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Volleyball's Estrada, Gallardo Stand Out In ELAC Win

Volleyball's Estrada, Gallardo Stand Out In ELAC Win image

The state's No. 8-ranked Pasadena City College women's volleyball team rebounded from its loss to El Camino Wednesday by steamrolling East Los Angeles, 25-12, 25-12, 25-17, Thursday night at Hutto-Patterson Gymnasium.

PCC Head Coach Tammy Silva gave the libero shirt to freshman Jennifer Estrada, who performed well with a match-high 16 digs. Silva also increased playing time for reserve Viridiana Gallardo (Polytechnic High), who tallied 12 digs and added two kills and two aces.

Stacey Diaz, a sophomore middle blocker who did not play v. El Camino, pounded five of her eight kills in the first set and added two blocks. Ella Moe, the South Coast Conference leader in kills per game at 3.51, totaled nine kills in the first two sets, but had seven attack errors and looked tired from making 56 attempts against El Camino.

Reserve setter Kailey Faust contributed 11 assists, nine digs and served two aces. Analoni Ramos-McCorriston racked up seven kills, Jackie Valle-Acosta had six kills, and Yanise Joseph delivered five kills. Sophomore starting setter Jessica Xu chipped in 21 assists and two aces.

The Lancers improved to 18-4 overall and 10-3 in the SCC, currently in third place. PCC closes the regular season Wednesday, Nov. 16 when it faces last-place Los Angeles Trade Tech. The team will hold a sophomore tribute prior to the 6 p.m. first serve.

[Photo--Arcadia High product Jessica Estrada made 16 digs as libero during PCC's sweep over East LA Thursday at Hutto-Patterson Gymnasium, image by Richard Quinton.]

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