Senior Anna Calmer tallied 10 kills and a .500 hitting percentage while freshman Danielle Maxwell added 7 kills in leading the University of La Verne to a 3-0 (25-11, 25-3, 25-13) win over Caltech in SCIAC women's volleyball action Tuesday night in Pasadena.
As a team, the Leopards enjoyed a .425 hitting percentage against the Beavers. Maxwell hit .750 on the night. Calmer's also had a team high four aces in the winning effort. Chelsea Seight finished with a team-high 10 digs. Randi Taylor-Toomay and Catie Logan each recorded 6 kills.
Tied at 5-5 in the opening set, the Leopards scored seven straight points on their way to claiming a 1-0 lead in the match. In the second set, La Verne won 15 of the second game's first 16 points in taking a 2-0 set advantage.
In the third game, the Beavers stunned the Leos by jumping out to a 5-1 lead. La Verne responded by taking the next seven points to control the final stanza, earning a sweep of the contest. Caltech's offense was lead by Logan who posted her second double-digit kill effort of the season with 10.
The contest marked the first appearance of Caltech head coach and former Leopard standout Jodi Lindsay against her alma mater. Lindsay was a two-time All-America (2006, 2007) during her playing days at La Verne.
The Leopards continue SCIAC action Friday when they return home to face Claremont-Mudd-Scripps at Frantz Athletic Court. Start time is 7:30 pm.