Tritons Roll to Sweep at Dominguez Hills
CARSON, Calif. - Gina Cortesi put down 17 kills to lead the University of California San Diego women's volleyball team to a straight set win against league rival Cal State Dominguez Hills Tuesday night at the Torodome in Los Angeles County. Scores were 25-20, 25-13, and 25-16.
UC San Diego improved to 9-4 overall and 3-2 in the California Collegiate Athletic Association (CCAA), while Dominguez Hills dropped to 7-3 on the year and 0-3 in the conference.
Cortesi, whose kill total was a match high as well as a season high, hit a stellar .560, committing just three errors in 25 attack attempts. The junior added nine digs, also a match best, as well as two solo blocks to her stat line.
Utilizing a potent 6-2 offense, UC San Diego posted a .314 (38-11-86) hitting percentage, its second highest of the season. Splitting the setting duties, Isabela Dobra racked up 17 assists and Susanna Limb had 14.
The Tritons, who held a 38-21 lead in digs and a 6-4 advantage in blocks, held the Toros to an .096 (27-18-94) attack.
The opening set was by far the most competitive as it had seven tie scores and four lead changes. UC San Diego led wire to wire in the second and third stanzas. The Tritons hit .455 in the third set with 13 kills and three errors in 22 swings. They also sided out at 75 percent in that set.
Cal State Dominguez Hills got 12 kills from Taylor Benitez-Fanslow.
UC San Diego hosts Cal State Monterey Bay on Friday, Oct. 4 at 7 p.m. in the seventh annual Reis Cup.
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