Broncos sweep Humboldt, but miss playoffs

By Heather Ludegna

Volleyball concluded the season by sweeping Humboldt State University on the road Saturday, but missed out on a playoff place by one game.

Coming into the weekend, CPP needed to win and Cal State Los Angeles and Cal State Dominguez Hills to slip up.

On Friday, both CSUDH and CSULA won, meaning both had to lose on Saturday night and the Broncos had to win at Humboldt to have a chance.

CPP jumped out to big leads in the first two sets, cruising to a 2-0 lead.

In set one, junior outside hitter Andrea Bosnic spiked the ball off senior outside hitter Alex Lolland for the first point of the game.

The Broncos went on a 11-5 run to start the game and led the whole way through, winning 25-13.

In set two, they were in front 15-5 within minutes.

Humoldt made the third set only slightly more challenging.

They took an early 5-3 lead.

The Broncos responded with an 8-2 run and Humboldt never led again.

Senior opposite hitter Alexandra Gresham led the Broncos with 12 kills on 18 attempts for a hitting percentage of .667.

As a team, CPP hit at a .299 percentage and committed just eight errors compared to Humboldt State’s 25.

Senior libero Samantha Figueroa registered 19 digs in the backline while Bosnic ended with 13 digs and five kills.

Senior setter Alina Smith collected all of the Broncos 37 assists in her final collegiate match while junior outside hitter Jenna Goldsberry added 10 digs and six kills.

CSULA swept UC San Diego and CSUDH topped Cal State San Marcos 3-1 in Carson, California.

CPP finished sixth place in the California Collegiate Athletic Association needing to finish in the top four to qualify for the playoffs.

The Broncos will not be participating in the CCAA Championship Tournament for the second consecutive year.

Volleyball missed out on the playoffs despite ending the season on a three-game winning streak

Anthony Carrillo / The Poly Post

Volleyball missed out on the playoffs despite ending the season on a three-game winning streak

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