Volleyball suffers third consecutive loss
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This past weekend, the Westmont women’s volleyball team, who currently have an overall record of 11-4, were defeated in two tough Golden State Athletic Conference (GSAC) matches. Even though the Warriors put up a good fight and took both matches to five sets, they were unable to come up on top, leaving them with a conference record of 2-3.
On Friday, the Warriors hosted a GSAC match-up against the Vanguard Lions. Murchison Gymnasium was packed with fans for this intense GSAC game It was evident from the beginning of the first set that it was going to be close. The Warriors won the first set 25-21, lost the second 22-25, won the third 25-19, lost the fourth 20-25, and then lost the fifth 15-8. The Warriors put up a battle throughout the game and were not discouraged at any point.
Senior Libby Dahlberg led the team with 12 kills and three blocks, while senior Samantha Neely tallied 11 kills, and sophomore Hali Galloway had 10. Senior Amy Buffham led the team with 27 assists, while freshman Sydny Dunn had 21. Sophomore Lauren Friis led the team with 32 digs, while sophomore Brooklynn Cheney had 29 and sophomore Madison Morrison had 17.
The next day, the Warriors travelled to Fullerton for another GSAC game against Hope International University. Even though the Warriors were triumphant in the first two sets, they ended up losing the game in five, hard-fought sets. Once again, Dahlberg led the team with 18 kills, Neely had 11, and junior Cassidy Rea had 10. Buffham had 29 assists and Dunn had 27. Friis tallied 31 digs, Cheney contributed 24, and Morrison had 17.
“GSAC thus far has started off rough, but I know my team has it in them to be a top level team,” said Morrison. “After losing some games, I think we are going to come out even stronger and even more fearless.”
She continued to say that, “Some strengths (of ours) is our desire to work hard and our selflessness. This team is constantly grinding and willing to do whatever it takes to win. I think we need to work harder on consistency.”
The Warriors have a chance at redemption in two upcoming GSAC matches this week. On Friday, Sep. 28, the Warriors play William Jessup at 7 p.m. at home, then host Menlo for another GSAC match on Saturday, Sep. 29 at noon.