Titans Stun No. 21 San Diego
Sept. 22, 2010
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Fullerton, Calif. - The Titan volleyball program took another step forward Wednesday night as it beat No. 21 San Diego in three straight sets and extended its winning streak to 7 matches with a 27-25, 25-21, 25-20 sweep of the Toreros in Titan Gym.
The Titans tied the school record set in 2006 with their seventh straight victory and also extended their school record with their 21st straight set win. Fullerton, who improved to 11-3 on the year, has won all 11 matches by way of a 3-0 sweep of their opponents. San Diego falls to 8-4.
The win over a ranked team is just the second for Cal State Fullerton in its history. The Titans defeated then No. 7 UCLA last year in Titan Gym and later received votes for a week in the AVCA Top 25 for the first time in their history.
Torrie Brown (12), Kayla Neto (11) and Erin Saddler (10) combined for 33 of the Titans 46 kills on the night and paced the squad to a .258 attack percentage. After a slow .159 average in the first set, Fullerton rallied back for .314 and .311 efforts in the remaining two sets, respectively.
San Diego's Ali Troost had 13 kills for the Toreros who saw its six-match winning streak come to an end.
The Titans produced five service aces on the night and were led by Neto who found the floor twice. The sophomore also added three block assists.
Fullerton out-blocked San Diego 8.0 to 4.0 with Neto, Leah Maurer and Ayana Whitake each picking up a share of three stuffs each for the Titans. Ashton Basch had two block assists to lead the Toreros.
Cami Croteau (17) and Gabrielle Dewberry (13) had a combined 30 digs on the night for the Titans while their opponents had three players in double figures. Amy Degroot and Kandiss Anderson each had 12 kills for the visitors.
The Titans' week doesn't get any easier as they not only begin Big West Conference action, but they take on the defending champs in the conference opener on the road. The Titans will face No. 24 Long Beach State at The Pyramid in Long Beach on Saturday. The match begins at 7 p.m.