CARSON, Calif. - The 12th-ranked UCSD women's volleyball team had little trouble dispatching league opponent Cal State Dominguez Hills Friday night, sweeping the Toros in Los Angeles County to win its seventh straight match to start the season.
In their first California Collegiate Athletic Association (CCAA) road match of the year, the Tritons used a 40-26 advantage in kills and an 8-0 edge in service aces to pick up the victory by scores of 25-15, 25-21 and 25-10. UCSD improved to 7-0 overall and 3-0 in CCAA play, while CSUDH dropped to 1-6 and 0-3.
The Tritons had two solid hitting sets, swinging at .321 (12-3-28) in the opener and .385 (16-1-39) in the third. Sandwiched in-between was a .103 (12-8-39). For the match, UCSD hit .264 (40-12-106) to CSUDH's .091 (26-17-99). It was the sixth time this season that the Tritons had kept an opponent under a .100 attack percentage.
"We had a good blocking night, but our offense really wasn't in synch," said UCSD head coach Ricci Luyties. "The timing with the setters and hitters needs to be better."
UCSD outside hitter Hillary Williamson led all players with 13 kills. She hit .423 (13-2-26) and added eight digs. Freshman middle blocker Lauren Demos had three aces and four blocks, while libero Janessa Werhane had a match-best 15 digs. Eight Tritons had multiple kills, including outside Katie Condon, who recorded eight kills and eight digs.
Madison Horsley and Elizabeth Krieger each posted eight kills for the Toros. Azieanna Smith finished with 13 digs.
"It was a good chance to see players who have been working hard in practice and not getting much game time get some quality match experience," said Luyties. "I feel like we have players that will be ready to help the team whenever I put them in."
UCSD plays at Cal State L.A. Saturday at 7 p.m. The Eagles fell to 4-4 overall and 1-2 in the league with a 3-0 loss against No. 2 Cal State San Bernardino Friday in Los Angeles.
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