Tritons Win Seventh Straight Match, 3-0 at SF State
SAN FRANCISCO - Gina Cortesi put down a match high 13 kills to lead the University of California San Diego to a 3-0 win at San Francisco State Saturday evening in California Collegiate Athletic Association (CCAA) women's volleyball action. Set scores were 25-16, 25-22, and 25-22 at Main Gym.
With its seventh consecutive victory, UC San Diego moves to 8-2 overall and 2-0 in the conference. SF State dropped to 8-3 and 1-1.
Cortesi had a very strong performance on the attack, hitting .435 with just three errors in 23 swings. She also added five digs and two assists.
Sydney Tekstra totaled eight kills and Trinity Castaneda had seven while hitting .417. Setter Isabela Dobra, in just her second match with the Tritons, finished with 28 assists and paced UC San Diego to a .250 (36-16-80) hitting percentage. Dobra, Emily Hubbard, Susanna Limb, and Jessica Rieble had two service aces apiece, while Hubbard led all players with 12 digs.
The Tritons held a 6-1 advantage in blocks and a 35-26 lead in digs.
There were just five lead changes on the night with all of them coming in the first two sets. The Tritons hit .429 in the third set, their highest of the match.
Trinity Barr had 11 kills for the Gators, who hit .184 (32-16-87).
UC San Diego returns home to host CCAA rival Cal Poly Pomona on Friday, Sept. 27 at 7 p.m. inside RIMAC Arena.
All home matches will be broadcast live by ESPN3.
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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, begin a four-year transition into full Division I status as a member of the Big West Conference. UC San Diego scholar-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 82 Tritons have earned Academic All-America honors, while 37 have earned prestigious NCAA Post-Graduate Scholarships. In competition, almost 1,400 UC San Diego scholar-athletes have earned All-America honors.
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