La Sierra NEWS
Thu, Sep. 20, 2012 - [Volleyball]

Riverside, CA - The women's volleyball team entered tonight's match with the University of Redlands looking to extend their current win streak to five. On the other side of the net, Redlands was attempting to put an end to a three-match losing streak. The Bulldogs jumped out to the early lead, by taking Game 1, before the Golden Eagles stormed back to win Games 2 and 3. But La Sierra was unable to finish off the Bulldogs who rallied for the 3-2 victory, 25-22, 12-25, 13-25, 25-15, 15-11.

It was another slow start for the Golden Eagles, who lost a back and forth Game 1. In the next two games, La Sierra was clicking on all cylinders; scoring on their serves, controlling play at the net, and keeping the Bulldogs on their heels by with an attack percentage of .542 in Game 2.

But the Bulldogs would not be outdone, using timely hitting and solid defense to steal the final two games for the victory. When the Golden Eagles jumped out to the early lead in Game 5, the Bulldogs capitalized on a timely run to take the lead and the match.

Shelby Madigan led the Golden Eagles with 16 kills and 15 digs. Lina Semaia added 12 kills and Lupe Garcia had nine kills and eight digs. Setter Colleen Stafford finished with 26 assists and 12 digs.

The Golden Eagles fall to 14-7 on the season. Next in line is a much-anticipated re-match with CSU San Marcos. La Sierra defeated San Marcos, in five games, in the season-opening La Sierra University Volleyball Tournament. San Marcos currently ranked No. 9 in the nation with a 13-7 record. The Golden Eagles return home on October 9 when they play host to Westmont College.