Oct. 9, 2009
Stockton, Calif. - Cal State Fullerton's Erin Saddler had a match-high 18 kills and hit .318, but it wasn't enough as Pacific defeated the Titans 20-25, 25-16, 25-16, 27-25, in a Big West Conference volleyball match Friday night in the Spanos Center.
With the loss, the Titans snapped a brief two-match winning streak and fell to 11-6 overall and 2-2 in league play. They also remain winless on the road, having gone 0-4 in matches way from Titan Gym in 2009. Pacific improved to 13-3, 3-2.
Mallori Gibson led the Tigers offensively with 16 kills and was helped by Rebekah Torres who delivered 15 kills and Svenja Engelhardt who added 11 as Pacific out-hit the Titans .281 to .211. Engelhardt and Gibson also scored double-doubles with 11 digs apiece. Englehardt served up four of the Tiagers' 11 aces to lead all players.
For the first time in nine matches, the Titans lost after winning set one. Fullerton hit .314 as a team in the first set, but struggled to connect in sets two (.176) and four (.076).
Fullerton did lead in the blocking department, out-stuffing Pacific 7.0 to 6.0. Kayla Neto and Torrie Brown each picked up four blocks on the night pace the team. Masha Vaysburg did the same for Pacific.
Libero Cami Croteau had 14 digs for Fullerton and was the only player on the vistitor's side in double figures. Dancyne Kama had 16 for the home team to lead all players.
The Titans return to the floor Saturday night at UC Davis as they look for their fourth win in five Big West Conference matches against the Aggies. First serve is scheduled for 7 p.m.