Sept. 27, 2003
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
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.