Dixie State’s women’s volleyball team could not overcome a hot-hitting California Baptist side as the Trailblazers fell in four sets to the Lancers on Friday night in Riverside, California. With the loss, the Trailblazers dropped to 15-10 overall, 11-6 in Pacific West Conference play.
CBU (19-6, 14-3 PacWest) used a 12-5 run to break open a tightly contested first set en route to a 25-18 win in the opening frame. The Trailblazers answered right back by hitting a season-high .452 in the second stanza and connected for 15 kills to claim a 25-22 win to even the match at 1-1. However, from that moment on it was all Lancers as CBU ran away with sets three (25-14) and four (25-12) to close out the match victory.
Senior outside hitter Delayne Daniel led the Trailblazers with a game-high 17 kills and hit .341 for the match. Daniel also became just the seventh player in DSU’s NCAA era to amass 300-plus kills in a season (312) and 600-plus career kills (610). Junior Malary Marshall finished with seven kills, while sophomore Shannon Sorensen added six kills and two total blocks and senior middle blocker Lindsay Garrett returned to the DSU lineup and collected five kills and two total blocks.
California Baptist hit an opponent-season-high .384, hitting .344 or better in all four sets. Lauren Hackett led three Lancers in double figures with 17 kills.
Dixie State concludes its 2016 regular season road schedule Saturday with a PacWest match at Azusa Pacific beginning at 3 p.m. PT.
Steve Johnson is the Associate Athletic Director for Media Relations and Collegiate Licensing at Dixie State University. For more DSU Athletics news, please visit www.dixieathletics.com and follow Dixie State on Twitter at @DixieAthletics.