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Hawks sweep season series against Firestorm

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PHOENIX – Alli BeezerJuliana Gutknecht, and Molly Witzmann all had double-digit kills to help the Hawks defeat Arizona Christian in four sets, (25-20, 23-25, 25-17, 25-17).

INSIDE THE MATCHUP:

Final: San Diego Christian 3 | Arizona Christian 1

Records: Hawks (12-11, 4-9 GSAC) | Firestorm (2-21, 0-13)

Season Series: San Diego Christian 3-0

INSIDE THE GAME:

• The Hawks tallied 10 total blocks. Molly Witzmann and Bevan Haskell led with four block assists.

• Eighteen total tied scores in the four sets. Set 1 was the highest with seven.

• Beezer (16 kills, 10 digs) and Juliana Gutknecht (12 kills, 14 digs) both had a double-double.

STAT OF THE GAME:

• Ashlyn Riding averaged 11.75 assists per set, two more than her average on the season, 47 total in the game.

BEYOND THE BOX SCORE:

• SDC runs their winning-streak against the Firestorm to seven games.

UP NEXT: 

• The Hawks will host Life Pacific College on Nov. 3. SDC defeated the Warriors in straight sets back on Oct. 9 in San Dimas.

VOLLEYBALL – TUE, OCT. 27, 2015 AT 6:45 PM 
Final 1 2 3 4 F
San Diego Christian (12-11, 3-10 GSAC)  25  23  25  25  3
Arizona Christian (2-21, 0-13 GSAC)  20  25  17  17  1
Phoenix, AZ
San Diego Christian Indv. Leaders Arizona Christian
#12 BEEZER, Alli – 16 Kills #8 MCCANTS, Samantha – 12
2 Players (#3,#10) – 5 Blocks #10 WHITE, Deborah – 5
#16 ESTRADA, Aleka – 17 Digs #3 STEVENS, Morgan – 18
5 Players – 1 Aces #12 HEANEY, Kailaa – 3
San Diego Christian Team Statistics Arizona Christian
.215 Hitting %: .068
10.0 Blocks: 7.0
72 Digs: 52
5 Aces: 9
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Menlo College
VOLLEYBALL – SAT, NOV. 14, 2015 
Final 1 2 3 F
Menlo College (7-20, 5-11 GSAC) 18 22 17 0
San Diego Christian (15-12, 6-10 GSAC) 25 25 25 3
Santee, CA
Menlo College Indv. Leaders San Diego Christian
#17 CLEGG, Maddie – 10 Kills #8 GUTKNECHT, Juliana – 13
2 Players (#8,#16) – 3 Blocks #3 BARNES, Bevan – 8
#14 LUIS-MATEO, Malia – 12 Digs #16 ESTRADA, Aleka – 15
5 Players – 1 Aces #13 RIDING, Ashlyn – 7
Menlo College Team Statistics San Diego Christian
.087 Hitting %: .248
6.0 Blocks: 11.0
40 Digs: 49
5 Aces: 10

SANTEE, Calif. – A day after clinching their first winning season since 2002, the Hawks made quick work of Menlo sweeping the Oaks 3-0 on Saturday afternoon on Senior Day.

INSIDE THE MATCHUP:

Final: San Diego Christian 3 | Menlo 0 (25-18, 25-22, 25-17)

Records: Hawks (15-12, 6-10 GSAC) Oaks (7-20, 5-11 GSAC)

Follow Your Hawks: @sdcchawks | sdc_hawks | SDC Hawks

INSIDE THE GAME:

• Juliana Gutknecht led all players with 13 kills. Alli Beezer was also in double figures with 10.

• Ashlyn Riding tallied a game-high 29 assists, giving her 913 for the season.

• Trailing for most of the first set, Hawks finished with an 8-1 run to complete the comeback for the point.

• Facing an even bigger deficit in set two, 17-11, SDC finished on a 14-5 run for a 2-0 lead.

• Set 3 was less stressful as the Hawks took the lead for good at 5-4.

• SDC led WJU in kills (41-29) and in hitting percentage (.248-.087)

STAT OF THE GAME:

• Bevan Barnes led with eight total blocks.

BEYOND THE BOX SCORE:

• With the win, SDC finishes conference in sixth place.

COACHES CORNER:

• “These seniors have been pivotal in changing the course of the SDCC Volleyball program,” Coach Barb Wnek said. “I am so grateful for their dedication and discipline. They are amazing Christian athletes who reflect what San Diego Christian is all about.”

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William Jessup University
VOLLEYBALL – FRI, NOV. 13, 2015 
Final 1 2 3 4 F
William Jessup (6-20, 1-14 GSAC) 18 18 25 17 1
San Diego Christian (14-12, 5-10 GSAC) 25 25 20 25 3
Lakeside, CA
William Jessup Indv. Leaders San Diego Christian
#4 HUEVELHORST, Kassidy – 10 Kills #12 BEEZER, Alli – 16
#21 REEDER-ESPARZA, Make – 5 Blocks #3 BARNES, Bevan – 3
#11 MILLS, Carlie – 13 Digs #16 ESTRADA, Aleka – 22
#6 RICHMOND, Jennah – 3 Aces #13 RIDING, Ashlyn – 2
William Jessup Team Statistics San Diego Christian
.163 Hitting %: .329
6.0 Blocks: 4.0
51 Digs: 63
7 Aces: 4

SANTEE, Calif. – Alli Beezer tallied 16 kills to lead all scorers as the Hawks defeated William Jessup in four sets Friday afternoon. Juliana Gutknecht added 15 kills and Molly Witzmann was also in double figures with 11.

INSIDE THE MATCHUP:

Final: San Diego Christian 3 | William Jessup 1 (25-18, 25-18, 20-25, 25-17)

Records: Hawks (14-12, 5-10 GSAC) Warriors (6-20, 1-14 GSAC)

Follow Your Hawks: @sdcchawks | sdc_hawks | SDC Hawks

INSIDE THE GAME:

• Hawks bookended the first set with a 4-0 run to start and a 6-0 run to end for the first point.

• William Jessup held a brief lead in the second set before SDC took over at 4-3 and never looked back.

• Set three saw five ties, with the last at 5-5. The Hawks made a late comeback, down 23-14, scoring six straight points to get the set within three points. The Warriors scored the next two for the set win.

• A Gutknecht kill in the fourth set gave the lead for good in set four.

• Hawks topped Warriors in kills in every set, holding a 64-42 advantage.

• SDC led WJU in the hitting percentage department, .329-.163.

STAT OF THE GAME:

• Ashlyn Riding‘s 55 assists were her second most all season.

BEYOND THE BOX SCORE:

• Hawks clinch their first winning season since 2002.

UP NEXT: 

• SDC hosts one last game of the season against Menlo on Saturday. The Hawks will be honoring four seniors before the game with first serve at 2 p.m. at the Santee Boys and Girls Club.

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