No. 1 Cal State San Bernardino Defeats Stubborn Cal State-Dominguez Hills

10/10/2008

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CARSON, Calif. - Jane Chafeh, Jessica Granados and Deanna Bathauer fueled Cal State San Bernardino comebacks in sets two and three Friday night as Cal State San Bernardino put away a stubborn Cal State Dominguez Hills team, 3-0, in a CCAA women's volleyball match at the Torodome.

Chafeh, a sophomore outside hitter from Fontana, had a match-high 14 kills on .500 hitting with nine digs while Granados and Bathauer each had seven kills as CSUSB improved to 16-1 overall and 8-1 in the CCAA by taking the match in straight sets, 25-17, 26-24 and 25-20.

The Toros, who led the Coyotes in the second and third sets until late in the set, fell to 1-16, 0-9 in the conference.

The Coyotes, ranked No. 2 in the nation in NCAA Division II, move on to Cal State L.A. for a 7 p.m. CCAA match on Saturday night while the Toros host Cal Poly Pomona. The CSUSB-L.A. match will be webcast (audio only) at www.csusbathletics.com (click on Listen Live.)

After chalking up an easy win in the first set, the Coyotes found themselves down 22-17 late in the second set but rode the strong left arm of Granados to a narrow win over a determined Toros team.
Granados scored the last five points of the set, capping the 26-24 win with a service ace.

In game three, the Coyotes were down 10-6 but rallied behind Bathauer and Chafeh. Chafeh had four kills as CSUSB moved in front 22-19 and then made it 23-19 on a solo block by freshman Mercedes Winchester. Chafeh's kill made it 24-19. After a Coyotes service error, CSUSB closed out the match at 25-20 on yet another Chafeh kill.

The Coyotes hit .270 for the match (47 kills in 100 attacks with an uncharacteristic 20 attack errors) to go along with eight service errors. Junior setter Sara Hoffman, the CCAA player of the week, had 32 assists while libero Meghan Haas and Chafeh each contributed nine digs.

The host Toros hit .125 for the match on 26 kills in 88 swings with 15 attack errors to go with nine service errors. Former San Bernardino Cajon prep star Marissa Anderson led the Toros with seven kills while Melissa Velasco had a match-high 10 digs.

Article courtesy of Cal State San Bernardino athletics.

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