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Short-Handed Women's Volleyball Again Outplayed By No. 3-Ranked El Camino

Short-Handed Women's Volleyball Again Outplayed By No. 3-Ranked El Camino image

Playing without injured outside hitters Ella Moe and Markisha Richie, the state's No. 4-ranked Pasadena City College women's volleyball team went into the lion's den Wednesday at South Coast Conference first-place and No. 3-ranked El Camino College. The Lancers didn't make it past three games, soundly being swept by ECC, 25-17, 25-18, 25-20. Second-place PCC is 0-6 in individual sets v. El Camino this season.

El Camino (19-2, 10-0 in the conference) still has four conference matches to play, but distanced itself to two full games ahead of the Lancers, now 16-4 and 8-2. PCC had a six-match win streak snapped.

Pasadena struggled in many areas, including an off night for setter Danielle Stewart. Third in the state in assists average coming into the big match, the sophomore transfer set a season-low 18 assists. She did make two aces to add to her team season lead total of 40 and contributed eight digs.

Outside hitter Aliyyah Abdullah led PCC with nine kills, but totaled 40 attack attempts with six errors. Middle blocker Kirsten Taylor had six kills and three blocks. As a team, it was a rough night for the offense as the Lancers amassed just 22 attack kills with 16 errors.

PCC did little defensively, unable to stop El Camino's twin sister power duo of Kaitlyn Edwards (13 kills) and Lauren Edwards (12 kills). Setter Sarah McFadden was a force with 43 assists as the Warriors nearly doubled PCC in overall attack kills.

Lancer freshman Brenda Moscoso, who started the season at libero, started for the first time at outside hitter, making two kills in 14 attempts, and adding eight digs. Pasadena used just eight players in the match, dressing nine due to the injuries.

PCC next plays at East Los Angeles College Thursday, Nov. 4 in a 6 p.m. conference match.

[Photo--Aliyyah Abdullah gets an attack over the net during PCC's 3-game loss at El Camino College Wednesday night in Torrance, image by Richard Quinton.]

Release Date: 11/03/10
Robert Lewis, Sports Information
Phone: 626-585-7018, Email: rmlewis@pasadena.edu