Volleyball Sweeps SDC Hawks
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The Women’s Volleyball team defeated San Diego Christian University on Saturday in a three set game: 25-23, 25-21, 25-15. The Warriors came together as a team, strengthening each set to take the San Diego Christian Hawks head on.
It was a near-perfect game for the Lady Warriors. Westmont accumulated eight attacking errors in the entire game and an end route to an imposing .363 hitting percentage. Together, the Lady Warriors had a grand total of 11 blocks, 38 digs, and four aces.
Westmont fourth-years Ciena Colburn and Madison Serrano had the highest number of blocks in the game. Colburn had a total of six blocks and Serrano had a total of 11 blocks and two aces with zero errors on just 15 attempts.
Serrano also earned an impressive .533 hitting percentage. In the last two matches, she has earned a total of 25 kills, which have helped lead the warriors to victory. “Madison had another outstanding game to round out a successful road trip.,” said head coach Patti Cook. “Having no errors for the entire match is very impressive.”
With this victory, the Warriors win streak grows to four. They earned a 15-11 overall and 6-5 in conference, while the San Diego Hawks fell to 8-13 in season and 3-8 in GSAC.
Westmont led every opening set throughout the game, while the San Diego Hawks kept continuous pressure. The Warriors also led with an 8-4 opening run before San Diego took three straight points.
The Hawks were facing set point, 24-20, before going into a late run, preventing the Westmont Warriors from celebrating the set one win. Two Warrior attacking errors trimmed the Westmont lead down to one before fourth-year Heidi Thompson sealed the set win for the Westmont Warriors.
A total of 10 ties were recorded in the first 20 points of set number two. The two teams battled fiercely for position as each team traded off points.
In the final set, the Warriors were in control, playing a perfect game with zero attacking errors and breezing through the set. The Warriors powered through an 8-1 lead and left the Hawks in the dust.
“We played really well as a team. San Diego was a good team, but we were able to stop them and defeat them by playing together and focusing on our weaknesses,” said first-year Taylor Beckman.
The women Warriors now start a series of two home games, the first of which will take place this Tuesday at 5 p.m. against CSU San Marcos. The second game will be played on Friday against William Jessup University at 7 p.m.