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No. 14-Ranked Women's Volleyball Sweeps ELAC
The state No. 14-ranked Pasadena City College women's volleyball team set up next week's showdown for the South Coast Conference championship v. El Camino by sweeping East Los Angeles College, 25-11, 25-9, 25-18 Wednesday night at Hutto-Patterson Gymnasium.
The Lancers (13-8) are on a season-best, eight-match winning streak under interim head coach Bill Sanchez, who along with first-year assistant coaches Kari Post and Jerry Checinski, has maintained PCC's level of state excellence over the past six years.
"You can't put together a better script than pitting two teams tied for first place playing for a championship on the final night of the conference season," Sanchez said. "We beat El Camino at its place and you can bet that ECC and its outstanding head coach Le Valley Pattison will throw everything at us. All we can do is play our type of volleyball and may the best team win."
PCC (13-8 overall) is tied with 12th-ranked El Camino with 11-1 conference records and the two will meet next Wednesday, Nov. 20 at Hutto-Patterson Gymnasium. First serve is 6 p.m.
Against ELAC, the Lancers put on a serving clinic with 13 aces, including five by freshman middle blocker Angela Banuelos. Sophomore outside hitter Thula Parks pounded 13 kills and led the Lancers with eight digs. Frosh middle blocker Kendra Logan contributed five kills and four blocks (three solos) with three aces while powerful sophomore outside hitter Nora To'omalatai had 11 kills and two aces.
Sophomore right side hitter Brian Hilton chipped in three aces, and starting second-year setter Tiffany Roesler added 26 assists.
PCC hope to avoid any letdowns when it travels to face Cerritos College on Friday, Nov. 15 in a 6 p.m. conference match.
[Photo--Thula Parks goes up for the attack during PCC's sweep over East Los Angeles Wednesday at Hutto-Patterson Gymnasium, image by Richard Quinton, sports information photographer.]
Release Date: 11/14/13