El Camino women’s volleyball team outperforms L.A. Trade Tech College in sweep

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Glorious Owens, freshman middle blocker, attacks the ball over the L.A. Trade Tech block. The El Camino women’s volleyball team routed the Beavers in a straight-set sweep on Wednesday night. Photo credit: Elijah Hicks

As a back-up setter and a freshman, one should make best use of their chances to shine, because opportunities to play are scarce.

Megan Lim, freshman setter for El Camino’s women’s volleyball team made sure the visiting L.A. Trade Tech Beavers knew where she was all night.

Lim had 38 assists in eight sets played going into tonight’s match.

Tonight she added 33 assists to seven different players in three sets for an average of 11 assists per set; the top three setters in the state average 11.93, 11.40 and 11.40, according to the California Community College Athletic Association.

Lim also added two kills for herself in her first full start of the season as the No. 9 Warriors (11-3 overall, 3-0 in conference) dominated the Beavers (1-7, 0-3) in a straight-set sweep (25-14, 25-14, 25-12) on Wednesday night.

Head coach Le Valley Pattison made sure the team knew Lim was getting the start going into tonight’s match.

“We were all supposed to be at the football game (last Saturday),” Pattison said. “Some of us didn’t make it, so some of us were taking stats today.”

Pattison did not indicate which players could not make the football game, but sophomore starting setter Nina Wyer was sidelined the entire match giving Lim the spotlight.

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El Camino's Cassie Montani digs the ball after an L.A. Trade Tech attack in the third set on Wednesday night. Photo credit: Elijah Hicks

“I thought we did really well tonight,” Lim said. “Nina helps me work hard during practice, because she’s a very consistent setter. I’ve been trying to work hard to get my consistency (up).”

Although Lim assisted the team to victory, the Warriors were already outperforming the Beavers in every aspect of the game.

  • EC had 38 kills with just nine errors on 83 attempts (.349 hitting percentage) compared to the Trade Tech’s 22 kills with 19 errors on 86 attempts (.035).
  • EC had 35 assists, eight aces, 43 digs and eight total blocks compared to Trade Tech’s 20 assists, four aces, 32 digs and zero blocks.
  • Trade Tech amassed a total of 22 service, reception blocking and ball handling errors, while EC had just nine total errors from the same categories.
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Freshman middle blocker Cheyanne Smith braces herself for L.A. Trade Tech's serve in the second set. The El Camino women's volleyball team beat Trade Tech in three sets. Photo credit: Alain Miranda

“I’m always used to having a team where we’re always losing,” Aiko Waters, freshman outside hitter said. “(Tonight’s win) was good, I’m kind of getting used to winning now… so I’m looking forward to getting more wins.”