Alyssa Dwyer had 12 kills without an error and Heather Leavitt and Kelli LeClair each added 11 kills to lead the Point Loma volleyball team to a 25-17, 25-20 and 25-13 sweep of Notre Dame de Namur on Oct. 12.
The win keeps the Sea Lions (16-3, 10-0 PacWest) perfect at home this season at 10-0. It also helps PLNU maintain a one-match lead over California Baptist in the Pacific West Conference standings.
The loss drops NDNU to 4-13 on the season and to 2-7 in the PacWest.
Point Loma Nazarene had just six hitting errors as a team to post a .483 hitting percentage for the match. This was the best attack percentage for the Sea Lions in a set since 2003 and was the fourth-best in school history. They had at least a .452 hitting percentage in each set and never committed more than three hitting areas.
Setter Savannah Wedemeyer put Point Loma’s hitters in quality attacking positions throughout the match and finished with 39 assists in the three sets. Dwyer took just 16 swings to record her 12 kills. She finished the match with a team-leading .750 hitting percentage. Delaney McCraney also came off the bench to register seven kills and a .600 hitting percentage. Christin Fisher finished with a match-high 10 digs.
McSorley named LPGA regional coach of the year
The Ladies Professional Golf Association (LPGA) Teaching and Club Professional membership has selected Point Loma women’s golf coach Jacqui McSorley as its Western Section Coach of the The LPGA annually selects winners in five regions through the U.S. for its teacher, professional, coach and junior golf achievement awards. Each of the five sections of the LPGA, central, midwest, northeast, southeast and western regions annually select winners in each of the four categories.
Baseball announces winter camp schedule
The Point Loma baseball team has announced it will hold two camps this winter to assist local youth in athletic and skill development. Both camps will take place over a three-day period for Dec. 26-28. One is titled the Sea Lion Winter Youth Camp and is designed for children ages 8-13. The second is the Sea Lion Winter Skills Camp for ages
The camps will all be held on the PLNU baseball field, which has been named the “Most Scenic Ballpark in America,” and the campers will receive instruction and lessons from the PLNU coaching staff. The camps will run from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The cost is $250 per camper and includes both lunch and a camp T-shirt.
Mitchell’s goal sends Sea Lions past AAU
Much of the excitement of soccer comes from the anticipation of the moment of a goal, and the Sea Lions’ women’s soccer team made their fans wait nearly until the last possible minute to taste that excitement. Amanda Mitchell knocked in the lone goal of the match in the 89th minute off a free kick from Leah Porter to lift Point Loma to a 1-0 victory over Academy of Art on Oct. 12.
The Sea Lions are now 6-4-1 on the season and 5-1-1 on the Pacific West Conference. The 16 points PLNU has collected in the PacWest has the team tied for second place in the conference with Azusa Pacific. The loss drops Academy of Art to 2-8-1 on the season and to 1-4-1 in the PacWest.
Point Loma led in both corner kicks (4-0) and shots (16-11) in the match, but was just not able to find the goal until Porter connected with Mitchell on a set piece right in front of the net for her third goal of the season.
“The girls played really, really well from the opening whistle today,” said PLNU women’s soccer head coach Tim Hall. “Our energy levels were high and we came to play. We played well as a team throughout the match but just couldn’t get the ball in the net.”