Rio Hondo’s Women’s Volleyball Spikes A Win Against Cerritos College


Photo Credit: Lorenzo Gaytan

The Lady Roadrunners swept the floor against the visiting Falcons of Cerritos College with a score of 3-0 in Whitter on Wednesday, Sept. 28, 2022. This was a huge conference game win for the Roadrunners. They just came back from dominating another 3-0 win against Copper Mountain last Friday. 

The First Set

Rio Hondo started off the first set very strong with a win of 22-25. They won by just 2 points ahead of Cerritos. The Lady Roadrunners were a little shaky at the beginning but they pulled through. They were pulling all the tricks on the court. A lot of dives, spiking, and bursts of energy were coming from the sidelines that evening. The first set was a breeze for these Lady Roadrunners.

The Roadrunners were very vocal during the first half of the game and they were all able to work together as a team to provide strong kills and very successful passes. These Lady Roadrunners came out to the court with confidence and there wasn’t anything getting pass them on the court. 

The Second Set

Similarly, the second set started with the Roadrunners having a good lead against Cerritos. They won the second set with a score of 25-12. The Roadrunners made a kill against the Falcons. The Falcons were no match for these Lady Roadrunners. Rio dominated in the second set. 

The first set of the match was a very close call. The second set of the match was not even a competition. Now it was all up to the outcome of the third set. 

The Final Set

Meanwhile, the Lady Roadrunners started off the third set with confidence to secure a big win of 25-19. Rio was able to secure their conference win of 3-0. These Roadrunners were ecstatic after the game. 

The Postgame Interviews

During postgame, Head Coach Teddi Esko gave her thoughts, “Everyone did their job, everyone was dialed in on their spot.” “Even through the moments when we made mistakes and allowed them kinda into the match, we still grinded it out, we stuck it out, and we swept them in three sets, nice win,” said Esko.

In addition, Setter Faith Wada #4, sophomore at Rio Hondo College, gave some advice for future Roadrunners that want to participate in volleyball. “It’s really fun first of all, so if you’re thinking about doing it, just commit to it, and when you commit to it, then you just put in your 100%” stated Wada.

Also, Setter Haedee Estrella #15, sophomore at Rio Hondo College, expressed her feelings about the game. “Pulling today with a Conference win is like a great start to the new week and we are all really ready for the season, we are ready to just crush it” stated Estrella.

Therefore, The Lady Roadrunners will take on the Vikings of Long Beach City College (LBCC). The match will take place on Friday, Sept. 30, 2022 at LBCC in Long Beach at 6 pm.