By Christy Cain
August 29, 2014
(IRVINE, Calif.) After a shaky start to the 2014 season, today was exactly was exactly what the Westmont women’s volleyball team needed. From the moment the Warriors stepped on the court this morning at the Asics/ Wyndham Labor Day Classic, they were focused and ready to go –the energy was high and the execution was even higher
This was the first time that Westmont had played against Menlo College (Calif.) since defeating them in the opening round of the 2013 NAIA National Championship. While this was a rematch of sorts for Menlo, Westmont had a record to withhold. Prior to this match, the Warriors were 5-0 against The Oaks and after this three game sweep (25-13, 25-19, 25-15) the perfect record still stands.
From the first point of the match, all aspects of the game seemed to work for the Warriors. The passing was on point, senior setter Heidi Thompson, was dishing the ball to the hitters who were consistently putting the ball away.
As most players know, the game of volleyball begins with the pass. Thankfully for the Warriors, Libero Kami Troesh took control of the back row. Troesh finished with 16 serve receive attempts, zero errors and 17 digs in just three games. This made Thompson’s job a little bit easier, allowing her to finish with 40 assists on the match. Senior Madison Serrano led the offensive charge with a total of 14 kills while Freshman Taylor Beckman put on an outstanding show, completing the match with an errorless 13 kills on 22 attempts.