Westmont won the last two sets and defeated visiting William Jessup in five to remain in first place in the Golden State Athletic Conference women’s volleyball standings on Friday. The scores were 23-25, 25-20, 19-25, 25-16, 15-12.

“It was a good team win,” said Westmont head coach Ruth McGolpin. “William Jessup did not do anything they have done in previous matches. They went with a bigger lineup, which we didn’t scout for, and looked completely different.

“I’m super proud of our team for fighting through it and adjusting on the fly.”

Phoebe Minch led Westmont with 14 kills, while Jessie Terlizzi and Lexi Malone added 12 and 11, respectively. Keelyn Kistner led Westmont with 24 assists, 23 digs, and also a trio of service aces.  Malone and Ashley Boswell each recorded 4 blocks.

“Emotionally, we stayed consistent tonight,” said McGolpin. “Going into the fifth set, we had a planned attack to start with Lexi on that side. The mentality has to be to win that fifth set in chunks of five, so that was the goal going in.”

Westmont is now 10-3 and 4-1 in the GSAC. 

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