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Women’s volleyball gets revenge against Cypress College with 3-0 sweep

Sophomore outside hitter Nickeisha Williams and sophomore middle blocker Jewel Yandall block a spike from Cypress College player during a home game against the Cypress College Chargers on Sept. 16.

During the El Camino women’s volleyball serve, the Cypress College (CC) Chargers were down 5-6 and hoped to change the tide in set three.

Freshman setter Nina Wyer and sophomore middle blocker Jewel Yandall had other plans as they stuffed a block down the throats of the Chargers.

After going up 7-5, the Warriors did not let go of the lead and finished the set 25-20 in set three.

EC women’s volleyball (10-2) ultimately swept the Cypress College Chargers (6-4) on Wednesday, 3-0 in sets (25-20, 25-21, 25-20).

Sophomore outside hitter Kezia Boyer led all EC attackers with 11 kills, along with 12 digs. Sophomore outside hitter Nickeisha Williams tacked on 10 and Yandall added nine kills herself. Cypress College’s outside hitter Madison May led all attackers with 13 kills.

“(Cypress) was the same as last time,” Yandall said. “We brought it this time.”

The team had eight total blocks between six players, while the Chargers had just three total blocks.

Wyer thought the blocks against Cypress College’s outside hitter Rachel Medina, who had eight total attack errors, put her on tilt.

“She kind of broke down after she got blocked a few times,” Wyer, who led all three setters with 25 assists, said.

EC’s Cassie Montani had eight and Cypress’ Pamela Fa’Alata had 24 assists.

Yandall added that they really did target her during the match.

“Of course we picked on her,” she said.

El Camino lost to Cypress at the Cerritos Tournament championship match last Saturday, 3-1 in sets and the team seemed to enjoy avenging the loss.

“It feels good,” sophomore libero and co-captain Brooke Russell (five digs and a service ace) said. “We’re really happy.”

The other players felt there was a big difference in play tonight, compared to the loss.

“We brought a lot more energy,” freshman outside hitter Taylor Brydon said.

Brydon finished the match with six kills and only two errors, along with four block assists.

Sophomore middle blocker Nia Masui, who led all blockers with five block assists, felt the defensive hustle was good.

“There was good play on defense,” she said. “But we played way better than last time.”

During the weekend at Cerritos, both Cassie Montani, freshman setter, and Wyer shared playing time as setters and have split the duty.

“I like the front row,” Wyer said. “She’s better than me at defense so it’s fine. But I do like playing (all the time).”

The team has a long break before hosting East Los Angeles College on Oct. 2 at 6 p.m. in the South Gym.

But the team has plans on getting better before then.

“We kind of got complacent (after leading during the third set),” Yandall said. “That’s what we’re really going to be working on the next few weeks. We just have to work harder.”

UPDATE: SEPT. 17 9:24 A.M. Changes have been made to the story.

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