Strong Offensive Effort Paces Occidental Past Caltech

PASADENA, Calif. – The Occidental offense was clicking all night as they tallied a .395 team hitting percentage in knocking off Caltech 3-0 (25-7, 25-13, 25-13) Saturday evening at Braun Athletic Center in SCIAC volleyball action.

Leading the way for the Tigers (12-2, 5-1 SCIAC) was Logan Boyer-Hayse who recorded a match high 18 kills and a .552 hitting percentage. Stephanie Gann notched nine kills en route to a .368 hitting effort along the front line for the visitors.

Occidental rushed out to a 10-1 lead in the opening game and never looked back in taking a 1-0 lead in the match. With the Tigers holding a 11-9 lead in the second game, Occidental proceeded to go a 9-3 scoring spurt as they took a 2-0 edge in the match. In the final game, Caltech hung tight but with the Tigers ahead 9-8 the visitors put the match away by winning 11 of the game's next 13 points.

Caltech's (1-10, 0-6 SCIAC) offense was led by freshman Paige Logan who posted a team high six kills.