Women’s volleyball stays hot in the desert

The Eagles bounce back from their first season loss by sweeping Arizona Christian University 3-0.

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Marika Adamopoulos

Senior Britta Blaser leaps high for ball in the game on Sept. 22. | Olivia Plew/THE CHIMES

Keaton Moore, Writer

Nine games into their Golden State Athletic Conference matchups, the Eagles hold a conference record of 8-1. After bouncing back from their first loss of the season handed to them by Vanguard University, they took a trip to the desert to face off against Arizona Christian University.

The Eagles improved their record to 16-1 with a win against the Firestorm, who have been unable to win any of their GSAC matchups. Their 3-0 win keeps them in the running behind Vanguard with their conference record now 8-1.

The team swept the Firestorm by winning 25-11 in the first set, 25-22 in the second and 25-12 to finish off Arizona.

In her 11 attack attempts in the match, senior outside hitter Alyssa Mason made eight successful attacks. She followed behind fellow senior outside hitter Joclyn Kirton, who made 11 kills in her 21 attempts.

Kirton has had 385 attack attempts that have not gone unwanted. She leads the team in kills with 199 and has only made 43 errors for the year. Senior outside hitter Britta Blaser has 56 serves this year and trails Kirton with 146 kills.

Senior setter Ashton Arbuthnot has made 59 sets for the Eagles and 368 assists. Also with 59 sets, junior setter Tori Moons has made 296 assists so far this season.

The Eagles look to continue their winning season as they wrap up their road trip with a match at Hope International University on Oct. 13 at 7:00 p.m.

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