On Oct. 12, Hartnell Volleyball lost on the road to a tough Cabrillo College team: 18-25, 10-25, 28-26, 19-25. Match leaders for this match were sophomore outside hitter Sam Shaffer (Salinas) with 12 kills and seven digs. Sophomore Megan Gonzalez (Carmel) put down 11 kills and dished out 13 setting assists.
On Oct. 10, the Panthers traveled for a win over San Francisco City College: 25-19, 25- 21,26-24. Match leaders were freshmen middle blocker Aixa Crespo (Covinton, La.) with four blocks and eight kills. Sophomore Esmeralda Nava (North Salinas), a defensive specialist, led with 13 digs.
The team has an overall record of 17-3 and a league record of 3-1. Current CCCWVA rankings have Hartnell ranked third in Northern California and seventh overall in the state.