Lady Eagle Volleyball Team Wins 2 of 3 Over Holiday Weekend
The MSJC women's volleyball team split a pair of matches on Friday in Victorville and then swept Southwestern in a road match on Monday to post a 2-1 record over the Labor Day Weekend.
The Lady Eagles opened Friday's action in the Victor Valley Tournament with a hard fought loss to Ventura College. The Pirates were able to take the first set from MSJC 25-23 and then extended their lead to 2-0 with a 25-19 win in the second. The Lady Eagles rallied to win the third 25-20, but fell in the fourth 25-20 to end the match. Kayley Stephens and Luann O'Kane each had 12 kills in the match to lead the offense. Lannie Maffucci dished out 23 assists while Natalie Gonzales led the way on defense with 21 digs. Stephens also chipped in on defense with 3 solo blocks and 4 block assists.
MSJC bounced back in their second match on Friday as they beat the host team Victor Valley in five sets. The Rams won the first set 25-17 and then pushed the Lady Eagles to the brink by winning the second 25-23. MSJC responded by winning the third and fourth sets in convincing fashion 25-17 and 25-21 to force a fifth and deciding set. The Lady Eagles rode the momentum to finish off the match with a 15-8 win in the fifth to claim the victory. O'Kane had another strong match as she finished with 26 kills and 16 digs. Lauren Robertson added 22 kills for MSJC. Maffucci passed out 36 assists while fellow setter Camryn Bootsma had 26.
The Lady Eagles took to the road again on Monday and came away with a three set sweep of Southwestern winning by scores of 25-20, 25-17, and 25-17. O'Kane had 17 kills while Maffucci and Bootsma combined for 40 assists.
The two wins over the weekend helped improve MSJC's overall season record to 2-2 thus far. The Lady Eagles are right back in action on Wednesday September 6th when they play at the Riverside Quad. MSJC will take on the host RCC team at 3 pm and then play Citrus at 5.
Lauren Robertson had 22 kills on Friday against Victor Valley to help the Lady Eagles to a five set win over the Rams. MSJC went 2-1 over the Labor Day weekend to even their season record at 2-2. MSJC is right back in action on Wednesday when they travel to Riverside to take on both RCC and Citrus College.