Tritons Swept by Cal Poly Pomona in Home Conference Opener
LA JOLLA, Calif. - The University of California San Diego women's volleyball team had its seven match win streak halted Friday as it was swept by conference rival Cal Poly Pomona at RIMAC Arena. Scores of the match were 25-21, 25-23, and 29-27.
UC San Diego fell to 8-3 overall and 2-1 in the California Collegiate Athletic Association (CCAA), while Cal Poly Pomona improved to 4-6 on the season and 2-1 in league play.
Jessica Rieble had a match high 11 kills for the Tritons and Gina Cortesi added 10. Rieble hit .500 with two errors in 18 attacks while finishing with three block assists. Cortesi led all players with 13 points as she tacked on a service ace and two solo blocks to her totals.
Setter Isabela Dobra posted a double-double with 34 assists and 10 digs while also contributing a pair of aces and three block assists. Sydney Tekstra had eight kills and Emily Hubbard had a match high 11 digs. Freshman Josie Collier registered three blocks, including one solo.
UC San Diego hit .196 on the night with 46 kills and 24 errors in 112 attack attempts. The Tritons held slight advantages in blocks (7-5) and digs (41-38).
The Broncos, who hit .253 (39-14-99), were led by Ally Wilder's 10 kills and Daisy Duke's nine kills.
The seven match win streak was the longest for the Tritons since 2015.
UC San Diego faces another big test Saturday as it travels to Cal State San Bernardino (10-0, 3-0), the No. 1 ranked team in the country, for a 7 p.m. match. The Coyotes swept Cal State San Marcos Friday.
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