The Falcons (14-6) were able to knock off two NJCAA DII opponents at home in a tri-match with St. Louis Community College and Frontier Community College. A celebration for sophomore day also took place as there six were sophomores recognized for their contribution to ECC volleyball: Olivia Spanley, Trinity Clark, Vaimoana Mo’ungaffi, Macey Morehead, Leinata Leakehe and Lynnae Grus. Each one of the sophomores received a flower and a balloon from their freshmen teammates to acknowledge their dedication to the program.
ECC took the early lead in the match against St. Louis Community College and was able to cruise to victory in straight sets 25-11, 25-22, 25-21. This victory put ECC at 2-1 in the region for the regular season.
The Falcons battled some cobwebs in the second match against Frontier as they were not able to come out of the gate in the fashion they wanted similar to the first match of the day.
The Bobcats took the first set by a score of 25-21 and then the Falcons took the second set 25-16. The third set was very interesting as the Falcons found themselves trailing 19-12. A true reversal of fortune found the Falcons literally clawing their way back into the match by scoring 7 straight points to tie up the score 19-19. ECC then won 25-20. A not so good performance from the Falcons wound up positive with a final score line of 21-25, 25-16, 25-20, 25-19. Coach Mathes-Peters was able to identify some key areas of improvement as the Falcons will face MCCKC later in the week to try and secure the number one seed in the upcoming NJCAA Region Tournament being held at East Central College on Oct. 29 and Oct. 30.