Irvine Valley women’s volleyball punishes San Diego City

IVC freshman opposite hitter Alexis Radecki spikes the ball in the Lasers’ four set victory over San Diego City on Friday. (Joseph Espiritu)

Evan Da Silva

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.