August 31, 2013

Titans Conclude Invite with Sweep of Pilots

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LAS VEGAS – In its final match of the UNLV Invitational, Cal State Fullerton swept Portland, 3-0 (25-20, 25-21, 25-20) on Saturday evening at Cox Pavilion.

The win is the Titans' first as they complete the first weekend of competition with a record of 1-2. With the loss, Portland dropped to 0-3.

Freshman Mallory Waggoner led Cal State Fullerton with 14 kills, attacking at a rate of .333. In addition, senior Alyse Hensley added nine kills, six digs and four blocks.

The Titans attacked at their best clip thus far in the young season at .194 (35-15-103) as Julie Consani guided the offense with 32 assists. Freshman libero McKenna Painton led the defense with 14 digs.

Hensley was named to the all-tournament after averaging 3.0 kills and 3.27 digs per set.

Fullerton finished the tournament in third place, while Portland placed fourth. Kansas State's 3-2 victory over UNLV in the Invite's finale clinched the Wildcats the championship while UNLV finished second.

Cal State Fullerton returns to action on Friday, hosting the Fullerton Classic presented by the Holiday Inn of La Mirada. The two-day schedule of matches is listed below.

Tickets can be purchased online at www.FullertonTitans.com, over the phone, or at the Cal State Fullerton Athletics Ticket Office, which is located in the Titan House on campus off of Gymnasium Drive on the northeast side of Titan Gym. Game day sales and will call tickets will open an hour prior to the scheduled time at the specific venue.

FULLERTON CLASSIC PRESENTED BY HOLIDAY INN OF LA MIRADA

Day 1 | Friday, Sept. 6 | Titan Gym
11:30 a.m.  – Gardner-Webb vs. William & Mary
1:30 p.m. – Cal State Fullerton vs. Kent State
4:30 p.m. – Wake Forest vs. Gardner-Webb
7:00 p.m. – Cal State Fullerton vs. William & Mary

Day 2 | Saturday, Sept. 7 | Titan Gym
10:00 a.m.  – Kent State vs. Gardner-Webb
12:00 p.m. -  Wake Forest vs. William & Mary
2:30 p.m. – Cal State Fullerton vs. Gardner-Webb
4:30 p.m. – William & Mary vs. Kent State
7:30 p.m. – Cal State Fullerton vs. Wake Forest

Follow the Titans on twitter at @FullertonVB and @FullertonTitans.

Notes: Cal State Fullerton swept its first opponent since a 3-0 victory over Brown on Sept. 14, 2012 at Titan Gym...Fullerton swept its first opponent away from home since a 3-0 victory over Charleston Southern on Aug. 25, 2012 at the Georgia Tech Courtyard Invitational...Fullerton now evens the all-time series against Portland at 3-3.