Sept. 6, 2003
SEATTLE, Wash. -
Senior outside hitter Kelly Gaudino recorded a season-best 26 kills and
sophomore opposite Mary Gaber added .444 hitting and four blocks as UC Davis
overcame a Game 1 deficit to post a 21-30, 31-29, 30-27, 30-19 win over
Seattle University in the Seattle Pacific/Comfort Suites Classic Saturday
at the Connolly Center.
The Aggies improve to 4-1 on the season. The Redhawks even their record
Kate Wilton contributed 17 kills on offense while Jenny Pierce had five
block assists for UC Davis. Setter Marritt Cafarchia posted a career highs
of 64 assists and 22 digs. Libero Mary McClelland anchored the Aggie floor
defense with 24 digs.
Dori Christensen led Seattle with 22 kills while Sarah Sommerman and
Lizzy Safranski added 15 and 13, respectively. The Redhawks hit a monstrous
.455 in their Game 1 win but cooled to just .123 after that point. Maggie
Safranski led Seattle with 24 digs.
Gaudino enjoyed strong numbers in the opening game, hitting nine kills
against no errors in 15 attempts. But the Redhawks built an early 8-4 lead
and protected the margin for the remainder of the frame. Sommerman hit 5-0-11,
including three of the final four points.
UC Davis responded with 7-1 jump in Game 2, helped by three Gaudino kills
in that stretch. The 'Hawks fought back to tie the game at 13-13, the first
of 13 ties in the second game. The Aggies built a 25-22 lead late in the
game, but kills by Christensen and Janeen Fitzgerald helped bring SU back
to a 25-25 knot. The Redhawks took their first lead at 29-28 on a kill by
Lynn Kovacevich, but the senior captain committed two hitting errors and
Aggie defensive specialist served up an ace to Lora Burris as part of three
straight points to give UC Davis the Game 2 win.
The Aggies settled in during Games 3 and 4, hitting .326 and .286 in
those frames, respectively. Wilton had 11 of her kills during the final
two games. She also served up four straight points in Game 4 ? including
a service ace ? to boost UC Davis' lead to 26-13, its widest margin
of the match.
The Aggies face region power Western Washington at 4:30 p.m. to conclude
|UC Davis (4-1)
|Seattle Univ. (3-3)
UC DAVIS (kills-aces-blocks) - Kelly Gaudino 26-0-1, Kate Wilton 17-2-2,
Jenny Pierce 10-0-5, Nicole Read 10-0-2, Mary Gaber 8-0-4, Marritt Cafarchia
5-0-1, Christina Ng 0-1-0, Mary McClelland 0-0-0, Kim Vincent 0-0-0, Ellen
Fitzpatrick 0-0-0. Totals 76-3-8.0. Assists - Marritt Cafarchia 64. Digs
leaders - Mary McClelland 24, Marritt Cafarchia 22.
SEATTLE (kills-aces-blocks) - Dori Christensen 22-1-0, Sarah Sommerman
15-0-0, Lizzy Safranski 13-0-1, Janeen Fitzgerald 7-0-2, Amelie Krahn 5-0-2,
Erika Brunson 3-1-1, Lora Burris 1-2-0, Lynn Kovacevich 1-0-0, Cassey Hussey
0-0-0, Maggie Safranski 0-0-0, Marisa Vierra 0-0-0. Totals 67-4-3.0. Assists
- Erika Brunson 48. Digs leaders - Maggie Sarfranski 24, Cassey Hussey 17.