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Transfer Richie Responds In Women's Volleyball Sweep At Glendale
Pasadena City College women's volleyball head coach Tammy Silva knows the kind of depth she has at the key middle blocker and outside hitter positions. One of her weapons is sophomore transfer Markisha Richie, who was an All-Orange Empire Conference hitter at Riverside two seasons ago.
The 5-foot-10 Richie has been plagued by injury and illness early this season, but was back to 100 percent Wednesday in leading the Lancers to a sweep at Glendale Community Colllege, 25-19, 25-11, 25-22. Richie knocked down her season high of 10 kills, hitting .318 in 22 attempts.
Sophomore letterman Miranda Doing added seven kills, four blocks and four digs and sophomore transfer setter Danielle Stewart continued her consistent play with 32 set assists, six digs, five kills and three service aces.
"Markisha has been out of action for a few weeks, but she looks like she is getting back into things. I thought she was amazing v. Glendale," Silva said. "Jessica Vargas and Brenda Moscoso did well for us defensively."
Moscoso, the team's libero made 15 digs, and Vargas had her season high of nine digs.
Pasadena (5-1 overall) is set for a showdown at defending state champion Orange Coast College Friday. PCC was ranked No. 5 in the first CCCWVCA State Top 25 Poll with OCC (3-0 record) on top of the rankings. Match time in Costa Mesa is 5 p.m.
[Photo--Markisha Richie connects with the ball during PCC's sweep at Glendale Wednesday night, image by Richard Quinton.]
Release Date: 09/16/10