Oct. 26, 2013
STOCKTON, Calif. - Three Toreros recorded double-digit kills paced by Chloe Ferrari's 12, to help propel the ninth-ranked University of San Diego women's volleyball team to a 3-0 win over the University of the Pacific Saturday afternoon in a West Coast Conference match at the Alex G. Spanos Center.
With the win, the Toreros improve to 17-3 overall, move to 9-2 in the WCC and extend their season-high winning streak to eight. With the loss, the Tigers fall to 11-11 overall and 4-7 in the WCC.
Ferrari led all players with her 12 kills on 17 swings, while only committing two attack errors, to hit for a .588 clip. Both Alaysia Brown and Taylor Hollins recorded 11 kills apiece with Hollins adding in 14 digs to record her fifth double-double of the season. Jianna Bonomi recorded 25 assists, and had seven digs, while C'era Oliveira recorded a match-best 18 digs in the win. As a team, USD hit .256.
In the first set, the Toreros rode the coat tails of Ferrari, who recorded seven kills on seven attempts to help lead USD to a 25-20 win. San Diego raced out to a 6-3 lead to grab the early momentum. USD then continued to slowly build its lead bigger and bigger, and took a 16-10 lead, forcing the Tigers into a timeout. USD never looked back ands they then cruised their way to a 25-20 win.
In the second set, USD continued to build off the momentum of the first frame, as they exploded out of the gates to a 5-0 run. USD then went on to build up a 16-11 lead, but the Tigers then responded by going on a 7-4 run to pull to within two at 20-18. San Diego never panicked, as they then went on to take the second set 25-22.
In the third set, the Tigers grabbed the first point, but San Diego responded with a 6-0 run to regain all the momentum and forcing the home team into a timeout. Pacific just could not recover from this deficit, as USD went on to complete the sweep with a 25-18.
San Diego will return to action on Wednesday, as they host Pepperdine University in a 5 p.m. WCC match inside the friendly confines of the Jenny Craig Pavilion.