Cal State Fullerton enters the week in a three-way tie with Pacific and UC Santa Barbara for third in the Big West standings. Currently on a season-long four-match win streak, the Titans head back to the road and will play the Gauchos (Friday) and Cal Poly (Saturday) this week.
Cal State Fullerton's matches this week will be broadcast for free on BigWest.TV. The links are available on the CSF Volleyball schedule page.
Cal State Fullerton's matches this week will have online audio available. The links are available on the CSF Volleyball schedule page.
Live Stats for both Fullerton matches this week will be provided. Links will be posted on the CSF Volleyball schedule page when they become available.
CSF (10-10, 4-3) VS. UC SANTA BARBARA (11-11, 4-3)
Overall Record: 7-56
Home Record: 4-27
Away Record: 3-26
Neutral Record: 0-3
Overall Conference Record: 7-47
PCAA Record: 0-6
Big West Record: 7-41
Current Streak: Lost 1
Inside the Numbers: Currently Cal State Fullerton, Pacific and UC Santa Barbara are tied for third in the Big West standings with league records of 4-3...UC Santa Barbara ranks third in the Big West, averaging 1.28 service aces per match...the Gauchos rank second in the Big West averaging 17.72 digs per set...Taylor Formico leads the Big West averaging 5.61 digs per set...the Titans' last victory over UCSB was a five-set thriller (15-25, 25-12, 25-13, 24-26, 15-10) on Sept. 24, 2011 at Titan Gym...Cal State Fullerton's last win at UC Santa Barbara was a three-set sweep (25-21, 25-19, 25-23) on Oct. 2, 2010...for the last three seasons, the Titans have won the first of the two Big West matches between the two clubs.
• UC Santa Barbara 3 • Cal State Fullerton 1
(Oct. 21, 2011 • Thunderdome • Santa Barbara , Calif.)
Career nights for Leah Maurer and Gabrielle Dewberry were not enough to get Cal State Fullerton past UC Santa Barbara as the Gauchos outlasted the Titans, 3-1, in a Big West Conference contest. Maurer set a career high with 18 kills on Friday, but also added 13 digs and three blocks to lead the way in the loss. Kayla Neto also scored a double-double with 16 kills and 20 digs and also added a pair of service aces for the Titans.
CSF (10-10, 4-3) VS. CAL POLY (1-18, 0-7)
Overall Record: 8-44
Home Record: 6-18
Away Record: 2-21
Neutral Record: 0-5
Overall Conference Record: 8-34
PCAA Record: 0-6
Big West Record: 8-28
Current Streak: Lost 1
Inside the Numbers: Cal Poly is currently on a 15-match losing streak...Cal State Fullerton had won its last five matches against the Mustangs until a three-set (20-25, 22-25, 24-26) loss in San Luis Obispo on Oct. 22, 2011. Cal State Fullerton defeated Cal Poly in three sets (25-19, 25-23, 25-23) on Sept. 23, 2011 at Titan Gym, and last defeated the Mustangs at Mott Gym in five games (26-24, 22-25, 26-24, 17-25, 20-18) on Oct. 1, 2010.
Last Meeting • Cal Poly 3, Cal State Fullerton 0
(Oct. 22, 2011 • Mott Gym • San Luis Obispo, Calif.)
Kristina Graven had 14 kills and Jennifer Keddy added 10 more as Cal Poly downed Cal State Fullerton in three straight sets. The Mustangs used just seven players on the night and hit a combined .259, besting the Titans' .174 team average. Graven hit .333 and added six digs and three blocks to the cause.
NOTES FROM LAST WEEK
Neto Voted Player of the Week
Cal State Fullerton senior Kayla Neto was voted Big West Women's Volleyball Player of the Week after the Titans extended their winning streak to four matches with wins over UC Irvine and Long Beach State last weekend.
On Thursday night, Neto tied a career high with 27 kills in a come-from-behind five-set victory over UC Irvine.
The win over the 49ers on Saturday night at Titan Gym snapped a 59-match, 30-year losing streak to LBSU.
Against the 49ers, the Clarksburg, Calif., native recorded match highs in kills (17) and digs (22) to mark her eighth straight match with a double-double. For the week, Neto averaged 4.89 kills, 4.56 digs and 0.44 blocks per set while hitting .262 (44-12-122).
The award was Neto's fourth Big West Player of the Week honor in her career at Cal State Fullerton, and the second in 2012, as she previously received the honor on Oct. 1.
• The Titans have defeated the Anteaters in five straight matches...CSF is also 2-3 in five-set matches in 2012…Leah Best's 18 kills on Thursday night were a new career high, Bre Moreland's 19 digs were a new season best and Kayla Neto's 27 kills against UCI matched a career high.
• Last Saturday night, the Titans snapped a 59-match, 30-year losing streak to Long Beach State, defeating the 49ers, 3-1, for the first time since Oct. 19, 1982 (13-15, 10-15, 15-12, 15-10, 15-6)…Kayla Neto posted her 11th double-double of the season and eighth straight with 17 kills and 22 digs.
TITANS IN THE BIG WEST
Cal State Fullerton's 1.49 service aces per set rank second in the Big West...Kayla Neto's 4.05 kills per set rank second in the league, while Bre Moreland's 3.42 average ranks eighth...Julie Consani's 7.16 assists per set rank ninth...three Titans rank in the conference's top-10 for service aces: Bre Moreland (1st; 0.45/s), Kayla Neto (5th, 0.31/s), Gabrielle Dewberry (9th, 0.27/s)...Gabrielle Dewberry's 4.54 digs per set rank fourth in the Big West.
Senior Kayla Neto has totaled 1,403 kills during her career at Cal State Fullerton, a number that ranks fourth all-time. She would need to total 99 more kills to pass Erin Saddler's (2007-10) third-place mark of 1,501...Neto's 90 career service aces rank ninth all-time...Neto's 53 career solo blocks rank eighth in Titan all-time history, while her 224 block assists rank sixth...Neto's mark of 277 total blocks rates seventh all-time...In addition, Neto has accumulated 1,658.0 points at CSF, a total that ranks fourth all-time at Fullerton...Neto's 497 sets played ranks seventh all-time. Gabrielle Dewberry's total of 1,023 digs ranks sixth all-time at CSF.
Julie Consani: 46 assists, 13 digs at Nevada (Sept. 6, 2012)
Julie Consani: 41 assists, 12 digs vs. Santa Clara (Sept. 15, 2012)
Bre Moreland: 18 kills, 15 digs vs. SMU (Aug. 25, 2012)
Bre Moreland: 16 kills, 12 digs at Nevada (Sept. 6, 2012)
Bre Moreland: 20 kills, 12 digs vs. Washington State (Sept. 7, 2012)
Bre Moreland: 10 kills, 17 digs vs. Brown (Sept. 14, 2012)
Bre Moreland: 13 kills, 13 digs vs. Santa Clara (Sept. 15, 2012)
Bre Moreland: 17 kills, 13 digs vs. Cal State Northridge (Sept. 21, 2012)
Bre Moreland: 14 kills, 13 digs vs. Hawai'i (Sept. 22, 2012)
Bre Moreland: 13 kills, 15 digs at Pacific (Sept. 28, 2012)
Bre Moreland: 15 kills, 15 digs at UC Davis (Sept. 29, 2012)
Bre Moreland: 14 kills, 10 digs at UC Riverside (Oct. 6, 2012)
Bre Moreland: 12 kills, 16 digs vs. Long Beach State (Oct. 13, 2012)
Kayla Neto: 10 kills, 10 digs at Pepperdine (Sept. 1, 2012)
Kayla Neto: 11 kills, 11 digs vs. Sacred Heart (Sept. 2, 2012)
Kayla Neto: 12 kills, 10 digs vs. Brown (Sept. 14, 2012)
Kayla Neto: 12 kills, 13 digs vs. Oregon State (Sept. 15, 2012)
Kayla Neto: 13 kills, 12 digs vs. Cal State Northridge (Sept. 21, 2012)
Kayla Neto: 14 kills, 13 digs vs. Hawai'i (Sept. 22, 2012)
Kayla Neto: 16 kills, 21 digs at Pacific (Sept. 28, 2012)
Kayla Neto: 27 kills, 16 digs at UC Davis (Sept. 29, 2012)
Kayla Neto: 21 kills, 14 digs at UC Riverside (Oct. 6, 2012)
Kayla Neto: 27 kills, 19 digs vs. UC Irvine (Oct. 11, 2012)
Kayla Neto: 17 kills, 22 digs vs. Long Beach State (Oct. 13, 2012)
Kaylynne Taeatafa: 32 assists, 14 digs vs. Cal State Northridge (Sept. 21, 2012)
Kaylynne Taeatafa: 41 assists, 17 digs at Pacific (Sept. 28, 2012)
Kaylynne Taeatafa: 57 assists, 19 digs at UC Davis (Sept. 29, 2012)
Kaylynne Taeatafa: 61 assists, 16 digs vs. UC Irvine (Oct. 11, 2012)