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College Volleyball

16th-Ranked Westmont Volleyball Opens With 2 Wins at Biola Summer Slam

With a freshly minted No. 16 preseason NAIA ranking, Westmont women's volleyball opened the season a pair of wins at the Biola Summer Slam. The Warriors posted a 25-21, 25-14, 25-19 sweep over No.8 Eastern Oregon before clamming a 25-17, 25-17, 25-20 win over Great Falls (Mont.).
Against Eastern Oregon (1-1), Taylor Beckman and Libby Dahlberg led the way with 12 and 11 kills, respectively. Dahlberg added a solo block and three block assists to help shut down the Mountaineers, limiting themn to a .132 team attack percentage. Westmont tallied a .281 attack percentage. Samantha Neely added nine kills and former San Marcos standout Emma Harrah had six. Setter Alexa Nestlerode had 16 assists.
Jessica McCann and Beckman tallied 10 kills each for Westmont in the sweep of Great Falls (0-2). McCann posted an attack percentage of .500, committing just one error in 18 attempts. Dahlberg added nine kills and five blocks. As a team, the Warriors out hit the Argonauts by 200 percentage points (.282 to .082). Westmont tallied nine blocks over the three sets.
Westmont will continue play in the Biola Summer Slam against Montana Tech (2-0) and No. 11 College of Idaho on Friday.

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