Athenas Ride Thrilling 5 Game Win to Season Sweep of Sagehens
CMS Volleyball captured its second win of the week with a victory over cross-campus rival, Pomona-Pitzer Colleges Friday night at Ducey Gym. Game 1 was close from the opening points, neither team pulling ahead by more than 3 points throughout the contest. When a missed serve by Pomona-Pitzer at 29-29 put CMS ahead by one, senior outside hitter Lindsay Hull (CMC, Phoenix AZ) scored the final point with her 10th kill of the game, winning 31-29. Game 2 belonged to CMS, as the team hit .323 backed by the play of middle blocker Camille Butts (Sr. SCR, Ontario CA) who notched 6 kills fueling the Athenas to a 30-18 victory. Pomona-Pitzer returned with renewed energy in game 3 felling CMS 26-30 and though CMS was ahead 28-27 in game 4, 3 Athenas' hitting errors cost them the set 28-30 forcing the fifth and deciding game. CMS took an early 3-0 lead before trading points with the Sagehens but was up 8-6 at the switch. They held Pomona-Pitzer to a .045 hitting percentage and picked up 10 of their eventual 15 points on kills, including 3 from freshman outside hitter Kendra Huff (CMC, Downey CA). The Athenas won 15-11. Alex Harrison had 60 assists in the effort, also chipping in 8 digs, while Hull led both teams offensively with 22 kills and also had 16 digs. The victory places CMS in third place in the conference. They will square off with Cal Lutheran University Saturday night at Ducey Gym. Match time is 6:00.