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Jessica Rieble

UC San Diego Downs Concordia Irvine, Moves to 3-0 at Showcase

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LA JOLLA, Calif. - The University of California San Diego women's volleyball team defeated Concordia University Irvine in four sets Friday night to improve to 3-0 as host of the DII West Region Volleyball Showcase. Scores were 29-27, 25-19, 19-25, and 25-23 at RIMAC Arena.

Senior Jessica Rieble led all players with 16 points on 10 kills and nine blocks, three of those solos. She hit .350 with three errors in 20 attack attempts. Senior Sydney Tekstra was just behind with 15.5 points, finishing with 12 kills, two service aces, and three block assists. Claudia Mathews, another senior, had 10 kills and swung at .562, while freshman Josie Collier and junior Gina Cortesi each had nine kills.

Four Tritons amassed at least 10 digs including Emily Hubbard (17), Susanna Limb (14), Cortesi (11), and Brie Severino (10). 

UC San Diego (5-2) finished with 12 blocks, a season-high. The team hit .240 (57-20-154) and held the Eagles to a .200 (55-23-160) attack percentage.

Riley Gill led Concordia with a match-best 14 kills. Julia DenBoer led all players defensively with 22 digs.

Thursday, the Tritons defeated Montana State Billings and Saint Martin's in straight sets.

Tourney action concludes Saturday as UC San Diego plays Academy of Art at 5 p.m.

Visit the tournament central page for a complete schedule, ticket information, and live coverage.

All of the Tritons' home matches this season will be streamed live on ESPN3.

Tournament Records
Chico State, 3-0
UC San Diego, 3-0
Academy of Art, 1-1
Concordia Irvine, 1-1
Montana State Billings, 0-3
Saint Martin's, 0-3

Results
Chico State 3, Montana State Billings 0
UC San Diego 3, Saint Martin's 0
Chico State 3, Saint Martin's 0
UC San Diego 3, Montana State Billings 0
Chico State 3, Academy of Art 1
Concordia Irvine 3, Montana Billings 0
Academy of Art 3, Saint Martin's 2
UC San Diego 3, Concordia Irvine 1

Saturday Schedule
12 p.m. - Montana State Billings vs. Academy of Art
2:30 p.m. - Concordia Irvine vs. Saint Martin's
5 p.m. - Academy of Art vs. UC San Diego
7:30 p.m. - Concordia Irvine vs. Chico State

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With 30 national team championships, nearly 150 individual titles, and the top student-athlete graduation rate among Division II institutions in the United States, the UC San Diego intercollegiate athletics program annually ranks as one of the most successful in the country. The Tritons sponsor 23 intercollegiate sport programs that compete on the NCAA Division I and II levels and, in the summer of 2020, begin a four-year transition into full Division I status as a member of the Big West Conference. UC San Diego scholar-athletes exemplify the academic ideals of one of the world's pre-eminent institutions, graduating at an average rate of 91 percent. A total of 82 Tritons have earned Academic All-America honors, while 37 have earned prestigious NCAA Post-Graduate Scholarships. In competition, almost 1,400 UC San Diego scholar-athletes have earned All-America honors.

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