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Women's Volleyball Sideout Cerritos, 3-0

Women's Volleyball Sideout Cerritos, 3-0 image

In volleyball, sideout used to be the only way a team could score. When the points' rules changed a decade ago to a rally scoring system, the need for winning the serve or gaining the sideout became less important. On Wednesday, state No. 7-ranked Pasadena City College brought back some of the fun associated with keeping a sideout during the Lancers' speedy sweep over visiting Cerritos College, 25-8, 25-17, 25-17, at Hutto-Patterson Gymnasium.

Pasadena, 16-3 overall, 8-2 and tied for second place in the South Coast Conference, had a impressive run in the first set v. the Falcons. After an attack error by Cerritos gave the Lancers the sideout with PCC leading 9-4, outside hitter Ella Moe went to work on her turn to serve. The Lancers would score the next nine points consecutively as Moe sprinkled in some hard-spin serves that resulted in three aces. By the time Cerritos regained the sideout, the Lancers had all but sewn up the set at 18-4.

Moe, a sophomore, totaled 10 kills, seven digs and four aces while freshman outside hitter Anolani Ramos-McCorriston added 10 kills. The Lancers hit .349 as a team, including a flawless 7-of-11 kill for attempt performance by middle blocker Jackie Valle-Acosta. Sophomore setter Jessica Xu contributed three kills and 21 assists and reserve setter Kailey Faust tallied two kills and 11 assists.

PCC extended its home winning streak to 14 in a row (including two playoff wins last year) and hasn't been defeated at the H-P Gym since Oct. 8 of last season when it was swept by El Camino. The Lancers will see the current state No. 4-ranked Warriors again on Wednesday, Nov. 9 in their next home match.

Against Cerritos, other Lancers with strong efforts were reserve OH Tiffany Roesler with four kills, middle blocker Stacey Diaz (kill and two blocks), and reserve defensive specialist Mallorie Hopkins, who had seven digs and served three of the team's 10 aces.

PCC Head Coach Tammy Silva was also pleased with the play of sophomore libero Jessica Vargas, who had eight digs and a perfect serve receive evening.

Lupe Garcia had 10 kills to lead Cerritos, who had a 3-match win streak snapped in falling to 8-10 and 5-5 in the SCC's fourth place.

Pasadena travels to face Los Angeles Harbor College Friday, Nov. 4 in a 6 p.m. conference match.

[Photo--Kailey Faust is seen here in action during PCC's sweep over Cerritos Wednesday at Hutto-Patterson Gymnasium, image by Richard Quinton.]

Release Date: 11/02/11
Robert Lewis, Sports Information
Phone: 626-585-7018, Email: rmlewis@pasadena.edu