|Final - Volleyball||1||2||3||4||5||F|
|Life Pacific (1-1)||30||25||18||26||15||3|
|Life Pacific||Indv. Leaders||Menlo|
|#6 Jordin Bishop - 20||Kills||#13 - 13|
|#9 Mariah Durant - 2||Blocks||#6 - 3|
|#7 Jasmine Broad - 22||Digs||2 Players (#12,#4) - 17|
|#9 Mariah Durant - 4||Aces||#15 - 6|
|Life Pacific||Team Statistics||Menlo|
|Final - Volleyball||1||2||3||4||5||F|
|Bethel (IN) (2-2)||22||25||24||25||15||3|
|Life Pacific (0-1)||25||18||26||17||11||2|
|Bethel (IN)||Indv. Leaders||Life Pacific|
|2 Players (#9,#16) - 10||Kills||#8 Sydney Culpepper - 16|
|#16 Kristen Mitchell - 2||Blocks||#9 Mariah Durant - 3|
|#1 Erin Carlos - 20||Digs||#7 Jasmine Broad - 28|
|2 Players (#9,#16) - 4||Aces||#9 Mariah Durant - 3|
|Bethel (IN)||Team Statistics||Life Pacific|
ROCKLIN, Calif. - Life Pacific Volleyball (1-1) finished the first day of their season with an exciting 5 set win over Menlo College. The Warriors came very close to winning the first match of the day, but they fell short by losing to Bethel College in the 5th set. LPC is off to a good start for the 2017 season by splitting the first two matches of their season against two fellow NAIA opponents.
Day 1 of the tournament started with a five-set marathon loss to Bethel College (Ind.), 25-22, 18-25, 26-24, 17-25, 11-15.
The first set began with the Warriors taking the first two points before multiple errors by Life Pacific and a kill by Bethel gave the Pilots an early 3-2 advantage. Back-and-forth went the two teams until the Warriors established a 14-11 lead which forced a Bethel timeout. Coming out of the timeout, the Pilots regained the momentum with a couple of service aces to even the score at 15-15. It was never more than a two-point difference the rest of the set when the Warriors scored the final four points for a 25-22 first set win.
The second set began with a service ace and multiple kills by Bethel to give them a 10-5 lead. The pilots continued their strong play to extend the lead to 20-13 before eventually finishing the set with a 25-18 win.
The Pilots kept rolling through the third set as they came out to a 15-11 lead. With the Pilots leading 24-20, the Warriors completed a furious comeback by going on to score the final six points, which concluded the set 26-24.
In the fourth set, the Pilots tallied back-to-back kills to take an 8-4 lead. The Warriors refused to go away by bringing the set to 11-9, led by multiple scoring aces. Unfortunately, the Pilots were able to win the set 25-17 by scoring four of the final six points.
The fifth and final set was just as exciting as the four previous sets. The set was tied at 7-7 before the Pilots were able to surge forward to a 12-8 lead in the race to 15. A costly service error by the Warriors gave the Pilots the fifth set and the match.
Freshman Sydney Culpepper (FR/Rancho Cucamonga, CA) was able to lead the Warriors in kills (17) in her first collegiate match. Senior Jasmine Patrick showcased her experience and leadership by tallying 31 digs. Priscilla Mercado (JR/Riverside, CA) did a great job setting up her teammates by providing the Warriors with 28 assists.
Following the battle with Bethel College, Life Pacific faced off against fellow GSAC member, Menlo College. LPC was able to defeat Menlo in yet another five set endurance race, 30-28, 25-21, 18-25, 26-28, 15-12.
LPC had another big performance from a freshman as Jordin Bishop (FR/Chino Hills, CA) led the attack with 21 kills. Priscilla Mercado continued her unselfish play with 40 more assists added to her total for the day. Mariah Durant (SO/Orange, CA) had a phenomenal serving performance as she recorded 4 aces.
"Getting a win after returning from my injury feels AMAZING! It feels so good to finally be back in the game, to help support my team on the court! Volleyball is my passion so getting to play the sport I love again is exhilarating," exclaimed Mariah Durant.
This victory was tremendous for LPC as they are now 1-0 vs GSAC opponents since being added to the conference this year. Life Pacific is looking forward to their matchup tomorrow at 12:00 pm against another GSAC opponent, William Jessup. The Warriors will also face off against Simpson University at 9:00 am tomorrow morning before the William Jessup match. Both matches will be available via live stream at https://portal.stretchinternet.com/jessup/#live