PASADENA (Sept. 27, 2019) – Freshman Dallas Taylor (Phoenix, Ariz. / Saguaro) owned the net and helped the Caltech volleyball team take a set off Pomona-Pitzer Colleges in a tightly contested SCIAC game on Friday evening.
Taylor picked up seven total blocks with one solo and six assisted to lead all players in the match while also contributing eight kills. Three of Taylor's kills occurred at the net following defensive maneuvers from the Sagehens on the heels of a potent Caltech attack. Sophomore Sydney Richardson (Granite Bay, Calif. / Roseville) also hung eight kills on the visiting team, one of which came on set point in the third set to give the Beavers a fighting chance after dropping the first two sets to their SCIAC foes.
Caltech proved once again it could hang tough with SCIAC competition and had additional moments in the second set, at one point drawing even with Pomona-Pitzer on a Taylor kill off a nice set from junior Krystyna Maruszko (Redondo Beach, Calif. / Marymount). Maruszko finished the match with 25 assists, pulling her to fourth in the conference with 7.09 assists per set. Sophomore libero Megan Wang (Henderson, Nev. / Advanced Technologies Academy), meanwhile led the Caltech defense with 25 kills over the four-set match.
Head Coach Tom Gardner and the Beavers will look for a better result on Saturday, Sept. 28 when they travel down the road to Occidental College for a 4 p.m. game.