The Lancers volleyball team lost all three sets to Cerritos in their first South Coast Conference loss since the season started.
The defeat came as a blow to the Lancers (7-4, 2-1) who had swept all two previous conference games with the exception of the game against El Camino, which was postponed due to a power outage.
Cerritos (10-7, 3-1) won 25-20, 25-20, 25-18.
“I think the tempo that the other team was playing at was a little faster than what we were used to,” said assistant coach Hugo Ayala.
Head coach Kari Post declined to comment.
During the first two sets, the Lancers managed to hang onto a 5-point difference. However, the third set saw the Lancers down by 7 points.
“We just had to make some adjustments to our block which we didn’t for our third set,” said Ayala. “I think by that time it was kind of late for us.”
Sophomore Kendra Logan led the team with 8 kills.
Sophomore Kirsten Cabarong (4 kills, .214 attack percentage) and outside hitter Lahiz Longobardi (6 kills, .100 and 30 attempts) also performed well.
According to Cabarong, their efforts weren’t enough to pull the team ahead.
“I feel like we didn’t play to our full potential,” said Cabarong.
The San Gabriel Mission High School volleyball team attended the game to cheer on the Lancers.
Despite the loss for PCC, the high school team was excited to take photos with the Lancers after the game.
The Lancers will go up against Long Beach City College this Friday at 6 p.m.