Straight set victories to go undefeated in Pacific Coast Classic

Natalie Creekmur (photo by John Valenzuela)
Natalie Creekmur (photo by John Valenzuela)

CLAREMONT, Calif. – The Claremont-Mudd-Scripps women's volleyball team beat UT Tyler (25-22, 25-21, 25-17) and Kean University (25-18, 25-14, 25-11) to round out the competition in the Pacific Coast Classic Tournament. The Athenas are off to a strong 4-0 start to their season after this weekend's non-conference matches.

CMS 3, UT Tyler 0 (25-22, 25-21, 25-17)

In the first match of the day, CMS faced UT Tyler. On the previous day of the tournament, Tyler had a win against Occidental and loss to Pomona-Pitzer.

Audrey Breitwieser (CMC '16) led the team with 15 kills followed closely by Shelbi Stein (CMC '18) with 12.  The team recorded a .255 kill percentage, a stat that might have been higher if not for multiple outstanding digs by Tyler's libero Shabronda Prox.

Crystal Anderson (CMC '18) substituted in for the final point of the match and earned her team the win with a definitive kill.

Box Score

CMS 3, Kean (25-18, 25-14, 25-12)

The Athenas demonstrated their growing confidence in the powerful performance against Kean. In yesterday's matchups, Kean lost to both matches Pomona-Pitzer and Occidental.

With four freshmen in the starting line-up, Anderson, Stein, Mariah Rigg (CMC'18) and Sarah Bruml (CMC '18), CMS started the second match of the day where they left off after the victory over UT Tyler. The Athenas won the first set 25-18 fueled by Natalie Creekmur's (CMC '17) service game that won six points in a row.

In the third set the Athenas went on nine point run on Bruml's serve including three aces.

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CMS is back in action against Pacific Lutheran and Augustana (Ill.) on Friday, September 5th in the Cal-Lu-Fornia Invitaional tournament.

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