Taylor Beckman produced 12 kills to help lead the #1 Westmont Volleyball to a three-game sweep of Arizona Christian (25-21, 25-15, 25-20). Beckman also had 19 serve receptions without an error and eight digs.
With the win, the NAIA’s only undefeated team improved to 27-0 overall and 12-0 in GSAC play.
The Firestorm jumped out to a 6-3 lead in the first set and maintained a lead until back-to-back-to-back kills by Beckman gave Westmont a 13-12 advantage. Still tied at 21, the Warriors’ benefited from a Firestorm attack error before Sam Neely and Mila Maricic produced a block to make the score 23-21.
After an Arizona Christian timeout, Neely delivered a kill to give the Warriors set point and force the Firestorm to call timeout again. Another attack error by the Firestorm gave Westmont a one-set-to-none advantage.
The second set went Westmont’s way from the start. The Warriors jumped out to a 7-1 lead and never looked back. Westmont produced a .357 attack percentage connecting for 13 kills on 28 attempts with just three errors.