Nov. 11, 2004
FRESNO, Calif. - Freshman Christianna Reneau posted a match-high 18 kills while teammate Tuli Peters added a .533 hitting average as Fresno State swept UC Davis, 30-22, 30-20, 30-24, in a non-conference collegiate women's volleyball match at North Gym Thursday.
The Aggies drop to 2-19 for the season. The Bulldogs move to 13-12 overall.
UC Davis senior libero Mary McClelland recorded 22 digs to highlight her team's action. No Aggie had more than seven kills on the match, although sophomore Katie Wilson hit 5-0-11 with a pair of block assists.
The Aggies stayed close to the Bulldogs in the early going of Game 1. A kill by UC Davis sophomore Nicole Read closed the score to a 21-19 FSU advantage, but the hot hitting of Peters and Tiffany Bishop helped the Bulldogs pull away to a 28-20 margin.
UC Davis hit a respectable .235 in the first game, but Fresno countered with a .541 success rate, collecting 23 kills aginast just three hitting errors.
A total of 13 hitting errors in Game 2 hampered the Aggies, who fell behind by as much as 16-6. UC Davis chipped away at the lead, approaching to a 24-18 deficit on an Rachel Keener ace. Two points later, Kim Vincent's kill again kept the Aggies within six points. However, Bishop's kill started a run of four straight points to finish out the second game.
In Game 3, Fresno State enjoyed a run of six unanswered points, helped by four straight kills by Reneau, stretching a 19-17 margin to a heady 25-17 lead. The Bulldogs pounded out 19 kills to take the 30-24 deciding frame.
The Aggies play their final road game of the season on Saturday, facing future Big West Conference foe University of the Pacific.
|UC Davis (2-19)||22||20||24|
|Fresno State (13-12)||30||30||30|
UC DAVIS (kills-aces-blocks) - Kate Wilton 3-3-0, Katelyn Astruc 4-0-1, Mary McClelland 0-0-0, Ingrid Nuss 0-0-0, Mary Gaber 6-0-2, Kim Vincent 3-0-1, Marritt Cafarchia 0-1-0, Jill McPheeters 2-0-1, Jenny Pierce 1-0-1, Rachel Keener 7-1-0, Nicole Read 6-0-0, Katie Wilson 5-0-2. Totals 37-5-4.0. Assists - Katelyn Astruc 26. Digs leader - Mary McClelland 22.
FRESNO STATE (kills-aces-blocks) - Yuko Mori 0-1-0, Tiffany Bishop 9-0-1, Ilima Sam Fong 0-0-0, Robyn Keune 2-0-0, Alisha McKee 4-0-2, Alison Pitton 1-0-0, Tuli Peters 8-1-2, Christianna Reneau 18-1-1, Mounia Nihipali 8-2-2, Amanda Magalei 1-0-3, La'akea Campbell 1-1-0, Briana Rempel 0-0-0. Totals 52-6-7.0. Assists - Robyn Keune 35. Digs leaders - Tuli Peters 12, Robyn Keune 10, Yuko Mori 10.