November 8, 2014
SANTA BARBARA, Calif. – After winning the last three conference matches, The Master’s College volleyball team’s winning streak came to an end as the Lady Mustangs fell to the Westmont College Warriors in three sets.
The loss puts the two teams currently tied for fourth-place in the GSAC standings with only two more conference matches left to be played.
Allison Child (Shingle Springs, CA) and Ashley Kuhlman (Henderson, NV) dominated the game offensively, but the dynamic-duo was not enough to bring the much-needed victory home.
The first set opened with TMC taking the first point of the match off of a Warrior error, but was tied on the next point. The Warriors then went on multiple scoring streaks to lift themselves to a first set victory. Westmont posted a three-point or more streak five times to win the set 25-14.
The second set appeared to be all Warriors, but the Lady Mustangs had other plans. After finding themselves down 17-15 (yet to have taken a lead), the Lady Mustangs got kills from Aubrey Bekendam (Orland, CA), Child, and Kuhlman to get on top. The lead change shifted four times until back-to-back kills by Kuhlman and Child put the Mustangs on top 28-26.
Unfortunately, in the next two sets, the Mustangs dropped each frame with scores of 25-22 and 25-13.
Child recorded 16 kills on 30 total attacks, while Kuhlman notched 14 kills on 28 attacks. Emily Clark (Lake Forest, CA) and Sydney Hamilton (Santa Clarita, CA) dug 17 and 12 balls, respectively. Bekendam recorded a game-high 37 assists and Britney Jones (Northridge, CA) led the Mustangs with three blocks.
Now, the Mustangs look to bounce back on Tuesday against Hope International University at Bross Court.
First serve is set for 7:00 p.m.