Twelfth-ranked Westmont Volleyball (21-6, 4-5 GSAC) ran into a buzz saw on Tuesday night in Irvine, falling to No. 2 Concordia in straight sets 25-13, 25-19, 25-13.
Concordia, which has not lost a match since the NAIA championship game last year, improved to 24-0 overall and 9-0 in Golden State Athletic Conference play.
Sophomore outside hitter Madison Serrano led the Warriors with nine kills while junior middle blocker Alexandria Wilson added five more. Freshman Sydney Striff posted four kills.
The Eagles were led by Brooke Marino with 14 kills and Fei Gao with 12. As a team, Concordia hit .294 to Westmont’s .063. Concordia also tallied nine and one-half blocks, frustrating the Warriors’ attack.
In other GSAC action, #4 Biola (22-2, 8-1) defeated #23 Vanguard (15-10, 5-4) in four sets 25-17, 25-16, 30-32, 25-23. Eighth-ranked The Master’s (21-4, 6-3) defeated Hope International (3-16, 1-8) by a score of 3-0 (25-17, 25-14, 25-21). Arizona Christian (3-16, 1-8) notched its first GSAC win over San Diego Christian (4-14, 2-7) in five sets 21-25, 25-22, 12-25, 25-13, 15-11.
As a result, Westmont remains in fifth place in the GSAC standings, one game behind Vanguard in fourth and two behind The Master’s in third. Biola is in second place, a game behind first-place Concordia. San Diego Christian is in sixth place, two games behind the Warriors.
On Saturday, Westmont will travel to El Cajon for a three o’clock game with San Diego Christian.