LOS ANGELES — Claire Strohm recorded 14 kills on .367 hitting, but the Occidental women's volleyball team fell against La Verne at Rush Gym on Saturday, 25-15, 25-22, 25-22.
Strohm, an All-SCIAC selection last year, is among the best outside hitters in the conference, currently sitting at ninth in kills per set.
Oxy falls to 4-8 overall and 1-3 in a very challenging SCIAC.
La Verne improves to 9-4 and 3-2.
The SCIAC currently has the No. 2 and No. 4 teams in the nation, including last year's defending national champion.
Delaney Lynch led La Verne with 14 kills and Kelsi Robinson added 10.
After struggling through the first set, Oxy was much more competitive in Games 2 and 3.
Oxy is back in action on Tuesday at No. 4 Cal Lutheran at 7 p.m.Follow Oxy Athletics on Twitter Sign Up for Newsletters Watch on Youtube Follow us on Instagram