The South Puget Sound Community College (SPSCC) volleyball team will play its next three matches at home, beginning on Wednesday, October 27 when the Clippers host visiting Centralia College at the newly-renovated Health & Wellness Center.
South Puget Sound Community College will continue its home stand on Wednesday, November 3 against Highline College and Friday, November 5 against Tacoma Community College. All three home matches will start at 7 p.m. and can be streamed live on the Northwest Athletic Conference Sports Network.
Attendance for all three upcoming home matches will be limited to 150, including players, coaching staff, officials and fans, as per NWAC COVID-19 polices, which also requires fans to wear face coverings.
The Clippers bring a 3-5 conference mark into their match against Centralia and will be looking to complete the season sweep of the Blazers. South Puget Sound Community College won the first meeting against Centralia in straight sets (25-17, 25-21, 25-14).
The Clippers are coming off one of their strongest road performances this season with a three-set sweep (25-15, 25-21, 25-18) of Green River College.
Freshmen Khalia Craig, who ranks 17th in the NWAC in kills per set at 2.87, and Jahnessa Hill powered the South Puget Sound Community College offense with nine and eight kills, respectively. The Clippers also received four kills apiece from Emily Snider, Silke Constant and Layne Martin. Constant posted a game-high 14 digs, while Snider, who handed out 19 assists, finished with eight digs.
As a team the Clippers notched 57 digs with Jazlyn Quenga (seven digs), Jayde Grams seven), Hill (six) and Martin (six) leading the way as South Puget Sound Community College was dominant against Green River in the first set, hitting .647.
Through 13 matches this season, Craig leads the Clippers in kills with 129 while hitting a team-high .256. She is followed in kills by Hill (99 kills), Constant (54), Gracie Kaiser (46), Martin (33) and Vasa-Lilo Langi (20).
Directing the offense is Snider with a team-leading 272 assists. Second in assists is fellow freshman setter Kolonasio Tua’one, who has dished out 44 assists. Jayde Grams is third with 20 assists. Grams, the lone sophomore on head coach Tusalava Kuaea’s roster this season, paces the squad with 155 digs, while Quenga (86 digs), Snider (76), Constant (74), Tua’one (41), Craig (32) and Hill (32) have all notched 30 or more digs this year.
Freshman middle blocker Kaiser is the team leader in total block shots with 18 with freshmen outside hitters Constant (13) and Langi (nine) ranking second and third on the team, respectively, in blocked shots.