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South Top Seed PCC Women's Volleyball Hosts AVC In Regionals Tuesday, Nov. 24
Selected the No. 1 seed in the Southern California region, the Pasadena City College women's volleyball team will host No. 16 Antelope Valley College Tuesday, November 24 in the first round of the CCCAA Regional Playoffs. The 22-1 Lancers will have a 6 p.m. first serve at PCC's Hutto-Patterson Gymnasium.
Undefeated in conference at 16-0, the South Coast Conference champion Lancers will try to reach the CCCAA State Final Eight Tournament for the first time since 1995. If PCC gets by the Foothill Conference champion Marauders of Antelope Valley (14-4 overall), the Lancers will host the winner of No. 8 Bakersfield v. No. 9 Riverside on Saturday, November 28.
Ranked No. 2 in the State Top 25 poll, Pasadena is currently riding a 21-match winning streak, losing only to Cypress on the opening day of the season in a PCC mini 6-team tourney.
Back on Sept. 2, PCC swept Antelope Valley, 26-24, 25-12, 25-14, in a non-conference road match. Outside hitter Patti Blasco recorded 13 kills and libero Marissa Rangel had 11 digs in that triumph. Antelope Valley is making its first playoff appearance in 16 years.
Under third-year head coach Tammy Silva, PCC made the playoffs for the second straight season, losing last year to Orange Coast College in 4 games in the opening round.
The Lancers were named the No. 1 seed for the first time in its volleyball history.
The following is a link to the 16-team bracket for the CCCAA Southern California Regional Playoffs:
[Photo--The Lancers celebrated their SCC title-clinching win at El Camino College November 18, and now received the No. 1 seed going into the CCCAA Regional Playoffs, image by Richard Quinton.]
Release Date: 11/21/09