WHITTIER, Calif. — Delaney Lynch finished with a team-high 14 kills, but the No. 14 University of La Verne volleyball team fell in five sets on the road against the Whittier College Poets 3-2.
Set Scores: 25-21, 22-25, 22-25, 25-15, 15-11
Season Impact: The Leopards drop just their second SCIAC game of the year, moving to 6-2 in conference play and 12-3 overall. Whittier improves to 5-3 in the SCIAC and 11-5 overall.
After the Poets took the opening 1-0 lead, the Leopards battled back in the second and third sets, to take the 2-1 advantage.
Whittier evened things up in the fourth set with a 10 point win to force the fifth set.
Despite hitting .368 as a team in the match, the Leopards fell behind 4-0 early in the set and couldn't recover.
Kelsie Sievers finished with double-digit kills, finishing with 11 to go with four block assists in the game.
Next Game: The Leopards will take a break from conference play to host the Leopard Invitational this Friday and Saturday. La Verne opens with a 6 p.m. match on Friday against Austin and finishes with a Saturday doubleheader against Scranton at noon and UC Santa Cruz at 6 p.m.
For more information visit the Leopard Invitational home page.