Volleyball Preview: SCIAC Postseason Tournament Semifinal

Volleyball Preview: SCIAC Postseason Tournament Semifinal

SCIAC Postseason Semifinal

vs. No. 4 Claremont-Mudd-Scripps (22-2, 14-2 SCIAC)

Roberts Pavilion | Claremont, Calif.

 

Time: Thursday, Nov. 3 – 7 p.m.
Location: Claremont, Calif. (Roberts Pavilion)
Live Stream: SCIAC Portal
Live Stats: SCIAC Portal
Tickets: Adults - $10, Seniors 55+/military ID - $5, spectators w/ current SCIAC ID - Free, children under 12 - Free 
Season Series: 1-1 (CMS def. La Verne, 3-0, on Sept. 23; La Verne def. CMS, 3-2, on Oct. 18)

La Verne Quick Hits

Kelsi Robinson was named the SCIAC Volleyball Athlete of the Year and a total of six Leopards (Tiffany Mancuso, Cassie Thompson, Delaney Lynch, Marisa Rojo, Kristen Sanchez) were selected to All-SCIAC teams; La Verne's coaching staff was named the Coaching Staff of the Year

• The All-SCIAC middle blockers will have to get going for La Verne; in the win over the Athenas on Oct. 18, Robinson and Thompson combined for 34 kills at a .363 clip; in the loss on Sept. 23, the duo was limited to 13 kills on .170 hitting

• The Leopards are ranked sixth in the nation in hitting percentage at .265; they've been even better in SCIAC play, converting at a rate of .274

• La Verne is making its third straight SCIAC Postseason Tournament appearance

• The Leopards are 14-1 in their last 15 matches with the only loss coming to No. 2 Cal Lutheran on Oct. 25

Claremont-Mudd-Scripps Quick Hits

• Claremont-Mudd-Scripps is making its fourth consecutive SCIAC Postseason Tournament appearance

• The Athenas beat the Leopards, 3-0, in the first round of the SCIAC Postseason Tournament in each of the last two seasons

• Shelbi Stein put away a total of 34 kills on .347 hitting in two matches against La Verne this season

• The Athenas opened the season with an 18-match winning streak before La Verne handed them their first loss of the season

• Claremont-Mudd-Scripps lead the SCIAC in kills per set (14.43), assists per set (13.70) and digs per set (13.70)

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