Falcons bounce back, sink the Seahawks


Nicole Spigner No. 4 goes up in attempt to spike the ball down over the heads of Los Angeles Harbor’s Monique Rios No.8 and Kaitlynn Young No. 12. Spigner once again led the Falcons in kills with nine. Photo credit: Taylor Ogata

Taylor Ogata

After another disappointing road loss in straight sets against Mt. San Antonio College, the Cerritos College women’s volleyball team returned home and bounced back with a sweep of Los Angeles Harbor College.

The Falcons defeated the Los Angeles Harbor College Seahawks 25-11, 25-9, and 25-17 behind nine kills and nine digs from Nicole Spigner and 29 assists from Natalie Caravantes, in front of 210 people at the Aviary.

“We had the home court advantage as well as a change of attitude,” said Spigner. “In the last game, our attitude let us down and this game was a big turnaround for us.”

Outside and right side hitter Mary Keil, who had not played a lot this year, said, “I just wanted to make sure that I got a kill. When the ball came to me I had to make sure that I finished [the kill].”

“The reason why I hadn’t played a lot this year is because I’m recovering from a sprained ankle,” she added.

Head coach Teresa Velazquez-Ortega said, “There was a big difference between playing [Mt. San Antonio and Los Angeles Harbor] and [LA Harbor] did okay. [The players] also played great though they did make some mistakes in the third set.”

The Falcons will now go back out on the road for two games against Pasadena City College on Wednesday, Oct. 14 and at East Los Angeles College on Friday, Oct. 16.

The Falcons wore their pink uniforms again for this match to support the fight against breast cancer.