Bob McLellan, Shooting Star
Junior Whitney Wakefield (left) jumps to block a Mesa player’s attack.

Westminster College volleyball (7-16, 4-11 RMAC) lost 3-0 to a good in-form Colorado Mesa team (16-6, 10-4 RMAC). Colorado Mesa has won seven conference games by a 3-0 scoreline.

The Griffins start to the first set was good, keeping the score within one or two points and even tied at 6-6. The Mavericks began to hit their stride with a 12-to-5 point run to stretch the lead to 18-9. The Griffins scored four more points before losing the set, 25-13.

The Griffins kept the second set close at 10-10 but a small four-point run allowed the Mavericks to jump ahead enough to get away and win the set, 25-17. The third set was played out similarly to the second set when a six-point run put the home team in the lead, 16-10, to eventually win the set, 25-18, and the match, 3-0.

Freshman Audrey Green had nine kills and a .318 hitting percentage, junior Whitney Wakefield returned to form with seven kills and a .385 hitting percentage and senior Amara Spere contributed nine kills. Senior Megan Gallegos had 12 digs, and senior Taylor Gustafson had 28 assists.

The Griffins return home to Behnken Field House for the final three matches of the 2017 season. The team plays New Mexico Highlands on Friday, Nov. 3, at 6 p.m., CSU-Pueblo on Saturday, Nov. 4, at 4 p.m., and Fort Lewis on Monday, Nov. 6, at 6 p.m. Tickets can be purchased online in advance or at the door the prior to the match. The games will be broadcast on the RMAC Network and can be followed on live stats.


Westminster is a private, independent, and comprehensive college in Salt Lake City, Utah. The intercollegiate athletics program is a provisional member of NCAA II and the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference (RMAC).