Buccaneers sweep Lee in conference action

BAYTOWN, Texas – The top-ranked Blinn College volleyball team swept Lee College here Tuesday night in their final action prior to four consecutive matches against nationally-ranked opponents at the upcoming Blinn Invitational.

Blinn defeated Lee 25-13, 25-19, 25-19 as Tawnee Luafalemana posted 11 kills, 18 assists and seven aces to lead the Buccaneers. Trinity Alualu posted 10 kills while hitting .391 and Abolanle Onipede added eight kills and three blocks while hitting .352.

Sophomore Rebecca Reeve added seven kills, 10 digs and hit .300, and freshman setter Justus Tuiolosega had 20 assists and seven digs. Fellow freshman Jordyn Keamo dished out 16 assists.

"There were good numbers, it just wasn't very crisp and clean," Blinn (13-0) coach Erin Mellinger said. "We did good things, we just need to work on being focused for longer periods of time."

The Buccaneers will be back in Brenham Friday for the first day of the Blinn Invitational Tournament. The Bucs face 15th-ranked Hill College at 1 p.m. and eighth-ranked Salt Lake Community College at 7 p.m. Then on Saturday, Blinn faces fifth-ranked Tyler Junior College at 1 p.m. and ninth-ranked Hillsborough Community College at 7 p.m.