|Benedictine - Mesa (Ariz.||21||25||25||24||16||3|
|Valley Vista HS,|
|Benedictine - Mesa (Ariz.||Indv. Leaders||Ottawa|
|#22 Sydney Nelson - 14||Kills||2 Players (#16,#20) - 13|
|#11 Leosha Barker - 2||Blocks||#3 Gilly Muniz - 3|
|#3 Caitlan Sammons - 22||Digs||#7 Kelsey Marchant - 21|
|#12 Hayden Boucher - 3||Aces||#7 Kelsey Marchant - 2|
|Benedictine - Mesa (Ariz.||Team Statistics||Ottawa|
SURPRISE, Ariz. - Two points made all the difference for the Benedictine University Mesa women's volleyball team on Wednesday night.
The Redhawks fought tooth and nail with the Ottawa University Arizona Spirit for five sets, ultimately pulling out the final set for a 3-2 (21-25, 25-18, 25-18, 24-26, 16-14) victory at Valley Vista High School in a non-conference tilt.
At one point in the fifth set, it appeared as though BenU Mesa was going to fall after taking a 2-1 match lead after the third frame, as they trailed the Spirit, 10-5, in the final stanza.
However, the Redhawks battled back to even the score at 12-all and then scored four of the next six points after an Ottawa timeout to grab their sixth victory of the season.
Three BenU Mesa players finished with double-digit kills, led by Sydney Nelson, who tallied 14. Megan Block added 12 and Lauren Purdy chipped in with 10 in the win. Caitlan Sammons and Olivia Ortiz continued their strong play at their positions, with Sammons leading the defense with 22 digs and Ortiz recording 49 assists for the Redhawks.
BenU Mesa kicks of California Pacific Conference play this weekend, taking on Antelope Valley on Friday and UC-Merced on Saturday in California.