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The College of San Mateo volleyball team’s run to a state title ended in the semifinals Saturday. As head coach Katie Goldhahn continued to process the three-set sweep at the hands of eventual state champion Feather River, she also started looking at all the things the team accomplished on its way to the state final four.

For the first time in program history, the College of San Mateo women’s volleyball team is headed to the state championships. On Saturday night, the No. 4-seeded Bulldogs defeated No. 12 Cabrillo College 3-1 (25-17, 25-18; 24-26, 25-14) at home in the third round of the Northern California Regional Playoffs to secure their spot in the 2022 California Community College Athletic Association (CCCAA) State Championships.

College of San Mateo, ranked No. 3 in the state, clinched the 2022 title with Friday night’s 3-0 sweep at Ohlone College in Fremont. That boosted the Bulldogs perfect league record to 9-0 with just one match remaining.

While unbeaten and unanimous No. 1 Riverside City College improved to 9-0 with a win over previous No. 5 Cerritos, the College of San Mateo continues to lead the way in Northern California.

No. 4 College of San Mateo (7-1) has Northern California’s best overall National record but is in a 4-way Bay 6 League deadlock at 2-1 with No. 7 Laney (6-2), No. 12 San Francisco (5-3), and No. 13 Diablo Valley (5-3). DVC is at Laney Friday night. CSM closes at CCSF Nov. 12.

Northern California’s top community college football team, College of San Mateo (5-0), has its sights on new winning streaks as Bay 6 Conference play gets underway Saturday with No. 8 Laney-Oakland (4-1) visiting the No. 2 Bulldogs at 1 pm.

With three volleyball matches in four days, College of San Mateo was facing one of its busiest stretches of the year. And just for style points, the Lady Bulldogs finished off the stretch Saturday with a five-set epic.

College of San Mateo Football (3-0) moved up to No. 2, as the top team in Northern California. College of San Mateo Volleyball, ranked No. 6 in the state, won a pair of matches last week to improve to 7-3 on the season.

There are some changes behind pacesetters No. 1 City College of San Francisco and No. 2 Riverside CC in this week’s coaches poll of California Community College Athletic Association football teams, conducted by the JC Athletic Bureau. College of San Mateo, College of the Canyons, and Golden West each moved up one spot behind the pacesetters.

College of San Mateo is hosting the Coast Conference track and field championships this week, with the trials Wednesday and the finals Saturday. The Bulldogs have posted several league-leading performances in recent weeks.