Strong Hitting Performance Lifts #15 Cal Lutheran Past Caltech
PASADENA, Calif. – Cal Lutheran posted a team hitting percentage of .593 en route to a 3-0 (25-9, 25-7, 25-11) victory over Caltech on Tuesday evening in a SCIAC match-up at the Braun Athletic Center.
The win lifts the Regals record to 11-4 overall and 4-0 in conference matches while Caltech falls to 0-8 and 0-4 respectively. The Regals entered the match ranked 15th in the nation in the most recent AVCA coaches poll.
Cal Lutheran hit .647 in the opening set and backed that up with a .667 mark in the second frame. The visitors closed out the match by posting a .474 hitting percentage in the final set during the sweep. Cal Lutheran came into the match averaging 13.04 kills a set. The 13th best mark among all Division III schools.
Leading the way for the visitors was Kylie McLogan. The first year player tallied a match high 10 kills on 13 attempts as she posted a .692 hitting percentage.
Jackie Russell and Jena Chavez directed the efficient offense as the duo had 20 and 13 assists respectively.
Caltech faces Pomona-Pitzer on Friday evening in Claremont, Calif. at 7:30 p.m.