IVC freshman opposite hitter Alexis Radecki spikes the ball in the Lasers’ four set victory over San Diego City on Friday. (Joseph Espiritu)
Already off to a fast start, the Irvine Valley College women’s volleyball team continued their winning ways against San Diego City, finishing them in four sets by the scores of 25-11, 25-14, and 25-9.
With the win, the Lasers become the fifth-ranked community college team in California. The Lasers had a chance to finish the Knights in three sets, but San Diego capitalized on 15 unforced errors to take the third set by a score of 26-24.
Despite the brief collapse, Irvine Valley rallied back and burned their opponents in the final and game-winning set. Allison Cook led the Laser offensive with 16 kills and was backed up by Beckie Moodies‘ 14 digs on defense and a team-leading two aces. Alexis Radecki logged four blocks and Danielle Boyette accounted for an impressive 40 assists.
After the loss, San Diego city sees their record drop to a 2-1 mark, while Irvine Valley continues its pursuit of perfection after improving to 4-0. The Lasers next test will be at Rio Hondo on Sept. 19 at 3 p.m. The Road Runners will be looking to upset No. 5 Irvine Valley.