Riverside, Calif. - The Golden Eagles dropped another non-conference match to Life Pacific College, in straight sets (25-20, 25-21, 25-22). The loss dropped the team to 8-5 on the season, including a record of 5-5 in non-conference play. La Sierra will return to Cal Pac play this weekend, on Friday and Saturday, against the Arizona schools.
The two sophomore outside hitters, Michele Mendizabal and Kiana Krumm, accounted for 35 of the team's 45 total kills. As a team, the Golden Eagles finished with eight more kills than the Warriors, but also gave away 20 points with 20 attack errors, to only 11 errors for the Warriors, for a difference of minus nine points. Those nine points loomed large in a match that was ultimately decided by a combined 12 points, in the match.
The Warriors finished with a 7-2 advantage in team blocks and tallied a hitting percentage of .213.
Both teams played were all over the court defensively, resulting in numerous long rallies. The Golden Eagles finished with a slight edge in total digs, 66-62. Emily Morgan led all players with 24 digs, with Krumm and Fregoso pitching in with 13 digs and 12 digs, respectively.
The women's volleyball team will look to stay unbeaten in Cal Pac play this Friday afternoon, at 1pm, when they host Benedictine University – Mesa in a conference match-up. The Red Hawks are currently, 2-2 in Cal Pac play (8-7 overall), and are coming off of split last weekend after losing to Pacific Union in five sets and defeating Simpson in four sets. Friday's match will be the first of back-to-back matches for La Sierra, who will host Embry-Riddle University on Saturday night.