Sept. 14, 2002
DAVIS, Calif. -
Junior Kimberly Van Beek posted a match-high 15 kills against just three
errors to lead Cal Poly Pomona to a 30-19, 36-34, 31-29 sweep over UC Davis
in California Collegiate Athletic Assocation women's volleyball action at
Hickey Gym Saturday.
The Aggies drop to 4-7 on the season, and 0-2 in CCAA play. The Broncos
improve to 8-3 overall and remain unbeaten in conference with a 2-0 ledger.
Kate Wilton led UC Davis with 12 kills on 43 swings, while Cassandra
Prell had 11 kills and assisted on three blocks. Freshman Jill McPheeters
hit .455 for the match, with six kills on 11 attempts. Defensively, Mary
McClelland led all players with 17 digs.
Carina Nusinov and Lindsay Fischer each had 13 kills for Pomona. Setter
Emily Kennedy recorded 11 digs and Kimberly Bullock contributed on nine
blocks to anchor the Broncos' defense. As a team, Pomona registered 13.5
"Cal Poly Pomona is one of the best blocking teams in the league,"
said UC Davis head coach Stephanie Hawbecker. "You can't run the offense
straight ahead. We started hitting second-tempo balls instead of high sets.
It keeps the block from getting set up.
"You saw more emotion in the offense after Game 1. [Setter] Marritt
[Cafarchia] is learning to run an uptempo offense."
Pomona had four blocks and capitalized on 16 Aggie hitting errors in
Game 1, employing a 14-3 run to take a quick 30-19 win. But the Aggies bounced
back in Games 2 and 3, forcing each game beyond the 30-point barrier. UC
Davis faced a 29-27 game point in the second frame, but a clutch kill by
McPheeters followed by a attack error by Fischer tied the match at 29-29.
Kennedy set up Van Beek for a kill to lift the Broncos to 35-34, then
Kennedy added a kill of her own to close Game 2 and give her team a 2-0
The Aggies held a 28-26 lead late in Game 3 before three straight kills
by Van Beek turned the match around and gave Pomona a 29-28 margin. But
Kate Wilton found an open sideline to tie it a 29-29. Van Beek's kill won
the side out, then she served up the match point for the win. Van Beek hit
6-1-14 (.357) in Game 3.
UC Davis and Cal Poly Pomona continue CCAA action next weekend with matches
at Sonoma State and San Francisco State.
|Cal Poly Pomona (8-3, 2-0)
|UC Davis (4-7, 0-2)
POMONA (kills-aces-blocks) - Kimberly Van Beek 15-0-2, Carina Nusinov
13-1-0, Lindsay Fischer 13-0-4, Kimberly Bullock 5-0-9, Alison Anderson
5-0-5, Emily Kennedy 3-0-3, Breezie Jordan 0-0-0, Jennifer Western 0-0-0,
Rachel Hastert 0-0-0, Anne Stinchfield 0-0-0. Shannon Keller 0-0-0. Totals
- 54-1-13.5. Assists - Emily Kennedy 48. Digs leader - Emily Kennedy 11.
UC DAVIS (kills-aces-blocks) - Kate Wilton 12-0-0, Cassandra Prell 11-1-3,
Kelly Gaudino 10-0-2, Jill McPheeters 6-2-0, Marritt Cafarchia 3-3-1, Kim
Vincent 2-0-0, Ellen Fitzpatrick 1-0-0, Elizabeth Brown 1-0-0, Mary McClelland
1-0-0, Mary Gaber 0-0-0. Totals - 47-6-3.0. Assists - Marritt Cafarchia
37. Digs leaders - Mary McClelland 17, Kelly Gaudino 13.