WHITTIER, Calif. (Sept. 29, 2017) – Sophomore Ellie Walker (Minneapolis, Minn. / Blake School) set her fellow teammates up for 16 kills when Caltech Volleyball traveled to Whittier College on Friday evening.
The 16 assists were a game-high for Walker in 2017. Among the team's two key setters, Walker finished the day with five digs while freshman Krystyna Maruszko (Redondo Beach, Calif. / Marymount), the team's other primary setting option led the Beavers with seven sigs.
The Beavers started off the match strong, leading 6-5 in the first set following a service ace from junior Sakthi Vetrivel (Redmond, Wash. / Overlake School). The Poets proceeded to go on a brief run before Caltech countered with a scoring run of its own. Caltech won nine of the set's final 16 points but ran out of real estate to potentiall steal the set. Caltech also started fast in the second set, opening scoring on a 5-3 run following two attacking errors from the Poets. Sophomore Alexa Lauiner (Ortonville, Mich. / Brandon) led the Beavers with eight kills and freshman Christine Yu (Fremont, Calif. / Mission San Jose) followed up with seven kills of her own.
Head Coach Tom Gardner and the Beavers won't have to wait long before returning to action on Saturday, Sept. 30 at home against California Lutheran University.