Oct. 5, 2013
MALIBU, Calif. - The 14th-ranked University of San Diego women's volleyball team cruised its way to a 3-0 win over Pepperdine University Saturday afternoon in a West Coast Conference match at the Firestone Fieldhouse.
With the 26-24, 25-12, 25-23 win, the Toreros improve to 11-3 overall and move to 3-2 in the WCC. With the loss, the Waves fall to 8-5 overall and 2-3 in the WCC.
Alaysia Brown paced the Torero offense with a match-best 17 kills, while hitting for a .433 clip. Taylor Hollins was the second Torero in double-digit kills, as she had 13 to go along with 10 digs to post a double-double. Jianna Bonomi recorded 31 assists and had 10 digs to record a double-double, while C'era Oliveira led the defensive side of things with 22 digs. As a team, USD hit .304.
In the first set, it was a back and forth affair right from the get-go. Then with the score knotted at 7-all, a Chloe Ferrari kill sparked a 3-0 San Diego run to give USD some momentum and a 10-7 lead. The Toreros then managed to hold onto a 2-3 point lead over the next several possessions, then the Waves used a 3-0 run half way through the frame to knot things up at 14-all. There were three more ties before USD would take the lead back at 18-17 on a Sandra Lozic kill. USD then would take set point at 24-23, only to see the Waves tie things up again at 24-all. But the Toreros grabbed the next two points to take the first set 26-24.
In the second set, a Bonomi service ace ignited a 7-2 run to force the Waves into a timeout. USD just was too much for the Waves to handle in the set, as they then went on a 15-4 run to take a 22-6 lead, and never looked back as they cruised their way to a 25-13 win.
In the third set, the Waves battled tough with the Toreros, as right from the onset, it was a back and forth affair. Both teams took their turn with the lead, and neither team had a lead bigger than two for a majority of the frame. Then late in the set, USD was up 23-22, only to see the Waves tie things up at 23-all. San Diego would not be denied, as they grabbed the final two points on kills by Brown and Katie Hoekman to give USD the 25-23 win.
The Toreros will return to action on Thursday, when the return home to host the University of San Francisco in a 7 p.m. WCC match inside the friendly confines of the Jenny Craig Pavilion.
Men's Soccer Season Opener
Previewing No. 16 Cal
Training Camp Update
Coach Lindsey Recaps the First Two Weeks
2015 WSOC Preview
A brief preview of the 2015 Toreros.
The Will to Win
2015 Celebration of Excellence.
Get to Know Kyle Holder
One of the top SS in the country.
From Serbia to San Diego
Four stand-out student athletes hail from Serbia.
Torero Profile: Lauren Schad
One of a few Native American female athletes in DI.