Comets give state No. 13-ranked G-House a battle for one set

This kill by Noemi Ramos pulled Palomar to within 24-20 of Grossmont in set 1. (Hugh Cox Photo)
This kill by Noemi Ramos pulled Palomar to within 24-20 of Grossmont in set 1. (Hugh Cox Photo)

SAN MARCOS (11-06-2018) / UPDATED 11-07-2018) -- Palomar played Grossmont College, the No. 13-ranked women's community college volleyball team in California, toughin the first set of the teams' Pacific Coast Athletic Conference cross-division match tough i the first set on Wednesday night at the The Dome before the Griffins won 25-20, 25-19, 25-13.

The G-House (20-5), under coach Jamie Ivers, is the top ranked of four PCAC teams in the Nov. 6 California Community College Women's Volleyball Coaches Association poll.

No. 18 MiraCosta, No. 22 San Diego Mesa and No. 24 San Diego City College are the other ranked teams from the conference.

Noemi Ramos' kill off Mikayla Seiler's assist pulled the Comets to within four points of the Griffins, at 24-20, in the first set before Grossmont put the set away on the ensuing serve.

Ramos, a sophomore outside hitter / middle blocker out of Orange Glen High School and Palomar's statistical leader all season long, led the Comets with 11 kills. Alina Leakes-Jones, was second in kills for the Comets with four kills.

Seiler, the Vista Murrieta High product and daughter of Palomar coach Karl Seiler, contributed 18 assists, high for both teams, and also led the Comets in digs with three. Ramos added six digs. Emily Lopp (Escondido Classical Academy) put down three service aces for Palomar. Kayla D-Ambra (also from Classical Academy) had six blocks for the Comets.  

Shaney Lipscomb, who helped lead La Jolla Country to a CIF Division V state championship and a transfer from the University of Hawaii, led Grossmont with 11 kills. Kaylee Barton added eight kills.

Ivers utilized two setters, with Haley Morton contributing 132 assists and Kylee Snyder adding adding 12 assists.

Lipscomb led Grossmont in digs with 10. Barton had nine digs.