SANTA ANA, Calif. - Golden West earned a hard fought five set road upset victory over No. 12 Santa Ana (13-3, 6-3) in women's Orange Empire Conference (OEC) volleyball action.
The Rustlers (8-7, 5-4) jumped out with an early 1-0 lead after a 25-22 first set win.
The Dons would then claim the next two sets, 25-19 and 25-21. But in the fourth, the Rustlers showed their resiliency using a couple of big runs to win 25-23 and force a fifth and deciding set.
In the fifth, the teams went back and forth for the first six points until the Rustlers went ahead for good starting with the score at 4-3. Although the Dons made a comeback effort late in the set, Golden West came out on top to win, 15-10.
Golden West will be back in action at home on Friday, October 21st when they take on visiting Saddleback College at 6pm.