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Attack Nearly Flawless For Volleyball In Harbor Sweep
No matter the opponent, to go errorless on team attacks is difficult to accomplish for one set. To do it two straight sets is doubly impressive. But that's what the state No. 5-ranked Pasadena City College women's volleyball team pulled off during its sweep over Los Angeles Harbor, 25-14, 25-12, 25-14, in a South Coast Conference match Friday at Hutto-Patterson Gymnasium.
PCC finally made its first attack error early in the third set, but went 63 straight attempts without a mistake while recording 28 kills in that time. Overall, the efficient Lancers hit .467, making 46 kills in 90 attempts and only four errors.
Sophomore outside hitter Aliyyah Abdullah did most of that damage by slamming down 21 kills (and three aces) while letterman middle blocker Jessica Foley knocked home her season high of 10 kills. Transfer middle blocker Kirsten Taylor added nine kills (just 15 attacks). Transfer setter Danielle Stewart dished out 37 assists with two kills, seven digs and four service aces. Reserve defensive specialist Mallorie Hopkins totaled eight digs, two aces, and two assists.
Already playing without injured starters Markisha Richie (illness) and Ella Moe (knee injury), the Lancers also were without sophomore opposite Miranda Doing, who missed the match to take a 4-year university recruiting trip. Despite only eight players dressed, PCC secured second place in the SCC as its record was upped to 19-4 overall and 11-2 in conference.
In a SCC match at Gahr High School Nov. 10, Pasadena swept host Cerritos College, 25-21, 25-21, 25-13. Frosh libero Jessica Vargas made 21 digs while Abdullah (14), Taylor (12) and Doing (10) all had double digits in kills.
PCC will close regular season play Wednesday, Nov. 17 when it hosts Long Beach City College in the SCC finale at 6 p.m.
[Photo--Jessica Foley (13) spikes one of her 10 kills during PCC's sweep over visiting LA Harbor Friday, image by Richard Quinton.]
Release Date: 11/12/10