PHOENIX, ARIZ. – The Coker men's volleyball team kicked off the 2015 season with a doubleheader against Grand Canyon University and Hope International University on Thursday (Jan. 15). The Cobras concluded the day with two, tough, 3-0 losses to the Antelopes and Royals.
In match one, the Cobras would fall behind early on and would suffer a 25-7 loss in the first set. Coker would jump out to an early 4-1 lead in the second, but it would be short-lived as Grand Canyon used a 7-1 run to take an 8-5 lead. The Antelopes would eventually capture the back-and-forth set, 25-17, over the Cobras. Set three would belong to Grand Canyon as they captured a 25-14 victory and 3-0 match win.
Match two saw the Cobras and Royals rumble, but Hope International would squeak out tough 25-21, 25-18 and 25-20 set victories, respectively, to notch the 3-0 match victory.
The Navy and Yellow will conclude its West Coast road trip Friday (Jan. 16) night with an 8 p.m. matchup with the Antelopes of Grand Canyon University.