Lady Eagle Volleyball Team Stays Hot; Beats Santa Ana

The MSJC volleyball team kept things rolling on Wednesday night as they traveled to Orange County and came away with a 3-1 win over host Santa Ana College.goncalvesvball2013.jpg

The Lady Eagles got off to an explosive start as they dominated the first set behind an 18 point service run by Courtney Flowers which led to an easy 25-5 win.  "Courtney is capable of going on serving runs and she went on an impressive one in the first set," said head coach Kevin Pratte.  MSJC started the second set quickly as well, holding a steady lead throughout and grabbing a 25-17 win.  The Dons did rally in the third set and took advantage of a couple Lady Eagle miscues to grab a 25-21 victory.  MSJC got back on track in the fourth and jumped out to an 8 point lead and then held off a late Santa Ana rally to take the match with the 25-20 win.

Flowers finished the game with 22 digs to go along with 8 service aces.  The Lady Eagles had a trio of players reach double digits in kills led by Taylor Kushner with 21.  Jessica Santos added 11 kills and Alyssa Carillo had 10.  "It was nice to see the offense was a little more spread out tonight," said Pratte, "Alyssa and Jessica got into double figures and Alyissa (Theis) did a nice job distributing the ball."

MSJC stays unbeaten on the season with the victory as they pushed their record to 4-0, Santa Ana fell to 0-3.  The Lady Eagles will travel to Imperial on Saturday to take part in the Imperil Valley College Tournament.  "It's exciting for our girls and our program to be off to a good start and I am excited to see how much we are improving," said Pratte.  "With that being said we still have a lot of work ahead of us, the tournaments we are in are loaded with many talented teams and the Pacific Coast Conference is one of the best in the state."


Jessica Santos had 11 kills on Wednesday as MSJC stayed unbeaten on the season with a 3-1 win over Santa Ana College.  The Lady Eagles return to action on Saturday when they travel to the Imperial Valley Tournament.