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Women’s volleyball continues SCC dominance after sweep over L.A. Harbor

Warriors freshmen Taylor Brydon and Victoria Curtice attempt to block a shot from LA Harbor player Amber Ruiz at EC. The Warriors won 3-0 against LA Harbor College on Oct. 21. Photo credit: Jorge Villa

Eight attack errors and problems with the defense made the first set against L.A. Harbor seemingly close.

After the Warriors won the first set 25-15, the rest of the match was an ugly one-sided affair, from both teams.

El Camino’s women’s volleyball team (15-2 overall, 5-0 in the South Coast Conference) thoroughly embarrassed the L.A. Harbor College Seahawks (0-10 overall, 0-6 in the SCC) to extend its SCC win streak to 26 on Wednesday.

Sophomore middle blocker Jewel Yandall, who had a match-high seven kills and no errors, thought that her own team was a lot sloppier than usual.

“It was good to win,” she said. “But it was sloppy, everything (we did was sloppy) and we need to not stoop down to their level. We have to focus on putting the ball away.”

Freshman outside hitter and setter Skyler Ceballos shared the same thoughts about the team not doing the job well.

“We need to handle business,” she said. “We have to play with more intensity and we have to come out on fire.”

Ceballos was the only Warrior to play all three sets, due to coach Le Valley Pattison using different starting rotations in every set. Ceballos ended the night with four kills, nine assists and a couple of service aces.

Freshman setter Cassie Montani was put into the third set’s starting rotation as a libero. She relieved sophomore Brooke Russell (six digs) of her duties and popped up five digs and an ace in Montani’s one set of play.

“(Libero) was new and I loved it,” Montani said. “I’ve never played it in an actual game, because I’ve always been a setter. As a setter I’m more worried about the offense and getting the ball to my hitters, but as a libero I had to focus on the defense, because (the ball comes to me first).”

Freshman setter Jolene St. Pierre thought that the team could work on some things, but the win was good.

“We can always improve on a little bit of everything,” she said. “But we have a pretty good team, and it always feels good to win.”

Yandall made it clear that she didn’t want to hurt anyone’s feelings, considering her ties to players on Harbor; but proceeded to speak harshly about the Seahawks and their terrible team play.

“On a scale of one to 10,” Yandall said. “They were like a negative two. I don’t want to sound (mean), but they weren’t good. (They did) nothing well and (everything they did do) was just bad.”

The women’s volleyball team will head to Cerritos College for an important SCC match on Friday at 6 p.m.

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