COSTA MESA – The woes on the road continued for The Master’s University volleyball team, as they dropped straight sets at Vanguard University on Saturday night, 25-16, 25-13, 25-20.
The Mustangs showed great resilience as they battled back from several deficits in game 3, including three match points, but were ultimately unable to match the block and serve from the Lions.
Coach Allan Vince has seen growth in his developing team, coming off an impressive victory at home against Hope International University on Thursday, but hoped to continue that success on the road.
“The Pit is always a hard place to compete,” he commented. “For our young team, I thought we did a number of things very well tonight which culminated in a strong game three.”
The Mustangs are now 7-10 overall, and 3-4 in the conference.
“We are continuing to grow with each loss, and not taking them as a disappointment, but as motivation and a learning opportunity,” noted junior setter Kayla Sims, who tallied 18 assists and 8 digs. “We need to figure out how to bring our home energy to away games.”
Opposite Jane Cisar led the team with 8 kills, while libero McKenna Hafner scrambled for 9 digs.
Coach Vince knows there is much work to be done in preparing for tough travel in the near future. On Friday the Mustangs travel to Santa Barbara to face the #5 ranked Westmont College Warriors, but he was quick to praise the team for their growth “As always, I am proud of these Lady Mustangs.”