The Columbia College volleyball team had its best shot yet at a Central Valley Conference victory, but West Hills of Coalinga escaped from Oak Pavilion with a 30-25, 20-30, 30-25, 13-30, 15-12.
The first game, in which Columbia couldn't hold a 9-1 lead, turned out to be crucial.
"We were just making errors," Columbia coach Raelene Juarez said. "It was just a combination of everything at the wrong time."
Ace serves Melissa Costa Valerie Foster and Brooke Sherry three apiece; Sarah Tait and Stacy Gordon two each; Jaime Dickerson one.
Kills Tait nine, Costa and Foster six each, Dickerson five.
Blocks Costa three, Tait two, Damm, Dickerson and Monica Schmidt one each.
Assists Costa 16.
Digs Dickerson 19, Costa 15, Foster 11, Tait 10, Gordon eight.
Columbia (2-4, 0-4 CVC) is idle Friday and then visits Reedley next Wednesday.