The women's volleyball team took down the MiraCosta College Spartans in three sets on Wednesday evening in the Building Q Gym. With the win, the Vikings advance to 3-1 overall.
In the nail-biting first set, the Vikings first took the lead over the Spartans. The Spartans trailed closely behind by two points and finished the end of the first set 26-24.
The Vikings had a rough start in the second set and found themselves down by two points to MiraCosta. They picked up their offense and tied the score 9-9 and then took over the lead with a point from sophomore Elsa Woods. The Vikings and the Spartans tied the set three more times, with the Spartans trying to get the set win at 24-24. The Vikings pushed back and finished the set with another 26-24 win.
The Vikings were ready to finish the game in the third set and brought down the Spartans 25-15. Sophomore Sierra Davis led the team with 12 kills and had a .333 hitting percentage. Freshman Levila Iosua totaled 30 assists for the Vikings and had seven digs. Freshman Lizbeth Lopez smashed three service aces for Long Beach and freshman Tylie Johnson and Elsa Woods nailed three block assists each.
The women's volleyball team will play again on Friday in the Santa Barbara Quad Tournament on Friday, Sept. 8 with the first game against Bakersfield College at 10 a.m.