Women's Volleyball: LBCC can't complete upset in 3-1 loss to No. 6 Pasadena
The Long Beach City College women's volleyball team fell to No. 6 state-ranked Pasadena City College 3-1 on Friday at LBCC in both teams' South Coast Conference opener.
Long Beach took the opening set 25-16 to stun the Lancers. But Pasadena settled down and won out the next three by scores of 25-17, 25-9, and 25-13.
In Set 1, the Vikings stormed out to a 7-2 lead after a pair of kills from freshman outside hitter Danielle Tuitasi (pictured, photo by Carlos Verdugo) and a PCC hitting error.
An ace by freshman outside hitter Lani Samoa and a kill from freshman outside hitter Doreen Iosua gave the Vikings their biggest lead at 19-12 and LBCC never looked back.
The early loss woke up Pasadena. The Lancers committed eight hitting errors in the first and turned it around to make just three errors in the second. LBCC also went the other direction after making just two errors in the first, the Vikings committed 11 attack errors.
The momentum carried into the third as the Lancers opened the game with a 9-1 lead and never looked back.
Long Beach (3-6, 0-1 SCC) got 11 kills and 11 digs from Tuitasi. Iosua added 9 kills and 10 digs while sophomore setter Kelsey Dix posted 15 assists.
For Pasadena (9-1, 1-0 SCC), Ella Moe led all with 18 kills and Jessica Vargas totaled 17 digs. Setter Jessica Xu had 24 assists.
Long Beach returns to action on Wednesday (Oct 5) when it travels to face Cerritos College at 6pm. That match will be played at Gahr High School.