Former Mingus Union High School athlete Ashley Bright had 14 blocks in Saturday's game when her team, Grand Canyon University, defeated Hawaii Pacific, an NCAA Division II school.
The match went all five games. GCU took the first game, 30-23 but Hawaii tied it up, 30-28. GCU won the third and Hawaii came back and won the 4th. So, when it came down to the fifth and final game, GCU edged Hawaii, 16-14 for the win.
The GCU team had 23 blocks on the game, a tremendous defensive effort. Bright, who had more than half of the team's total blocks, also assisted with five kills, three service aces and five digs.
Dana Edington, a local girl from Centennial, pounded the ball, bashing more than 20 kills in three straight matches. Shea Robinson had 10 blocks in Saturday's win.
GCU improved to 5-12 and 2-4 on the season after Saturday's game.