Claremont, Calif. - The Pomona-Pitzer Volleyball team took a pair of 3-0 decisions on Saturday, winning a SCIAC match against Whittier and a non-league game against Susquehanna.
With the wins, the Sagehens improve to 12-6 overall and 5-3 in the SCIAC, picking up an important win over Whittier (4-4 SCIAC) to move ahead of the Poets in the league standings. Susquehanna, meanwhile, falls to 20-5 with the loss.
Game scores were 25-16, 25-23, 25-22 against Whittier and 25-15, 25-12, 25-20 against Susquehanna.
Junior Allie Frappier (pictured), the nation's leader in kills per set, returned to the lineup after missing the last three matches with an injury and led the way with 21 kills against Whittier and 18 against Susquehanna, improving her 5.64 kills per set average. She hit .469 in the Susquehanna win, getting her 18 kills in only 32 attempts.
Junior Ellen Yamasaki also came up big in the Whittier match, recording the final two kills of the second game after the score was tied 23-23 to put the Sagehens ahead 2-0. She also hit .500 in the second match against Susquehanna with eight kills in 16 attempts and no errors.
Frappier finished off the Whittier match with kills for the final two Pomona-Pitzer points. Frappier and junior middle Kirea Mazzolini ended the Susquehanna match with a block, while Mazzolini had four aces in the match.
Pomona-Pitzer will be back in action on Tuesday when it hosts La Verne in another SCIAC battle at Voelkel Gymnasium, beginning at 7:30 p.m.