IMPERIAL — If anyone wanted to know exactly how the Imperial Valley College volleyball team's season went this year, Wednesday's match against Cuyamaca College at IVC here was almost a microcosm of it.
Just as the season went, IVC had its ups and downs against Cuyamaca, with the downs outnumbering the ups, and eventually fell 3-1 in Pacific Coast Conference play in its final match of the year.
The Arabs lost 24-30, 30-25, 17-30 and 28-30.
"That's pretty much the way our season's gone. We had some shining spots, but we had some low spots," said IVC coach Jill Tucker. "I think this game, out of all the games this year, was the toughest to lose. It was just an ugly game."
The Arabs had opportunities to pull out the victory and had the Coyotes against the ropes in the fourth game, but mistakes eventually caught up with IVC.