TWIN FALLS, Idaho (KMVT/KSVT) The College of Southern Idaho Volleyball team faced arguably its toughest test of the season, No. 4 Snow College.
The second-ranked Golden Eagles lost to a ranked team earlier this season at a tournament, but this one is the SWAC conference home opener.
The Golden Eagles came out sluggish in the first set. While they made a major comeback, the Golden Eagles fell just shy and lost 25–23.
But in the second set, CSI took a 4–0 lead, mainly due to the hitting of Airi Miyabe. She finished the match with 22 kills. The second set win was the first of three straight for CSI, who beat Snow College in four.
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"We shouldn't lose first game, but we came back after the game," explained Miyabe.
Caritsser said, "these guys are competing, they compete in practice and out here at a pretty big stage. At the JUCO level, this is as big as you can get. We didn't necessarily dominate, but I felt like after the first set, I was pretty comfortable that we would take care of business because we were executing the things we were trained."
Kylie Gibson and Jovana Vukcevic had 14 and 15 kills respectively. Sean Garvin finished the match with 58 assists and eight digs.
The Golden Eagles host Treasure Valley Thursday before traveling to #5 Salt Lake CC Friday for a showdown of the two conference teams still undefeated.