Lady Eagle Volleyball Team Wins Thrilling 5 Setter

The MSJC volleyball team rallied from down two sets to one to win a key Pacific Coast Athletic Conference North Division match on Friday at Palomar 3-2.LuannO'KaneforPalomar1-17.jpg

The Lady Eagles lost the first set 25-16, but did come back to tie it by winning the second 25-18.  The Comets pushed MSJC to the edge by taking the third set 25-20.  The Lady Eagles then rallied to force a fifth and deciding set by taking the fourth 25-16.  In the fifth and final set MSJC and Palomar battled back and forth until the Lady Eagles took over late and won 15-12 to claim the victory.

Luann O'Kane had a big match for MSJC as she collected a match high 21 kills.  She also had 24 digs and a block assist in the victory.  Lauren Robertson pitched in with 10 kills and 15 digs while Kayley Stephens had 9 kills along with 4 solo blocks and a block assist.  Camryn Bootsma dished out 41 assists to help the offense while on the defensive side Cynthia Arango had a match best 29 digs, Jamie Loerch also contributed on defense with 2 solo blocks and 2 block assists.

The win kept MSJC just one game behind first place Mira Costa in the PCAC-North standings as they improved to 3-1 in conference play.  The Lady Eagles are now 9-8 overall on the year, Palomar fell to 1-2 in PCAC-North play and 4-11 overall.  MSJC will have Wednesday off this week, before returning to action on Friday when they travel to Palm Desert for a 5 pm match against College of the Desert.  The Lady Eagles defeated COD the first time around on October 4th 3-0 in three tightly contested sets.

MSJC's Luann O'Kane had 21 kills and 24 digs on Friday night as the Lady Eagle volleyball team beat Palomar 3-2 on the road in a key PCAC North Division contest.  (DeeAnn Bradley/MSJC).