Toreros Too Much for Riverside
Carrie Baird.

Sept. 3, 2011

Box Score

SAN DIEGO, Calif. - Behind a double-double of 10 kills and 11 digs from junior outside hitter Carrie Baird, the 20th-ranked University of San Diego women's volleyball team eased its way to a 3-0 win over UC Riverside at the USD Tournament Saturday morning.

With the win, the Toreros remain undefeated on the young season as they improve to 5-0. With the loss, the Highlanders fall to 1-5 overall.

Baird led all players with her 10 kills on 21 swings, and she only committed two errors to post a .381 attack percentage. Both Amber Tatsch and Chloe Ferrari recorded eight kills a piece with Tatsch hitting for an impressive .412 clip and Ferrari recording six blocks. Jianna Bonomi recorded a career-high 14 assists, and she had 13 digs to post her first collegiate double-double. As a team, USD hit .224 for the match.

In the first set, a UCR attack error sparked a 6-3 Torero run to open the frame, which gave USD the early momentum. The Highlanders then kept things close over the next several points, and with the score at 12-10 in favor of USD, a UCR service error then ignited a 6-1 Torero run to give San Diego a comfortable 18-11 lead. USD never looked back as they cruised their way to a 25-17 win.

In the second set, the Highlanders were able to get off to a good start as they raced out to a 7-3 lead. UCR was able to maintain that four-point edge until the score was 18-14, then a UCR attack error jump started an 8-1 San Diego run, which gave the Toreros all the momentum. After UCR cut the lead down to one at 22-21, the Toreros would grab the next three points on kills by Ferrari, Tatsch and Katie Hoekman, to give USD a 25-21 win.

In the third and final set, the Highlanders were able to hang around with the Toreros in the early going. Then with the score knotted at 11-all, a Baird kill sparked a 7-2 USD run, which gave USD a 18-12 lead and all the momentum. San Diego kept the pedal to the medal and went on to complete the sweep with a 25-16 win.

The Toreros will return to action later this evening as they conclude play in the USD Tournament with a 7 p.m. non-conference match against Missouri State University.



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