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Volleyball takes down Pasadena in Four Sets

Freshman Tylie Johnson on the attack against the Lancers.
Freshman Tylie Johnson on the attack against the Lancers.

The No. 6 Long Beach City College women's volleyball team defeated Pasadena City College Lancers 3-1 on Friday evening in the Building Q Gym. With the win, the Vikings advance to 15-3 and 3-1 in conference action.

Sophomore middle blocker Elsa Woods was first on the scoreboard for the Vikings with a kill and an assist from freshman setter Levila Iosua.  The Vikings then instantly gained offensive momentum and took the first set win 25-18.

In the second set, the Lancers were first to score with back-to-back points. The Vikings had to play catch-up the rest of the set and were unable to take back the lead away from the Lancers and dropped the set 19-25.

In the third set, the Vikings came back stronger as they were back on the board with a kill from freshman outside hitter Tylie Johnson. Sophomore setter Sierra Davis entered the game to do some damage and smashed seven kills in the third set. Sophomore libero Shelby Cole finalized the 25-22 set win with a hard kill.

In the fourth and final set, the Vikings struggled at first and allowed Pasadena four points before Davis got back on the board with a kill. The Lancers were on the attack and kept tying the score, but the Vikings pulled through and Johnson finished the 25-21 set win with her 15th kill of the game.

The Vikings will return to action on Wednesday, Oct. 26 at Chaffey College at 6 p.m.