Taft Midway Driller
September 12, 2016
After getting roughed up in last weekend's Delta Classic in Stockton, the Cougars plunge into conference play this week, traveling to Merced at 6 p.m. Wednesday and home vs Columbia at 5 p.m. on Friday.
The Cougars, 3-6 in non-conference play, went 1-3 in Stockton, a tournament that attracts the top teams in northern California.
They lost to Feather River (25-11, 25-22, 25-20), Shasta (25-21, 25-22, 25-21) and Modesto (25-22, 25-20, 26-24) before finishing with a hard fought five-set victory over conference foe Reedley (20-25, 25-17, 25-16, 18-25, 16-14).
As TC heads into CVC action this week defending champion Fresno City College looks like the favorite again with a 7-1 non-conference record. The rest of the pack: Sequoias 3-2, Merced 2-2, Columbia 1-2, Taft and Porterville 3-6, Reedley 0-4, Cerro Coso and West Hills-Coalinga 0-5.