ELAC volleyball drops contest to Cal Lutheran
MONTEREY PARK, CA — The East Los Angeles College Huskies volleyball team fell to the California Lutheran University Junior Varsity Lady Regals, 3-2 (20-25, 25-17, 25-18, 25-20).
The Huskies began strong winning the first set 25-20.
The Regals closed the game by taking the following sets by close scores.
The Huskies smashed 42 kills, 11 in the first set.
Freshman libero/defensive specialist Victoria Trejo (Downey HS) paced the Huskies with a team-high 11 kills at a clip of .500.
Freshman outside hitter Makkena Ryan (Oakdale HS) had 10 kills, nine digs and two service aces.
Freshman outside hitter Bela Gamboa (Downey HS) had eight kills while freshman middle hitter Kayla Dickerson (Bell Gardens HS) had seven.
Freshman outside hitter Yicel Quintero (South Gate HS) worked in the rotation with three kills out of five attempts (.600%).
Quintero and sophomore setter Taryn Higareda (Rosemead HS) each led the Huskies at the service line with three service aces each.
Higareda also had a team-high 10 digs.
Freshman middle hitter Daija Walton (Perris High School) led the Huskies defense at the net with four blocked shots.
Freshman setter Aifili Tuita'u (Cajon HS) had an impressive game-high 20 assists.
Freshman setter Rachel Cruz (Garfield HS) added four assists.
The Huskies, 5-3 overall, play at Cerritos College (0-9) on Friday, Sept. 19 at 6 p.m.
ELAC and Cerritos have played one common opponent, San Diego City College (8-1). The Huskies lost in straight sets to San Diego, 3-0 (25-18, 25-19, 25-17).
Cerritos faired a little better with a 3-1 (25-17, 25-8, 21-25, 25-16) loss.
Cerritos College is located at 11110 Alondra Blvd., Norwalk, CA 90650.
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story submitted by Tadzio Garcia