Volleyball Too Much for Indiana, Improves to 13-0
Rachel Alvey, Tournament MVP.

Sept. 17, 2011

Box Score

SAN DIEGO, Calif. - Behind a balanced offensive and defensive attack, the 17th-ranked University of San Diego women's volleyball team proved to be too much for Indiana to handle, as the Toreros swept away the Hoosiers in the final match of the USD Invitational Saturday evening.

With the 25-13, 25-17, 25-16 win, the Toreros claim the championship of the USD Invitational and remain perfect on the season at 13-0, which is the best start in program history. With the loss, the Hoosiers fall to 8-4 overall.

Shelby Staab, Katie Hoekman and Chloe Ferrari all led the team with eight kills apiece and Ferrari posted a .300 hitting percentage, while Staab hit for a .375 clip and Hoekman hit .333. Rachel Alvey, the tournament's MVP, recorded 32 assists in helping steer the Torero to a .275 team attack percentage and Kandiss Anderson recorded a team-best 15 digs. For their efforts this weekend, Hoekman and Ferrari joined Alvey on the All-Tournament Team.

In the first set, it was close nit the early moments of action, as Indiana took a 4-2 lead. Then a Hoekman kill off a set from Alvey jump started USD's offense as the Toreros went on a 7-1 run to grab the momentum and a 9-5 lead. USD then put together a 9-3 run to pull away from the Hoosiers and took a commanding 18-9 lead. USD then eased its way to a 25-13 win.

In the second set, USD had its best offensive performance of the match, as they hit .425 for the frame. USD opened things up with a 10-5 run, that was started on a Indiana attack error and capped on a Indiana service error. The Hoosiers then hung around for a few volley's, until the Toreros put together a 5-2 run midway through the set to grab a 19-12 lead. USD never looked back as they went on to capture set two with a 25-17 win.



In the third and final set, Indiana was able to hang around with the Toreros through the first half of action. It was a sea saw battle with both teams taking their turn with the lead, and neither team having a lead bigger than three. Then with the Toreros leading 11-10, a Amber Tatsch kill ignited a 9-3 San Diego run, which gave USD all the momentum and a 20-13 lead. USD then eased their way a sweep with a 25-16 win.

San Diego will return to action on Thursday as they open up their West Coast Conference title defense on the road against the University of San Francisco at 7 p.m.

All-Tournament Team
Rachel Alvey - San Diego - MVP
Katie Hoekman - San Diego
Chloe Ferrari - San Diego

Lily Lopez - UC Santa Barbara
Stacey Schmidt - UC Santa Barbara
Caitlyn Cox - Inndiana

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