MONTEREY PARK, CA — The East Los Angeles College volleyball team won a 3-0 South Coast Conference crossover game against Los Angeles Harbor College.
The Huskies improved to 11-9 overall and won its sixth-straight sweep against Harbor (8-8) in the last four years.
The Huskies outhit Harbor with a 29-21 edge in kills and a hitting percentage of .478. ELAC led in digs 49-6, service aces 14-10 and blocked shots 8-7.
Freshman middle hitter Kayla Dickerson (Bell Gardens High School) hit a game-high nine kills at a .727 clip and had a team-high three blocked shots.
Four Huskies each had a game-eight nine digs, sophomore setter Taryn Higareda (Rosemead HS), freshman libero Ashley Castillo (Garfield HS), freshman setter Aifili Tuita'u (Cajon HS) and freshman outside hitter Bela Gamboa (Downey HS).
SET 1: The set with four lead changes and then Harbor built leads of 8-5 and 12-9. ELAC tied it at 12-12 after a Gamboa kill. The teams battled to four more ties, the latter at 17-all. Gamboa smashed a kill and the Huskies led 18-17, a lead they would not relinquish. With ELAC leading 24-19, Harbor staved off the set point from a kill by KeShauna Miles. Dickerson then blocked a shot and the Huskies took set one, 25-20.
SET 2: After two ties, Harbor built a 5-3 lead. ELAC caught them at 7-7 off a kill from freshman outside hitter Yicel Quintero (South Gate HS). A bi later, Trejo connected on two consecutive aces and ELAC led 10-8. The Huskies went on a 7-2 run and led 17-10 off a Gamboa kill. ELAC went on an 8-3 run then Quintero closed out the set with an ace and ELAC won it 25-13.
SET 3: Down 1-0, Harbor’s Carissa Yamanish served three-straight aces and Harbor led 3-1. Harbor built leads of 8-3 and 11-6. ELAC followed with a 7-3 run and tied the score at 13-13. Three ties later, sophomore outside hitter Miranda Moisa (Downey HS) pounded a kill and ELAC had its third lead of the game 19-18. Moisa served and ace to reach set point at 24-19. After a long rally, Harbor hit the ball out of bounds and ELAC won the set 25-19 and the match 3-0 (25-20, 25-13, 25-19).
The Huskies have four games remaining in the regular season, all SCC matchups, beginning with a game at Mt. SAC on Nov. 1 at 6 p.m.
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story submitted by Tadzio Garcia