REDLANDS, Calif. (Sept. 26, 2015) – Senior Cat Jamshidi (Burke, Va. / Lake Braddock Secondary School) led the Caltech volleyball team with 13 combined kills and 17 digs in a pair of matches at the University of Redlands along with Proividence Christian College on Saturday afternoon.
The Beavers came up short in both matches to drop to 0-9 overall and 0-4 in the SCIAC this season.
Redlands 3, Caltech 0
Despite putting together by far their best offensive display this season with a .182 hitting percentage, the Beavers could not keep pace with the Bulldogs' ridiculous .390 hitting percentage on 41 kills. Caltech was able to keep the first set tight through the first 19 points, trailing by just one at 9-10, but Redlands steadily built up the lead and capped the set with a 9-2 run for the 25-14 victory.
Caltech fought right to the end of the second set as well, again keeping within three points midway through before a Redlands surge to a nine-point margin, but this time rallying with five unanswered points before succumbing, 25-20. The Beavers ran out of gas in the third set, however, surrendering the first seven points en route to a 25-10 final.
Jamshidi smacked seven kills without committing a single error to post a .350 hitting percentage and added seven digs, three service aces, two assists and a solo block. Senior Harinee Maiyuran (Irvine, Calif. / Arnold O. Beckman) and junior Kate Lewis (San Antonio, Texas / Ronald Reagan) combined for 12 assists while senior Amarise Little (Orlando, Fla. / Freedom) recorded three block assists.
Providence Christian 3, Caltech 0
The Sea Beggars jumped out to early leads in all three sets, cruising to 25-14 and 25-13 victories in the first two. The Beavers put up more of a fight in the third after falling behind 10-3 as they kept the margin within single digits before rallying late to pull within four at 22-18, but Providence Christian took the final three points for the win.
Jamshidi again paced the Beavers with six kills and added 10 digs, while senior Amy Hu (Rockville, Md. / Montgomery Blair) recorded a team-high 11 digs. Lewis and freshman Subhadra Vetrivel (Redmond, Wash. / Overlake School) chipped infive and four kills, respectively, with Maiyuran making eight assists to go with eight digs.
Head Coach Tom Gardner and the Beavers head to Pomona-Pitzer Colleges (6-6, 2-2) for a 7:30 p.m. opening serve on Tuesday, Sept. 29.