Posted on 28 September 2011.
The Chabot College volleyball team defeated Columbia College on Sept. 21, 3 games to 2. The Lady Glad’s lost the first two matches but were able to come together as a team and the take the last three matches and the win.
The Lady Glad’s came out strong in the first moments of match one but the lead quickly evaporated as Columbia came back to hold a 7 point lead over the Lady Glad’s. Chabot was able to recover and came as close as one point. However, the Claim Jumpers were able to rally back and ultimately defeat the Lady Glad’s 21-25.
The second match was intense back and forth as both teams seemed determined to win. The Lady Glad’s were able to overcome a couple of rotation violations to keep it interesting throughout the match. No team had more then a 4 point lead at any time and the match was tied 24-24 until the Claim Jumpers were able pull through for a hard fought 24-25 victory.
Down two matches and in danger of losing in a sweep, Chabot needed to win the next three matches and stage a comeback of epic proportion.
Unfortunately the match didn’t start out as the Lady Gladiators struggles continued into the beginning of the third match.
“We started off really rough,” said Chabot head coach Amber Sammons. “First two three games were not pretty, we were just struggling playing really spastic.”
They fell behind early and continued to struggle until a series of strong serves tied the game and Chabot took over from there.
“We all focused and realized that we all need to be here and put in our heart in order to win that game,” said freshman Chrissy Burrows. “We all put in that effort,”
Lady Glad’s closed the third match out strong winning 24-20 swinging the momentum back to Chabot.
Still facing elimination, the Lady Glad’s needed to come together in order to defeat the Claim Jumpers. With teamwork, they were able to defeat their opponents 24-19 and tie up the match to force a game five.
The fifth and final match is only played to 15 so it’s very important to get to an early lead and that is exactly what didn’t happen. The match was a back and forth between the teams with no one taking a lead and every point being answered with a counterpoint. They battled to a 11-11 tie and were able to score four unanswered points to finish off the Claim Jumpers in dramatic fashion.
“It’s always good to go to a five game match early in the season and to learn that you can fight it out when you’re down. You can come back and you can win. That is a lesson that every team needs to learn. They need to learn how to be down and come back and know not to give up,” said Coach Sammons.
Posted in Sports, Volleyball
Posted on 08 September 2011.
By Kenisha Frieson
The Lady Glad’s won their home match against Contra Costa College last Friday. Teamwork and hard work would be shown on the court with a dominant performance.
Chabot would strike first in the game. Serving for the Lady Glads was Clarissa Callon. Callon would get on a roll and score the games first four points before the Comets would put an end to it. The score was 4-1 with Chabot in the lead.
The Lady Glad’s would go on a run and force Contra Costa to call their first time out with score being 11-4.
Chabot’s intensity and aggressive offense would ex-
tend the lead, making it 17-8. Chabot’s teamwork would result in a game point when a perfect setup and spike gave the Lady Glad’s the first game with the score 25-14. Callon and Danica Glenister-Maugatai were active players for Chabot in the first game.
Chabot’s Glenister-Maugatai serve in the second game gave the lead to the Lady Glads. Contra Costa would fight and try to get back in the game but their effort would fall short. Chabot would win 25-20.
In the third game, Callon’s serve would give Chabot the first point. Contra Costa would try to make a comeback but would eventually fade away.
With the score being 14-6, Contra Costa would take their second timeout in hopes of slow- ing down the Lady Glad’s.
Chabot would again go on an 11-2 run that resulted in a 25-8 final score.
“It’s great,” answered head coach Amber Sammons when asked about the win, “you need a win under your belt to get some confidence behind your team”.
When asked about this year Clarissa Callon answered, “I feel we have potential, we have a lot of work to do but I think we can do it.”
The next volleyball home game is Friday vs. Yuba College.
-Biggest lead in all three games was 11 -Chabot went on a 7-0 run to end the match.
-The victory was the first at home this season.
Posted in Sports, Volleyball
Posted on 10 February 2011.
Budget cuts are not the only financial concern for lady gladiators volleyball. Three months ago volleyball head coach Amber Sammons booked a wine tasting event that last year pulled in $5000. However two weeks before this year’s tasting, a new manger at the Ruby Hill Winery had double booked the event day, cancelling the Chabot fundraiser claiming, “The facility was not designed for this type of event.” The excuse seems hard to believe seeing that the team hosted the same event just one-year prior.
This is a challenge that Amber Sammons and the volleyball team are willing to rise to. They’ve scheduled another wine tasting event that will be held here at the Chabot campus at the new event center, which will take place sometime in March. In the meantime, the team is selling dinner cards for $10 with a value of $25 and useable at restaurants all over the US. You can visit the website www.restaurant.com for more information.
The team needs this money badly for new uniforms, new balls and equipment, and to pay the assistant coaches who have put forth so much of their time and energy and have not of yet been paid. Amber would like to stress that “…any donations are welcomed and much appreciated.” If you would like to make any contributions to the team please contact Amber Sammons at: firstname.lastname@example.org or visit her office in bldg 2600 room 2646.
Posted in Campus, Sports, Volleyball
Posted on 02 December 2010.
For all those who are interested, intercollegiate sports have open spaces
By Joseph Yates
At Chabot College in the Spring there are plenty of sports for the avid athlete. Whether you like to play a team sport, or not there is something for you.
No matter what sports team you try out for it will require a lot of hard work. Most of the teams work out a minimum of four days a week, practicing in the morning and the afternoon.
Additionally athletes are held to a high standard to remain active on the team. According to the Chabot College website athletes must maintain a 2.0 G.P.A. and be registered in “12 units of which 9 count toward the associate degree, remediation, transfer and/or certification during your season of participation.”
The spring sports are men’s baseball, woman’s softball, men’s tennis, women’s tennis, men’s and women’s swimming, men’s golf, and men’s and women’s track & field.
There are a lot of athletes that are on a scholarship to play at our college, but some of the athletes who try out for the team are also walk on students.
Some of these walk on students don’t know how to get in contact with the coaches or how the programs are run.
One way to find out more about the sport your interested in is to contact the coach of the team or speak to a counselor.
The head coach of men’s baseball, Steve Friend, has shared some information on the requirements on how to make the team.
“It’s all about your athleticism, your talent, and your intangibilities, meaning do you have any skills, your ability to play the game, and your mental toughness, work ethics, commitment and resiliency.”
Mr. Friend has stated “We actively recruit approximately 20-30 local student athletes each year from district area High Schools and you have to be a pretty good player.”
Hard work is the key to practice making perfect. One way to make the team on any spring sport, is to take a summer class of the sport you’re interested in so the coach can get familiar with you.
For more information on Chabot spring sports contact the appropriate coach below.
Baseball coach: Steve Friend – Phone: (510) 723-6935 E-mail: email@example.com .
Men’s golf coach Zack Papachristos Phone: (510) 723-7481 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org .
Women’s softball coach: Chelsea Spencer Email:email@example.com .
Men’s & women’s swimming: head coach: Greg Kubicki, Phone: (510) 723-7433 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tennis coach: HeadCoach: Rick Morris Phone 510) 723-7259 E-mail: email@example.com .
Track & field coach: contact Ken Grace E-mail:firstname.lastname@example.org or CoachKenGrace@att.net Phone: 510-723-6662.
Posted in Baseball, Basketball, Golf, Soccer, Softball, Sports, Swimming, Tennis, Volleyball