Sept. 30, 2011
Riverside, Calif. - Bre Moreland notched her ninth double-double of the year with 17 kills and 12 digs and added four blocks at the net to lead Cal State Fullerton to a five-set, 25-22, 22-25, 23-25, 25-19, 15-9 Big West Conference victory over UC Riverside Friday night at the Highlanders' Student Recreation Center.
With the win, the Titans move over the .500 mark for the first time this year at 8-7, and improve to 3-0 in conference play. The Titans have now won a season-high three matches in a row and have beat the Highlanders in 13 straight matches. Fullerton remains the only unbeaten team in the Big West as UC Davis and Cal State Northridge lost their first matches on Friday night.
UC Riverside falls to 3-13, 0-2.
The Titans improved to 2-2 in five-set matches thanks to strong offensive performances late in sets four and five. The Titans took an early 1-0 lead but the Highlanders rallied for wins in sets three and four breaking 20-20 ties in both sets.
Kayla Neto had a match-high 19 kills and logged her seventh consecutive double-double adding 13 digs to the cause. Moreland, Neto and Leah Maurer (14 kills, .141 attack percentage) finished with 10-or-more kills for Fullerton; five had double digits in digs.
The Titans hit .500 in sets one and five and hit .265 for the match. Riverside hit .202.
The Highlanders were led offensively by Amanda Vialpando (14 kills), Shelby LeDuff (15 kills) and Annishia McCoy (15 kills) with the first two also picking up double-doubles.
The Titans out blocked the Highlanders 11.0 to 9.0 but Riverside's Megan Reza led all players with six block assists. Moreland shared the match high with Maurer, but had three solo blocks to her credit.
Setter Andrea Ragan set 51 assists on the night, moving her to within 78 assists of tying the Cal State Fullerton career record held by former setter Julie Geissert. UCR's Katie Meyers had a match high 55 assists.
The Titans head to Northridge on Saturday to take on the Matadors of Cal State Northridge. First serve is set for 7 p.m.