by Mayra S. Ventura
The East Los Angeles College Women’s volleyball team defeated Los Angeles Harbor College in three sets, 25-12, 25-13, 25-8, on Nov. 6.
After a rocky start, sophomore outside hitter Breanna Trujillo (Montebello High School) led the Huskies to victory.
“Honestly a lot of the times we have a rocky start at the beginning, I think that’s just how we are, it’s a form of getting a feel out of the other team. See what is going on,” said Trujillo.
After regrouping, they came back stronger, taking the win on all three sets.
ELAC lost in three sets.
ELAC Head coach Elliott Walker expressed his excitement at the victory. “I think it’s one of the best things you can ever have. We work hard on doing things for the big games. This team is an intermediate level team. We performed really well. I’m excited about it,” Walker said.
With a few games left in the season, the coach reminded his team to, “stay focused and remember our team creed… I am a winner. They have to focus on that.”
He also expressed the leadership that Trujillo holds on the team. “Today she did an excellent job. She has done a great job all season long… tonight she came out showing the basic tendency of what we call leadership. It’s being able to one, lead by example, two model by example, and three perform by example.”
Trujillo is one of the five Huskies ranked at the top attack percentage of the South Coast Conference (SCC). She has been ranked NO. 1 in the hitting category, averaging 15 kills per game. She is also ranked NO.5 in the state.
“I am frankly quite disappointed. It’s probably the worst we have played in about a month,” Los Angeles Harbor College Head Coach Christian Cammayo said. He believes that his team has not “fully bought into the level of effort that they need. They are not coming out exactly how they need to.”
ELAC has won three of the last 10 games, falling to South Coast Conference rivals Cerritos College in three straight sets, 25-19, 28-26, 25-14 on Nov. 11.
ELAC then played Pasadena City College on Nov. 13 and lost in three sets, 25-21, 25-17, and 25-22.
ELAC is out of playoff contention with the loss.
ELAC sports editors contributed to this story.