Vandals Steal Match with Late Rallies
Sept. 9, 2011
Missoula, Mont. - The offensive duo of Allison Walker and Alicia Milo combined for 25 kills and led Idaho to a 3-0 (25-22, 25-19, 25-23) sweep of Cal State Fullerton in the first match of the Montana Invitational in the West Auxiliary Gym Friday morning.
The Titans hit just .152 on the match and committed 23 hitting errors to fall to 3-4 on the season. The Vandals hit .278 as a team and out-blocked the Titans 9.0 to 2.0 to improve to 3-4.
Fullerton was in the first and third sets until the end, but Idaho used a couple of late rallies to win the frames. In the first set, the teams were tied at 17-17 when the Vandals scored five straight points and never looked back. Alex Sele had six kills and two first-set blocks to lead the way for the Vandals. Jennifer Edmond had six of her 10 kills in the first set for Fullerton.
In the third set, the Titans had a lead as big as five points at 20-15, and held the lead as late as 23-22, but the Vandals again strung together five straight points to win the match. Walker had six of her 12 total kills in the set.
Milo had five of her game-high 13 kills in set No. 2.
Sophomore Bre Moreland led the Titans in kills, collecting 11 of them over three sets. She also added 11 digs to pick-up her third double-double in the last four matches and tacked on a pair of service aces. Andrea Ragan also scored a double-double with 37 assists and 13 digs. Freshman Amanda Yamate tied Idaho's Cassie Hamilton for the match-high with 17 digs.
Three Vandals had four-or-more blocks and were paced by Alyssa Schultz who had five (1 solo, four assists). No Titan had more than one block assists.
Fullerton will take on host Montana later tonight. First serve is scheduled for 6 p.m.