Lantz, Pahl lead Women Of Troy Over Cal
Oct. 19, 2000
Los Angeles, Calif. -- No. 4/5 USC women's volleyball (15-1, 9-1 Pac-10) defeated Cal, 3-0 (15-12, 15-8, 15-5), tonight in front of 533 at North Gym. With stand-out performances from blockers Jennifer Pahl and Kelli Lantz, the Women of Troy posted their first sweep in four matches.
Despite a slow start to the match, USC topped the Golden Bears in one-hour, 23 minutes. The Trojans collected 58 kills (.360), 40 digs and 8.0 blocks on the night, while Cal added 43 kills (.189), 36 digs and 6.0 blocks.
The teams began the night evenly matched, as USC was forced to tie the score at 12 apiece following a kill by senior Antoinette Polk. The Women of Troy gained the following two points off of Cal attack errors, then saw Polk claim the win with a kill. In the second game USC jumped to a 4-1 lead before the Bears mounted a comeback and took a two-point advantage (6-4). The Trojans allowed only two Cal points and took advantage of six attack errors en route to the game two win. USC eased to a 15-5 victory in the final game.
Lantz made her second start of the season in place of the injured Janae Henry (severe shin splints). She hit .733 on the night (ranks fourth among all-time USC match records) with 11 kills, 26 attacks and no errors. Pahl led with 14 kills (.684) and six blocks in the match.
Cal was led by outside hitter Alicia Perry who also collected 14 kills (.353) and added six digs and two blocks.
The Trojans host 17th-ranked Stanford Friday (Oct.20) at North Gym. The match is scheduled to begin at 6 p.m.
- GO SC -