SIOUX CITY, Iowa – Four players put up double-digit defensive numbers for No. 9 Vanguard in its final pool play match of the 2013 NAIA Volleyball National Championships, but the Lions' offense faltered, hitting just 12 percent, in a four set (18-25, 19-25, 27-25, 16-25) loss to No. 5 Northwestern (Iowa) (36-3).
SIOUX CITY, Iowa – Sophomore Charlotte Heerlyn (Santee, Calif.) had a stellar night for the No. 9 Lions against No. 23 Spring Hill College (Ala.) at the 2013 NAIA Volleyball Championships, recording a season-high 18 kills while hitting a team-best 39 percent, but Vanguard struggled overall and fell in a five-set heartbreaker to the Badgers (25-20, 25-27, 25-22, 12-25, 13-15). The Pride drop to 0-2 in pool play with the loss and sit at 22-8 overall.
SIOUX CITY, Iowa –No. 9 Vanguard (22-7) got its first pool play match out of the way on Tuesday night at the 2013 NAIA Volleyball National Championships, falling 3-0 (25-23, 25-17, 25-15) to a Wayland Baptist (Texas) (32-6) squad that it defeated 3-1 (25-23, 26-24, 21-25, 25-16) on September 7th.
COSTA MESA, Calif. – Three members of the Vanguard volleyball team received All-Golden State Athletic Conference honors for their notable performances on the court during the 2013 season.
COSTA MESA, Calif. – No. 10 Vanguard (22-6, 10-4 GSAC) ended the regular season with a three-set (25-10, 25-22, 25-14) Golden State Athletic Conference sweep of Arizona Christian (1-23, 0-14 GSAC) in The Pit. Junior Kelly Heenan (Costa Mesa, Calif.) reached a notable milestone in the affair, surpassing the 500-dig mark (502) through 28 games, with her 15-dig performance.
SANTA BARBARA, Calif. – No. 10 Vanguard extended its NO-loss, NO-vember streak on Tuesday evening, besting No. 14 Westmont 3-1 (25-18, 25-23, 13-25, 25-19) to jump to 21-6 on the season. The Lions have beaten four Golden State Athletic Conference volleyball opponents in a row, three of which (The Master's College, Concordia and Westmont) hold spots in the NAIA's top-25.