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Mareta Poe paces the Hornets with 11 kills.
Mareta Poe paces the Hornets with 11 kills.


The Hornets welcomed Golden West College to Colleen Riley Court on Wednesday night and swept the Rustlers in three straight sets.

FC pulled off a much-needed win that now locks three teams (Cypress, Golden West, and Fullerton) in a tie for 3rd place in the Orange Empire Conference with a 2-2 record. Irvine Valley College (4-0) sits in 1st place, while Santa Ana (2-1) and Orange Coast (2-1) are knotted up in 2nd place.

The first set of the game was a tight one with both teams going back and forth, but Fullerton managed to take it away from the Rustlers 26-24. 

Mareta Poe's kill in set two gave FC an 11-8 lead, but the Rustlers swung the momentum back their way tying it up 14-14. The Hornets pushed ahead 21-16 that was capped off by a strong kill by Kaiya Owens. Fullerton finished strong taking the set 25-18.

In the third and final set of the match, the Rustlers snuck a 7-3 lead before the Hornets tied it up a 13-13. Ripping off four straight points, FC pulled ahead 17-13, however GWC came back to tie the game once again 17-17. Camille Castillo's tap over the net gave Fullerton a lead 21-18 before the Hornets finished off the set and the game 25-22.

Mareta Poe led Fullerton in kills with 11, while Jade McIntyre added 8 more kills to the stat sheet. Kaiya Owens brought down 5 kills as did Camille Castillo. Anne Mayfield delivered 34 assists, Samantha Martinez had 13 digs, and Elizabeth Perez had 10.

Up Next: Fullerton (6-8 overall, 2-2 OEC) will be back at it again on Wednesday, October 5th when they host Santa Ana College. Match time is at 6:00 pm.

*Photo by Jim McCormack