The MSJC volleyball team played their first Pacific Coast Athletic Conference match of the year on Friday night losing a five setter to Southwestern, but bounced back to go 1-1 on Saturday at
the Victor Valley Quad in Victorville.
Friday night the Lady Eagles came out strong taking the first two sets from Southwestern in Chula Vista, but couldn't pick up a third and lost in five sets. Dayanerra Taoete had a team high 15 kills in the loss while Mercedes Bree had 9 and Sabrina Latteri had 7. Latteri also had a team high 23 digs while Johannah Simon had 25 assists.
Saturday MSJC started their day with a four set loss to the College of Southern Nevada. In that match Latteri led the offense with 12 kills. Simon once again had a strong game setting as she collected 29 assists. Kaylee Thornton had 27 digs to lead the defense while Taoete picked up 21. MSJC broke through for the first win of the season in their second match on Saturday as they beat Victor Valley 25-21, 23-25, 26-24, 18-25, and 15-7. Latteri had her best match of the weekend as she hammered down 25 kills, Taoete added 12 kills and Bree chipped in with 10. Simon collected a career high 58 assists in the win. Thornton once again was strong on defense as she and Latteri both had 28 digs a piece. Ashley Cork also had a strong defensive match with 23 digs.
The Lady Eagles now stand at 1-9 overall on the season and 0-1 in the PCAC. MSJC will finally play their first home match of the year on Wednesday when they host San Diego Mesa at 5 pm.
Dayanerra Taoete 35 kills over three matches this weekend as the Lady Eagle volleyball team went 1-2. MSJC will play their first home match of the year on Wednesday when they host San Diego Mesa at 5 pm.