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(Photo by Tadzio Garcia)
(Photo by Tadzio Garcia)

ELAC volleyball splits two, defeats crosstown rival 3-0

LONG BEACH, Calif. — East Los Angeles College split two games this week losing 3-1 to No. 9-state ranked Long Beach City College tonight after shutting out Los Angeles Trade Tech on Wednesday.

At Long Beach, the Huskies (6-7) won the first set 25-22 to quiet the home crowd. It was the first set Long Beach (11-2) lost during their current six-game winning streak.

The Vikings bounced back with a vengeance winning the second set 25-10. ELAC stepped up its communication resulting in better play. Two long sets followed but the Huskies came up on the short end of a 3-1 (22-25, 25-10, 25-22, 25-20) loss. The close match showed that ELAC can play with anyone in the state.

Against Trade Tech, the Huskies won 3-0 (25-8, 25-6, 25-5) against their crosstown rivals in front of a vocal crowd.

PAW TRACKS: Against Long Beach, sophomore middle hitters Kayla Dickerson (Bell Gardens HS) and Daija Walton (Perris HS) had 13 and 11 kills, respectively. Freshman setter Samantha Villarreal (Cantwell Sacred Heart of Mary HS) had a team-high 22 assists for the Huskies while sophomore outside hitter Yicel Quintero (South Gate HS) had a team-high 20 digs.

Against Trade Tech, ELAC shut out the Lady Techsters for the fifth straight time in four years. Stats are not yet available.

UP NEXT: The Huskies open South Coast Conference North Division play against the defending champions Pasadena City College (5-8) at Hutto-Patterson Gymnasium, Wednesday, Oct. 3 at 6 p.m. The Huskies have not defeated Pasadena in five years. Based on non-conference play, both teams are contenders for the SCC North title.

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story submitted by Tadzio Garcia