The women's volleyball team defeated Cypress and Santa Barbara in a tournament at El Camino College on Friday.

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The women’s volleyball team defeated Cypress and Santa Barbara in a tournament at El Camino College on Friday.

The first game was against Cypress and went to four matches with close scores. The final score was 25-23, 25-22, 20-25, 25-18.

“It was a good and fun game,” said Team Captain Stacey Diaz. “Cypress has always given us a challenge, but that makes us work harder.”

The Lancers (5-0) looked very on point and ready in the first two matches. They knew they were doing well and they had a chance of winning.

“By the third match, I felt like we got too confident and that’s when we lost,” said Diaz. “But as soon as we realized it, we stepped it up.”

By the fourth match the players knew what they had to do to win. The energy of the team was very high and they all looked ready to play and win the game.

“We played our game; we have a lot of talent in this team,” said Diaz. “We are all like a [family]. We work great together and we all have each other’s back.”

Cypress’ record fell to four wins and four losses by the end of the tournament, continuing its three-game slide.

The second game against Santa Barbara College was short. PCC won in three matches with final scores 25-22, 25-10, 25-10.

After the Lancers finished playing Cypress, they rested only for a bit and then began to play again against Santa Barbara.

“At the beginning, we were very tired,” Diaz said. “We had only a small break between games that is why the score was so close.

Santa Barbara had an advantage against PCC. “Santa Barbara was able to see the whole game [against Cypress] so they paid attention to our plays,” said Diaz.

But even with being tired and playing so many matches, PCC remained on top, holding on to its undefeated title for the pre-season games.

Santa Barbara’s record fell to no wins and four losses.

 “We have the talent and [will] to make it all the way,” Diaz said. “We have potential, it’s just matter of not getting too confident and taking it one game at a time.”

The Lancers begin conference play against Long Beach City College in Long Beach on Sept. 30.

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