East County Sports

Hawks did damage, Lions get last say



ECS staff report

COSTA MESA – San Diego Christian Colege already knocked Vanguard University out of the NAIA national women’s volleyball rankings with three straight victories this season. So the Lions took a small piece of revenge by sweeping the Hawks in the schools’ final meeting of the ’20-in-’21 season.

Celebrating Senior Night, Vanguard took a relatively tame 25-15, 25-15, 25-23 decision in a Golden State Athletic Conference match at The Pit.

Although Vanguard declared the triumph to be “no fluke,” San Diego Christian still captured the season series, 3-1, seeking its own entry to the national coaches poll for the first time ever.

It was not a good evening for the Hawks. On offense, Breanna Brooks led in kills with eight, followed by seven from Miranda Gomez. However, Lions middle Cambria Fernandez beat the combined total of the SDCC guns with 16 put-aways.

Despite the setback, San Diego Christian (9-7 overall, 5-4 GSAC West Division) maintains a percentage-point lead over the Lions for second place. However, Vanguard (10-7, 6-5) still needs to met 4th-ranked Westmont twice more (all next week), needing to post at least one upset to catch the Hawks for second place.

SDCC returns home next week to entertain William Jessup University, the last-place team in the GSAC East Division.


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