PASADENA, Calif. – Southwestern (AZ) came up with big
point late in each game to post a 3-0 (25-18, 25-20, 20-17) victory
over Caltech Saturday afternoon in a non-conference women's
volleyball match-up at Braun Athletic Center.
In the opening game Southwestern (16-6) jumped out to a 15-7 lead and continued to push forward with that advantage before grabbing their first game point at 24-15. However, the Beavers fought off three game points before succumbing.
During the second game, Caltech (1-16) held a 9-7 edge but the Eagles went on to score five consecutive points to take a 12-9 advantage. The Beavers continued to fight and got their deficit down to one point at 19-18 but couldn't get over the hump as Southwestern finished the game on a 6-2 scoring spurt to take control of the match.
Southwestern took control in the final game by scoring 10 of the game's first 16 points. But the Beavers decreased their deficit down to two points at 18-16. The Caltech rally stopped there as the Eagles went on to sweep the match by scoring seven of the third game's final eight points.
The Beavers offense hit .130 as a team which was the second
highest mark of the season. Teri Juarez had a team high seven kills
and .240 hitting percentage. Katie Peters chipped in six kills to
go with her team high 12 digs.
Bethany Beckman and Nicole Lentine posted 14 and 11 kills respectively for the visitors.