Women’s volleyball digs deep against Mt. SAC en route to 3-1 victory

Freshman middle blocker Victoria Curtice attacks the ball over two Mt. SAC defenders. Curtice had three kills and two solo blocks on Friday night’s 3-1 (25-17, 18-25, 25-22, 25-23) victory over Mt. SAC. Photo credit: Jo Rankin

El Camino College Women's Volleyball defeated Mt. SAC yesterday night 3-1 in sets. The women's volleyball team stands at 14-2 so far this season.

Posted by El Camino College Union on Saturday, October 17, 2015

The El Camino women’s volleyball team led 11-3, in the fourth set, and were not backing off the pedal.

The Mt. San Antonio College Mounties (SAC) would not be embarrassed on their home court and turned the set around coming close to the comeback when the score was 24-23 with the Warriors in the lead.

With the momentum favoring SAC, the crowd was going wild and the Mounties’ server tossed a ball up and served it to the Warriors’ defense.

The ball hit the floor and the crowd was electric, until the audience saw the line judge fling up his red flag, indicating that the ball was out.

El Camino’s women’s volleyball team (14-2 overall, 4-0 in the South Coast Conference) visited the Mt. San Antonio College Mounties (9-4 overall, 4-1 in the SCC) Friday night, and became the final undefeated team in the SCC beating SAC 3-1 in sets (25-17, 18-25, 25-22, 25-23).

Coach Le Valley Pattison said, after the win against Long Beach, that “they do a good job when they play at home,” and she did not lie.

SAC gave EC the biggest run for its money in the SCC this season, taking the Warriors to four sets and only losing by three and two points in sets three and four, respectively.

“They were really good at passing,” Pattison said. “They had great ball control and gave us some trouble.”

The defense, as a whole, stepped up as the Warriors had zero block assists, but posted a massive 15 solo blocks between six players.

Freshman setter Nina Wyer thought the passing in the match was really good, and sophomore outside hitters Kezia Boyer (18 digs) and Nickeisha Williams (10 digs) aided the defensive front along with sophomore libero Brooke Russell (18 digs) to get the ball to Wyer as best as possible.

“It got a little bit in our heads (that we won),” Wyer said of the fourth-set struggles. “But we just needed to just focus on the next ball and sideout.”

Sophomore middle blocker Jewel Yandall brought out the energy for the team over the course of the match and said that compared to Pasadena City College, who she thought was the best team they played so far, SAC was better.

“They were way more aggressive,” she said. “All (PCC) did was tip, at least Mt. SAC gave us something to work for.”

EC will look to stay undefeated in the South Coast Conference when it hosts L.A. Harbor on Wednesday at 6 p.m. in the South Gym.

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