VOLLEYBALL: Sagehens Break Down the Beavers’ Dam

After a weekend in Pittsburgh, Pa., at the Carnegie Mellon University DoubleTree Invitational, the Pomona-Pitzer women's volleyball team (7-6, 3-2 SCIAC) faced off against the California Institute of Technology (0-11, 0-6 SCIAC) on Tuesday, Sept. 29. The Sagehens were dominant from the opening set, as they started off on a 7-3 run. After capitalizing on Caltech errors and winning crucial game points, P-P was able to pick up the first set by a score of 25-13.

The Hens carried their momentum into the second set, controlling the set from the opening point. After coming out on a 16-4 run, the Sagehens took a 25-12 second set victory. Outside hitter Stephanie Sun PO ’17 led the way for the Hens with 13 kills as setter Jessica Finn PO ’18 had a team-high 36 assists and nine digs. Middle hitter Sarah Gamble PO ’17 also had a strong performance, accumulating seven kills and three service aces, and outside hitter Sophie Janssen PO '19 had eight kills and a dig. 

After coming back from a 5-2 deficit in the third set, the Sagehens bounced back with a 25-14 set win and a 3-0 shutout over the Beavers. The Sagehens exemplified a true team effort as nine of the eleven players had at least one kill and six players had at least one service ace. As a unit, the Hens’ hitting percentage was 0.356 to Caltech’s 0.029, and P-P had 11 aces to Caltech’s one. P-P looks to pick up another SCIAC win at the University of La Verne (10-2, 6-1 SCIAC) on Friday, Oct. 2. The following day, the Sagehens face off against Austin College (12-6) in Voelkel Gymnasium at 1 p.m.

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