BUTTE, Mont. – The final day of matches in Montana did not unfold as planned for #8 Vanguard University (5-4) as they dropped both contests. Sixth ranked Eastern Oregon (5-1) knocked off the Lions in a five set thriller (20-25,19-25,25-23,25-22,13-15) and #5 Rocky Mountain College (7-2) was victorious 3-1 (25-21,15-25,19-25,20-25).
HELENA, Montana - The #8 Lions (5-2) won both matches held at Carroll College of Montana to kick off a four contest weekend for the Blue and Gold. In the noon tilt, VU defeated Montana State-Northern 3-1 and bested Carroll College (RV) 3-1 in the nightcap. MSUN ended the day with a 2-2 record, while Carroll finished the evening with one win and two losses on the season.
LA MIRADA, Calif. – Kicking off the final day of the Biola Summer Slam, #8 Vanguard captured a 3-2 victory over #14 College of Idaho. The Lions (3-2) won the match by 25-20, 19-25, 25-13, 20-25, and 18-16 counts. In their final matchup for the tournament, the Blue and Gold took the 5th ranked team in the nation, Rocky Mountain College (2-2), the distance before losing 3-2 (27-25, 18-25, 16-25, 25-21, 10-15).
LA MIRADA, Calif. – The Lions (2-1) kicked off the 2015 Biola/Red Lion Summer Slam with a 3-1 loss versus #12 Southern Oregon, who currently holds a 2-0 record on the season (24-26, 25-23, 17-25, 20-25). In the nightcap, Vanguard ripped off three straight sets to earn the 3-2 victory over Montana Tech (1-1). Splits for the match were 23-25, 31-33, 27-25, 25-12, and 15-13.
COSTA MESA, Calif. – The opening match of the 2015 season was a 3-0 win for the Lions (25-14, 25-10, 25-7). Vanguard (1-0), ranked 8th in the polls, took care of business in The Pit. With the loss, Providence Christian College begins their year 0-1.
The Vanguard offense was headlined by Taylor Jackson (SO/Henderson, NV) going 7-12 on attacks with a .417 hitting percentage. Defensively, Sarah McKinny (SR/Santa Barbara, CA) recorded three solo blocks and four block assists. Rory McCloy (JR/Salt Lake City, Utah) and Kelly Dalrymple (JR/Poway, CA) teamed up for 22 of the Lions 25 assists in the contest.
COSTA MESA, Calif. - The Vanguard University Volleyball Program is thrilled to announce its 2015-2016 recruiting class which features five newcomers to the squad. It features three incoming freshman and two transfers who will join the team coming off a Top 12 finish in the 2014 NAIA National Tournament. They will fill in holes as outside hitters, defensive specialists, and middle blockers that were left by this years graduating class.
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|Azusa Pacific University Round Robin Scrimmage|
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