Aggies Fall In Five To Toros

Sept. 27, 2003

Final Stats

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CARSON, Calif. --- Despite a match-high 24 kills by Aggie senior Kelly Gaudino, Christine Tran was one of four Toros with double-figured kills, leading Cal St. Dominguez Hills to its first win of the year, beating UC Davis in five games in a California Collegiate Athletic Association women's volleyball match Saturday. The Toros won by game scores of 30-27, 30-25, 23-30, 16-30 and 15-11.

UC Davis drops to 7-6 on the year and 2-4 in conference play. CSUDH moves to 1-12 overall and 1-5 in CCAA action.

Gaudino posted a 20-20 night for the Aggies, compiling 20 digs to go with her 24 kills on offense. Mary McClelland added 16 digs and committed no receiving errors as one of her team's primary passers. Junior Kim Vincent came off the bench to contribute 12 kills and three aces. Setter Marritt Cafarchia added four of the Aggies' 13 total service aces.

Down 2-0 in games, the Aggies enjoyed stronger offense in the third and fourth games. As a team, UC Davis had 19 kills in Game 3 then recorded 18 kills against no errors to hit .400 in Game 4, tying the match. The Aggies opened 4-1 in Game 5, but the Toros responded by claiming nine of the next 11 points.

Vivian Maxie posted 14 kills and five aces for CSUDH. Teammate Shannon Christensen added 13 kills and 11 digs while April Udell had 10 kills and just one error for a .360 hitting average. She also provided 13 digs and a pair of blocks on defense.

Senior opposite Ellen Fitzpatrick added some bench relief for the Aggies for the second straight week. She had seven kills and hit .385 while tallying three block assists.



UC Davis returns home for CCAA matches against Grand Canyon and No. 1-ranked UC San Diego next weekend.

UC Davis (7-6, 2-4 CCAA)






Cal St. Dominguez Hills (1-12, 1-5 CCAA)






UC DAVIS (kills-aces-blocks) - Kate Wilton 6-1-0, Jenny Pierce 6-0-3, Kelly Gaudino 24-1-1, Marritt Cafarchia 6-4-2, Christina Ng 0-2-0, Nicole Read 9-2-4, Mary McClelland 1-0-0, Ingrid Nuss 0-0-0, Kim Vincent 12-3-0, Jill McPheeters 0-0-0, Ellen Fitzpatrick 7-0-3, Amber Korner 1-0-0. Totals 71-13-7.0. Assists - Marritt Cafarchia 58. Digs leaders - Kelly Gaudino 20, Mary McClelland 16, Marritt Cafarchia 10.

CSUDH (kills-aces-blocks) - Shannon Christensen 13-0-2, Christine Tran 15-4-0, Keesha Aldridge 7-0-3, Ashley Sutherland 0-0-1, April Udell 10-1-2, Vivian Maxie 14-5-2, Ricki Sweatt 0-0-0, Kelly Jameson 0-0-0, Sylvia Bonilla 0-0-0, Mayra Valenzuela 0-0-0. Totals 59-10-7.0. Assists - Ashley Sutherland 45, Rickie Sweatt 11. Digs leaders - Kelly Johnson 25, Christine Tran 14, April Udell 13, Shannon Christensen 11.