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Women's Volleyball Coach Tammy Silva Reaches 100th Career Victory
Pasadena City College women's volleyball head coach Tammy Silva reached the 100-win milestone in her seven-year coaching career Wednesday night as her state No. 3-ranked Lancers pounded host Los Angeles City College, 25-11, 25-10, 25-11, in a South Coast Conference match.
PCC extended its winning streak to 17 matches, upped its SCC first-place and undefeated conference record to 12-0, and swept a team for the 16th time this season. The Lancers are 18-1 overall.
Silva, who coached four seasons at Citrus College before taking over the Pasadena program in 2007, is 45-19 directing the Lancers.
The Lancers as a team set a school record for highest hitting percentage in a single match with an amazing .708 mark. The team hit 55 kills in only 72 attempts with just four errors on the night. The match lasted just 47 minutes.
Freshman middle blocker Miranda Doing hit 13 kills (15 attempts) to lead the team, while frosh outside hitter Patti Blasco nailed 11 kills (also 15 attempts) in just two games of play. Using all subs in the third game, Silva watched freshmen middle blockers Chelsea Umana (6 kills) and Ruby Lopez (5 kills) dominate.
Sophomore outside hitter Nicole Holmes recorded 6 kills and first-year setter Jessica Xu had 4 kills and 22 assists. Frosh setter Klaire Blasco added 20 assists. Sophomore libero Marissa Rangel and freshman libero Cambria Mendez each tallied 5 digs.
[Photo--Business As Usual--PCC Head Coach Tammy Silva on the bench during her 100th career victory, a 3-game sweep at Los Angeles City College Wednesday evening. Mariah Cardenas is sitting next to Silva with teammate Cambria Mendez (far right) coming to the bench after a substitution, image by Richard Quinton.]
Release Date: 11/04/09