Photo by: Jimmy Gekas/Sideline Studios
Lizzy Andrews finished with a team-high 10 kills.
Tritons Sweep Warriors for 10th Victory
Release: Friday 09/27/2013 

TURLOCK, Calif. - The 10th-ranked UC San Diego women's volleyball team got back in the win column Friday night with a commanding sweep over league opponent Cal State Stanislaus at Fitzpatrick Arena.

Scores of the California Collegiate Athletic Association (CCAA) match were 25-19, 25-16 and 25-21. Snapping a two-match losing slide, UCSD upped its overall record to 10-2 and is now 2-2 in conference matches. CSUS fell to 4-8 and 1-3.

Lizzy Andrews led the Tritons with 11.5 points on a team-high 10 kills, one ace and a block. She hit .333 and also added six digs. Danielle Dahle (La Mesa/Grossmont HS) had nine kills and nine digs, while Sara McCutchan finished with seven kills and four blocks.

Setter Heidi Sierks recorded her fourth consecutive double-double with 31 assists and 10 digs. Libero Brittany Lombardi had a match-best 24 digs. Freshman Makensie Bates made her debut for the Tritons, totaling four digs and a kill.

For the Warriors, Paige Walker led all players with 12 kills and completed a double-double with 13 digs.

Neither team hit well in the match, with UCSD swinging at .149 (34-17-114) and CSUS posting just a .075 (33-24-120) clip. The Tritons hit below .100 in sets one and three and sandwiched a solid .385 in between.

UCSD held a 5-0 advantage in service aces and out-blocked Stanislaus 7-4.

The Warriors got out to a 2-0 lead in the opening set, but the Tritons scored five of the next six points to take the lead for good. In fact, UC San Diego never trailed in set two or set three. The score was tied just three times all night.

"It's always nice to get a conference win on the road," said UCSD head coach Ricci Luyties. "Lizzy (Andrews) did a good job hitting and gave us some energy after a slow start. Also, we had the opportunity to play several people in the match that haven't seen much action yet this season."

UCSD has won the last six match-ups against Cal State Stanislaus and is now 30-3 all-time against the Warriors.

Now through four matches of a seven-contest road swing, UCSD plays at Chico State (6-5, 3-1 CCAA) Saturday at 7 p.m. The Wildcats lost in four sets to No. 20 Cal State San Bernardino at home Friday.


Thursday, February 23
W Basketball at Cal State San Bernardino
5:30 PM
San Bernardino
Baseball vs. Cal State San Marcos
7:00 PM
UC San Diego
Men's Basketball at Cal State San Bernardino
7:30 PM
San Bernardino
Friday, February 24
M Golf at Day One
8:00 AM
Vallejo (Hiddenbrooke)
Softball at Cal State San Bernardino
12:00 PM
San Bernardino
W Water Polo at UCLA
12:30 PM
Softball at Cal State San Bernardino
2:00 PM
San Bernardino
M Tennis vs. Holy Names
3:00 PM
UC San Diego
Baseball vs. Cal State San Marcos
6:00 PM
UC San Diego
M Volleyball vs. UC Santa Barbara
7:00 PM
UC San Diego
Saturday, February 25
W Water Polo at TBD
M Rowing vs. San Diego City Championships
7:00 AM
Mission Bay
M Golf at Day Two
8:00 AM
Vallejo (Hiddenbrooke)
Track & Field at Mangrum Invitational
10:00 AM
San Marcos
W Tennis at Cal State LA
11:00 AM
Los Angeles
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