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El Camino Keeps Hex On PCC Volleyball

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Since the start of the 2008 season, the Pasadena City College women's volleyball team has rarely been swept in a match. The Lancers have lost in three games only seven times through Friday night. Unfortunately for the state's No. 6-ranked PCC, five of those blankings were performed by its toughest South Coast Conference rival--No. 4-rated El Camino College.

The Warriors made quick work of what was expected to be a battle for first place in the South Conference. Instead, El Camino dispatched the visiting Lancers, 25-20, 25-18, 25-18, to take sole possession of the conference's first place spot.

Pasadena dropped to 12-2 overall and 4-1 in the SCC. El Camino is also 12-2, but remain perfect in conference matches at 5-0.

The 65-minute match was far from a pleasant one from the eyes of PCC Head Coach Tammy Silva.

"We couldn't pass at all," Silva said. "When you can't pass and you can't play defense against a quality team, you're going to get killed. We need to go back to the drawing board, and maybe make some lineup and rotation changes. Two top ranked teams faced each other and only one showed up."

PCC outside hitter Ella Moe planted nine kills and made seven digs as the team's top performer. The news for Lancers volleyball didn't get any better as the team learned it will be without top middle blocker Megan Callen (pictured) for as long as a month with a leg-related injury. Callen did not play in PCC's win over LA Harbor on Wednesday nor the El Camino match.

The Lancers return to action Wednesday, Oct. 19 when they play at East Los Angeles College. First serve is 6 p.m.

Release Date: 10/14/11
Robert Lewis, Sports Information
Phone: 626-585-7018, Email: rmlewis@pasadena.edu