TURLOCK, Calif. - For the second-straight night, the University of California San Diego women's volleyball team suffered a three-set loss as it was swept at league rival Stanislaus State Saturday. Scores were 25-21, 25-17 and 25-16.
UC San Diego hit just .153 on the night with 30 kills and 12 errors in 118 attack attempts. Conversely, Stanislaus swung at a healthy .304, collecting 52 kills with 14 errors in 125 attacks. The Warriors also dominated on defense with 70 digs to the Tritons' 48.
"It was a bad match for us, we didn't play well as a team," said UCSD head coach Ricci Luyties. "We couldn't stop their hitters at all and we made easy plays difficult."
Meagan Wright (Bonita/Bonita Vista HS) was the lone UCSD player with a two-digit kill total as the senior outside had 12 to go along with seven digs. Freshman Jessyca Beksa followed with eight kills and added six digs and five block assists. Freshman Lindsey Chun had a team-best 10 digs.
The Warriors also had just one player with 10 or more kills as Blair Ehrlich, the conference kill leader, amassed 22. She completed a double-double with 15 digs. Hailey Gruetzmacher led all players with 19 digs, while Paige Walker had all four of the Warriors' service aces.
Stanislaus State sided-out 64 percent of the time (36-56), while UC San Diego was at 46 percent (34-73).
"Stanislaus played well, but we need to regroup and better the ball on our side of the net if we want to turn things around," said Luyties.
The loss downgraded UC San Diego to 12-12 overall and 9-7 in the California Collegiate Athletic Association (CCAA). Stanislaus State moved to 11-14 on the season and 8-8 in league action.
UCSD was also swept at Chico State Friday night. The last time the Tritons dropped back-to-back three-set matches was during the 2006 season.
UC San Diego concludes its regular season on Saturday, Nov. 12 at Cal State San Marcos (1:00 p.m.). The Tritons have already earned a spot in the CCAA Tournament, which takes place Nov. 17-19 at Cal State San Bernardino.