CBU fell 25-23 in the opening game, but made a tactical shift and went on to take the next three sets 25-22, 25-22, 25-19.
"They were doing a pretty good job defending our left sides and we just had to make a change," said CBU Head Coach Branden Higa. "Once we started going to our right side more they were having trouble with it, so we kept feeding Faith Steinwedell and she really responded."
Steinwedell hit .361 in the match, recording 15 kills and 14 digs for her second double-double of the season. She also assisted on three blocks in the contest.
The Lancers had to stave off a late rally to even the match up in the second set, as the Sea Lions evened the game late at 22-22. Three straight points for the Lancers quickly stalled the comeback and gave CBU the win.
The third game was much of the same, with the two teams staying within a point of each other most of the way. With CBU up 23-22, Kim McCalmont ripped a kill off the Point Loma block and then the Sea Lions followed with an error to put the home team Lancers in the driver's seat with a 2-1 match lead.
McCalmont also had a big night for CBU, posting 13 kills and hitting .346.
The Lancers out-hit the Sea Lions .255-.130 in the final game to win by six.
"Getting the slide going to Malika O'Brien off the right side was big for us as well late in the match," said Higa. "We've been stressing to our middles that we can win if they out-work our opponents and down the stretch she and Kattie Givens were working really hard and coming up with some clutch plays."
O'Brien had eight kills in the match and led the team with a .471 attack percentage. Givens put up a match-high eight blocking assists. CBU out-blocked the Sea Lions 11-3.
Even with her left side being the focal point of the Point Loma defense, Ingrid Carmona finished the match with her seventh double-double of the season, putting up 20 kills and 12 digs.
The win moves CBU to 10-2 overall on the season, 3-0 in PacWest play. Point Loma falls to 5-7, 1-2. The Lancers are back in action this Friday at Dixie State.