The MSJC volleyball team has opened their season with a difficult schedule and five straight matches away from home posting a 2-3 record as they get set for their home opener on Wednesday.
The Eagles opened the year with a couple of tough losses at the Pasadena Quad as they dropped matches to Cypress and Mira Costa. In the Cypress match MSJC forced two of the three sets past 25 as they lost 25-27, 18-25, 27-29. Mckenna Conklin led the offense with 12 kills in the match. In a 3-1 loss to Mira Costa it was again Conklin who had a team high 16 kills while Trysta Vincelli added 9.
MSJC rebounded to pick up a road win at Cerritos as they took down the Falcons in four sets; 21-25, 25-8, 25-16, and 25-12. Alex Sotello dished out 39 assists in the win and Chloe Mata picked up 17 digs.
Friday the Eagles split a pair of matches at the Mt. SAC tournament losing to Mt. SAC and defeating Long Beach. MSJC jumped ahead of Mt. SAC two sets to none, but couldn't put the match away as they lost 3-2. Vincelli had a team high 11 kills in the match, Conklin added 9, and Kennidy Martin had 6. Sotello had 22 assists and Mata had a team best 19 digs.
MSJC bounced back Friday to sweep Long Beach 25-23, 25-16, and 25-23 in the second match of the day. Conklin had 13 kills while Alicia Vasquez had 7 and Vincelli passed out 25 assists.
MSJC now 2-3 on the year will host three matches this week as they take on Riverside and LA Mission Wednesday and then San Diego Miramar on Friday. Wednesday's matches will be at 10 am and 3 pm, while Friday's match on the San Jacinto Campus is set to begin at 5 pm.