Golden Eagles' Young Hitters Snap Aggie Win Streak

Sept. 26, 2003

Box Score

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Sophomore outside hitter Lizelle Jackson led all hitters with 20 kills and a .405 average as Cal State L.A. swept UC Davis, 30-28, 30-23, 30-26, in a California Collegiate Athletic Association women's volleyball match at the Eagles' Nest Friday, snapping the Aggies' three-match winning streak.

UC Davis drops to 7-5 on the year and 2-3 in conference. The Golden Eagles, which barely missed making the American Volleyball Coaches' Association Top 25 this week, improve to 10-3 overall and 4-1 in CCAA play.

Outside hitters Kate Wilton and Kelly Gaudino led the Aggies with 11 and 10 kills, respectively. Libero Mary McClelland was the sole UC Davis player with double-figured digs, recording 11. Wilton also assisted on three of her team's five total blocks.

Marritt Cafarchia recorded 25 assists at setter and hit 3-0-9 with a pair of aces for the match. Kim Vincent came off the bench to contribute three aces.

Cal State L.A. had four players with 10 or more kills. In addition to Jackson, freshman Andrea Richardson added 15 kills and a .357 hitting average on the left side while Te'Ara Epps and Dione McCrea combined for 23 kills in the middle. Setter Tiare Tuitama led her team with 14 digs to go with her 52 assists. The Golden Eagles hit .286 as a team, posting 61 kills to their opponent's 33.

The Aggies nearly avoided the sweep when they pulled to within 28-28 in the first game, but Cal State L.A. finished with two straight points to save the game.



UC Davis continues CCAA action with a match at Cal St. Dominguez Hills Saturday.

UC Davis (7-5, 2-3 CCAA)




Cal State L.A. (10-3, 4-1 CCAA)




UC DAVIS (kills-aces-blocks) - Kate Wilton 11-1-3, Jenny Pierce 3-0-4, Kelly Gaudino 10-1-0, Marritt Cafarchia 3-2-0, Christina Ng 0-0-0, Nicole Read 5-1-1, Mary McClelland 0-0-0, Ingrid Nuss 0-0-0, Kim Vincent 1-3-0, Jill McPheeters 0-0-1, Amber Korner 0-0-0. Totals 33-8-5.0. Assists - Marritt Cafarchia 25. Digs leader - Mary McClelland 11.

CAL STATE L.A. (kills-aces-blocks) - Lizelle Jackson 20-1-0, Tiare Tuitama 0-1-0, Dione McCrea 13-0-2, Te'Ara Epps 10-0-2, Maegan Bergeson 3-3-3, Andrea Richardson 15-1-3, Shannon Johnson 0-0-0, Breanna Lee 0-0-0, Leslie Smith 0-0-0. Totals 61-6-5.0. Assists - Tiare Tuitama 52. Digs leaders - Tiare Tuitama 14, Lizelle Jackson 11.