The camera will be rolling during Wednesday's match. The live online video broadcast will be accompanied by audio as Craig Elsten of 619sports.net calls the play-by-play and UCSD men's volleyball coach Kevin Ring adds commentary. Access the broadcast free of charge at http://bit.ly/gWUuRJ.
You're Covered with Live Stats
If you can't make it to a match this week, all three can be followed online via live stats. Access the feeds free of charge at the following links: CSUSB match - http://bit.ly/fsRBt5; CSUMB match: http://bit.ly/pHQ7q7; CSUEB match: http://bit.ly/qgQWEN.
Tritons Split for Second Straight Week
It was another 1-1 week as the Tritons went on the road and swept Humboldt State before losing in four sets to Sonoma State. UCSD kept its perfect record against Humboldt intact (14-0) as it pounded 44 kills to the Jacks' 28. The Tritons hit .250 and HSU hit just .065. The next night, UCSD's attack dropped to .162, its second-lowest percentage of the season. Despite the loss, Katie Condon recorded her fourth double-double of the season with 11 kills and 12 digs. Hillary Williamson had 15 kills while Roxanne Brunsting and Janessa Werhane each finished with 18 digs.
Start Me Up
With its sweep over Cal State Stanislaus on Sept. 23, 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.
The Scoop on Brunsting
Roxanne Brunsting needs just 10 digs to move into second place on UCSD's career list. The senior enters Wednesday's match with 1,381 scoops since 2008. Currently in second place is Leslie Punelli, who amassed 1,390 digs between 1997 and 2000. The school record is 1,628 by Natalie Facchini (2004-07).
UCSD ranks 5th nationally in digs (19.34/set), 7th in kills (14.34/set) and 8th in assists (13.29/set) ... Hillary Williamson ranks 11th nationally in points (4.96/set) and 12th in kills (4.37/set) ... The Tritons lead the CCAA in digs and are second (behind CSUSB) in kills and assists ... Williamson leads all CCAA players in kills and points ... Janessa Werhane is 2nd in digs (4.78/set) ... The Tritons have held opponents under a .100 hitting percentage in six matches ... Sonoma State (.275) was the first opponent to hit over .250 against UCSD this season ... The Tritons have led opponents in aces in 11 of 12 matches ... UCSD has been out-dug in its last two matches ... Williamson has led the Tritons in kills and points in 9 of 12 matches ... Katie Condon has led the team in those two categories in the other 3 contests ... Brunsting had a season-high 18 digs at Sonoma State ... True freshmen Lauren Demos and Amber Hawthorne have played in all 12 matches ... Brunsting, Condon, Demos, Julia Freidenberg and Williamson have started every match ... Setting duties have been split fairly evenly as Brunsting has 268 assists in 665 sets and Hawthorne has 225 in 561 attempts.
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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