Homecoming Sweep for Tritons!
LA JOLLA, Calif. - It was a good start to Homecoming Weekend for the University of California San Diego women's volleyball team as it swept conference opponent Humboldt State Friday night at RIMAC Arena. Scores were 25-21, 25-19, and 25-15.
UC San Diego upped its overall record to 8-11 and improved to 4-9 in the California Collegiate Athletic Association (CCAA). Humboldt State fell to 3-17 on the season and remained winless in league play at 0-12.
With four regular season contests remaining, UC San Diego is currently in fifth place in the CCAA South Division. Cross-county rival Cal State San Marcos, which swept Sonoma State Friday, sits in fourth at 6-7 (the two teams meet in La Jolla on Oct. 27). The top four teams from the South Division and the top four teams from the North Division qualify for the CCAA Tournament.
Middle blocker Jessica Rieble had a night for the Tritons, finishing with a match-high 16 points on 12 kills and seven blocks (one solo). She hit .500 with only two errors in 20 swings. The junior now has 499 career kills.
Right side hitter Cindy Tran contributed 13 points on nine kills, three service aces, and two block assists. She swung at .350 and totaled 10 digs.
Freshman setter Brie Severino (San Diego/Torrey Pines HS) assisted on 30 kills while also adding four kills of her own, three digs, and five block assists. She made no hitting errors in six attempts (.667).
Susanna Limb, a freshman libero, set a match-high with 16 digs.
As a team, UC San Diego hit .273 (42-15-99) and sided out at 66 percent. The Tritons had 44 digs, nine blocks, and three aces.
The Lumberjacks hit .127 (32-19-102) and had 40 digs, eight blocks, and two aces. Lauren Reed floored a match-best 13 kills, Kayla Costello had 11 digs, and Hannah Cantrell had five blocks (one solo).
The Tritons are 23-2 in the all-time series against Humboldt State.
UC San Diego hosts Sonoma State (8-14, 4-9) Saturday night at 7 p.m. Prior to the match, a Homecoming tailgate will be held on RIMAC Field starting at 4 p.m. Attendees can enjoy food, games, and live music by Donavon Frankenreiter.
Between sets two and three Saturday, former Triton volleyball star Teresa Ohta will be recognized. Ohta will be inducted into UC San Diego's Athletics Hall of Fame Sunday.
About UC San Diego Athletics
With 30 national team championships, nearly 150 individual titles, and the top student-athlete graduation rate among Division II institutions in the United States, the UC San Diego intercollegiate athletics program annually ranks as one of the most successful in the country. The Tritons sponsor 23 intercollegiate sport programs that compete on the NCAA Division I and II levels and, in the summer of 2020, will transition into full Division I status as a member of the Big West Conference. UC San Diego student-athletes exemplify the academic ideals of one of the world's pre-eminent institutions, graduating at an average rate of 91 percent. A total of 80 Tritons have earned Academic All-America honors, while 36 have earned prestigious NCAA Post-Graduate Scholarships. In competition, more than 1,300 UC San Diego student-athletes have earned All-America honors.
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