Tigers Stifle Aggie Offense In Three-Game Sweep

UC Davis dropped its road finale in three games at Pacific. The Aggies end their season with home matches against UC Santa Barbara (Nov. 21) and Cal Poly (Nov. 29)
 
UC Davis dropped its road finale in three games at Pacific. The Aggies end their season with home matches against UC Santa Barbara (Nov. 21) and Cal Poly (Nov. 29)
 

Nov. 13, 2004

Box Score

STOCKTON, Calif. - Juniors Susan Drollinger and Ashley Groothuis each posted nine kills to lead the University of the Pacific to a 30-14, 30-19, 30-20 sweep over UC Davis in a non-conference women's volleyball match at the Spanos Center Saturday in front of 1,604 spectators.

The Aggies drop to 2-20 for the year. The Tigers, members of the Big West Conference, improve to 15-9 overall.

UC Davis managed only 20 kills for the match and hit just .009, committing 19 attack errors. Senior Kate Wilton led the Aggies with six kills. She was also one of three UC Davis players in double-figure digs, along with setter Katelyn Astruc (10) and libero Mary McClelland (14).

Drollinger and Groothius each hit .333 for the match. Senior middle blocker Sarah Vinall hit 6-0-11 for a .545 hitting average while Stevie Mussie added eight kills to go with three blocks. The Tigers hit .400 in Game 1 and .293 over three games.

Two Aggie players - senior Ingrid Nuss and junior Jill McPheeters -- earned rare starting nods as each grew up in Stockton. Nuss hails from Tokay High School while McPheeters graduated from St. Mary's.

UC Davis returns home for a match against UC Santa Barbara on November 21, then hosts Cal Poly for its season finale on November 27.

UC Davis (2-20)

14

19

20

Pacific (15-9)

30

30

30

UC DAVIS (kills-aces-blocks) - Katelyn Astruc 2-0-1, Ingrid Nuss 0-0-0, Kim Vincent 1-0-1, Jill McPheeters 1-0-0, Jenny Pierce 4-0-2, Nicole Read 2-1-1, Kate Wilton 6-0-0, Mary McClelland 0-1-14, Mary Gaber 0-0-1, Marritt Cafarchia 0-0-0, Rachel Keener 3-0-1, Katie Wilson 1-0-1. Totals 20-2-4.0. Assists - Katelyn Astruc 13. Digs leaders - Mary McClelland 14, Kate Wilton 10, Katelyn Astruc 10.

PACIFIC (kills-aces-blocks) - Hayley Anderson 3-0-1, Susan Drollinger 9-3-3, Ashley Groothuis 9-0-0, Sarah Vinall 6-0-2, Sidney Bennett 8-0-1, Stevie Mussie 8-1-3, Joanna Rentz 0-0-0, Robin Terry 2-0-1, Julie Magud 1-0-0, Allison Ianni 2-2-2, Johanna Hilbers 3-0-1, Kristen Kalend 0-2-0, Kara Uhl 4-1-0. Totals 55-9-9.0. Assists - Allison Ianni 22, Hayley Anderson 16. Digs leader - Julie Magud 15.