CLAREMONT, CA. – The Pomona-Pitzer Volleyball team fell to Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SCIAC) opponent No. 8 CMS 3-0 on Saturday afternoon at Voelkel Gymnasium.
Set Scores: (15-25, 10-25, 13-25)
Season Impact: With the loss, the Sagehens drop to 8-18 overall and 5-9 in SCIAC play this season.
The Sagehens came out and played a hard-fought first set against the Athenas as they only trailed by two points early at 8-6. The Athenas got hot and went on a stretch that outscored the Sagehens 13-4 and took a 21-10 lead after an attack error by the Sagehens. Pomona-Pitzer came back with four of the next five points but the Athenas already mounted too big of a lead as they took set one 25-15.
CMS carried that momentum into the next set as they quickly jumped out to a 10-5 lead that they turned into a 15-6 lead after a kill from Margaux Arntson. The Sagehens could not seem to get a rally going against the Athenas as their sporadic scoring couldn't keep up with the CMS runs as they dropped set two, 25-10.
Pomona-Pitzer stayed right with the Athenas early in the third as CMS held just a one-point lead at 7-6 early but the Athenas sprung for seven-straight points to take a 14-6 lead midway through the set. The Sagehens began to chip away at the lead as they trimmed the deficit down to 16-11 after a kill by Vicky-Marie Addo-Ashong but the Athenas countered with eight of the next nine points and finished off the match with a 25-13 win in set three.
Up Next: The Sagehens will next travel to SCIAC opponent La Verne on Tuesday, October 24th at 7:00 p.m.