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Heidi Sierks finished with 21 assists against California Baptist.
Tritons Move to 6-0 With Pair of UCSD Invitational Wins
Release: Saturday 09/13/2013 

LA JOLLA, Calif. - The No. 13 UC San Diego women's volleyball team improved to 6-0 on the season with a pair of wins at its own UCSD Invitational Friday at RIMAC Arena. The day began with a 3-1 victory over California Baptist and was capped with a sweep against Point Loma.

Scores against California Baptist went 25-17, 19-25, 25-22 and 25-22.

Danielle Dahle (La Mesa/Grossmont HS) and Sophie Rowe each recorded double-doubles for UCSD. Dahle led all players with 16 kills while adding a team-high 15 digs. Rowe picked up her double-double with 10 kills and 11 digs.

Sara McCutchan had 13 kills and three blocks, while Caitlin Brenton, making her debut as a Triton, went for nine kills, three blocks and a pair of digs. Kameron Cooper hit .400 with eight kills, while setters Amber Hawthorne and Heidi Sierks had 28 and 21 assists, respectively.

CBU, which dropped to 2-4, got a double-double out of Kim McCalmont, who finished with 13 kills and 11 digs. Katie Rotondo had a match-high 19 digs and three service aces, while Malika O'Brien totaled six blocks.

UCSD hit .237 (62-25-156) and CBU swung at .215 (47-19-130). The Lancers out-blocked the Tritons, 11-6.

It was the first time this year that UCSD had lost a set.

In the sweep against crosstown rival Point Loma, scores were 25-17, 25-8 and 25-19.

Dahle proved to be extremely effective once again, posting her second double-double of the day with a match-high 11 kills and 10 digs.

McCutchan hit a blistering .688 from the middle by dropping a match-high 11 kills with no errors in 16 swings. She also had two service aces. Rowe also went errorless with six kills in 12 attempts.

Libero Brittany Lombardi amassed a match-best 14 digs.

The Sea Lions were led by Heather Leavitt's double-double as she had 10 kills and 13 digs.

Overall, UCSD hit .288 (43-11-111), while PLNU struggled, managing just an .047 (29-24-106) attack. The Tritons hit .600 in the second set, totaling 16 kills and just a single error in 25 attacks.

The Tritons complete tournament play Saturday as they take on No. 10 Fresno Pacific at 2:30 p.m. and Alaska Anchorage at 7:30 p.m. The matches will be covered by live stats.

For a complete schedule and results of all UCSD Invitational matches, click here.


Thursday, April 30
Baseball at Cal State L.A.
6:00 PM
Los Angeles
Friday, May 01
Baseball at Cal State L.A.
6:00 PM
Los Angeles
Saturday, May 02
Baseball vs. Cal State L.A.
2:00 PM
UC San Diego
Baseball vs. Cal State L.A.
5:30 PM
UC San Diego
Thursday, May 07
Baseball at CCAA Championship
Stockton (Klein Family Field)
Thursday, May 14
Baseball at NCAA West Regional
Saturday, May 23
Baseball at NCAA Championship
Cary, NC (USA Baseball National Training Complex)
New Triton Ballpark AD