August 26, 2014
After a gauntlet of six matches against some of the toughest teams in the NAIA, The Master’s College women’s volleyball team had a nice change of pace Tuesday night in the 2014 hope opener.
In front of a rambunctious crowd at Bross Court, the 19th-ranked Lady Mustangs had little trouble with West Coast Baptist by posting a quick 3-0 (25-16, 25-10, 25-6) victory.
“What I enjoyed most about tonight was that the ladies set a good tone for the rest of the season and used the electric crowd to strengthen their game,” commented head coach Allan Vince. “They stayed consistent the whole match by executing every point with focus and determination. We were able to stampede out of there with a win - very deserving of a first home game victory. I was very impressed with all of my athletes, for I was able to play my full roster and they played without a hitch.”
As Vince stated, every active Lady Mustang received invaluable playing time. Aubrey Bekendam (Orland, CA), paced the Lady Mustangs with 15 assists, seven kills, and three digs. Allison Child (Shingle Springs, CA), earned six kills, Marinda Killeen posted 12 assists, and Oliva Gwinn (Santa Clarita, CA) tallied a team-high four digs.
With the win, the Lady Mustangs’ 2014 record evens out at 3-3.
Looking to improve on its .500 record, TMC will travel to Irvine this Friday to compete in the Asics/Wyndham Labor Day Classic hosted by Concordia University. First up for the Lady Mustangs is a 10:00 AM match against the Montana Tech Orediggers.