LA JOLLA, Calif. - The UC San Diego women's volleyball squad opens the 2010 NCAA Division II Tournament against a familiar opponent in a familiar venue. The fourth-seeded Tritons will take on CCAA rival Sonoma State, the fifth seed, on Thursday, Nov. 18 (5 p.m. PT) at Cal State San Bernardino's Coussoulis Arena in the first round of the West Regional. The champion of the regional will advance to the NCAA Elite Eight in Louisville, Ky., Dec. 2-4.
2010 NCAA Division II Women's Volleyball West Regional
Coussoulis Arena, San Bernardino, Calif.
Thursday, Nov. 18 - First Round
12 p.m. - No. 3 Western Washington (19-3) vs. No. 6 Alaska Anchorage (18-8)
2:30 p.m. - No. 2 Seattle Pacific (24-2) vs. No. 7 Cal State L.A. (16-10)
5 p.m. - No. 4 UC San Diego (18-8) vs. No. 5 Sonoma State (17-9)
7:30 p.m. - No. 1 Cal State San Bernardino (25-2) vs. No. 8 BYU Hawaii (16-7)
Friday, Nov. 19 - Semifinals
5 p.m. - Match 1 winner vs. Match 2 winner
7:30 p.m. - Match 3 winner vs. Match 4 winner
Saturday, Nov. 20 - Final
7 p.m. - Match 5 winner vs. Match 6 winner
UC San Diego Heading to Fifth Straight NCAA Tournament
The Tritons are making their fifth consecutive (10th overall) trip to the NCAA Division II Tournament. Here's a quick look at how UCSD has fared in its previous NCAA appearances:
11/13/09, W 3-0
10/10/09, W 3-2
11/15/08, L 2-3
10/10/08, W 3-0
11/9/07, W 3-2
10/6/07, L 1-3
11/4/06, W 3-0
9/29/06, W 3-0
10/21/05, L 2-3
9/17/05, W 3-0
11/13/04, W 3-0
10/8/04, W 3-0
10/11/03, W 3-0
11/15/02, W 3-1
10/12/02, W 3-1
10/13/01, W 3-0
9/7/01, W 3-1
10/20/00, W 3-2
9/16/00, W 3-0
9/12/97, L 0-3
9/16/88, W 2-0
9/18/87, L 0-2
9/20/85, W 2-0
9/24/83, W 2-0
All-Time Against the Regional Field
Alaska Anchorage: 3-0
CSU San Bernardino: 33-18
Western Washington: 6-3
All matches at the West Regional will be covered by live video streaming and Live Stats. For more information, click here.
Tickets to the West Regional are $10 for a reserved seat, $8 for general admission and $5 for students (with a valid ID), youth under 12 and seniors. Tickets will be available for purchase at Coussoulis Arena. The CSUSB box office phone number is 909.537.7360.
UCSD enters the regional having won 11 of its last 12 matches. The streak began on Oct. 9 with a 3-1 win over Cal Poly Pomona at home and ended on Nov. 13 when the Tritons were swept at Cal State San Bernardino.
UCSD junior outside hitter Roxanne Brunsting has posted six triple-doubles this season. She started setting for the first time in her career on Oct. 8 against Cal State San Bernardino.
10/16 at Humboldt State (12k, 20a, 16d)
10/22 vs. San Francisco State (10k, 26a, 14d)
10/23 vs. Cal State Monterey Bay (11k, 18a, 10d)
10/27 at Cal State East Bay (11k, 24a, 12d)
11/12 at Cal Poly Pomona (14k, 36a, 16d)
Sonoma State enters the regional with a 17-9 overall record and finished fourth in the CCAA standings at 14-8. The Seawolves are ranked fifth in the West Region, just behind UC San Diego. Taylor Krenwinkel is second in the CCAA with 4.85 digs per set. Allyson Sather is third in kills with 3.52 per set and Hayley Ross ranks third in service aces with .41 per set. As a team, the Seawolves are second in the league in blocks (2.00/set) and third in both hitting (.224) and digs (15.28/set).