That's The Pits
November 2, 2013
COSTA MESA, Calif. – In the NAIA Volleyball Match of the week, the No. 12 nationally ranked Vanguard Lions topped the 11th-ranked Lady Mustangs 3-2 (25-21, 22-25, 25-25-16, 25-21, 15-5) on their home court, nicknamed "The Pit."
With the loss, the Lady Mustangs’ 2013 record now sits at 17-6, 6-4 in GSAC play.
Set one remained close until the Lions snapped a 16-16 tie by producing a 9-5 run, bringing the first game to 25-21. The Mustangs controlled the second set and answered back with a 25-22 victory. The third frame also went to TMC with a solid 25-16 victory. The Lady Mustangs failed to close the evening in the fourth set when Vanguard tied the match 2-2 with a close 25-21 victory. In the final frame, the Lions sent the Lady Mustangs back to Santa Clarita with a quick 15-5 victory.
Sam Dougherty (Madera, CA) led all scorers with 24 kills, while Aubrey Bekendam (Orland, CA) chipped in 42 assists. Rebecca Peluffo (La Cresceneta, CA) tallied 27 digs, while Dougherty contributed 20 more.
Collectively, TMC earned 57 kills, a .185 hitting percentage, 51 assists, 87 digs, and 8 service aces.
Next up for the Lady Mustangs is a home match on Tuesday against 14th-ranked Westmont Warriors. First serve is set for 7:00 p.m.