Women's volleyball team takes care of Palomar   

Tags: Athletics, IVCEvents, Volleyball-Women

The Irvine Valley women's volleyball team prepped for their much anticipated Orange Empire Conference opener on Friday with a sweep of Palomar on Wednesday night at Palomar.

Irvine Valley, ranked No. 7 in the state, defeated the Comets, 25-21, 25-20, 25-21, in the non-conference match-up.

The Lasers stayed unbeaten, improving their record to 6-0 overall on the season.

The 6-0 start is the best for IVC since 2009 when the Lasers opened 8-0.

Irvine Valley got 14 kills and five digs from sophomore outside hitter Allison Cook in the win on Wednesday at Palomar.

It was the sixth straight match that Cook led the team in kills.

Sophomore outside hitter Lauren Bender continued her string of solid matches with nine kills, sophomore outside hitter Avae Masaniai added six kills and two blocks and freshman middle blocker Alexis Radecki had five kills, two blocks and four digs.

Sophomore Alex Goodman paced the squad in aces with three, freshman libero Becky Moodie had 13 digs, freshman defensive specialist Emily Daily contributed seven digs and freshman setter Danielle Boyette ended up with 30 assists and six digs.

Irvine Valley now turns its attention toward to the start of OEC play and Golden West on Friday. The Lasers host the Rustlers at 6 p.m. in Hart Gymansium. Golden West is ranked 11th in the latest state poll and has a record of 6-2. The Rustlers defeated Long Beach City in four sets on Wednesday night.

Bethanee Boggs and Alyssa Hubbard each had 14 kills and Jade Gray finished with 41 assists in the win for the Rustlers.

Posted by  Brent Shaver  on  9/27/2012
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