No. 3 Cal State San Bernardino Sweeps Sonomoa State

11/7/2008

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ROHNERT PARK, Calif. - Cal State San Bernardino's women's volleyball team swept past Sonoma State, 3-0, Friday night in a CCAA conference match in the Seawolf gym to remain a game up on the rest of the teams in the conference with three matches remaining in the regular season.

The victory improved the Coyotes to 22-3 overall and 14-3 in the CCAA while Sonoma State dipped to 20-6 overall and 12-5 in the CCAA. CSUSB moves on to face Humboldt State in Arcata on Saturday night at 7 p.m. Go to www.hsujacks.com, click on women's volleyball and click on live stats to follow the match.

Senior middle blocker Sara Rice had a big night with 14 kills on 22 attacks and just two errors (.545 hitting) and three block assists. Senior right-side hitter Jessica Granados had 10 kills and seven digs. Junior setter Sara Hoffman had 37 assists and senior libero Meghan Haas came through with a match high 20 digs.

The Coyotes took the first two sets 25-20 and 25-19, but battled back from an early 4-1 deficit to take th e lead at 13-12 and then withstood a late Seawolves charge to take set three 25-21.

Leading 22-20, Marianne Fox drove home a kill to pull Sonoma State within one point at 22-21. However, sophomore Jane Chafeh's kill from an assist by Hoffman put CSUSB up 23-21. An attack error by SSU's Ali Walker gave CSUSB a 24-21 lead and Haas closed out the match with a service ace, her third of the match.

The Coyotes, ranked No.3  in the nation and No. 2 in the Pacific Region, hit. 242 as a team while Sonoma hit just .189. Kristy Sather led the Seawolves with 14 kills on .333 hitting and Lindsay Brown had 27 assists. Taylor Krenwinkel had 16 digs.  

Article courtesy of Cal State San Bernardino athletics.

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