Volleyball: Sagehens Sweep Caltech With 3-0 Win On The Road

Volleyball: Sagehens Sweep Caltech With 3-0 Win On The Road

CLAREMONT, CA. – The Pomona-Pitzer Volleyball team defeated Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SCIAC) opponent Caltech 3-0 on Friday night at Braun Gymnasium.  

Set Scores: (25-23, 25-21, 25-23)

Season Impact: With the win, the Sagehens improve to 8-17 overall and 5-8 in conference play this season.

The Sagehens were led by Vicky-Marie Addo-Ashong who had a game-high nine kills in the win. Izzy Deatherage tallied seven kills and Kate Porter chipped in with six.

The Sagehens came out in the first set with the Beavers staying within striking distance at 11-11 after an attack error by Caltech. The Sagehens then sprung for seven-straight points to take an 18-11 lead but the Beavers came back to tie the match late at 22-22. The Sagehens went on to score three of the final four points of the match and took set one, 25-23.

Much like the first set, the Sagehens and Beavers both found themselves in an 11-11 tie to start the set. The two teams went back and forth as neither team could pull away with the Sagehens holding a slight one-point lead at 21-20. Pomona-Pitzer rattled off three-straight points and took a 24-20 lead after a Deatherage kill and Deatherage came back one point later and sealed set two for the Sagehens to take a 2-0 lead.

After taking a 2-0 lead, the Sagehens came out and mounted an early lead in set three against the Beavers. After going ahead 12-11, the Sagehens went on a 5-1 run to take their largest lead of the set at 17-12. The Beavers got back into the set after four-straight attack errors by the Sagehens to trim the lead down to 20-19 but the Sagehens closed out the game after a Addo-Ashong kill and finished off their sweep of the Beavers for the season series.

Up Next: The Sagehens will next host SCIAC rival CMS on Saturday, October 21st at 4:00 p.m.