Warriors Sweep Double Dip at Long Beach City College

Warriors Sweep Double Dip at Long Beach City College

LONG BEACH, Calif. – El Camino College capped off the opening week of the regular season with an exclamation point, sweeping its matches at the Long Beach Quad hosted by the Vikings at Long Beach City College.

"It was a great all-around performance," Warriors Head Coach Liz Hazell said. "We had another balanced attack and some really good defense. We extended rallies by covering hitters and touching everything. Phina (Leilua) and Mikayla (Clark) played awesome in particular."

ECC 3, San Diego Mesa 0

In the opening match of the day for the Warriors, Phina Leilua led the charge with her first double-double of the year, notching 13 kills with a .462 attacking percentage to go along with 11 digs and three aces as ECC swept the Olympians 25-20, 25-21, 25-16.

Mikayla Clark chipped in with seven kills on a .375 hit percentage. Meris Ewell hammered down six kills on 10 swings without an error and added two blocks at the net. Kelly Donatucci paced the defense with 18 digs while twin-sister Caitlin Donatucci (19) and Keri Isara combined to dish out 31 assists and set the Warriors to a cumulative .333 attacking percentage in the victory.

ECC 3, Palomar 0

The Warriors dominated in their final match of the day as the entire squad got some playing time in a 25-8, 25-20, 25-13 win over the Comets.

"Everyone contributed and the changes in the lineup were seamless without any letdowns in production," Hazell said.

Ewell led the way with seven kills and two blocks while Jocelyn Lacroix and Jordyn Bonitz each added six kills with Bonitz accumulating that total in just one set.

Jessica Jimenez led the defense with 10 digs and added two aces with Isara (17) and Caitlin Donatucci (13) combining for 30 helpers.

The Warriors will return to action Wednesday afternoon as they stay on the road to face off against Cypress. First serve is set for 6 p.m.