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Busy Week in La Jolla as Tritons Host Three Matches at RIMAC Arena
Release: Monday 10/09/2017 

Match 16
Tuesday, Oct. 10 • 7:00 p.m.
vs. Cal State Dominguez Hills (7-9, 3-4 CCAA)
RIMAC Arena • La Jolla, Calif.
Live Stats (Free) • Live Video ($5.99)

Match 17
Friday, Oct. 13 • 7:00 p.m.
vs. Cal Poly Pomona (8-9, 4-5 CCAA)
RIMAC Arena • La Jolla, Calif.
Live Stats (Free)Live Video ($5.99)

Match 18
Saturday, Oct. 14 • 7:00 p.m.
vs. RV Cal State San Bernardino (11-6, 7-2 CCAA)
RIMAC Arena • La Jolla, Calif.
Live Stats (Free) • Live Video ($5.99)

General admission tickets for all regular season home matches are available for purchase at the RIMAC Arena Box Office starting one hour prior to the start of the contest.
• UCSD Student w/ID: FREE
• Adult (18-64): $8
• Senior (65+): $5
• Youth (7-17): $5
• Under 7: Free
• Visiting Student w/ID: $5

If you can't make it out to RIMAC Arena, watch home matches live on Broadcasts are in high definition and can be viewed from smartphones and tablets as well as desktop and laptop computers. San Diego media personality Miles Himmel will be calling all of the action courtside. The single-match fee is $5.99, though the broadcast is available free of charge to anyone with a UC San Diego campus IP address. Fans can access all live coverage from the Schedule/Results page, or by clicking on the links above.

• Overall: 12-3
• CCAA: 6-1
• Home: 4-0
• Road: 3-2
• Neutral: 5-1
• Against Ranked Teams: 1-1
• Current Streak: Won 3

Roster | Schedule | Statistics
• Overall: 7-9
• CCAA: 3-4
• Home: 2-3
• Road: 1-4
• Neutral: 4-2
• Current Streak: Won 1

Roster | Schedule | Statistics
• Overall: 8-9
• CCAA: 4-5
• Home: 2-3
• Road: 2-3
• Neutral: 4-3
• Current Streak: Lost 1

Roster | Schedule | Statistics
• Overall: 11-6
• CCAA: 7-2
• Home: 4-0
• Road: 4-2
• Neutral: 3-4
• Current Streak: Won 2

UC San Diego holds a commanding 51-3 lead in the all-time series against Cal State Dominguez Hills. The Tritons won both match-ups in 2016 and the teams split a pair in 2015.

UCSD is 36-14 against Cal Poly Pomona and has won the last five meetings, including a sweep in Pomona on Sept. 30 of this year.

UC San Diego holds a slight, 35-31 advantage in the all-time series against Cal State San Bernardino. The Coyotes have won 15 of the last 17 match-ups, which includes a 3-0 victory in the Inland Empire on Sept. 29 this season.

UC San Diego 3, Cal State LA 0
UC San Diego 3, Humboldt State 0

(through 10/9)
North Division
1. Sonoma State: 8-1
2. Cal State East Bay: 5-3
3. Cal State Monterey Bay: 4-4
4. Chico State: 2-6
t5. Humboldt State: 2-7
t5. San Francisco State: 2-7
7. Stanislaus State: 1-7

South Division
1. UC San Diego: 6-1
2. Cal State San Bernardino: 7-2
3. Cal State San Marcos: 5-2
4. Cal State LA: 4-3
5. Cal Poly Pomona: 4-5
6. Cal State Dominguez Hills: 3-4

UC San Diego Statistics
CCAA Statistics
NCAA Statistics

The fifth annual Reis Cup takes place on Friday, Oct. 13 as UC San Diego hosts Cal Poly Pomona at RIMAC Arena (7 p.m.). The event is named after former Triton volleyball player Karen Reis, who passed away tragically in 2012. UCSD is 3-1 in Reis Cup matches.
9/24/16: UCSD 3, Cal State San Marcos 1
9/22/15: Cal State San Bernardino 3, UCSD 1
10/10/14: UCSD 3, Cal State Monterey Bay 0
10/11/13: UCSD 3, Cal State East Bay 1

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and the UC San Diego women's volleyball team will be hosting its annual Dig for a Cure match on Friday, Oct. 13 when it hosts Cal Poly Pomona (7 p.m.). Every California Collegiate Athletic Association school will be hosting a Dig for a Cure match this season in order to raise awareness of the disease.

Molly Dalziel set several new career-highs last week against Cal State LA with 17.0 points, 14 kills, and five blocks. Her point, kill, block, and attack percentage (.448) numbers were all match-highs. The junior outside also added 13 digs for her fourth double-double of the season.

On Oct. 3, Amanda Colla was named a San Diego Hall of Champions Star of the Month for September. The senior outside was instrumental in leading UC San Diego to a 10-3 overall record and a 4-1 mark in the CCAA over the month. Colla averaged 4.1 points, 3.5 kills, 4.2 digs, and 0.3 service aces per set - all team-bests. She recorded a double-double in nine of 13 matches and totaled at least 10 digs in 12 contests. She established a new career-high with 22.0 points against Concordia Irvine and equaled a career-best with 19 kills vs. Concordia Portland. A Carlsbad native, Colla was named to the all-tournament team at both tourneys that the Tritons played in - Point Loma’s Seaside Invitational and Central Washington’s D2 West Region Volleyball Showcase.

The Tritons have out-blocked their opponent in 10 of 15 matches and have totaled at least 10 stuffs on seven occasions. The team's season high in blocks is 12, which the Tritons have collected twice (9/16 vs. Cal State San Marcos, 10/6 at Humboldt State). Nationally, they rank 11th with 2.5 blocks per set. Jessica Rieble ranks 11th in the country in blocks per set (1.29).

Amanda Colla was selected to the all-tournament team at both tourneys that UCSD has competed at this season. Over four matches at Western Washington's D2 West Region Volleyball Showcase, she averaged 4.0 points, 3.5 kills, and 4.2 digs and recorded a double-double in every contest. Colla registered a career-best 22.0 points vs. Concordia (Ore.) and equaled career-highs with 19 kills and five blocks in that match. Colla was named to the all-tournament team at Point Loma's Seaside Invitational as well. There, she averaged 3.9 points, 3.3 kills, and 3.5 digs with five aces and seven blocks over four contests. She had 20.5 points in a five-set win over No. 4 Alaska Anchorage.

Through 15 matches, four Tritons have produced a total of 20 double-doubles.
• Amanda Colla (11)
10/6 at Humboldt State (10k, 13d)
10/3 vs. Cal State LA (11k, 11d)
9/30 at Cal Poly Pomona (11k, 25d)
9/22 vs. Stanislaus State (15k, 10d)
9/16 vs. Cal State San Marcos (13k, 20d)
9/9 at Central Washington (10k, 21d)
9/8 vs. Dixie State (12k, 17d)
9/8 vs. Azusa Pacific (11k, 11d)
9/7 vs. Concordia (Ore.) (19k, 14d)
9/2 vs. Simon Fraser (18k, 14d)
9/1 vs. Alaska Anchorage (18k, 11d)

• Molly Dalziel (4)
10/3 vs. Cal State LA (14k, 13d)
9/16 vs. Cal State San Marcos (10k, 14d)
9/8 vs. Azusa Pacific (11k, 14d)
9/7 vs. Concordia (Ore.) (10k, 11d)

• Marie Paris (3)
10/6 at Humboldt State (30a, 11d)
9/9 at Central Washington (30a, 16d)
9/8 vs. Dixie State (35a, 12d)

• Mary Bagshaw (2)
9/7 vs. Concordia (Ore.) (41a, 16d)
9/2 vs. Point Loma (38a, 12d)

(Oct. 9)
1. Lewis
2. Southwest Minnesota State
3. Concordia-St. Paul
4. Palm Beach Atlantic
5. Minnesota Duluth
6. California Baptist
7. Central Oklahoma
8. Nebraska-Kearney
9. Northern State
10. Northwest Nazarene
11. Western Washington
12. Regis
13. Ferris State
14. Winona State
15. Tarleton State
16. Arkansas Tech
17. Angelo State
18. Augustana
19. Saint Leo
20. Central Missouri
21. Wayne State
22. Colorado School of Mines
23. West Florida
24. Wingate
25. Azusa Pacific

• Oct. 9: Receiving Votes
• Oct. 2: Receiving Votes
• Sept. 25: Receiving Votes
• Sept. 18: Receiving Votes
• Sept. 11: Receiving Votes
• Sept. 4: Receiving Votes
• Preseason: Not Ranked

Starters Returning (5)
Jessyca Beksa (So., OH): 3.2 p/s, 2.7 k/s, 1.2 d/s, 0.5 b/s, 25 aces
Amanda Colla (Sr., OH): 1.9 p/s, 1.6 k/s, 3.0 d/s
Kayla Evans (Jr., DS): 5.7 a/s, 2.4 d/s, 27 aces
Jessica Rieble (So., MB): 2.2 p/s, 1.5 k/s, .231 attack %, 1.2 b/s,
Rebecca Seaberry (Sr., MB): 2.3 p/s, 1.7 k/s, .242 attack %, 1.0 b/s

Starters Lost (1)
Meagan Wright (OH/MB): First Team All-CCAA, 4.2 p/s, 3.8 k/s, .220 attack %, 3.6 d/s, 0.5 b/s

Primary Liberos Returning (1)
Lindsey Chun (So.): 4.2 d/s, 18 aces

Other Letterwinners Returning (7)
Molly Dalziel (Jr., OH)
Emily Kimball (So., OPP)
Morgan Kissick (Jr., OH/OPP)
Rachel Linden (Sr., S)
Marie Paris (So., S)
Alyson Penrose (So., L)
Allison Tiegs (Jr., MB)

Newcomers (3)
Mary Bagshaw (Fr., S)
Micah Hammond (Jr., MB)
Julia Jackson (Fr., MB)

• Overall: 13-13
• CCAA/Finish: 10-7/2nd in South Division
• Home: 6-6
• Away: 5-5
• Neutral: 2-2
• Postseason: CCAA Tournament Quarterfinalist
• Points Leader: Meagan Wright, 4.2
• Kills Leader: Meagan Wright, 3.8
• Attack Percentage Leader: Rebecca Seaberry, .242
• Assists Leader: Kayla Evans, 5.7
• Service Aces Leader: Kayla Evans, 0.3
• Digs Leader: Lindsey Chun, 4.2
• Blocks Leader: Jessica Rieble, 1.2

North Division
1. Sonoma State
2. Chico State
3. Cal State East Bay
4. Stanislaus State
5. Cal State Monterey Bay
6. Humboldt State
7. San Francisco State

South Division
1. Cal State San Bernardino
2. UC San Diego
3. Cal State LA
4. Cal State San Marcos
5. Cal Poly Pomona
6. Cal State Dominguez Hills

The 2017 CCAA Tournament is set for Nov. 16-18 at San Francisco State. The league's top eight teams will battle it out for an automatic berth in the NCAA Tournament. Sonoma State won the 2015 title, while Cal State San Bernardino earned it in 2016. Click here for complete info about the 2017 conference tourney.

Now in his eighth season leading the Tritons, Ricci Luyties holds a 146-72 (.670) overall record and a 106-48 (.688) mark in CCAA matches during his tenure at UC San Diego. Four times Luyties has paced UCSD to at least 20 victories, which includes an impressive 26-6 (.813) campaign in 2013. The Tritons have qualified for NCAA postseason play five times under Luyties, reaching the regional semifinals in four of those years. In 2010 and again in 2013, UC San Diego climbed as high as No. 8 in the national rankings. Prior to coming to La Jolla, Luyties was head coach at Southern Mississippi for six seasons. As a setter at UCLA, Luyties helped lead the Bruins to four consecutive national championships. He was named the NCAA's Most Valuable Player twice and was inducted into the UCLA Hall of Fame. At the international level, Luyties, alongside Karch Kiraly and Steve Timmons, won a gold medal at the 1988 Olympics. He also played on the beach for 12 years, competing on the AVP Tour and FIVB World Tour with partners such as Kiraly and Adam Johnson.

Former UC San Diego coach Duncan McFarland is one of 27 finalists for induction into the Southern California Indoor Volleyball Hall of Fame in 2018. McFarland, who coached the Triton women's program from 1996-2004, won an NCAA Division III national title in 1997. He led UCSD into the NCAA postseason every year, with the team finishing as national runner-up in 1998. The Tritons were national semifinalists in 2001 and quarterfinalists in 1996 and 1999. As a player at San Diego State, McFarland led the Aztecs to a national championship in 1973 and was named the NCAA's Most Valuable Player. He won three USVBA national titles and was a key player on the U.S. National Team from 1969-1975. The 15-member Hall of Fame class will be inducted in May. In 2017, current UC San Diego head coach Ricci Luyties was in the inaugural induction class.

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Following this week's three-match home stand, the Tritons travel north to play at league-leading Sonoma State on Friday, Oct. 20 and at San Francisco State on Saturday, Oct. 21. UC San Diego then returns to La Jolla for its final home matches of the regular season, hosting Cal State Monterey Bay on Friday, Oct. 27 and Cal State East Bay on Saturday, Oct. 28. All four matches begin at 7 p.m.


Thursday, August 23
W Volleyball at Hawai'i Hilo
10:00 PM
Hilo, HI (Hawai'i Hilo)
Friday, August 24
W Volleyball at Hawai'i Pacific
3:30 PM
Hilo, HI (Hawai'i Hilo)
Saturday, August 25
W Volleyball at Chaminade
5:30 PM
Hilo, HI (Hawai'i Hilo)
W Volleyball at Saint Martin's
10:00 PM
Hilo, HI (Hawai'i Hilo)
Friday, August 31
W Volleyball at Chaminade
10:45 AM
Fresno (Fresno Pacific)
W Volleyball at Fresno Pacific
3:15 PM
Fresno (Fresno Pacific)
Saturday, September 01
W Volleyball at Simon Fraser
8:30 AM
Fresno (Fresno Pacific)
W Volleyball at Seattle Pacific
5:30 PM
Fresno (Fresno Pacific)
Saturday, September 08
W Volleyball at Cal State San Marcos
7:00 PM
San Marcos
Friday, September 14
W Volleyball vs. San Francisco State
7:00 PM
UC San Diego
Saturday, September 15
W Volleyball vs. Cal State East Bay
7:00 PM
UC San Diego
Friday, September 21
W Volleyball at Cal Poly Pomona
7:00 PM
Saturday, September 22
W Volleyball at Cal State San Bernardino
7:00 PM
San Bernardino
Tuesday, September 25
W Volleyball vs. Cal State LA
7:00 PM
UC San Diego
Saturday, September 29
W Volleyball at Cal State Monterey Bay
7:00 PM
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