Fri., Sep. 2, 2011[Box Score
] [Box Score
] Irvine, CA--
The San Diego Christian College volleyball team struggled to get going on Friday and dropped matches to Holy Names University (25-13, 25-21, 25-22) and Westminster College (25-15, 25-20, 21-25, 25-14) in the Asics Crowne Plaza Labor Day Tournament in Orange County.
In the first match, SDCC was led by Senior Lauren Howard with 10 kills. Junior Rachel Allen pitched in with 15 assists and Sophomore Cassidy Mertens had 14 assists. Junior Stephanie Rice continued her tough play with 11 digs to lead the team. The Lady Hawks were plagued by 24 attack errors in the loss.
SDCC looked to respond in the second match, but was stymied by Westminster College (Utah) in four sets. Mertens led the way for the Lady Hawks with 25 assists, while Howard had 13 kills.
The Lady Hawks continue play in the tournament with matches against Cal State San Marcos and Carroll College (MT) on Saturday.