Li Stays Hot Against Pomona-Pitzer

Li Stays Hot Against Pomona-Pitzer

Photo by Michael Wong

PASADENA, Calif. (Oct. 14, 2016) – Freshman Lauren Li (Bellaire, Texas / Bellaire) smacked a team season-high 12 kills in a SCIAC match on a .286 hitting percentage as Caltech volleyball scored its most points against Pomona-Pitzer Colleges since 2012 on Friday night.

The Beavers sprinted out of the gates to the tune of an 8-4 lead thanks to five straight points with sophomore Sakthi Vetrivel (Redmond, Wash. / Overlake) serving.  The Sagehens responded with five of their own unanswered to take the lead at 9-8 and outpaced the Beavers by nearly two points for every one en route to a 25-18 victory despite the defensive heroics of freshman Alexa Lauinger (Ortonville, Mich. / Brandon), who would finish with 10 digs. 

Li continued to carry the offense throughout the match, but the Sagehens were ruthlessly efficient on their side of the net, hitting a whopping .353 and .478 in the final two sets to post 25-11 and 25-14 wins.

Head Coach Tom Gardner and the Beavers head to LIFE Pacific College (3-12) on Saturday, Oct. 15.

 

 

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