Match No. 18
No. 18 UCSD (13-4, 9-4) vs. Cal State L.A. (9-9, 6-7)
Friday, Oct. 21 • 7 p.m.
RIMAC Arena • La Jolla
Match No. 19
No. 18 UCSD vs. Cal State Dominguez Hills (1-16, 0-13)
Saturday, Oct. 22 • 7 p.m.
RIMAC Arena • La Jolla
You're Covered with Live Stats
If you can't make it to RIMAC Arena, both of this week's home matches will be covered by Live Stats. Follow the match point-by-point and keep up with player statistics in real time. To access the Live Stats feeds free of charge, go to http://bit.ly/fsRBt5.
There are now more ways than ever to follow the Tritons. Of course, you've always got UCSDtritons.com at your fingertips, but the Triton social media scene is growing by the hour. Get instant updates on Twitter and like UCSDTritons on Facebook. For a more visual approach, watch the Tritons on YouTube. @UCSDathletics recently reached 1,000 followers and UCSD Athletics awarded a lucky fan with a new jersey and four free tickets to all UCSD home contests during the 2011-12 school year. Be sure to follow and like the Tritons for more great giveaways!
I Believe I Can Fly
UCSD Athletics and JetBlue Airways are giving away two round trip airline tickets to a lucky fan at this Friday's match against Cal State LA. A total of 12 people will compete for the tickets between sets two and three, so there's some great odds that you could be the winner! To find out how to become one of those 12 people, please visit http://bit.ly/rrZGNP.
Dig for a Cure
October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month and Friday's tilt vs. Cal State L.A. is designated as a Dig For A Cure match. All CCAA women's volleyball teams will host a Dig For A Cure event at some point in October. Molten will be providing each squad with pink volleyballs and public service announcements will be read throughout each match in order to help spread awareness.
It's Homecoming Weekend for Triton alumni Oct. 21-23!!! There's various events throughout the weekend for alumni of UCSD's 23 intercollegiate teams, including a BBQ on Saturday at noon at Triton Track & Field Stadium. There will also be a Championship Brunch on Sunday at 10 a.m. in the Price Center East Ballroom where UCSD Athletics will honor the following national championship teams - 1981 women's volleyball, 1991 men's soccer, 1992 women's water polo and 2001 women's soccer. For more information on everything that's happening this weekend, please visit http://bit.ly/nDofnX.
Werhane is Grand
Janessa Werhane had 28 digs on Oct. 15 at Cal Poly Pomona, putting the senior libero over 1,000 for her career. She's just the seventh Triton to reach the mark in the history of the program.
The Scoop on Brunsting
With 16 digs vs. Cal State San Bernardino on Oct. 5, Roxanne Brunsting moved into second place on UCSD's career list. The senior surpassed Leslie Punelli, who amassed 1,390 digs between 1997 and 2000. Brunsting currently has 1,462 digs to her name. The school record is 1,628 by Natalie Facchini (2004-07), 166 more than Brunsting.
Nationally, UCSD is ranked 3rd in digs (19.30/set), 24th in assists (12.56 /set) and 25th in kills (13.53/set) ... Hillary Williamson is 23rd in kills (4.00/set) and 25th in points (4.54/set) and Janessa Werhane is 27th in digs (5.17/set) ... In the CCAA, UCSD ranks 1st in digs, 2nd in assists and 3rd in kills ... Individually, Werhane is 2nd in digs while Williamson is 3rd in both kills and points ... Both Roxanne Brunsting and Williamson have recorded double-doubles in the last five matches ... Brunsting has seven consecutive double-doubles ... Both posted career-highs at SFSU, Williamson with 24 kills and Brunsting with 37 assists ... Williamson also had a career-best 25 points in that match ... Katie Condon is the only Triton besides Williamson to lead UCSD in kills and points in a single match this season ... After hitting under .200 for five straight matches, the Tritons swung at .211 against Cal Poly Pomona last week ... Opponents have hit north of .200 just four times against UCSD this year.
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 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.
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