Argonauts outslug volleyball in four games

Junior outside hitter Kelly Gaudino had 10 kills and a team-best 16 digs vs. Notre Dame de Namur.
 
Junior outside hitter Kelly Gaudino had 10 kills and a team-best 16 digs vs. Notre Dame de Namur.
 

Sept. 10, 2002

Box Score

DAVIS, Calif. - Untitled Document

Junior Kristen Andreatta posted a match-high 22 kills and hit .429 to lead Notre Dame de Namur to a four-game, 23-30, 30-25, 30-20, 30-25, victory over UC Davis in a non-conference women's volleyball match Tuesday at Hickey Gym.

The Aggies, who have lost four straight, drop to 4-5 on the season. The Argos improve to 9-3 overall.

Jennifer Lucas added 18 kills, 14 digs and 4 aces for NDNU, while Danielle Dooly hit 13-2-23 (.478) to provide steady offensive punch.

For the Aggies, sophomore Kim Vincent led with 14 kills while Cassandra Prell and Kelly Gaudino each added 10. Gaudino led UC Davis with 16 digs.

"[Notre Dame] served very tough and ran a very efficient offense," said UC Davis head coach Stephanie Hawbecker. "They are a well-coached and experienced team, and it showed. They were a step ahead of us."

UC Davis came out strong in Game 1, outhitting NDNU .250 to .064 to take a 1-0 lead. Vincent had five of her 14 total kills in that game, while Ellen Fitzpatrick added four more.

But the Argos gained control in Game 2, running up an 11-6 lead and eventually a 27-19 margin. Facing a 29-20 game point, the Aggies scored five straight sparked by back-to-back aces by freshman Jill McPheeters but Doolt knocked down the winning point to even up the match score.

UC Davis' hitting percentage steadily declined as the match progressed. The Aggies hit .250 in Game 1, then dropped to .211 in the second, .154 in the third and .103 in the final game.


 

 

"We are still a very inexperienced team. We need to learn how to slow matches down," said Hawbecker. "We speed up the game when we should slow it down. It just adds to the chaos."

UC Davis had four players in double-figured digs. In addition to Gaudino's 16, Mary McClelland had 15 while Vincent and setter Marritt Cafarchia each posted 10.

The Aggies open California Collegiate Athletic Association play Friday with a home match against Cal St. San Bernardino, ranked No. 1 in this week's American Volleyball Coaches Association Top 25 poll.

Notre Dame de Namur (9-3)

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UC Davis (4-5)

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NDNU (kills-aces-blocks) - Dana Rea 0-0-0, Amanda Thomas 7-0-2, Jennifer Lucas 18-4-2, Stephanie Tomingo 1-1-0, Kristen Andreatta 22-0-3, Danielle Dooly 13-1-2, Jamie Makiya 0-0-0, Danni Lewis 1-0-0, Janine Rogers 9-0-0; Totals 71-6-5.0. Assists - Dana Rea 61. Digs leaders - Jamie Makiya 17, Jennifer Lucas 14, Stephanie Tomingo 13.

UC DAVIS (kills-aces-blocks) - Cassandra Prell 10-0-2, Kim Vincent 14-0-1, Kelly Gaudino 10-1-0, Marritt Cafarchia 4-0-1, Ellen Fitzpatrick 8-1-2, Elizabeth Brown 2-2-5, Kate Wilton 2-1-0, Mary McClelland 0-0-0, Mary Gaber 0-0-0, Jill McPheeters 1-2-0; Totals 51-7-7.0. Assists - Marritt Cafarchia 42. Digs leaders - Kelly Gaudino 16, Mary McClelland 15.

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