Sept. 9, 2006
Albuquerque, NM - Cal State Fullerton women's volleyball remained unbeaten in 2006 tournament play as they took the championship of the Comcast Lobo Invitational, 3-0 (30, 13, 30-21, 30-21), from the tournament's host New Mexico Saturday night at the Johnson Center.
The Titans won their ninth consecutive game improving to 8-1, a record never achieved by any Fullerton volleyball team in the school's history. The Comcast Lobo Invitational runners-up, the Lobos, fall to 4-6 on the year.
The Tournament's MVP Julie Geissert had a handle on all aspects of the final game, collecting five kills, 33 assists, one service ace, seven digs and four block assists while hitting .417 in the match. In the Tournament, the setter, posted 10.89 assists per game, while finishing second on the team in blocks with 11 assists in nine games.
The Titans hit just .214 in the match, while the opponents did themselves in committing 28 attacking errors en route to a -.024 hitting percentage.
Breanna Trudeau led all players in kills with 11, with nine of them coming in the first two games for the Titans. Jeanne Fairchild led the Lobo squad with eight kills.
Brittany Moore picked up 15 blocks on the weekend, including five block assists on Saturday night. Moore and Geissert led the Titans, but the blocking game ended up a stalemate with the Lobos as both teams picked up seven team blocks.
Vanessa Vella and Deven Bukoski were also named to the All-Tournament Team, with Vella collecting 14 digs on the evening. Vella now has 142 digs on the season moving her past Megan Sabo (1998-01) for No. 3 all-time in Fullerton history. She now sits just five behind No. 2, Kim Levey (1999-02).
Cal Stat Fullerton will return to the court next Friday, as they host Lipscomb, Pennsylvania and San Diego State in the Hawthorne Suites Fullerton Classic at Titan Gym.