Rio Hondo Volleyball to Host San Diego City College in Playoffs

Sam Garcia, News Editor

The No. 15 seed Lady Roadrunners will take on the No. 18 seed Knights of San Diego City College in the Play-In Round of the Southern California Regional Playoffs on November,23 at 4 p.m. at Rio Hondo College. This is Rio Hondo’s first trip to the playoffs since 2012. Ticket prices for the match are $12 for general admission, and $8 for students, faculty, staff, children under 12, and senior citizens age 60 and over.

The Lady Roadrunners punched their playoff tickets with a 3-1 victory over Pasadena City College during their November 19 match at the South Coast Conference tournament. They learned of their playoff fate during the Southern California postseason coaches meeting this past Thursday. 

Before we go any further, congratulations are in store for some of our players. Sophomores Janine Coria and Aliah Trujillo were named All-South Coast Conference First Team. This is Coria’s second time being named All-SCC First Team. Meanwhile, fellow sophomores Danielle Betancourt and Nicole Vasquez were named All-SCC Second Team, with Betancourt earning her second All-SCC spot. Coach Teddi Esko was also named Coach of the Year. Not too shabby, ladies.

Rio Hondo comes into the matchup sporting a 15-11 record overall, with a 9-8 record against South Coast Conference rivals. They’ll be facing off against a familiar face, as they previously defeated San Diego City College 3-1 during the regular season. 

With a win, Rio Hondo would take on No. 2 seed Grossmont College, who sports an impressive 24-3 overall record. That matchup would take place November 26, with the State Championships slated from December 6-8.