Aggies Finish Strong In Four-Game Win Over 'Jacks

Senior Kelly Gaudino was one of four Aggies with double-figured digs. She overcame a slow start offensively to compile 13 kills in three games played.<br>(Photo by Wayne Tilcock, <i>Davis Enterprise</i>)
 
Senior Kelly Gaudino was one of four Aggies with double-figured digs. She overcame a slow start offensively to compile 13 kills in three games played.
(Photo by Wayne Tilcock, Davis Enterprise)
 

Aug. 30, 2003

Final Stats

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DAVIS, Calif. --- Junior outside hitter Kate Wilton posted 14 kills and was one of four Aggies with double-figured digs as UC Davis beat Humboldt State 30-26, 30-22, 25-30, 30-22, in a non-conference collegiate women's volleyball match at Upper Hickey Gym Saturday.

The Aggies improve to 3-0 on the season. The Lumberjacks drop to 0-4.

Junior Mary McClelland and redshirt freshman Christina Ng, both of whom split time between defensive specialist and libero, each had 16 digs. Wilton and senior outside hitter Kelly Gaudino each recorded 15 digs. Gaudino also contributed 13 kills in three games on offense. Freshman Nicole Read hit .455 on 11 attempts and added four blocks at the net.

Stacy Knisley led all hitters with 18 kills for Humboldt State. She also added 15 digs. In all, five Lumberjacks reached double-figured digs, led by libero Kandis Benton, who had a match-high 21.

"We feel a lot more confident as a team. We go out there believing we're going to win," said Wilton. "When we got behind or we lost that third game, we just came right back. Losing that game was a wake-up call that we had to play our best and come back strong."

Humboldt led for the entirety of Game 3 as Knisley broke loose for seven kills in that frame. Kristina Barnum added four kills in the third game and Julia Shaw scored back-to-back kills to give the 'Jacks a 27-22 lead down the stretch.

The Lumberjacks opened the fourth game with a 10-7 lead, then committed six hitting errors during a nine-point UC Davis run. Wilton added a pair of kills in that span and Ng recorded her lone service ace as the Aggies took the lead for good with a 16-10 advantage.


 

 

In earlier Saturday action, Brooke Leverette had 12 kills and three aces to lead San Francisco State to a 30-26, 30-22, 30-24 sweep of Humboldt State. Leverette and teammate Casey Petersen also had 16 digs to lead the Gator floor defense. Shaw led the Lumberjacks with eight kills and 14 digs in the loss.

UC Davis returns to action September 5 for a tournament hosted by Seattle Pacific. The Aggies will face the host Falcons Friday, then Seattle University and Western Washington on Saturday.

 

Humboldt State (0-4)

26

22

30

22

 
UC Davis (3-0)

30

30

25

30

 

HSU (kills-aces-blocks) - Kristina Barnum 9-1-0, Kristen Kinzer 1-0-4, Julia Shaw 13-1-1, Tonya Fedrick 3-1-2, Stacy Knisley 18-0-1, Vescinda Alvord 4-2-2, Kandis Benton 4-2-2, Rachel Halverson 0-0-0, Lissa Danielson 0-0-0. Totals 48-5-7.0. Assists - Tonya Fedrick 38. Digs leaders - Kandis Benton 21, Julia Shaw 15, Stacy Knisley 14, Kristina Barnum 13, Tonya Fedrick 13.

UC DAVIS (kills-aces-blocks) - Kate Wilton 14-1-1, Kim Vincent 5-1-1, Jenny Pierce 6-1-1, Marritt Cafarchia 4-1-1, Christina Ng 0-1-0, Nicole Read 6-1-4, Sarah Johnstone 0-0-0, Mary McClelland 1-0-0, Ingrid Nuss 0-0-0, Mary Gaber 3-0-2, Kelly Gaudino 13-0-1, Jill McPheeters 1-0-0, Ellen Fitzpatrick 2-0-2, Amber Korner 2-0-1, Rachel Keener 2-0-2. Totals 59-6-8.0. Assists - Marritt Cafarchia 42. Digs leaders - Christina Ng 16, Mary McClelland 16, Kelly Gaudino 15, Kate Wilton 15.

Humboldt State (0-3)

26

22

24

 
San Francisco State (2-1)

30

30

32

 

HSU (kills-aces-blocks) - Jessica Murray 3-2-1, Kristen Kinzer 3-0-4, Julia Shaw 8-0-3, Rachel Halverson 3-2-0, Tonya Fedrick 4-3-0, Vescinda Alvord 5-2-1, Kandis Benton 0-0-0, Kristina Barnum 0-1-0, Jacque Skinner 0-0-0, Stacy Knisley 1-1-0. Totals 27-11-6.0. Assists - Tonya Fedrick 17. Digs leaders - Julia Shaw 14, Kandis Benton 12, Tonya Fedrick 11.

SFSU (kills-aces-blocks) - Brooke Leverette 12-3-1, Heather McVay 3-2-0, Nichole Morales 2-3-2, Aziza Bledsoe 6-0-1, Casey Petersen 8-2-1, Krystle Davis 8-0-0, Allyson Collins 2-1-0, Audry Biehle 2-0-4, Gina Viselli 0-0-0. Totals 43-11-5.0. Assists - Nichole Morales 20, Krystle Davis 12. Digs leaders - Casey Petersen 16, Brooke Leverette 11, Nichole Morales 11, Krystle Davis 11.