Sept. 28, 2002
DAVIS, Calif. -
Junior outside hitter Kelly Gaudino led the Aggies with 13 kills, eight
digs and four service aces in a 30-20, 30-22, 30-21 sweep of Cal St. Dominguez
Hills in California Collegiate Athletic Assocation women's volleyball action
at Hickey Gym Saturday night.
UC Davis improves to 6-9 on the season, and 2-4 in CCAA contests. The
Toros fall to 2-12 overall, and 1-5 in league play.
"I was pleased with the well-rounded effort," said UC Davis
head coach Stephanie Hawbecker. "We came out a little anxious in the
first game but we regrouped. Our focus from ball to ball was better than
last night, and we had a lot of nice serving runs. I'm pleased with the
way we served - it was very consistent."
Also contributing heavily for the Aggies was senior middle blocker Cassandra
Prell and sophomore opposite Kim Vincent, who each had four blocks. Prell
managed nine kills and hit a robust .412 for the match. Setter Marritt Cafarchia
recorded 36 assists and chipped in a pair of service aces.
For the Toros, Vivian Maxie hit 11 kills against just three errors for
a .444 hitting average. She also had a solo block and two block assists.
Sophomore Keesha Aldridge was her team's net leader with four total blocks
while libero Richelle Gingerich led the floor defense with 12 digs for CSUDH.
In Game 1, Aggie outside hitter Kate Wilton served up eight straight
points to take the game from an 18-18 tie to a 26-18 Aggie advantage. Gaudino
posted six kills on 12 attempts in that frame to bolster the offense.
UC Davis' win in the second game was marked by two strong serving runs
by Jennie Tilles. The Aggies went from a 5-5 tie to an 11-6 lead early in
Game 2, then saw two kills by Wilton help stretch a lead to 21-13. Dominguez
cut the lead to 24-20, but later had back-to-back ball-handling errors set
up an Aggie game point.
Wilton exploded for seven kills on 10 attempts in Game 3 to help UC Davis
complete the sweep. As a team, the Aggies hit .294 and posted four team
blocks in the final frame.
UC Davis plays three conference matches next week, beginning with a Wednesday
home date with travel partner Chico State.
|Cal St. Dominguez Hills (2-12, 1-5 CCAA)
|UC Davis (6-9, 2-4 CCAA)
CSUDH (kills-aces-blocks) - Michelle Clary 7-0-0, Keesha Aldridge 7-0-4,
April Udell 2-0-2, Staci Dietz 3-0-1, Vivian Maxie 11-1-3, Vera Metzger
3-0-2, Richelle Gingerich 0-0-0, Shawn Kerlegon 1-0-0, Sylvia Bonilla 1-0-0,
Veronica Lopez 0-0-0, Mayra Valenzuela 0-0-0. Totals 35-1-7.0. Assists -
Staci Dietz 13, Sylvia Bonilla 13. Digs leader - Richelle Gingerich 12.
UC DAVIS (kills-aces-blocks) - Kate Wilton 12-1-0, Cassandra Prell 9-0-4,
Kim Vincent 4-0-4, Kelly Gaudino 13-4-0, Marritt Cafarchia 3-2-2, Jill McPheeters
2-1-2, Jennie Tilles 0-1-0, Mary McClelland 0-0-0, Mary Gaber 0-0-0, Ellen
Fitzpatrick 0-0-0, Elizabeth Brown 0-0-0. Totals: 43-9-7.0. Assists - Marritt
Cafarchia 36. Digs leader - Kelly Gaudino 8.