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Silva Coaches 50th SCC Victory, Volleyball Takes Harbor

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Twelve different Lancers spiked kills in helping the Pasadena City College women's volleyball team record head coach Tammy Silva's milestone 50th South Coast Conference victory Wednesday night. State No. 6-ranked PCC swept Los Angeles Harbor College, 25-16, 25-15, 25-9, at Hutto-Patterson Gymnasium.

Silva has a current 50-11 coaching record in SCC play in her fifth season in charge of the Lancers' program. Overall, Pasadena improved to 12-1 and remains perfect along with rival and No. 4-rated El Camino atop the South Coast standings with 4-0 league marks. Those two teams collide Friday when PCC travels to Torrance to face the Warriors in a 6 p.m. match.

Middle blocker Jackie Valle-Acosta continued her efficient hitting with a match-high 10 kills in just 12 attempts. Anolani Ramos-McCorriston added nine kills and opposite Yanise Joseph contributed seven kills. Sophomore middle blocker Stacey Diaz added four kills and three blocks while setter Jessica Xu, a September CCCSIA State Player of the Month honorable mention, had four kills, served three aces and dished out 16 assists.

Frosh setter Kailey Faust reached a season-high in assists with 21 while fill-in libero Jennifer Estrada totaled 10 digs. Viridiana Gallardo tacked on nine digs and three aces, and Ella Moe dropped in five kills, made six digs and served three aces. Reserves Tiffany Roesler, Kassie Jones, Victoria Arreola and Hunter Martinsen each had a kill.

Harbor (3-3, 1-3 in SCC play) actually was tied with the Lancers at 12-12 in the first game. From that point on, Pasadena outscored the Seahawks, 63-18, in completing the sweep.

"It was nice to see us control a match, and be able to see the reserves play well," Silva said. "Stacey did a solid job blocking. It's important that she play at a high level in order to give us depth at the net. Now we have a major test in facing El Camino next match."

[Photo--Stacey Diaz (left) and Hunter Martinsen team up on a block during PCC's sweep over LA Harbor Wednesday, image by Richard Quinton.]

Release Date: 10/12/11
Robert Lewis, Sports Information
Phone: 626-585-7018, Email: rmlewis@pasadena.edu