No. 6 women’s volleyball team advances to state tournament after sweep over No. 14 Irvine Valley College
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Update: 7:22 p.m. Nov. 26. No. 6 Warriors advance your state tournament following sweep over No. 14 Lasers.
It was all Warriors in the third set as the No. 6 seed came out to a 6-0 start before the no. 14 Lasers took their first point.
The lead proved to be too much for the Lasers to do anything, even though Taira Ka’awaloa and Lucee Fitzgerald tried their best.
EC dominated in a sweep to advance to the state tournament for the first time since 2011 behind Brydon’sophomore 17 kills (only player in double digits).
Update: 6:55 p.m. Nov. 26. El Camino commands second set in 25-16 set-two win.
Jaylin Motley is coming clutch tonight and has ended both sets in favor of the no. 6 ranked El Camino women’s volleyball team.
Taira Ka’awaloa is trying her best to carry the Lasers to a win, but it isn’t amounting to much as the Warriors defense is putting on amount tissue clinic.
But the EC offense is just outdoing IVC, 28 kills to 19 led by Taylor Brydon’s 12.
Update: 6:30 p.m. Nov. 26 Warriors take a 1-0 lead after tumultuous 25-20 set-one win.
Taylor Brydon came out to open the set with a kill.
But the Lasers fought hard until mid set, when interim head coach Nate Ngo received a yellow card following a play where IVC was not the benefactor of a point.
El Camino took a 23-18 lead before the Lasers fought hard to bring it close, but Jaylin Motley took matters into her own hands and banged out back-to-back kills to end the set.
EC leads 1-0 in the match and will serve first in set two.
El Camino’s No. 6 ranked women’s volleyball team will host No. 14 Irvine Valley College tonight at 6 p.m.
In tonight’s match-up the Warriors and Lasers are fighting for one of four Southern California spots at the state tournament next Friday.
IVC is coming off of a hot five-set upset over No. 3 Santa Barbara City College, while EC is hosting the Lasers after a four-set victory over No. 11 Bakersfield College.
Taira Ka’awaloa, who is the Lasers’ leading scorer and No. 47 in the state, leads her team in hopes of breaking the Warriors’ 22-0 streak against lower-ranked opponents.
While sophomores and former South High teammates Taylor Brydon, opposite hitter, and Nina Wyer, setter, are on a quest to reach the state tournament before the end of their two-year careers at EC.
Brydon is No. 27 in the state for kills, while Wyer is No. 9 in the state tate for assists per set.
Match begins at 6 p.m. in the South Gym.
Follow @ECCUnionPhil for live Twitter updates and keep in touch with this post for set-by-set recaps.