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Lady Hornets gain momentum blanking rival Rustlers

Friday night the Lady Hornets Volleyball team made quick work of rival Golden West. Defeating the Lady Rustlers in three straight, 25-16, 25-14, 25-21.

Fullerton looked to bounce back from a difficult patch last week, that saw them drop their first two games of the season. After defeating Santa Ana on Wednesday, the Lady Hornets turned in another solid performance blanking Santa Ana.

It was evident early on that the Lady Hornets came in with intensity. The girls were engaged and communicating well with each other both during and in between points. Their passing and ball control was sharp.

“We had really good ball control. Alexis Fairfield and Briana Cervantes helped set the tone with that,” said Head Coach Edward Rapp.

Both Fairfield and Cervantes came up with 13 digs a piece. Cervantes also added three kills and three points scored. Grace Lopez lead the team in kills, with 10 and scored 12 points.

Alex Winfield also pitched in with a great all around game, finishing with 17 assists, 6 kills and 8.5 points. “I think we did really well. The key for us was staying focused on our passing and getting our middles involved a lot. That is something we didn’t do last week,” said Winfield.

After the first two sets were dominated by Fullerton, Golden West came out and took an early lead in the third 10-14, but the Lady Hornets ratcheted up the intensity to close it out, 25-21.

“Our Conference is very competitive and no one is going to lay down just because they are down 0-2. But we kept our composure and pushed through when it counted there at the end,” said Rapp.

Fullerton will try to build on what they have started up again this week, but it will not be easy. After facing Riverside (5-9) on Wednesday, they will host the top team in the conference, Irvine Valley.

The Lady Hornets volleyball team take on Irvine Valley College on Friday, October 24 at 6 p.m. in the South Gym. Fullerton will look to improve upon there 10-2 record, while IVC sits atop the Orange Empire Conference at 12-0, 5-0 in conference.

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