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The Echo

    Volleyball wins SCIAC tournament

    For the second time in as many seasons, the Regals volleyball team is heading back to the NCAA Division III Regional volleyball tournament.

    The Regals got to this point after winning the Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference tournament last Thursday and Saturday.

    The Regals took on the Occidental Tigers on Thursday, Nov. 1, winning 25-21, 25-21 and 25-20. Saturday afternoon they defeated Chapman 25-18, 25-18 and 25-18.

    The game against Occidental was filled with rallies and comebacks as the two teams were tied numerous times throughout the match.

    Sophomore outside hitter Kylie McLogan was named the 2012 SCIAC player of the year before the game against the Tigers.

    This was just the beginning of a terrific night for McLogan as she scored 17 kills and eight digs, dominating the offense for the Regals.

    Senior middle blocker Shannon Pearson was right behind her, taking care of the middle court with 13 kills.

    Freshman outside hitter Allie Eason finished 11 kills and eight digs.

    โ€œI think against Oxy we really just came out and had a good time playing together. We were really motivated to go out and play them well and I think our chemistry was really there,โ€ said Eason. โ€œIt was a fun game for sure and one of the best offensive games weโ€™ve had in a while.โ€

    The game against Chapman was a crucial one. This was the third time CLU saw the Panthers, and the two teams were split the two previous match ups.

    The Regals lost in five games to the Panthers when they played at home, but on the road CLU beat them at Chapman.

    Saturday was a defining moment for both teams.

    California Lutheran University came out on the court and swept the Panthers in a match at the Gilbert Sports Arena that lasting a little over an hour.

    McLogan kept up her dominating attitude and scored 13 kills and six digs.

    The Regals had a cohesive chemistry out on the court, coming together after every play.

    โ€œI think our chemistry was really great tonight. We came out really excited to play them again even though itโ€™s the third time, and just get it all done with,โ€ said McLogan. โ€œAnd to be the undefeated SCIAC champions.โ€

    Eason also had 13 kills and had seven digs in Saturdayโ€™s game. She was also excited to play Chapman again.

    โ€œIt felt really good just because we had split games, and now itโ€™s kind of out there that we are playing better,โ€ said Eason. โ€œIt just felt really good because now we are 2-1.โ€

    The Regals were able to solidify their dominance of the SCIAC league with flying colors.

    They are excited to start preparing for the NCAA Division-III Western Regionals, which they have the luxury of hosting.


    Brina Clark
    Staff Writer
    Published Nov. 7, 2012

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