CLAREMONT, CA. – The Pomona-Pitzer Volleyball team fell to Southern California Intercollegoate Athletic Conference (SCIAC) opponent No. 15 La Verne 3-1 on Friday night at Voelkel Gymnasium.
Set Scores: (29-27, 16-25, 15-25, 21-25)
Season Impact: With the loss, the Sagehens drop to 5-12 overall and 2-3 in conference play while La Verne improves to 11-2 overall and 5-1 in conference play this season.
The Sagehens came out and traded points with the Leopards throughout the beginning of the match. After La Verne took a slight lead the Sagehens battled back late to send the game into extra points. Pomona-Pitzer rallied in extra points and took set one 29-27.
The Leopards came out in the second set and jumped out to a 10-3 lead and refused to let the Sagehens battle back as they won the set by nine points to tie the match at 1-1.
Much like set two, the Leopards jumped out to a large lead early on. Pomona-Pitzer was unable to stop the momentum of the Leopards as they ended the set on a 10-4 run to take a 2-1 lead.
Pomona-Pitzer came back in the third set and tied the game at 21-21 late but the Leopards took advantage of back to back errors by the Sagehens and followed up with two-straight kills to end the match and take a win over Pomona-Pitzer.
Up Next: The Sagehens will next travel to SCIAC opponent Chapman on Saturday, September 30th at 6:00 p.m.