Regals Host Cal Lu Fornia Invitational

Regals Host Cal Lu Fornia Invitational

THOUSAND OAKS, Calif.— It's that time of the year for the Cal Lu Fornia Invitational and No. 11 Cal Lutheran welcomes 11 teams to the Gilbert Sports and Fitness Center for 24 games throughout Friday and Saturday.

The invitational includes Cal Lutheran, Chapman, Clarkson, Hardin-Simmons, Mary Hardin-Baylor, Pomona-Pitzer, Puget Sound, Redlands, Whitman, Whittier, Willamette and UC Santa Cruz. There will be two courts in Gilbert and one in Soiland.

The Regals open the tournament Friday at 3 p.m. against Hardin-Simmons. The Violet and Gold then take on Puget Sound later at 7 p.m. On Saturday, Cal Lutheran host Mary-Hardin Baylor at 1 p.m. and then Clarkson at 5 p.m. All four matches will be played in Gilbert Arena. Both video and live stats can be found here for all CLU games. 

Cal Lutheran opened the season 4-0 a week ago at the Pacific Coast Classic. The Regals knocked off No. 6 Johnson & Wales and No. 14 Carthage during the weekend.

Senior Amanda Roberts, SCIAC Offensive Player of the Week, leads Cal Lutheran with 3.07 kills per set. Sophomore Sarah Hein and senior Paris Dosch are next with 2.86 and 2.62, respectively. Freshman Maci Haddad makes it four Regals with at least two-plus kills per set with 2.08. 

Keeping the offense moving is senior setter Steph Rolfson and she averages 8.38 assists per set. She adds 2.31 digs and 1.08 kills per set. 

Junior libero Carly Rose Howard helps protect the back line with 4.40 digs per set. She was named to the Pacific Coast Classic All-Tournament Team. Hein and Roberts tally 2.86 and 2.71 digs, respectively. As a team, the Regals record 1.67 blocks per set. 

The invitational starts Friday at 12:30 p.m. Check out for video and live stats. 

Teams Competing:
Cal Lutheran (CLU) - UC Santa Cruz (UCSC) - Chapman University (Chapman) - University of Puget Sound (UPS)
Clarkson University (Clarkson) - University of Redlands (UR) - Hardin Simmons University (HSU) - Whitman College (Whitman)
University of Mary Hardin Baylor (UMHB) - Whittier College (Whittier) - Pomona Pitzer College (PP) - Willamette University (WU)

Friday, September 7
Gilbert Arena Court #1 (Main Gym)
12:30 pm                   HSU vs. PP                            
3:00 pm                     CLU vs. HSU                         
5:00 pm                     UPS vs. PP                             
7:00 pm                     CLU vs. UPS                          

Friday, September 7
Gilbert Arena Court #2 (Main Gym)
12:30 pm                  Whitman vs. UR                     
3:00 pm                    Clarkson vs. UMHB               
5:00 pm                    Whittier vs Clarkson               
7:00 pm                    UMHB vs. Whittier           

Friday, September 7
Soiland Recreation Center (Practice Gym)
12:30 pm                   Chapman vs. WU                   
3:00 pm                     Whitman vs. Chapman           
5:00 pm                     UCSC vs. UR                        
7:00 pm                     WU vs. UCSC                             

Saturday, September 8
Gilbert Arena Court #1 (Main Gym)
10:30 am                    PP vs. UMHB                       
1:00 pm                      CLU vs. UMHB                    
3:00 pm                      Clarkson vs. PP                      
5:00 pm                      CLU vs. Clarkson                  

Saturday, September 8
Gilbert Arena Court #2 (Main Gym)
10:30 am                     UPS vs. Whittier                     
1:00 pm                       Whittier vs. Whitman              
3:00 pm                       UR vs. HSU                           
5:00 pm                       Whitman vs. UCSC                

Saturday, September 8
Soiland Recreation Center (Practice Gym)
10:30 am                     UCSC vs. Chapman                
1:00 pm                       WU vs. UR                             
3:00 pm                       Chapman vs. UPS               
5:00 pm                       HSU vs. WU                          

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Release by Ryan Jorgenson, Sports Information Director

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