Oxy Volleyball Beats ULV, Jumps into Second Place

Oxy Volleyball Beats ULV, Jumps into Second Place

LA VERNEDana Michels led the match with 13 kills, Stephanie Gann had 12 and the Occidental College women's volleyball team swept La Verne on the road Friday, 25-23, 25-17, 25-15.

It's the second time the Tigers have beaten ULV this season.

Oxy improves to 13-7 overall and 7-3 in SCIAC play. The Tigers are in a four-way tie for second place with Claremont-Mudd-Scripps, Pomona-Pitzer and Chapman.

La Verne falls to 5-20 and 2-8.

The Tigers got their middles involved early with smart, aggressive attacking and key blocks. After a competitive Game 1, Oxy slowly gained momentum on the Leopards.

Madyson Cassidy made big plays by reading the seams and running down shots in the corners, finishing with 21 digs for the Tigers.

Setter Jessie Atlman spread out the offense, allowing her hitters to attack the line.

"I am so proud of this team," Oxy coach Heather Collins said. "They played aggressive from start to finish without letting (La Verne) go on big runs."

The Tigers aggressive serving and attacking kept the Leopards out of their system.

Oxy returns to action on Saturday, facing Whittier at 4 p.m. in Rush Gymnasium as a part of homecoming weekend.

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