|Benedictine - Mesa (Ariz. (8-6)||25||19||23||17||0||1|
|La Sierra (Calif.) (9-7)||23||25||25||25||0||2|
|Riverside , CA|
|Benedictine - Mesa (Ariz.||Indv. Leaders||La Sierra (Calif.)|
|#6 Lauren Purdy - 8||Kills||#7 Michele Mendizabal - 14|
|#11 Leosha Barker - 6||Blocks||#1 Veronica Ramirez - 6|
|#3 Caitlan Sammons - 23||Digs||#2 Emily Morgan - 28|
|#12 Hayden Boucher - 3||Aces||5 Players - 1|
|Benedictine - Mesa (Ariz.||Team Statistics||La Sierra (Calif.)|
RIVERSIDE, Calif. - The Benedictine University Mesa women's volleyball team has been felled in some incredibly close matches to this point in the conference season.
And Friday in California against La Sierra was no different.
The Redhawks took a first-set win over the host Golden Eagles, but couldn't keep up the momentum, falling 3-1 (25-23, 19-25, 23-25, 17-25) on Friday afternoon in California in a big time California Pacific Conference matchup.
BenU Mesa came out the gates ready for tight tough match and got just that, as both teams were no more than a couple points from each other the entire first set. But it was the Redhawks who came out on top, gaining the upper hand heading into the second set.
The turning point came in the third set after La Sierra evened things up in set two, as the Redhawks looked poised to capture their second set of the afternoon, leading 23-21 after a kill from Leosha Barker.
But BenU couldn't get the last two points, as the Golden Eagles scored four straight times to take set three and control of the match. The Redhawks couldn't recover in the fourth frame, falling to 2-3 in Cal Pac play.
The Redhawks are back in action on Saturday, taking on Providence Christian College in California. Match time is scheduled for 5:00 p.m.