By Brett Piper, for TMC Sports Information
September 30, 2014
SANTA CLARITA, Calif. – The Master’s College volleyball team (12-7, 3-3) evened out its conference record after defeating the receiving-vote Westmont College Warriors (10-9, 3-3) in five sets Tuesday night at Bross Court.
With the win, the Lady Mustangs increase their winning streak to three, and move up to fourth place in the GSAC after concluding the night with set scores of 16-25, 25-21, 25-17, 16-25, and 15-9.
Despite dropping the first game, TMC was able to bounce back and win the following two sets to lead the match 2-1.
In set two, the Lady Mustangs got out to a 6-5 start and did not let the Warriors take the lead nor tie things up the rest of the way out. Britney Jones (Northridge, CA) opened the set with three kills, all set up by Aubrey Bekendam (Orland, CA), while the Lady Mustangs continually took advantage of Warrior errors. Bekendam’s team-leading 35 assists marks back-to-back matches of having over 35 assists or more.
Much like the previous set, the Lady Mustangs went up early 5-4 in the third frame and refused to let any threats by the Warriors tie up the score.
With their backs against the wall, the Warriors were able to pull off a fourth-set victory after opening with an 8-1 and work to share kills, service aces, and blocks to close the set at 25-16.
Allison Child (Shingle Springs, CA) opened up the final set with a bang as she smacked her 13th kill of the night. Child then tallied another kill and finished with a game-high 14. The Lady Mustangs denied the Warriors the ability take a lead in the final frame and cruised to finish the match with a 15-9 victory.
Jones, Ashley Kuhlman (Henderson, NV), and Cassidee Angangan (Cutler, CA) all had over 20 total attacks on the evening , while Sydney Hamilton (Santa Clarita, CA) and Bekendam accumulated three service aces to add to the team’s conference high.
Up next the Lady Mustangs look to drop the fifth-ranked Biola University Eagles on Thursday.
First serve is slated for 7:00 p.m. in La Mirada.