Straight-Set W for Tritons at Cal Poly Pomona
POMONA, Calif. - Meagan Wright (San Diego/Bonita Vista HS) had 14 kills and 13 digs to lead the UC San Diego women's volleyball team to a dominating 3-0 win at Cal Poly Pomona Sunday. Scores at Kellogg Gym were 25-14, 25-16 and 25-15.
With its second victory on the road this week, UCSD is now 11-9 overall and 7-5 in the California Collegiate Athletic Association (CCAA). The Tritons are in a three-way tie for fifth with Cal Poly Pomona (11-9, 7-5) and San Francisco State.
"We played a good match without letting up when we had a lead," said Tritons' head coach Ricci Luyties. "We were focused and determined to play hard every point and it paid off with a road win against a team that's been playing well."
UC San Diego was strong at the net, out-blocking its opponent 10-2 and holding CPP to a -.008 (22-23-122) attack percentage. The Tritons led 65-49 in digs and sided-out 72 percent of the time. They hit .211 (40-16-114) for the match.
Wright's kill and point (15.5) totals were match-highs. It was the junior's 12th double-double. Wright has produced 10 or more kills in 18 of 20 matches this season.
Rebecca Seaberry hit .389 with seven kills and no errors in 18 attacks. She also had five blocks assists. Amanda Colla (Carlsbad/San Dieguito HS) had a match-high 18 digs and aced the Broncos three times. Alyssa McNeely joined Seaberry with five block assists.
Cal Poly Pomona was led by Kristen Hamlin's nine kills. Samantha Figueroa had 14 digs for the Broncos.
UCSD scored the first two points of the match and never relinquished its lead in the opening set.
Eight tie scores and four lead changes were featured in the second set. With the Broncos leading 12-10, the Tritons scored four consecutive points to take the lead for good. At 16-15, UC San Diego went on a tear, scoring nine of the final 10 points to win the set and go up 2-0.
Several runs in the first half of the third frame allowed UCSD to get out to a 13-6 lead. Cal Poly Pomona stayed in it by scoring the next four points. At 16-14, the Tritons again fired it up and won nine of the last 10 points of the evening.
CPP, which has now lost its last three matches, defeated UCSD in five sets at RIMAC Arena on Oct. 6.
UCSD plays its next four matches at home, starting with Chico State on Friday, Oct. 23. The contest, which will be the Tritons' annual Dig for a Cure match, is slated for a 7 p.m. start at RIMAC Arena.