Sept. 14, 2013
SAN DIEGO, Calif. - The ninth-ranked University of San Diego women's volleyball team didn't have a let-down after upsetting the No. 1 ranked USC Trojans last evening, as they used a balanced offensive attack to make a clean-sweep of the Eastern Washington University Eagles Saturday mongering at the USD Tournament.
With the 25-16, 25-12, 25-12 win, the Toreros run their winning streak to five, and improve to 6-1 overall. With the loss, the Eagles fall to 3-8 overall.
Katie Hoekman led all players with 11 kills, while hitting for a .588 clip, and added in three blocks. Taylor Hoillins recorded eight kills and had nine digs, while Sandra Lozic recorded seven kills and hit for a .333 clip. C'era Oliveira led the defensive charge, as she had a match-high 15 digs, Jianna Bonomi recorded 20 assists and Rachel Alvey recorded 18 assists in helping steer the Torero offense to a season-high .405 attack percentage.
In the first set, it was close in the early going, but with the score knotted at 5-all, a EWU service error sparked a 8-3 San Diego run to give USD all the momentum, and a 13-8 lead. USD then began to slowly pull further and further ahead and went on to clim the frsome with a 25-16 win.
In the second set, San Diego raced out to a 6-3 lead to grab the early momentum. After EWU took a timeout trailing 9-4, a Hoekman kill off a set from Alvey sparked a 6-3 USD run, and the Toreros never looked back. San Diego used a match-high .478 hitting percentage to cruise its way to a 25-12 win.
In the third and final set, the Eagles managed to keep things relatively close in the early going. Then with with the score at 4-3 in favor of the Eagles, a EWU attack error sparked a 14-2 San Diego run to give USD all the momentum they would need, as they took a 17-4 lead. San Diego never looked back, cursing their way to a 25-12 win.
The Toreros will return to action later on this evening as they conclude play in the USD Tournament with a 7:30 p.m. match against UC Santa Barbara.