But the University of La Verne volleyball team couldn't take a set from the defending national champions, falling 3-0.
Set Scores: 25-21, 25-23, 25-21
After dropping the opening set, the Leopards had a chance to even the score 1-1. La Verne took a 23-20 lead after Madison Maynes put down a kill. But Claremont-Mudd-Scripps rallied off five straight points to take a two-set advantage.
In the third, La Verne trailed 23-16 but battled back. This time the Leopards scored five straight points led by back-to-back kills from Winiecki. The Athenas responded with a kill to bring up match point and an attack error by La Verne ended the match.
The Athenas' were led by Amanda Walker's 12 kills.
With the loss, the Leopards drop to 13-9 overall and 5-5 in conference play. The Athenas improve to 18-3 overall and 9-1 in SCIAC play.
The Leopards return home on Tuesday, October 16 to host the Redlands Bulldogs at 7 p.m. La Verne took down the Bulldogs in four sets earlier this season.Watch Live Follow ULV Athletics on Twitter Like us on Facebook Watch on Youtube Follow us on Instagram