A Royal Sweep

By Brett Piper, For TMC Sports Information

October 14, 2014

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Fullerton, Calif. – Before taking a conference play hiatus, The Master’s College volleyball team evened out its conference record by sweeping the Hope International University Royals with scores of 25-16, 25-18, and 25-16.

With the win, TMC's record improved to 14-9 (5-5 GSAC).

After being routed 3-0 by No. 3 Concordia University last Saturday evening, the Lady Mustangs came with a vengeance.

In the first set with HIU leading 7-6, the Mustangs scored six unanswered points off a pair of service aces from Ashley Kuhlman (Henderson, NV), a kill by Britney Jones (Northridge, CA), and three Royal errors. From there, the Lady Mustang cruised to a set win.

Taking advantage of more Royal errors, TMC was able to trot to a 25-18 second-set victory. The Royals committed nine errors in the set while Kuhlman came out strong by swatting six kills, followed by Aubrey Bekendam (Orland, CA), and Aubrey Pyburn (Burbank, CA) who had a pair of kills.

Rather than capitalizing on errors in the third set, the Lady Mustangs used their strong attack approach to steal the final frame. In the set, seven different Mustangs posted kills to finish the night with a total of 39 kills on 102 total attacks. Kuhlman led the way with an attack percentage of .423, while Bekendam set 20 balls, and Marinda Killeen (Scottsdale, AZ) posted 10 assists.  Emily Clark (Lake Forest, CA) dug 14 balls.

Now, the Lady Mustangs will host Cal State San Marcos on Friday evening. CSUSM has an overall record of 16-8 and are only one game over .500 on the road.

First serve will be set at 7:00 p.m. on Bross Court.