MSJC Volleyball Set For Conference Showdown
The MSJC women's volleyball team is coming off a 3-1 league win on Friday night against College of the Desert and now is set to host first place Mira Costa Wednesday on the San Jacinto Campus.
The Lady Eagles are currently just one game behind Mira Costa in the Pacific Coast Athletic Conference North Division standings and are looking to avenge a loss at Mira Costa on October 7th. MSJC comes in with two hitters who are currently in the PCAC North top 5 in kills per set. Luanne O'Kane enters Wednesday's contest 4th in the conference at 2.67 kills per set while teammate Lauren Robertson is 5th at 2.5. The Lady Eagles also have Dayanerrah Taoete who is averaging over 3 kills per set, but does not qualify amongst the conference leaders due to an early season injury, back at full strength. Another MSJC starter, Jade Bell will also be available on Wednesday after missing the first match with Mira Costa due to an ankle sprain.
Mira Costa is an impressive 19-2 overall on the season and are currently ranked #6 in the state. The Spartans have the top four players in hitting percentage in the PCAC North and are led in digs by conference leader Cady Francis who averages 4.9 per set. Cady Delay spreads the ball around for Mira Costa averaging 6 assists per set, which ranks her 2nd in the conference. The Spartans only two losses on the year have come at the hands of State #2 ranked LA Pierce and State #12 ranked Canyons. Mira Costa won the first match with MSJC on October 7th in straight sets.
MSJC is on a three match winning streak since the loss to the Spartans and have won 9 of their last 11. The Lady Eagles are 13-6 entering Wednesday's contest. Wednesday's match will begin at 5 PM.
MSJC's Hannah Schaffer and Alexxis Carrillo (pictured) along with their teammates will look to move into a tie for first place in the PCAC North Division standings on Wednesday night when they host Mira Costa in a 5 pm contest on the San Jacinto Campus. Mira Costa is currently 4-0 in league play while the Lady Eagles are 3-1. (DeeAnn Bradley/MSJC).