Volleyball: Season ends on a winning note

Daisy Segura led the Falcons in kills in their win and digs on the season
Daisy Segura led the Falcons in kills in their win and digs on the season

Playing their final match of the season, the Cerritos College volleyball team swept past visiting Los Angeles Trade-Tech College, 25-16, 25-15, 25-22 on Tuesday night. The season-ending win concludes the Falcons record at 2-20 overall and 2-6 in South Coast Conference South Division play.

Cerritos opened an early 11-4 lead in the first set, thanks in part to a pair of kills from the team's lone sophomore, Daisy Segura (Cerritos HS). The lead swelled to 21-9, with LA Trade-Tech taking advantage of a pair of Falcon attack errors late in the set before a service ace by freshman Cali Aguirre (Rosary Academy HS) finished off the first set. The match was tied, 13-13 in the second set until Cerritos scored 12 of the final 15 points, which included eight straight to pull out to a 21-13 advantage. A pair of kills by freshmen Jody Suski (Cerritos HS) and Nataly Reynoso (Pioneer HS) aided the team in their ability to pull away.

The third set saw Trade-Tech score the first five points and led, 8-2 before Cerritos countered with seven straight points. In addition to posting consecutive service aces during that run, freshman Cecilia Burroughs (Cabrillo HS) also added a kill. LA Trade-Tech led as late as 19-18 in the set, but kills by Reynoso, Aguirre and Segura helped the team take a 22-19 lead. They then led, 23-22 until kills from Segura and Reynoso finished off the match.

Segura, who led the division with 287 digs on the season, recorded nine on the night to go along with her team-high nine kills. As for Suski, she was second in the division with 269 digs and added eight, along with 14 assists and seven kills. The Falcons also had the third highest digs total in the division with Reynoso finishing the year with 263 after her team-high 10 against LA Trade-Tech. She also added five kills, with Burroughs recording five service aces and four kills.

Photos by Daryl Peterson