LOS ANGELES, CA - Although they suffered a 3-0 (25-11, 25-13, 25-20) set-back to Occidental on Tuesday evening, the Caltech women's volleyball squad set a handful of season highs in the contest.
"We did a lot of good things tonight. When we played with focus we showed flashes of our potential this evening," said head coach Jodi Lindsay.
Rachel Hess handed out 21 assists which was the most in a three-set match this season for the Beavers. Due in part to her setting efforts Caltech put together two of their best hitting sets this season. In the second set the Beavers had nine kills on 19 attempts with just two errors in tallying a .368 hitting percentage. During the third set they were almost as efficient as they tallied a .346 hitting mark (10 kills, 1 error, 26 attempts).
For the match the Beavers had 23 kills and a .235 hitting percentage. Both numbers were season bests for a three-set contest.
Catherine Jamshidi had the best individual offensive effort for the Beavers. The sophomore had nine kills, which tied for match high honors, while recording a .381 hitting percentage. Her nine kills were the third most she has tallied in a match in 2013 while her hitting mark was a season best for all Caltech players.
Caltech will look to continue their momentum with a three-match swing in two-days. On Friday they host #25 ClaremontMuddScripps at 7:30 p.m. then host Mills College at 1:00 and 6:00 p.m. on Saturday.