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Pioneers Athletics Start Season Strong

Amanda Navarrete, October 3, 2014
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Four of the six Pioneers athletic teams—women’s volleyball, men’s soccer, and the men and women cross country team—began their seasons this fall, representing PUC with their promising talent at both home and away games.

Since the preseason in August, the members of the Lady Pioneers volleyball team have given their all on the court, touring in the Pacific Northwest and southern California. The weeks of touring left them 6-6 before their games against Mills College and UC Santa Cruz. Currently, the women’s volleyball team stats are 9-7 overall and 1-1 in California Pacific Conference league play.

The first home game against Mills College filled the college’s Pacific Auditorium for a dominating win against the visiting Cyclones. "The Cyclones did a really great job of challenging our offense by digging us a lot tonight,” said Head Coach Brittany Brown following the game. “Despite a few dips, I was overall pleased with the way we played and was excited to have many different contributors.”

The team took to the court on October 2 in a home game against Emery Riddle, which left them with a close four set victory, 25-23, 22-25, 25-20, 25-21.

The women’s volleyball team will continue to play two more home games against La Sierra University on Oct. 4 and Arizona Christian University on Oct. 9.

Last week, the men and women’s cross country team placed second in both the all-girls team and two guys/two girls team relay at the Northern California Whiskeytown Relays. The all-girls team cut off 14 minutes off their time from their previous showing, and the two guys/ two girls team dropped nine minutes off their time. They are preparing for the on-campus Pioneers Invitational on Oct. 3 at 2:15 p.m.

The men’s soccer team played their first home game on Oct. 2 against Marymount California University. Their next home game will be on Sunday, October 5.

As the teams continue their seasons, PUC students have the opportunity to come out and support the Pioneers, show school spirit, and celebrate the accomplishments of the school’s varsity student-athletes.

You can continue following the progress of the PUC Pioneers teams, including the men’s and women’s basketball teams, online.