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Women's Volleyball Splits Matches At El Camino Classic

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In a quad tournament that will directly affect its initial state ranking next week, the Pasadena City College women's volleyball team lost a four-gamer v. a rebounding Los Angeles Pierce team, then swept College of the Canyons at the El Camino College Classic Friday.

By splitting its matches, PCC's record is 4-1 this season. The Lancers can only look back at what might have been after losing three game points in the second game v. LA Pierce after leading 24-22 in the set. The Lancers would go on to lose 25-15, 26-24, 23-25, 25-20.

"Pierce is an extremely talented team after it had a tough year last season," PCC Head Coach Tammy Silva said. "We let that second game get away and then we go on to win game 3, so we're talking being up 2-1 with a chance to win in four. Instead, we're down 2-0 and that's just too much a deficit to fight back from. I was happy that we responded to the setback by really winning convincingly v. Canyons. We struggled with attack errors at the tournament after playing three error-free type matches to start the season."

Sophomore transfer middle blocker Kirsten Taylor hit 12 kills and a .687 percentage against Pierce. The rest of the team combined for 15 of the squad's 16 attack errors. Frosh outside hitter Ella Moe had nine kills and 11 digs while first-year libero Brenda Moscoso added 15 digs.

The Lancers didn't have to sit long after the Pierce defeat as they defeated Canyons, 25-18, 26-24, 25-12. Sophomore setter Danielle Stewart put on a clinic v. the Cougars with eight kills, 31 assists, 13 digs and two service aces. Taylor (picture) tallied eight kills and Markisha Richie, a transfer hitter  from Riverside, had her best match as a Lancer with eight kills.

Next up for up for PCC is a 7 p.m. road match Wednesday, Sept. 15 at Glendale Community College.

Release Date: 09/11/10
Robert Lewis, Sports Information
Phone: 626-585-7018, Email: rmlewis@pasadena.edu