Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Chargers beat IVC 3-1 to claim sole possession of 3rd place

Cypress, CA - The Chargers (8-8, 7-3) beat IVC 3-1 (25-23, 16-25, 25-23, 25-21) and stays alone in third place of the conference standing. Kayla Pace and Ashley Flores led the offense for the Chargers.


Sunday, October 28, 2012

Chargers defeat Saddleback in 5

Flores had 21 kills
Mission Viejo, CA - The Chargers were down 2-1 and were one point from losing the match in the fourth set, but kept their poise in winning that set 27-25 and carried the momentum into the deciding 5th set. The Chargers (6-8, 5-3) took command in the final set to (15-10) beat the host Gauchos 3-2 (25-18, 22-25, 20-25, 27-25, 15-10. Ashley Flores led the Chargers with 21 kills and Camille Valenzuela had 34 assists on the offense. Marianne led the defense with 18 digs. The Chargers are in third place in the standings.


Chargers won at RCC 3-2

Jimenez added 14 kills for
the Chargers
Riverside, CA - The Chargers won at Riverside in a thrilling 5 sets, 25-20, 25-15, 19-25, 21-25, 15-10.  Cypress (6-8, 5-3) completed the season sweep of the Tigers and standing in 3rd place of the conference.  Ashley Flores led the Charger offense with 19 kills, followed by Cassie Jimenez with 14, Kristen Taylor with 10 and Kayla Pace with 9. Setter Camille Valenzuela assisted 39 times. Ashley Crawford led the defense  with 15 digs.


Saturday, October 20, 2012

Chargers grinded out, defeat Fullerton in 5 sets

Cypress, CA - The Chargers won a tight game and a much needed conference game to stay in the race. Facing an unpredicted Fullerton team, Cypress (5-8, 4-3) took the first two sets in good old fashion 25-18 and 25-17. The Hornets going into the 3rd set refused to rollover, fought back to win 25-22. The 4th set, the Hornets looked more determined and beat the Chargers 25-20 and forced the decisive 5th set.  The Chargers regrouped and pulled out a 15-12 to gain their 4th conference victories. The victory snapped a 2-game loosing streak in which the Chargers did not win a set.


Thursday, October 18, 2012

Chargers' plan to upset #2 OCC fell short

Cypress, CA - The Chargers' game plan to upset second ranked Orange Coast Pirates came close. After leading in both the first and second set, the Chargers fell 26-28 and 21-25 with a gutsy effort. The Chargers' momentum went flat in the 3rd set and lost 16-25. The Pirates proved why they were the #2 team in the State as they executed well when they were backed into a corner. For the Chargers it was a good sign of staying with a good team until the end.


Saturday, October 13, 2012

First place Golden West beat Chargers

Huntington Beach, CA - Golden West (11-2, 5-2) proved why it belonged in first place by defeating the Chargers 3-0. The Chargers are 3-2 in conference after the loss but remain in 2nd place and still in contention to do well. However Cypress will be challenged by Orange Coast which ties with GWC in first place at its next home game.


Cypress swept Santa Ana to go up 3-1 in conference

Cypress, CA - The Chargers (4-6, 3-1) swept the Dons 3-0 (25-9, 25-14, 25-21) and remained undefeated in conference play at home. The Chargers' offense was no match, the font line dominated and the Dons had no answer to defend Ashley Crawford and Ashley Flores who contributed 8 kills each.  Marianne Tapales added 4 serve aces.

Cypress is tuning up to play the first place Rustlers at Golden West on Friday.

Monday, October 8, 2012

Chargers dropped to IVC in 5 sets

Jimenez collected 13 kills
Irvine, CA - The Chargers took an undefeated conference record to Irvine Valley for their first conference roadie. The Lasers have a couple of deadly weapons on both ends of the game: Allison Cook averaged 4.20 kpg, and DS Becky Moodie averaging 4.19 dpg. The Chargers fought to the fifth set but could not hold on and lost a heart breaker. The seesaw game was as close as it could be, 17-25, 25-20, 22-25, 25-20, 12-15.

Cassandra Jimenez and Kayla Pace led the offense with 13 kills each. The defense was led by Ashley Crawford with 11 digs while Kristen Taylor and Pace ended with 5 blocks each.. Camille Valenzuela had 40 assists.


Thursday, October 4, 2012

Chargers defeat Riverside to go 2-0 in conference

Cypress, CA - The Chargers' slow start of the season appear to be taking a turn. After going 3-1 in the San Diego City Tournament, Cypress continued that momentum to beat back to back OEC opponents to remain undefeated in league at 2-0. After losing the first set to Riverside 25-19, the Chargers stomped back to take the final three sets and the victory.


Friday, September 28, 2012

Chargers beat Saddleback in 3 sets

The Chargers have reason to celebrate
Cypress, CA - The Chargers (2-5, 1-0) carried the momentum from last weekend's tourney at San Diego City to beat Saddleback (2-8, 0-1) in three sets 25-16, 25-21, 25-18.  To win a home conference opener is always important to set the tone for conference play.

Kristen Taylor had 10 kills to lead the team, Setter Shannon Tucker had 41 assists, while Libero Marianne Tapales had 13 digs.

The next conference game is Oct 3 vs Riverside.


Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Chargers come up in 5th at San Diego Tournament

Crowell has 21 kills at
the SDCC Tourney
San Diego, CA - The Chargers go on their final pre-conference trip to participate at the annual San Diego City Tournament. The Chargers play exceptionally well defeating Mt. SAC 2-0, Cuyamaca 2-0, Arizona Western 2-1 and loses to Chaffey 1-2. In the playoffs the Chargers fall to South Mountain in a single elimination match 18-25.  The effort has the Chargers in 5th place of the tournament and get in tune for conference play. For the tournament, Setter Shannon Tucker has 31 assists, Middleblocker Heather Crowell has 24 kills and Libero Marianne Tapales has 26 digs to lead the team.

The Chargers open conference play against Saddleback at home on September 28.


Chargers play close against SD Mesa

Tucker has 30 assists
San Diego, CA - The Chargers travel to their final non-conference road game to San Diego Mesa to face a solid Olympian team. The Olympians are 6-4 coming in and have defeated strong teams like Saddleback, Ventura and Cuesta. The Chargers (1-5) play well and right there but cannot get over the hump. The Olympians defeat the Chargers 21-25, 20-25 , 18-25.

Setter Shannon Tucker has 30 assists while hitters Kayla Pace has 8 kills and Kristen Taylor has 6 kills.


Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Chargers fight hard against 5-ranked team

Cassandra Jiminez (14) and Heather
Crowell (20) go up for a block.
Cypress, CA - The Lady Charger Volleyball team open its home game against Grossmont, the 5th ranked team in the state. Cypress fights hard every sets only to lose 3-1. After Grossmont takes the first set 22-25, The Chargers bounce back to win the 2nd set 26-24. Grossmont comes back strong to take the last two sets 10-25 and 14-25. The defense plays well, Libero Marianne Tapales has 11 digs and DS Yesenia Pacheco also adds 11 digs. Freshman MB Heather Crowell has 1 solo block and 5 assisted blocks. Kayla Pace leads the offense with 7 kills.

The Chargers (1-4) will play at San Diego Mesa on October 19.


Monday, September 10, 2012

Chargers split at El Camino Quad

Flores' 15 kills vs
El Camino propels the win
Torrance, CA - The Chargers (1-3) goes into the El Camino Quad facing a strong Pasadena City in the opening game. The Lancers return three All-Conference players all stand 6-foot or taller, Jackie Acosta, Megan Callen and Janise Joseph. The Chargers get the best out of Ashley Crawford with 6 kills and Yesenia Pacheco with 8 digs on the defensive end but the Lancers prevail 19-25, 18-25, 12-25.

In the second game, the Chargers face another tough foe, the host team El Camino. The Warriors have not lost a set in their previous outings. Cypress comes out charging and out dueling the Warriors in an exciting 5-set match, 25-22, 15-25, 25-16, 16-25, 15-13.  Ashley Flores contribute 15 kills, Crawford with 16 kills while on the defensive side Marianne Tapales leads the team with 17 digs and Pacheco adds 14.

The Chargers are coming home to host Grossmont on Wednesday.


Saturday, September 1, 2012

Chargers play close in season opening games

Crawford has 23 kills in
2 games
Pasadena, CA - The Lady Charger Volleyball open the 2012-13 season the Pasadena Quad. Playing close against a strong Mt SAC team in the opening game, Cypress get 10 kills from Ashley Flores while Ashley Crawford contributes 7 kills and 7 digs. The effort is short as the Chargers fall to the Mounties 1-3 (13-25, 18-25, 25-18, 23-25.)

In the second game against another strong Santa Barbara City team, the Chargers stay tight and force a 5-set game. Crawford comes up with 16 kills but the effort fall short in a losing cause to the Vaqueros 2-3 (20-25, 21-25, 25-20, 25-16, 9-15.)  Crawford ends the day with 23 kills and 16 digs, Kayla Pace has 14 kills and Jen Porter with 16 digs.


Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Six Volleyball Alumni at universities next year

The 2011-12 Charger Volleyball program continues its tradition to send its alumni to the next level. Defensive Specialist and Outside Hitter Megan Kirkpatrick continues her playing career at Whittier College.  Middle Blocker Kelsey Mersey takes her playing skill to Cal State San Marcos. Teammates Marina Samoa and Katie Saavedra from the 2009 Championship team will remain teammates at New Mexico Highlands University.  Entering their final and senior season beginning the Fall, will be Nicole Boyle at Cal State East Bay and Rose Greco ay Cal State Dominguez Hills.

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Two Chargers Sign Letters of Intent

Kelsey Mersey
Cypress, Calif. - Two Cypress College women's volleyball players signed letters of intent to continue their playing careers at four-year schools next year.

Team captain Kelsey Mersey will be moving on to play at Cal State San Marcos next season, while Megan Kirkpatrick will be transferring to play at another four-year school in the fall.

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