RegalsVolleyball

CLU Convincing in Weekend Sweep

Regals winners of 12 straight

Saturday, Oct. 15, 2011 3:00 pm

Rachel Smith (15) had 10 kills against Widener to finish the weekend schedule.
Credit: Scott Chisholm Hi-res image

THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. - Cal Lutheran volleyball posted three-set sweeps of Lycoming and Widener on Saturday to close out the Posada Royale Fall Classic on Saturday. The Regals won each of their four weekend matches via the sweep.

Box Score: CLU 3, LYCO 0 - F
Box Score
: CLU 3, WID 0 - F

Cal Lutheran 3, Lycoming 0 - F
A season-high 14 aces including six in the opening set aided a comfortable Cal Lutheran sweep in its opening Saturday contest. Rachel Smith, Hayley Tamagni and Hannah Swaney each collected three aces in the victory.

The Regals were able to empty their entire bench and still managed to hit .321 as a team while holding Lycoming to a negative percentage. Tamagni and Erin Hedrick came off the bench to lead CLU with six kills apiece. Teammate Erin Parks collected five kills on only 10 attacks and led the team with two block assists.

Regals setter Kennedy Peters led all players with 13 assists, followed by Jackie Russell with nine and Jena Chavez with eight.

Cal Lutheran 3, Widener 0 - F
CLU finished off the weekend with another convincing win defeating Widener 25-16, 25-8 and 25-17. The Regals started off the match collecting 19 kills in the opening set.

Casy McWhirk was a primary contributor leading all players with 11 kills and four service aces. On the day Cal Lutheran served up 23 aces and gave up only one to the opposition.

Rachel Smith had a double-double with 10 kills and a team-high 12 digs in the victory. In the earlier match against Lycoming she collected dig No. 1,000 and finished the weekend with 1,017 for her career.

No. 15 Cal Lutheran (19-4) returns to conference play when it hosts La Verne on Tuesday, Oct. 18 at 7:30 p.m.