PASADENA, Calif. – The University of Redlands used a solid hitting attack in helping them over come a feisty Caltech squad 3-0 (25-12, 25-19, 25-20) on Friday night in a SCIAC women's volleyball match-up.
The Bulldogs took control of the first set by using a scoring spurt at the midway point of the frame. Up 9-6, the visitors scored six of the next seven points to go up 15-7 and never looked back in taking the opening set. During the first set the University of Redlands hit a match best .333 as a team.
During the second stanza the Bulldogs raced out to a 9-2 advantage. However, a game Beavers squad fought back and got their deficit down to three points at 15-12. While Caltech never let their gap get bigger than six points, they couldn't close that gap as the Bulldogs went up 2-0 in the match.
In the final set the two squads played some of the best volleyball of the evening. Caltech scored three of the set's first four points to take an early edge. A 9-6 scoring spree put the visitors back on top but a valiant Caltech effort never let the Bulldogs stretch their lead to larger than four points. Eventually the Beavers dwindled their deficit down to 21-20 but couldn't gain the lead as the University of Redlands swept the match by winning the next four points.
After hitting negative as a team in the first set (-.300, two kills), the Beavers responded nicely to post 17 kills on 53 attempts in the final two sets. Leading the team in kills on the evening was Teri Juarez (7) while Paige Logan and Kaite Ching pitched in four each. Logan posted a match high 11 digs.
The duo of Maddie Clark and Alexa Herlosky each posted a match best eight kills.