Photo by Bob Palermini
PASADENA, Calif. (Oct. 1, 2015) – Senior Cat Jamshidi (Burke, Va. / Lake Braddock Secondary School) continued her recent hot streak with her first double-digit kill effort of the season in a SCIAC matchup against Occidental College on Thursday night.
The Tigers played nearly flawless ball to claim a 3-0 victory and improve to 3-7 overall (2-4 in the SCIAC), dropping the beavers to 0-11 (0-6).
Jamshidi smashed 12 kills to bring her average over the past seven matches to 2.62 per set and 7.9 per match, putting her on pace to break the program record for kills in a career (her 470 trails Paige Logan's 2013 mark of 554.
Occidental opened the match absolutely on fire, smacking 15 kills without committing a single error to post a .625 hitting percentage and cruise to the 25-9 victory. The visitors carried the momentum through the second set as they jumped out to a 13-3 lead and closed at 25-10. The Beavers finally found some footing in the third set to keep within five at 12-7, but took just one of the final eight points for a 25-12 defeat.
Senior Harinee Maiyuran (Irvine, Calif. / Arnold O. Beckman) made eight assists and is averaging 7.25 per match over her past four, while senior Amy Hu (Rockville, Md. / Montgomery Blair) led the squad with nine digs and chipped in another four assists.
Head Coach Tom Gardner and the Beavers will head to the University of La Verne (10-2, 6-1) on Saturday, Oct. 3.