Volleyball: Sagehens Open SCIAC Play With 3-0 Loss Against Whittier

Volleyball: Sagehens Open SCIAC Play With 3-0 Loss Against Whittier

WHITTIER, CA. – The Pomona-Pitzer Volleyball team fell to Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SCIAC) opponent Whittier 3-0 on Wednesday night.

Season Impact: With the loss, the Sagehens fall to 3-6 overall and 0-1 in SCIAC play while Whittier improves to 7-2 overall and 1-0 in conference this season.

The Sagehens were led by Isabel Kelly who led the team with 13 kills and shot .429. Jessica Finn tallied 20 assists and two service aces while Julia Zwaal led the team with 15 digs.

The Poets took a win over the Sagehens in straight sets as they won by the scores of 25-17, 25-21 and 25-22.

Whittier jumped out to an early lead in the first set as they led 12-4 and forced the Sagehens to call a timeout. Pomona-Pitzer battled back to 18-14 but the Poets ended set one outscoring the Sagehens 7-3 and went up 1-0.

Much like set one, the Poets jumped out to a lead early in set two as they led 10-3 out of the gate. Pomona-Pitzer sparked a 12-3 run and led 15-13 after a kill by Brooke Carlson but the Poets reclaimed the lead shortly to take a 21-20 lead and took four of the last five points to hold a 2-0 advantage.

The Sagehens played a tight third set against the Poets as the lead never grew to more than four points. Pomona-Pitzer cut the lead down to just one point multiple times throughout the third set but the Poets were able to hang on for the win.

Up Next: The Sagehens will next travel to Trinity (Tx.) to take part in the Trinity University Tournament on Friday, September 15th at 3:00 p.m. against East Texas Baptist and 5:00 p.m. against Southwestern.