophomore outside hitter Leah Price. Price owned the night for Citrus as she led all hitters with 25 kills on 41 swings, for a whopping hitting percentage of .488. The 6'1" swing hitter also added an impressive 17 digs in the backcourt, perfect serve reception on 16 attempts and 2 assist blocks at the net. Price gives her teammates credit for her success, "When a hitter has a good night, it's usually because the team is passing really well and the setter is doing a great job. So my team should get the credit."
The Owls owned the momentum for most of the match, as they pushed big leads in the 3rd and 4th games. LA Mission would battle back each time, only to be cut short by the strong net play of the Owls. Tiana Gildernew, the Citrus setter, delivered 40 assists on the night, putting together a balanced attack and leading the Owls offense. Opposite hitter Briana Voght chipped in 8 kills with only 1 error, as well as 1 solo block, 1 assist block and 9 digs.
Citrus moves to 9-7 on the year, and are currently on a 5 match win streak. The Owls host Antelope Valley College this Friday at 6:00 PM in the Citrus College Gym.