Sat., Nov. 13, 2010 [Box Score][Final Stats]
El Cajon, Calif. -- The San Diego Christian College (9-20, 2-18 GSAC) Lady Hawks wrapped up the 2010 season with a 25-11, 25-21, 25-14 loss to Vanguard University (14-15, 6-14 GSAC) on Saturday night.
Three seniors, Rachel Blair, Valaree Bergman, and Jessi Higgins were honored prior to the game with Blair closing out her career leading the Hawks in the games kill category with 9. She also posted 6 digs.
At the net, freshman Sigourney Rockmore hit .429 for 6 kills and sophomore Stephanie Rice (9) and junior Jessica Brazynetz (8) dug a total of 17 balls in the back court.
Vanguard took off in the first set on Jamie Heenan's serve to an 11-1 lead. SDC couldn't find a rhythm, peppering another 10 points amidst the VU 15 kills and 4 errors (.393). VU would decisively win the set 25-11.
Blair opened set two with a kill, her first of five in the highlight set for SDC. VU separated themselves from the Hawks by 8, leading 12-4. SDC began a steady climb from 15-8 on serve series from Lauren Howard who served two aces and setter Cassidy Mertens, who had 13 assists by games end. They tied the game at 20 on a Lion attack error, but the last points slipped through the Hawks grasp (25-21).
The Hawks hung with Vanguard through 8-8, then the Lions went on a kill streak, posting 9 kills without an error. They hit .652 as a team, holding SDC to .160 in the final set of their season.
Team high's for the Hawks included Howard's 268 kills, Merten's 505 assists, McCalmont's 8 solo blocks, 44 block assists, 33 aces and Rice finished with 260 digs (2.8/s).
Senior Highlights are listed below:| Blair Quick Facts |
Four years at SDC. In 2009, 235 kills, 199 digs, 23 aces. In 2008, 7 solo blocks, 26 block assists, 23 aces (.23 SA/S) and .849 serve%.
Notable Career Stats: 369 sets, 685 kills, 618 digs (1.67/s), 80 assists, 52 aces, 19 solo blocks and 86 block assists.
| Bergman Quick Facts |
Four years at SDC. In 2007, had a career high 115 kills, 22 solo blocks and 59 block assists.
Notable Career Stats:
243 sets, 281 kills, 38 solo blocks. 178 block assists. 7 blocks in 2008 and 2010 vs Hope International.
| Higgins Quick Facts |
Two years at SDC. 60 kills in 2009, Game high 6 kills against Black Hills State University and Holy Names University in 2010.
Notable Career Stats: 145 sets, 96 kills, 30 assists, 62 digs, 3 solo blocks, and 22 block assists.