Khalia Craig recorded seven kills, while teammates Silke Constant and Jahnessa Hill each added six kills as the South Puget Sound Community College volleyball team notched its second consecutive win with a 3-0 (25-14, 25-21, 25-18) victory over visiting Centralia College in Northwest Athletic Conference action at the Health & Wellness Center on October 27.

The Clippers improved their West Region record to 4-5 with three matches remaining as they swept an opponent for the fourth time over the last eight matches.

Hill hit .400 over the three sets and was also credit with eight digs and two service aces. Sophomore Jayde Grams finished with five aces, including a trio towards the end of the first set to put away the Blazer, and a team-high 12 digs.

Emily Snider once against directed the South Puget Sound Community College offense, finishing with 20 assists. The freshman also came up with four kills and three digs.

The Clippers also received four kills from Layne Martin and two from Gracie Kaiser and four aces from Craig and three from Constant.

“We fought hard and came back in that third set” said Clippers coach Tusalava Kuaea. “Jayde Grams’ serve receive came in clutch and Silke Constant’s last 3 aces were awesome.”

With the win South Sound Puget Community College volleyball upped its overall season record to 5-16 but are 4-4 during its last eight matches. The Clippers also swept Centralia on the road on September 29 and opened their current two-match winning streak with a three-set win at Green River on October 22.

South Puget Sound Community College volleyball will look to post a season-high third straight win on Wednesday, November 3 when the Clippers host Highline College. The Thunderbirds defeated South Puget Sound 3-0 (25-20, 25-16 25-22) at home on October 6.

The Clippers play their next two matches at home with the match against Highline being followed by a November 5 contest against Tacoma Community College before closing out the regular season at Pierce College on November 10.


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