YUMA, Ariz. – Both the Imperial and Gila Ridge volleyball programs had dream seasons in 2014. While the Lady Tigers made a deep run in the CIF-SD section playoffs, the Lady Hawks made the AIA playoffs for the first time in program history.
Even though Imperial returns most of their players from last year, the same can’t be said for Gila Ridge. The Hawks lose all but one of their starters to graduation and they lose the services of head coach Lorayne Chandler; who was hired as AWC’s head volleyball coach in the offseason.
The new look Lady Hawks would take on Imperial under the guidance of new coach Tricia Ellsworth.
The start of the match looked promising for Gila Ridge, as they were able to edge their Imperial Valley counterparts by six points in the first set. But, from there the Lady Tigers would seize control as they would take the next three sets.
Camryn Seaman had a team high 9 kills and 4 digs for Imperial, while teammate Analia Sotelo put down three aces and 15 assists.
The Lady Tigers would take the four set win; 19-25, 25-15, 26-24 and 25-16.