No. 2 Tritons End Aggies' Home Win Streak

Junior Kate Wilton had the Aggies' lone double-double with 10 kills and 10 digs in a three-game loss to No. 2 UC San Diego. <br>(Wayne Tilcock, <i>Davis Enterprise</i>)
 
Junior Kate Wilton had the Aggies' lone double-double with 10 kills and 10 digs in a three-game loss to No. 2 UC San Diego.
(Wayne Tilcock, Davis Enterprise)
 

Oct. 4, 2003

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DAVIS, Calif.. --- Lindsay Crandell and Katie Hogan combined for 22 kills and a .426 hitting average as second-ranked UC San Diego swept UC Davis, 30-23, 30-26, 30-17, in a California Collegiate Athletic Association women's volleyball match at Hickey Gym Saturday.

The Aggies, who entered the match with a 7-0 record at home, drop to 9-7 on the season and 4-5 in conference action. The Tritons, who this week fell out of the top slot of the American Volleyball Coaches Association Top 25 poll, improve to 14-2 overall and 8-1 in CCAA play.

Hogan had 10 kills and a .529 hitting rate, committing just one error in 17 attempts. Crandell also suffered just one attack error, posting a .367 average. Lauren Hills added an 8-2-16 hitting line for UC San Diego, which hit .324 as a team. Defensively, the Tritons posted 11 total blocks including two solos and two assists by Hogan.

"UC San Diego doesn't make a lot of unforced errors. They make you earn points," said Aggie head coach Stephanie Hawbecker. "You feel a little like a wet blanket with their constant pressure on every rotation. They are very mentally diligent and play as a unit no matter what six they have on the court. I have total respect for them."

Kelly Gaudino posted 13 kills and Kate Wilton added 10 to lead the UC Davis offensively, although that tandem only had two kills each after the first game. Mary McClelland paced the Aggie defense with 11 digs while Wilton contributed 10.

UC Davis led early in the match, taking a 9-5 lead in Game 1 thanks to four Triton service errors and service aces by Aggie freshman middle blockers Nicole Read and Rachel Keener. But UCSD fought back to a 10-10 tie then went on a 5-0 run behind Hogan's serving to build a 15-11 lead. Hogan had five kills on seven swings in the first game win.


 

 

The Tritons took an early lead in the second game, including the first five points. The Aggies made a strong run late in the game, cutting a 25-18 deficit to a 26-25 margin. However, two kills by Crandell and another by Stacy Dunsmore kept the game just out of reach of the surging UC Davis offense.

UCSD enjoyed seven straight points in the middle portion Game 3, stretching a tenuous 13-11 advantage to a comfortable 20-11 lead. Junior middle Kendra Canape had three service aces in that run. Canape had a pair of kills in a 4-0 run later in the game that expanded the Triton lead to 28-16.

UC Davis remains at home for two more weeks. Its next action is a match against Cal St. Bakersfield at Recreation Hall on October 11.

UC San Diego (14-2, 8-1 CCAA)

30

30

30

UC Davis (9-7, 4-5 CCAA)

23

26

17

UCSD (kills-aces-blocks) - Teresa Ohta 1-1-1, Katie Hogan 10-0-4, Kendra Canape 8-3-3, Lauren Mills 8-0-3, Stacy Dunsmore 8-1-2, Lindsay Crandell 12-0-2, Stephanie Buck 0-0-0, Robin Parlette 0-0-0, Kelsey Wiedenhoefer 0-0-0, Ashley Peterson 0-0-0, Denelle Smalley 0-0-0. Totals 47-5-11.0. Assists - Teresa Ohta 42. Digs leader - Denelle Smalley 16.

UC DAVIS (kills-aces-blocks) - Kate Wilton 10-1-0, Kelly Gaudino 13-0-0, Marritt Cafarchia 2-0-1, Christina Ng 0-1-0, Rachel Keener 4-1-1, Nicole Read 5-2-1, Mary McClelland 0-0-0, Mary Gaber 0-0-0, Kim Vincent 1-0-0, Jenny Pierce 0-0-0, Jill McPheeters 0-0-0, Ellen Fitzpatrick 2-0-2. Totals 37-5-3.0. Assists - Marritt Cafarchia 28. Digs leaders - Mary McClelland 11, Kate Wilton 10.