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2011 Women's Volleyball News

November 15, 2011
BOYER-HAYSE NAMED FIRST TEAM ALL-AMERICAN
LEXINGTON, Ken. — The awards keep piling in for Occidental College women’s volleyball player Logan Boyer-Hayse (Boulder, CO).

November 14, 2011
CASSIDY AND BOYER-HAYSE NAMED ALL-SCIAC, WEST REGION ALL-TOURNAMENT
LOS ANGELES, Calif. —Logan Boyer-Hayse (Boulder, CO) and Madyson Cassidy (Arcadia, CA) were named to the Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference’s all-conference team and to the West Region All-Tournament team after leading the Occidental College women’s volleyball team to a SCIAC tournament championship and to the second round of the NCAA postseason tournament.

November 12, 2011
BEST OXY VOLLEYBALL SEASON IN 20 YEARS ENDS IN SECOND ROUND
THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. -- It had to end at some point, the Occidental College women's volleyball team just wishes it wasn't now.

November 11, 2011
TIGERS WIN IN ROUND 1, ADVANCE TO PLAY COLORADO COLLEGE
THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. — If they were supposed to be a little anxious or nervous playing in the school’s first NCAA Division III playoff game in nearly 20 years, the Occidental College volleyball team showed no evidence of it.

November 10, 2011
BOYER-HAYSE EARNS SECOND ALL-REGION SELECTION
LEXINGTON, Ken. — Logan Boyer-Hayse (Boulder, CO) was named to the American Volleyball Coaches Association’s All-West Region team on Thursday, after leading the Occidental College women’s volleyball team to a second place regular season finish and the team’s first Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference tournament championship.

November 8, 2011
ROSE NAMED SCIAC FEMALE STUDENT-ATHLETE OF THE WEEK
LOS ANGELES, Calif. — Kasey Rose was named the SCIAC Female Student-Athlete of the Week for her performance from Oct. 31 - Nov. 6.

November 7, 2011
TIGERS DRAW PACIFIC LUTHERAN AT CAL LU IN TOURNEY
LOS ANGELES, Calif. — After earning the Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference’s tournament championship and the conference’s automatic bid the NCAA Division III national tournament, the Occidental College women’s volleyball team drew Pacific Lutheran (21-5) in the first round at Cal Lutheran University on Friday. The time of the match has not been announced.

November 5, 2011
TIGERS WIN FIRST SCIAC TOURNAMENT CHAMPIONSHIP
LOS ANGELES, Calif. – The Occidental College women's volleyball team beat Cal Lutheran University in five, winning the program's first ever SCIAC tournament championship.

November 5, 2011
TIGERS VOLLEYBALL WINS FIRST SCIAC TOURNAMENT CHAMPIONSHIP
LOS ANGELES, Calif. – It's not easy to beat the defending champions twice in one season and it's even harder when the second match is in their place with a packed house of people that want you to lose.

November 3, 2011
TIGERS WIN IN THREE, HEADED TO THE CHAMPIONSHIP
LOS ANGELES, Calif. — The Occidental College women's volleyball team beat CMS in the SCIAC semi final, advancing the the conference championship on Saturday.

November 1, 2011
TIGERS BEAT CMS IN WARM UP, FINISH SECOND IN SCIAC
CLAREMONT, Calif. — In a dress rehearsal of one of Thursday’s Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference semi finals, the Occidental College women’s volleyball team beat Claremont-Mudd-Scripps 23-25, 25-14, 26-24, 25-12 on Tuesday night, edging CMS for second place in the regular season standings.

October 28, 2011
DAVIS KILLS IT ON SENIOR NIGHT
LOS ANGELES, Calif. – Playing in what is likely to be the last home game of her career, senior Gwynne Davis (Los Gatos, CA) served four consecutive points in Game 1, two to finish the set, and had a game-high 12 kills, leading the Occidental College women’s volleyball team to a 25-18, 25-11, 25-13 sweep of the University of Redlands.

October 25, 2011
GANN, CASSIDY SPARK RALLIES TO BEAT LA VERNE
LA VERNE, Calif. — For the Occidental College women’s volleyball team, Tuesday night’s match with the University of La Verne went a lot like their season.

October 22, 2011
OXY SHOCKED BY WHITTIER
LOS ANGELES, Calif. — One night after their biggest win of the season, the Tigers had one of their worst. After taking down No. 14 Cal Lutheran University 3-1 on Friday, Oxy was on the other end of the spectrum on Saturday, losing to Whittier College 19-25, 26-24, 25-21, 25-19.

October 21, 2011
TIGERS TAKE DOWN NO. 14 REGALS
LOS ANGELES, Calif. — Led by outside hitter Logan Boyer-Hayse’s (Boulder, CO) 15 kills and 19 digs, the Occidental College women’s volleyball team knocked off No. 14 Cal Lutheran University at Rush Gymnasium on Friday 25-21, 18-25, 25-18, 25-23, moving one game closer to the first-place Regals in the Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference standings.

October 18, 2011
OXY LOSES FIRST GAME OF DOUBLE-HEADER; RUSHES TO CAL TECH
LOS ANGELES, Calif.— It isn't uncommon in sports to play a double-header, especially in a sport like volleyball, where at tournaments teams can play two, three, even four games in a single day. But playing one game at home, at 4 p.m., then another away, at 7 p.m., is more than a little unusual.

October 18, 2011
TIGERS PICK UP SECOND MATCH OF DOUBLE-HEADER
PASADENA, Calif. — Hall of Fame baseball player Ernie Banks famously said, “Let’s play two” expressing his desire to play a pair of baseball games in one day, not just one. He didn’t say let’s play one, travel and play another.

October 11, 2011
TIGERS SWEPT BY CHAPMAN IN RUBBER MATCH
ORANGE, Calif. —If it were 2012 instead of 2011, Tuesday night’s match between Occidental College and Chapman University would have had a major impact on the landscape of the SCIAC standings and seeding for the postseason tournament.

October 7, 2011
MORT'S SEASON HIGH POWERS TIGERS
LOS ANGELES, Calif. — Alyssa Mort tied her season-high with 12 kills, leading the Occidental College women’s volleyball team to a three-set victory over Pomona-Pitzer at Rush Gymnasium on Friday 25-12, 25-17, 25-23.

October 4, 2011
TIGERS REBOUND AT REDLANDS
REDLANDS, Calif. — Setter Jessie Altman dished out 50 assists and had six serving aces, leading the Occidental College women’s volleyball team to a road win over the University of Redlands, 25-16, 25-12, 18-25, 25-20.

October 1, 2011
TIGERS SHOCKED BY CMS AT HOME
LOS ANGELES, Calif — The No. 25 Occidental College women’s volleyball team should have expected to overwhelm Claremont-Mudd-Scripps (9-7, 4-2) at home Saturday, instead they found themselves the recipients of a stunning 3-1 loss.

September 30, 2011
ALTMAN'S ATTACKING KEEPS WHITTIER GUESSING IN WIN
WHITTIER, Calif. — With two of the best hitters in the Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference on their squad, it is no secret that the Occidental College women’s volleyball team can attack from the outside with the best.

September 27, 2011
TIGERS TOP LEOPARDS AT RUSH
LOS ANGELES, Calif. — After fumbling Game 1, the Occidental College women’s volleyball team won three straight sets, earning a conference victory over the University of La Verne 23-25, 25-19, 25-13, 27-25.

September 24, 2011
Oxy beats Cal Tech, stunned by Chapman
LOS ANGELES, Calif. — For the second time in less than 24 hours the Occidental College women’s volleyball team needed five games to get a decision, only this time the result was not what they were looking for.

September 23, 2011
Tigers escape Pomona-Pitzer in five
CLAREMONT, Calif. — They made it more interesting than it may have needed to be, but the Occidental College women's volleyball team escaped with a road win over Pomona-Pitzer 25-19, 22-25, 25-17, 23-25, 15-10.

September 20, 2011
SCIAC powers faceoff in opener
THOUSAND OAKS, Calif.—The Occidental College women’s volleyball team follows their difficult preseason with a tough opening contest against. The Tigers head to Thousand Oaks to play No. 14 Cal Lutheran University in a game that could be a preview of the SCIAC championship on Tuesday at 7:30 p.m.

September 20, 2011
Tigers lose to Cal Lu on the road
THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. — The Occidental College women's volleyball lost to defending champion Cal Lutheran on the road Tuesday.

September 17, 2011
Tigers take down No. 10 Southwestern in Texas
SAN ANTONIO, Texas—The Occidental College women’s volleyball team split their matches against top 10 opponents earlier today, beating No. 10 Southwestern (Texas) and falling four points short in the final frame to No. 7 St. Thomas (Minn.).

September 16, 2011
Tigers grab two more, win streak at six
SAN ANTONIO, Texas — The Occidental College women’s volleyball team picked up two more wins on Friday, bringing their win streak to six.

September 16, 2011
Tigers eyeing top 25 in Texas
LOS ANGELES, Calif. — A little more than a week after dropping out of the AVCA Top 25 poll, the Occidental College volleyball team will head to San Antonio, Tex. with the hopes of regaining their national ranking. To accomplish this the Tigers will have to go through three Top 25 teams in four games, starting with host No. 23 Trinity on Friday.

September 10, 2011
Oxy volleyball makes it four in a row
THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. — For the second day consecutive, the Occidental College women’s volleyball team was perfect at the Posada Invitational Tournament.

September 9, 2011
Gann's ace caps big day for Tigers
THOUSAND OAKS, Calif.— You only get one chance to make a good first impression, but the Occidental College women’s volleyball team may have wiped the slate clean.

September 7, 2011
Volleyball starts off on the wrong foot
LOS ANGELES, Calif.— The beginning of the road for a talented and highly touted Occidental College volleyball team didn't start well.

September 6, 2011
Season Preview: Tigers volleyball ready for SCIAC run
LOS ANGELES, Calif. — Last year the Occidental College women’s volleyball team was the young, talented squad that surprised people. This year, with a No. 23 ranking, they won’t sneak up on anyone.