No. 12 Lady Chargers Sweep Hawks in OEC Home Opener

No. 12 Lady Chargers Sweep Hawks in OEC Home Opener

CYPRESS, CA – The Cypress College women's volleyball team (7-2, 2-0 OEC) took care of business in their Orange Empire Conference home opener against Santiago Canyon (2-6, 0-2 OEC) on Wednesday night. The Chargers defeated the Hawks in a three set sweep (25-12, 25-19, 25-16).

The No. 12 Chargers were led by a balanced offensive attack. Freshman outside hitter Jessika Tellez finished with 10 kills and 1 assist, while fellow freshman Brittany Zavala and sophomore Khamis Berneker added 7 kills apiece. Berneker led the team with 14 assists for the night.

Cypress dominated from start to finish in the first set, defeating the Hawks 25-12.

However, Santiago managed to put up a fight in the second set. The Hawks held an 8-point lead over Cypress before the Chargers came storming back. A pair of Savannah Johnson blocks and an ace from Ashley Corona helped spark the run, as the Chargers took set two 25-19.

The Chargers kept the run going in the third set, jumping out to an early lead to put the match away.


Women's volleyball will return to Orange Empire Conference action next Wednesday, September 26 at home against Riverside City College. First serve is scheduled for 6:00 pm.

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