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Another 5-Game Win For Women's Volleyball v. AVC

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The Pasadena City College women's volleyball team may not like being extended in its recent matches, but the Lancers can chalk up another 5-game victory Wednesday at Antelope Valley College. PCC allowed the Marauders to rally from two games down, but won the decisive fifth game in a 25-19, 25-14, 20-25, 23-25, 15-9 non-conference win.

It was PCC's second straight 5-set marathon and the allowed the Lancers to stay undefeated at 3-0.

Sophomore outside hitter Ella Moe scored 18 kills (pictured) while 6-foot, frosh opposite Jackie Valle-Acosta powered 11 attack kills (in just 18 attempts) while spiking six block kills. Sophomore libero Jessica Vargas led the defense with 14 digs.

"We made some changes after the first two games, and those are moves that we're going to have to not repeat in the future," said PCC Head Coach Tammy Silva, who picked up PCC coaching victory No. 75 in an early milestone 100th Lancers match. Silva's .750 win percentage has been compiled in now a little more than four seasons of work.

"The good thing about playing in long matches and winning that shorter fifth game is it's what you might be forced to do come playoff time. If you go the distance in a match, you better win it, and that's what we've done."

Megan Callen, a 6-1, freshman middle blocker from St. Lucy's Priory High (Glendora), was added to the roster this week. Callen hit five kills in the AVC win. Callen was a prep teammate of current Pasadena teammate and setter Kailey Faust as both helped St. Lucy's win a CIF Southern Section title last year.

The Lancers will next play in the El Camino College Quad Tournament in Torrance on Friday, Sept. 9. PCC first plays 2010 CCCAA State Final Four participant Cypress at 12:30 p.m., then faces defending Western State Conference North Division champion Santa Barbara City College at 2:30 p.m.

Release Date: 09/08/11
Robert Lewis, Sports Information
Phone: 626-585-7018, Email: rmlewis@pasadena.edu