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October 21, 2010

CMS Volleyball Wins In Straight Sets

On Tuesday, CMS Volleyball (16-5, 7-3 SCIAC) cruised past Caltech (1-14, 0-9 SCIAC) in an at home 3-0 victory (25-9, 25-17, 25-8). 

In the first set, CMS held Caltech to a negative hitting percentage and had seven hills.  With each set the Athenas improved their attack and in both the second and third set the Athenas tallied 11 hits.  CMS also had a .375 hitting percentage in the final set.

As a team, CMS came away with 29 kills and 41 digs, compared to Caltech's 14 and 33 respectively.  Caltech's Ying Ying Tran had a match high of 13 digs.

The Athenas' attach was led by Megan Levonian (SO, Santa Cruz), who had a hitting percentage of .545 and seven kills, and Kelly Halamek (SO, Palo Alto), who had a team high of ten kills. 

The defense was strong all game as well.  Halamek recorded a team high with eight digs, followed by Hilary Bruegl (FR, Pasadena) and Stephanie Bethune (SO, Stockton), with seven digs each.

The Athenas next travel to Texas to play in the Trinity Tournament. CMS will play New York University (25-3) and Trinity University (18-9) on Friday and University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire (16-7) and Texas-Dallas (20-2) on Saturday.