Pirates sweep past rival Rustlers

Pirates sweep past rival Rustlers

HUNTINGTON BEACH -- The Orange Coast College women's volleyball team took care of business on Wednesday night and quickly swept past rival Golden West, 25-14, 25-21, 25-22, in a key Orange Empire Conference machup played at GWC.

The key to success for the Pirates (9-1, 2-0 in OEC) came from the middle blockers, where Lily Johnson and Joceline Martinez dominated play on both sides of the net. Johnson finished with a team-best 12 kills (with just two errors) to go along with 2 blocks, while Martinez added seven kills (with only one error) and three solo blocks. 

Outside hitter Bailey Coffin added nine kills to go along with 11 digs and two blocks, while Mahina Kenoi showed off her all-around play with 14 digs to go along with four kills and a pair of aces. 

Setter Thea Snider paced the offense with 33 assists, while Terri Takia-Robins was a monster on defense with 29 digs.

For the Rustlers (6-2, 0-2), Madison Holmes and Sierra Emil each had eight kills, while jessica Getz added six. Setter Shayna Johnson dished out 22 assists, while Mia Lara notched 12 digs.

OCC will return to the Peterson Gym on Friday night to host Fullerton College, beginning at 6 p.m.