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Northern Exposure: UCSD Road Trips to Humboldt, Sonoma
Release: Wednesday 09/28/2011 

The Schedule
Match No. 11
No. 12 UCSD (9-1, 5-1) at Humboldt State (5-6, 2-5)
Friday, Sept. 30, 2011 • 7 p.m.
Lumberjack Arena • Arcata, Calif.
Live Stats

Match No. 12
No. 12 UCSD at Sonoma State (10-2, 7-0)
Saturday, Oct. 1, 2011 • 7 p.m.
The Wolves' Den • Rohnert Park, Calif.
Live Stats

You're Covered with Live Stats
Both of this week's road matches will feature Live Stats. Track the match point-by-point and view individual and team statistics in real time as the match is being played. Access Humboldt's live stats at and Sonoma's at

UCSD Splits Home CCAA Tilts
It was a 1-1 week as the Tritons swept Cal State Stanislaus and then suffered their first loss, a 3-2 defeat against Chico State. In the loss, Roxanne Brunsting posted the first triple-double by any Triton this season with 10 kills, 30 assists and 13 digs. Katie Condon floored a career-high 22 kills as UCSD came back from two sets down to force a fifth and deciding frame. It was the first time an opponent finished with a higher attack percentage than UCSD. Against Stanislaus, Hillary Williamson led all players with 18 kills. Janessa Werhane totaled a match-high 14 digs and the Tritons had a season-best 10 service aces.

Start Me Up
With its sweep over Cal State Stanislaus last week, UCSD improved to 9-0, equaling its best ever start to a season. The Tritons have now gone 9-0 to start a campaign four times - 2011, 2009 and 2004 in NCAA Division II play and 1990 while a member of NCAA Division III.

Tritons Drop for First Time in National Poll
After breaking into the national top-10 in last week's AVCA poll, the Tritons fell back to No. 12 this week. It was the first drop in the poll for UCSD, which had improved its ranking for three consecutive weeks. For the second week in a row, the top-three remained the same with Concordia-St. Paul in first, Tampa in second and the CCAA's Cal State San Bernardino in third. No other CCAA schools are in the top-25, but Chico State did receive votes.

Random Notes and Numbers
Nationally, Hillary Williamson ranks 11th in points (4.96/set) and 12th in kills (4.37/set) ... As a team, UCSD is 5th in digs (19.34/set), 7th in kills (14.34/set) and 8th in assists (13.29/set) ... In the CCAA, Williamson ranks 1st in kills and 2nd in points ... Janessa Werhane is 2nd in digs (4.88/set) ... UCSD leads the league in kills and assists and is 2nd in digs ... Tritons have out-hit opponents in 9 of 10 matches and have kept opponents under a .100 attack percentage in 5 ... 4 Tritons had multiple aces against Stanislaus ... UCSD has led opponent in aces in all but one match ... Before the Chico State contest, the last time UCSD's played a 5-set match was on Nov. 12, 2010, a 3-2 win at Cal Poly Pomona ... Roxanne Brunsting collected her 500th career assist this season.

UCSD Volleyball Honored by AVCA for Academic Excellence
The American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) recently announced that the UCSD women's volleyball program earned an AVCA Team Academic Award for the 2010-11 season. The award, which was initiated following the 1992-93 academic year, honors collegiate and high school volleyball teams that displayed excellence in the classroom by maintaining at least a 3.30 cumulative team grade point average on a 4.0 scale or a 4.10 cumulative team GPA on a 5.0 scale. Since the award's inception, the number of honorees has grown 674%. A total of 481 squads garnered the award this year, 57 of those coming from the NCAA Division II ranks.

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