RegalsVolleyball

Regals Preserve Perfect SCIAC Record

Jackie Russell earns career assist No. 3,000

Saturday, Oct. 1, 2011 6:00 pm

Jackie Russell earned her 3,000th career assist in Saturday's match against Pomona-Pitzer.


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THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. - Only 16 hours after earning its most recent SCIAC victory at La Verne, No. 15 Cal Lutheran completed yet another successful weekend with its 25-22, 25-20, 25-16 win over Pomona-Pitzer Saturday afternoon.

Box Score: CLU 3, PP 1 - F

The Regals have now won 21 of the last 24 head-to-head meetings and three straight three-set sweeps over the Sagehens.

Earning all but two of Cal Lutheran's 42 assists, junior setter Jackie Russell not only set a new three-set season high, but also earned career assist No. 3,000 in the latter moments of the match.



Setting a new CLU all-time record two weeks ago at home against Chapman, Russell now sits in first place with 3,003 career assists.

Freshman outside hitter Kylie McLogan led all players with 13 kills, and was responsible for one of the two new three-set season highs earned against Pomona-Pitzer Saturday afternoon.

Cal Lutheran also set a new three-set season high with 42 assists, helping preserve the Regals' current status as the only SCIAC team with an undefeated conference record.

Also registering double-digit kills against the Sagehens were junior outside hitter Rachel Smith and senior right side Casy McWhirk as the pair ended the afternoon with 11 and 10 respectively.

Senior libero Jacki Richards led all Regals with 14 digs, tying her three-set season high originally set against Redlands last Saturday.

All that stands between the Regals (13-4, 6-0 SCIAC) and their upcoming six-match homestand is Tuesday night's contest at Whittier (3-12, 1-3 SCIAC). That match against the Poets will start at 7:30 p.m.