THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. — Four Leopards finished with double-digit kills and the No. 24 University of La Verne women's volleyball team beat the Cal Lutheran Regals on the road 3-2.
Set Scores: 25-22, 25-12, 20-25, 23-25, 15-13
Season Impact: The Leopards earn their first win at Cal Lutheran since 2008 and sweep the Regals in the regular season. La Verne improves to 14-5 overall and 7-2 in SCIAC play. Cal Lutheran drops to 8-10 overall and 4-5 in SCIAC play.
Marisa Rojo had a big a big all-around game for the Leopards. The senior led her squad with 16 kills to go with 17 digs and three blocks.
After winning a close opening set, the Leopards dominated the second set, benefitting off poor hitting from the Regals and closing the frame on a 15-5 run.
Cal Lutheran battled back to force a fifth set and took a 3-0 lead in the final set to give the Leopards a scare. But the Leopards cut the deficit to one off back-to-back kills by Balistreri and Lynch before taking the lead late in the set.
Next Game: The Leopards return home to face Redlands on Friday, October 13 at 7 p.m. The Leopards beat the Bulldogs 3-1 earlier this season at Redlands.