Dougherty Delivers Royal Performance
October 29, 2013
SANTA CLARITA, Calif. – In three quick sets, The Master’s college volleyball team beat Hope International 3-0 (25-17,25-17,25-15) and lifted their 2013 record to 17-5, and 6-3 in conference play.
In another spectacular performance, Sam Dougherty (Madera, CA) led the Lady Mustangs with 18 kills and 14 digs. Aubrey Bekendam (Orland, CA) tallied 34 assists, while both Emily Clark (Lake Forest, CA) and Rebecca Peluffo (La Crescenta, CA) chipped in 7 digs.
“I’m happy with Sam’s performance as she exhibited the leadership that we expect out of our seniors,” commented Lady Mustang volleyball head coach Bobby Blanken. “I was also pleasantly pleased with Morgan Fay’s efforts. As a freshman, she showed great poise and helped bring balance to our offense.”
Fay tallied 5 kills and 3 digs in Tuesday’s victory.
Next up for the Lady Mustangs is road match against Vanguard on Saturday at 7:00 p.m in Costa Mesa. The last time the two squads met, TMC pulled out a 3-2 victory at Bross Court. The Lady Mustangs will enter Saturday’s match with a No. 11 national ranking while Vanguard ranks 12th.
“It’s going to be a battle,” further assessed Blanken. “Vanguard’s out for blood after our last match. They’re a very competitive team, and the rankings are indicative of that. We are going to have to be mentally tough and display maturity that’s not always characteristic of a young team.”