Men's Volleyball extends win streak to 12

The Santa Monica College Corsairs men’s volleyball set their season into cruise control as they defeated Los Angeles Trade - Technical College Beavers 3-0, Friday night.

SMC sent out a different line up, according to Coach Mayer, with many reserve players getting more time on the court.

“I think it’s challenging when you haven't played all year and you have to step out there”, said Mayer. “I don’t know if we were as hungry or motivated as we needed to be. Sometimes its challenging when you are the better team to motivate yourself.”

The Corsairs controlled the game from the beginning, with LATTC valiantly trying to fight a very balanced and obviously superior Santa Monica.

Santa Monica had an obvious height advantage over Trade Tech who hit into the Santa Monica wall, which tallied 18 blocks on the night. However, LATTC was able to take points from SMC's 26 errors, but nonetheless the Beavers were swimming against the current with weights around their feet.

Freshmen outside hitter Max Nua and setter Joseph Mayer had a larger amount of minutes than normal, and both delivered on their duties, logging eight and four kills respectively.

“It’s really fun to go out and play for this school, and get some wins and kills and blocks”, said middle blocker Hamzat Agaba. “We just want to win and dominate.”

Following the win, the Corsairs remain undefeated in their last twelve games and improve to 9-0 in conference play and 14-1 overall. With three games left in the season, the Corsairs look to be the top seed in their conference going into playoffs.

“We haven’t come short of any of our expectations yet, and we don’t plan on it. We are planning to keep working hard,“ said Nua.

The blue and white have 3 games left in the regular season, 2 of them being away from Corsair Pavilion, the first on April 1 at Long Beach, and the latter on April 3 at LA Pierce.

The Corsairs will close the season at home on April 10 against Moorpark.