Hofstra Outlasts Aggies In Five Games

Sept. 3, 2004


SAN FRANCISCO - Senior middle Julie Tatar recorded a match-high 15 kills, including three in the decisive Game 5, as Hofstra defeated UC Davis, 30-19, 27-30, 30-25, 28-30, 15-8, in the first day of action at the University of San Francisco Coca-Cola C2 Classic women's volleyball tournament Friday.

The Aggies drop to 0-2 on the year. They will face the host Dons at 2:30 p.m.

Senior libero Mary McClelland posted a match-high 21 digs while outside hitter Kate Wilton led UC Davis with 13 kills. Sophomore Nicole Read added 11 kills, including seven in Game 3 and two down the stretch in the Aggies Game 2 win.

The Pride had an opportunity to put the match away in the fourth game, leading 27-19 late in the frame. But kills by sophomore Rachel Keener and freshman setter Katelyn Astruc, plus three straight Hofstra attack errors allowed UC Davis to finish on an 11-1 run. Wilton tallied a 4-0-11 hitting chart and four digs in that game.

Elizabeth Curley recorded 12 total blocks for the Pride, while Nicole Smith pounded out 10 kills against just one error for a .529 hitting average.