REDLANDS, CA -- The Caltech women's volleyball split the first two sets with Redlands on Tuesday evenings but fell 3-1 (25-20, 15-25, 25-13, 25-12) in the SCIAC match-up.
The Beavers second set win mark the first time since the 2006 season that a Caltech squad won a set in a conference match-up.
The Bulldogs broke an early tie before jumping out to an 18-9 lead before Caltech found its rhythm for a six-point run. Nonetheless, the Bulldogs staved off the Beavers and captured the first-set triumph.
However, Caltech's offense erupted in the second set, unleashing an impressive hitting percentage of .438 en route to 25-15 decision. The Beavers put together nine kills on 16 attempts while committing just two errors.
With the match tied at one set apiece and Caltech leading 6-3, the Bulldogs enjoyed an 11-1 run to take the lead. With that 14-7 advantage the home squad cruised to the set win and a 2-1 lead in the match.
With the fourth set tied at 4-4, the Bulldogs pulled away with a 16-3 run to put the match out of reach for the Beavers.
Paige Logan led the way with a personal best .414 hitting percentage to go along with her match high 14 kills. Catherine Jamshidi recorded a 12-kill performance to aid in the Beavers cause. Jamshidi tallied 10 digs to secure her second double-double effort of the season.