WVB: Warriors handle heat, 2 foes at Biola

Westmont Volleyball found a return trip to La Mirada to its liking, despite the August heat in southern Los Angeles County.

After going 2-2 last weekend at the Biola/Red Lion-Anaheim Summer Slam, the Warriors improved two 4-2 Friday with a 3-1 (20-25, 25-19, 26-24, 25-17) victory over the Stars of Oklahoma City and a three-game sweep of Life Pacific (25-9, 25-12, 25-12).

Junior Jessica McCann and senior Sydney Striff led the way for the Warriors against the Stars. McCann tallied 15 kills while committing just two errors on her way to a .464 attack percentage. Striff notched 12 kills and hit .258. As a team, the Warriors tallied nine block assists in the four-set match.

Against Life Pacific, Westmont took just under an hour to pick up its fourth win of the season and in the process posted the third best single-game team attack percentage in program history. The Warriors connected for 43 kills in 78 attempts with just seven errors for a .462 attack percentage. Westmont also tallied nine service aces — five by Nestlerode.

Freshman Samantha Neely led the Warrior offense with nine kills on 15 attempts with no errors (.640 attack percentage). Freshman Emma Harrah (.385 attack percentage), Stiff (.500 attack percentage) and Dahlberg (.895 attack percentage) each added seven kills. Sophomore Mila Maricic (.545 attack percentage) notched six kills.