2013 ASICS/Wyndham Labor Day Classic (Day 2)
August 31, 2013
IRVINE, Calif. – On Saturday, The Master’s College volleyball squad concluded their time at 2013 ASICS/Wyndham Labor Day Classic Volleyball Tournament by playing two official matches and one exhibition.
#9 The Master’s College: 3 – Westminster (UT): 2
The Lady Mustangs started Saturday with a five set dogfight against Westminster.
TMC claimed the first two sets at 31-29 and 25-17, before the Griffins rallied in the next two games (25-14, 27-25) to tie the match at 2-2. In the 15-5 fifth frame, the Lady Mustangs controlled the set and never once allowed the Griffins tie the score.
Total, Saturday’s 9:00 a.m. match displayed 34 ties and 12 lead changes.
Sam Dougherty (Madera, CA) led TMC in scoring with 17 kills, while Stacey Jones (Scottsdale, AZ), Aubrey Bekendam (Orland, CA), and Aubrey Pyburn (Burbank, CA) each posted 11 kills. Bekendam chipped in 36 assists, while Rebecca Peluffo finished the match with 27 digs.
(Exhibition) #9 The Master’s College: 0 – Azusa Pacific: 3
In Saturday’s exhibition match against former GSAC member, Azusa Pacific, the Lady Mustangs struggled both offensively and defensively, resulting to a quick 0-3 (16-25, 12-25,18-25) loss.
As a team, the Lady Mustangs posted 25 kills, 24 assists, and 37 digs.
#9 The Master’s College: 3 - #25 Carroll (MT): 1
In the nightcap, the Lady Mustangs fought for a 3-1 victory over the No. 25 nationally ranked Carroll College (MT).
Set one weighed in favor of the Lady Mustangs early on as the Fighting Saints only managed to tie the score once at the 2-2 mark. From there, TMC cruised to a 25-19 victory.
TMC dropped the second frame in heartbreaking fashion by failing to secure the set at the 24-22 mark, and watched the Fighting Saints rally to a 28-26 win.
The Lady Mustangs silenced the Fighting Saints in the final two sets (25-20, 26-24) and concluded their time at the 2013 ASICS/Wyndham Labor Day Classic.
Dougherty notched 22 kills, Bekendam produced 46 assists, and Peluffo tallied 28 digs. Total, the Lady Mustangs tallied 67 kills, 65 assists, and 83 digs.
TMC’s overall record now sits at 6-1.
After a few days off, the Lady Mustangs will open their home schedule on Wednesday night in an 8:00 p.m. match against Capilano (BC, Canada) at College of the Canyons.
For more information on the TMC/Capilano match, click here.