PASADENA (Oct. 14, 2018) – Freshman Alison Noyes (Falmouth, Maine / Falmouth) had herself a day on Saturday and helped the Caltech volleyball team mount a two-set comeback on Pomona-Pitzer Colleges to force the decisive fifth set.
The Beavers had moments in the first two sets but really began to find a groove late in the third set and all throughout the fourth set. Caltech began the third set having to dig out of a five-point deficit and later put together a 12-3 run to close the set and extend the match. The fourth set made for a dominant display with Caltech leading the whole way through before finishing the set, 25-14. The Beavers' greatest scoring stretch of the match came on freshman Alexandra Klipfel (Agua Dulce, Calif. / Saugus)'s serve, where the home team rattled off 10-straight points including two consecutive service aces from the freshman to start the run. Noyes finished arguably the Beavers' most dominant set of the season with one of her career-high 16 kills before her team eventually ran out of gas in the fifth set.
Noyes had the most efficient individual attacking outing of the season, finishing points on more than half of her 28 attacks. The freshman finished the match with a season-best kill total for any Beaver on this year's team but was one of three Beavers to hit double-digit kills with the other two being junior Lauren Li (Bellaire, Texas / Bellaire) (13) and sophomore Isabell Yang (Arcadia, Calif. / Arcadia) (12). Freshman setter Alexandra Frymire (Dallas, Texas / Greenhill) once again approached the team's single-game assist record with 39 while also adding two service aces, 14 digs, and eight kills, needing just two more to achieve the team's first triple-double of the season. Freshman libero Megan Wang (Henderson, Nev. / Advanced Technologies Academy) had another 30-dig day and was one of four Beavers to hit the 10 dig mark.
Head Coach Tom Gardner and the Beavers will hit the road for a 7 p.m. clash at California Lutheran University on Tuesday, Oct. 16.