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El Camino College The Union

The student news site of El Camino College

El Camino College The Union

Spikers win two in a roll as they prepare for off week

At 14-10 in the fifth game, Andrea Hernandez was ready to serve for the win.

“I wanted to end it on a good note, but that didn’t happen,” Hernandez said.

Hernandez ended up missing the serve, but the Warriors still prevailed after a tough five game victory in Long Beach.

With the win, the women’s volleyball team remained undefeated (8-0) for the season.

The women traveled to Mt. SAC yesterday, but scores weren’t available by press time.

“It’s going to be another challenging game,” Ashlie Cahill said. “We aren’t going to be able to step on the court and just win the game, we’re actually going to have to play.”

The Warriors will take on Pasadena City on Wednesday at 6 p.m..

“Traditionally they’re strong, but they have a first year coach,” assistant coach Richard Blount said.

The game against Long Beach was the toughest league match they have played all year.

“We knew if we could play with them we would be in good company,” Blount said.

The Warriors outlasted the Vikings 24-30, 30-28, 26-30, 30-26, 15-12 beating them in the fifth and final game.

“I was sort of scared in the first game,” Taryn Tamblyn said. “Then we got ready to go.”

“It was a challenge. We were expecting something not as challenging and when we started to play we realized we needed to step it up,” Andrea Hernandez said.

The Warriors were prepared for a hostile environment, but weren’t ready for the challenge they faced.

“It wasn’t as hostile, but it was pretty noisy. It felt like a playoff atmosphere,” Blount said.

“It wasn’t scary, I just wasn’t expecting that big of a challenge,” Hernandez said.

For the EC players, it was no surprise that Long Beach had a strong team they just didn’t expect the struggle the struggle the Vikings gave them.

“It was more challenging than last year,” Cahill said. “They offered a much more competitive game.”

Hernandez was a key player with stellar serving, leading the team with two aces.

“Once I got in the mode, I focused and kept the ball in,” Hernandez said. “Once I got going, I couldn’t stop.”

Even with 13 kills from both Timary More and Lauren Taylor, Blount was not completely satisfied and said he believed the team had a mediocre hitting game.

Most of the team members said they beleived that it was the defense who won the game.

Tamblyn led the team with 23 digs followed by Bev Hazell who had 19.

“Our defense was really good,” Cahill said. “They were there and they got the balls.”

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