Luafalemana, Keamo lead Buccaneers past San Jacinto

The fourth-ranked Blinn College volleyball team picked up its sixth consecutive victory Tuesday night with a 3-0 sweep of San Jacinto College.

The Buccaneers swept San Jacinto 25-15, 25-16, 25-22 behind nine kills from Tawnee Luafalemana and 28 assists from Jordyn Keamo.

Trinity Alualu added eight kills and seven digs, and Rebecca Reeve added six kills. Keamo also finished with six kills.

Alyssa LaMont's 10 digs and Abolanle Onipede's three blocks paced the Buccaneer defense.

"It was a good night for us," coach Erin Mellinger said. "I'm proud of this team tonight."

Earlier in the day, Blinn announced that Reeve had been named the Region XIV Conference South Zone player of the week and Keamo had been named setter in the week after leading the Bucs to a pair of victories last week.

The Buccaneers (21-1, 4-0 in Region XIV South Zone) are now off until Friday, when they begin play in the Tyler College Invite. The Bucs face College of Central Florida at 2 p.m. and Cowley County Community College at 4 p.m., then conclude tournament play Saturday with matches against Western Nebraska Community College at 11 a.m. and Western Texas College at 2 p.m.


About Blinn College

Founded in 1883, Blinn is a comprehensive community college committed to educational excellence and to individual and community enhancement. With an enrollment of 19,317 students, Blinn ranks among the nation's leaders in transferring students to leading four-year universities and has received national recognition for its affordable educational excellence.

As part of its commitment to student success, Blinn is implementing a Quality Enhancement Plan titled "Destination Success: First-Year Focus," which utilizes learning communities to support first-year college students.

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