Broncos Survive Late Aggie Charge In Five-Game Marathon

Oct. 18, 2002

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POMONA, Calif. --- Lindsay Fischer had 17 kills and 10 digs to lead Cal Poly Pomona to a 30-22, 30-27, 29-31, 29-31, 15-10 marathon victory over UC Davis in California Collegiate Athletic Association women's volleyball action at Darlene May Gymnasium Friday night. The Broncos hit .538 in the final game to take the win.

The Aggies fall to 6-15 on the season, and 2-10 in conference play. Pomona improves to 15-5 overall, and 9-3 in conference play.

Mary Gaber made her first start at setter for UC Davis, replacing sophomore Marritt Cafarchia, who suffered an ankle injury earlier this week. Gaber responded with 37 assists and three aces, plus she hit 8-1-9 for a robust .778 hitting average. Junior Kelly Gaudino led offensively with 10 kills and provided nine digs on floor defense. Freshman Jill McPheeters hit .438 and had five blocks at the net.

Facing a 2-0 deficit, the Aggies battled back to take 31-29 wins in both the third and fourth games. As a team, UC Davis hit .290 in Game 4 to force the fifth and deciding game. But Pomona, which had hit at a .324 rate in Game 4, improved to a rousing .538 in Game 5. The Broncos had seven kills and no errors en route to a 15-10 win in the final frame.

Pomona had a trio of players ? Kimberly Bullock, Allison Anderson and Carina Nusinov ? with 12 kills each. Bullock and Anderson posted identical 12-3-21 offensive performances for a .429 hitting average. Kimberly Van Beek added 11 kills and three aces.

The Aggies continue CCAA action with a match against No. 3 Cal St. San Bernardino Saturday.



UC Davis (6-15, 2-10 CCAA)






Cal Poly Pomona (15-5, 9-3 CCAA)






UC DAVIS (kills-aces-blocks): Kate Wilton 9-1-0, Cassandra Prell 6-1-4, Mary Gaber 8-3-3, Kelly Gaudino 10-0-0, Jill McPheeters 8-3-5, Ellen Fitzpatrick 8-0-4, Jennie Tilles 0-0-0, Mary McClelland 4-0-0, Kim Vincent 2-0-0. Totals 55-8-9.0. Assists - Mary Gaber 37. Digs leader - Kelly Gaudino 9.

CPP (kills-aces-blocks): Breezie Jordan 2-0-0, Kimberly Bullock 12-0-3, Allison Anderson 12-1-3, Kimberly Van Beek 11-3-2, Lindsay Fischer 17-1-0, Emily Kennedy 2-0-1, Jennifer Western 0-0-0, Rachel Hastert 0-1-0, Anne Stinchfield 0-0-0, Shannon Keller 1-0-0, Carina Nusinov 12-1-3, Jenna Kageyama 0-0-0. Totals 69-7-6.0. Assists - Emily Kennedy 54. Digs leader - Lindsay Fischer 10.