August 30, 2013
SANTA CLARITA, Calif. – On the first day of the 2013 ASICS/Wyndham Labor Day Classic Volleyball Tournament, The Master’s College volleyball team (4-1), who ranks ninth in the NAIA, took Cornerstone University (2-4) in three close sets (25-18, 25-23, 25-23).
Sam Dougherty (Madera, CA), led the Lady Mustangs’ charge with 19 kills. Aubrey Bekendam (Orland, CA) chipped in 26 assists, while Rebecca Peluffo (La Crescenta, CA) tallied 16 digs.
Also highlighting the Lady Mustangs’ efforts were four freshmen that head coach Bobby Blanken signed in the offseason. Alison Child (Shingle Springs, CA) earned eight kills, earning a team-high .462 hitting percentage, while Aubrey Pyburn (Burbank, CA) delivered four kills. Defensively, Emily Clark (Lake Forest, CA) collected seven digs, while Marinda Killeen (Scottsdale, AZ) contributed five digs.
Collectively, TMC finished the day with 59 digs, 46 kills, 40 sets, and five aces.
Next up for the Lady Mustangs are three games tomorrow against Westminster (UT) at 9:00 a.m., Azusa Pacific at 3:00 p.m., and No. 25 nationally ranked Carroll College (MT) at 7:00 p.m.