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Moscoso Shines In Volleyball's Sweep At Trade Tech
After starting at libero early in the season, freshman defensive specialist Brenda Moscoso saw her playing time diminish when teammate Jessica Vargas was handed the starting reverse jersey by Pasadena City College women's volleyball coach Tammy Silva. On Wednesday night, Moscoso gave the coach reason to keep her in the team's rotation with her all-around performance in PCC's three-game sweep at Los Angeles Trade Tech, 25-5, 25-10, 25-10, in a South Coast Conference match.
Moscoso led PCC with six service aces and 12 defensive digs, then knocked down three kills when placed in the front row later in the match. Pasadena, the state's No. 3-ranked team, improved to 10-2 overall and 2-0 in the SCC. Trade Tech is 0-5, 0-2.
The defending SCC champion Lancers extended their conference winning streak to 23 matches dating back to the 2008 season.
Moscoso from St. Lucy's Priory in Glendora, had just two kills and two aces in the team's first 11 matches. She is second on the team in digs average (3.19), just behind Vargas (3.51).
Sophomore outside hitter Aliyyah Abdullah, who is tied for the conference lead in kills average at 3.16 per game, added a match-high 12 kills and served four aces. Second-year opposite Miranda Doing contributed eight kills while sophomores Jessica Foley, Markisha Richie, and Kirsten Taylor each slammed down five kills.
Transfer setter Danielle Stewart totaled 30 assists. She is ninth in the state in set assist average at 9.78 per individual game played.
The Lancers will be tested Friday, October 8 when they host No. 5-ranked El Camino College. Match time is 6 p.m. at Hutto-Patterson Gymnasium. The Warriors were state champions in 2007 and 2008.
[Photo--Brenda Moscoso serves during PCC's 3-game sweep at LA Trade Tech College Wednesday night, image by Richard Quinton.]
Release Date: 10/06/10