By Dulce Carrillo
With back and forth competitive sets, East Los Angeles College, 7-7 overall and 1-2 in the South Coast Conference, lost 3-1 to Pasadena City College (1-9, 1-2) at Hutto-Patterson Gymnasium in Pasadena Oct. 10.
ELAC is now tied for fifth place in the South Coast Conference with Los Angeles Trade Tech College (3-2, 1-2) and PCC.
The first set took a competitive start with close points throughout. The Huskies won the first set win, 25-20.
ELAC’s Head Coach, Elliott Walker came called a timeout with the Huskies behind 21-17.
“Must win the game,” Coach Walker said to the Huskies. “They have in their minds that they want to be champions but they are not keeping the fight on the floor.”
Huskies showed determination on the third set.
“Our team actually played like a team for the first time,” PCC Assistant Coach Kari Post said.
The Huskies took the lead in the third set and won, 25-16.
“Our defense could have been better,” said outside hitter, Bree Trujillo after the Huskies lost the fourth set, 25-19, and the fifth as well.
“From the few bad games, we recovered and the teamwork helped a lot. We were able to trust each other to win today’s game,” said Lancers outside hitter Lahiz Longobardi.
The win was the Lancer’s first of their season.
Huskies seemed frustrated.
“The problem was executing and understanding what the fight is when it comes down to a game. Tonight we were just swinging ways that took our time and picking apart from defense,” Walker said.
The Huskies’ next game is Oct. 15 against Cerritos College at home in the North Gym.