Eagles Drop Goose Egg on Mustangs
October 26, 2013
SANTA CLARITA, Calif. – In three quick sets, the “NAIA Match of the Week,” which featured The Master’s College women’s volleyball and third-ranked Biola, concluded with the Eagles routing the Mustangs 3-0 (25-11, 25-21, 25-23) at Bross Court.
The loss drops the 11th ranked Mustangs’ overall record to 16-5, and 5-3 in GSAC play.
Breaking a 4-4 tie in the first set, Biola ran off on a 21-7 run, putting the Eagles up 1-0. In a closer second game, TMC hung in with the Eagles, until Biola closed the set at 25-21. With the match being tied at 22-22 in the third frame, it looked as if TMC was about to make a comeback until the Eagles broke that tie with a 3-1 run, ending the set, and match, at 25-23.
TMC’s Sam Dougherty (Madera, CA) claimed a team-high 11 kills in the loss. Aubrey Bekendam (Orland, CA) chipped in 30 assists. Rebecca Peluffo (La Crescenta, CA) notched nine digs in the showing, while both Dougherty and Stacey Jones (Scottsdale, AZ) added 6 more.
With the win over TMC, Biola leads the all-time regular season series with a lopsided 49-1 record.
“I’ve always respected Biola,” commented fourth-year Lady Mustang volleyball head coach Bobby Blanken in a recent interview. “Their record from the last decade proves that they are truly one of the perennial powers in the NAIA. I always look forward to playing them because it’s a great measuring stick on where we stand as we look to the postseason.”
Looking to get back on track and keep their playoff hopes alive, the Lady Mustangs will host Hope International Tuesday night at 7:00 p.m.