Fresh off a Tuesday night victory over former Cal Pac Conference foe Pacific Union and a six-hour drive Thursday morning, the Menlo College women's volleyball team made the Golden Eagles of La Sierra its second Cal Pac victim this season following a sweep in Riverside on Thursday night.
Thanks to 20 kills off the hot hand of freshman outside Maggie McDonald on 30 swings and a trio of hitters with a half dozen kills, the Oaks stormed past La Sierra in straight sets, 25-22, 25-20, 25-14.
Those three hitters were middles Jamie Nurenberg and Maddie Clegg followed by opposite hitter Kenzie Carpenter. McDonald had herself a career game with a standout .633 hitting percentage. Junior setter Kori Paradis paced the high-octane attack with 32 dishes to go with her 10 digs, good for a double-double on the night. Libero Renn Isobe quieted the Golden Eagles' attack with 22 digs followed by back row specialist Malia Luis Mateo and Kenzie Carpenter with nine each.
After a successful night in Riverside, Menlo College (3-14 overall) will dive right back into GSAC play Friday (7 p.m.) against nationally ranked Vanguard University in Costa Mesa. The last meeting with Vanguard in September of 2014 saw the Oaks upset the Lions, who were ranked 17th in the nation at that time.