Cerritos overcome ELAC in a 3-2 victory

Falcons win against ELAC in a battle of the South Coast Conference.
Erykah Scott leaping for a kill attempt.
Erykah Scott leaping for a kill attempt.
Michael Delgado

The Cerritos Falcons volleyball team defeated the ELAC Huskies in a game that was for the ages.

This was a game that went all five sets, with both teams giving their absolute all to win this game but Cerritos came out on top.

It started with ELAC taking a 1-0 lead to this game, but the second set is where the Falcons woke up and we’re getting outstanding play from Erykah Scott.

Scott was responsible for 11 of the 71 total points for the Falcons but she made her impact be known in the second set when the Falcons needed it the most.

The Falcons had full momentum in this second set, players were energized by the crowd’s energy in the building.

“When you have people who understand it’s so much more fun like when you play in front of your friends, having Commerce Crunch here, we have six players who played club at commerce.”

“It’s a cool thing and when you got a lot of young kids coming and they get to see players they look up to play this, it makes it really fun for everyone,” said Coach Hemmerling.

Cerritos would take the 22-25 victory to tie the game 1-1 and proceeded to win the next set to go up 2-1.

What helped the Falcons win the third set was countless mental mistakes by the Huskies.

Many plays during this set where the Falcons scored on miscommunication errors from the Huskies.

ELAC would bounce back in the fourth set winning 25-18 to tie the game 2-2 bringing the game down to the final set.

The Falcons would go on to dominate the final set 15-2 giving the Huskies zero chance to win.

“We got the first point, we got the second, we got the third, but we just tell them to be aggressive, they’re not gonna back down, they are fighters on the other team and they are always a challenging match for us,” said Hemmerling.

Once they took the first lead they never looked back and went on to win this game 3-2.

In every set, a player for the Falcons stepped in when they needed it the most, players like Brisa Cortez, Jayda Harris-Amete, Jasmine Soto, Madison Borja, and more were key in this victory.

“That’s what makes it super hard, and that’s what we’ve been working on is just spreading out our offense, we don’t just have one players getting kills like Brisa, Erykah, Jayda, Jas, whoever it’s gonna be,” said Hemmerling.

“The other team can’t just bank on, ‘well they’re just gonna sit this person,’ they have to make the right read and that doesn’t always happen,” said Hemmerling.

This was a much-needed victory for the Falcons as this helped keep their playoff hopes alive.

They currently rank 6th in the South Coast Conference but could end in a four-way tie by winning two of their remaining games against LACC and a tough season closer against Mt. Sac.

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Michael Delgado
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Michael Delgado is the Editor in Chief for Talon Marks. Outside of the newsroom, he enjoys listening to Hip Hop and R&B and hopes to work for Fox Sports in the near future.
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