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Raiders battle hard, but fall 3-2 to Irvine Valley College

Raiders battle hard, but fall 3-2 to Irvine Valley College

By Anissa Pillai

February 20, 2016


Filed under Showcase, Sports, Volleyball

After a back and forth battle against Irvine Valley College the Raiders found themselves on the losing end of thing on Friday, Feb. 19, as they fell 3-2. The Raiders currently hold a 1-3 record. Irvine took the first set 25-16, but the Raiders bounced back in the second , 25-21, and third sets, 25-22....

Lady Raiders win, sending sophomores off on high note

Lady Raiders win, sending sophomores off on high note

By Nick Gurrola

November 19, 2015


Filed under Showcase, Sports, Volleyball

The Lady Raiders won in four sets during their final game of the 2015 season against the Cuesta College Cougars on Wednesday. Moorpark has now closed out the year with an 8-14 record and 4-8 in conference. They saved their best game for last, playing some of their best volleyball of the season.Freshman...

Silver linings surround disappointing season

Silver linings surround disappointing season

By Tyler Irvin

April 28, 2015


Filed under Showcase, Sports, Volleyball

Men’s Volleyball fell short of their ultimate goal of the season: making the playoffs. The Raiders finished with an overall record of 2-14 and 2-10 in WSC play, but first-year head coach Aaron Hedland felt the team accomplished many other goals. “We didn’t make the playoffs, that’s wh...

Silver linings surround disappointing volleyball season

Silver linings surround disappointing volleyball season

By Tyler Irvin

April 22, 2015


Filed under Showcase, Sports, Volleyball

Coming into the season, the Raiders men’s volleyball team had playoffs in mind, above all other goals. With just under two weeks past the season, we reflect on the season that was. “We had other goals that we did well on, but everyone including us, look at the playoffs as the biggest one...

Raiders playoffs hopes crushed in straight sets

Raiders playoffs hopes crushed in straight sets

By Tyler Irvin

April 4, 2015


Filed under Showcase, Sports, Volleyball

The Raiders men’s volleyball team is now mathematically out of the playoffs, after a loss to Long Beach City College on Friday night. The Raiders entered the game needing to win while also needing help from other teams to qualify for the playoffs. On sophomore night, the co-captain duo, Jamal Balk...

Raiders win first home game

Raiders win first home game

By Tyler Irvin

March 26, 2015


Filed under Showcase, Sports, Volleyball

The Raiders men’s volleyball team captured their home win of the season Wednesday night when the played L.A. Trade Tech. This marks the start of the second round with a win at home. The Raiders entered the match, one game up on the visiting Beavers. The visiting team came into the game in last pl...

Raiders lose to first place Corsairs

Raiders lose to first place Corsairs

By Tyler Irvin

March 20, 2015


Filed under Showcase, Sports, Volleyball

The Raiders men’s volleyball team lost in straight sets again, against the visiting first place Corsairs. Moorpark kept it close in each set, but lost 25-20, 25-16, 27-25. The Raiders keep it close in two of the three sets, but were unable to win the set. “We have to stay aggressive,”...

Raiders fall in four despite big third

Raiders fall in four despite big third

By Tyler Irvin

March 14, 2015


Filed under Showcase, Sports, Volleyball

Jamal Balkhi returned to libero on friday night, in Moorpark’s 3-1 losing effort in Men’s Volleyball against Santa Barbara. The final scores were 25-19, 25-12, 24-26, 25-12. The Raiders came into the game looking to avenge their last loss against Long Beach City College. The started off...

Volleyball star proves hard work and devotion pay off

Volleyball star proves hard work and devotion pay off

By Tyler Irvin

March 14, 2015


Filed under Showcase, Sports, Volleyball

Tim Duncan, Jimmy Graham, and Moopark’s own Michael Esper all have one thing in common, they all waited until high school to start playing their sport. Duncan and Graham did not start playing basketball or football until high school and Raiders Volleyball outside hitter followed the same path. E...

Raiders fall in straight sets

Raiders fall in straight sets

By Tyler Irvin

March 7, 2015


Filed under Showcase, Sports, Volleyball

The Raiders men’s volleyball team lost in straight sets to the visiting Warriors on Friday night in the Raider Pavilion. This was the Raiders first home game in WSC play. The Raiders kept it close in every set, but El Camino found a way to win when the sets got tight. The Warriors are a tough opp...

Defense and mental game key for the Raiders moving forward

Defense and mental game key for the Raiders moving forward

By Tyler Irvin

February 18, 2015


Filed under Sports, Volleyball

First year coach Aaron Hedland has high hopes for the Moorpark College Men’s Volleyball 2015 season. The Raiders fell short of the playoffs by one game last season and look to build on last season with 10 returning players. “Going to the playoffs is definitely our number one goal this season,&...

Raiders struggle in volleyball season opener

Raiders struggle in volleyball season opener

By Tyler Irvin

February 12, 2015


Filed under Showcase, Sports, Volleyball

The Raiders lost their first match of the season to the Golden West Rustlers in straight sets Wednesday night at the Raider Pavilion. The Raiders were in each set, losing two by two points, and one by three points, but could not find a way to get those extra points in order to win it. “We have...