Toreros Too Much for Dons
Chloe Ferrari.

Oct. 29, 2011

Box Score

SAN DIEGO, Calif. - Behind dominating performances from sophomore middle hitters Chloe Ferrari and Katie Hoekman, the 17th-ranked University of San Diego women's volleyball team picked up a 3-1 West Coast Conference win over the University of San Francisco Saturday afternoon at the Jenny Craig Pavilion.

With the 25-11, 22-25, 25-19, 25-13 win, the Toreros improve to 23-3 overall, move to 8-3 in the WCC and they avenge a loss from earlier in the season to the Dons. With the loss, the Dons fall to 13-11 overall and 5-4 in the WCC.

Ferrari led all players with her 17 kills on 29 swings, while only committing one attack error to hit for a .552 clip, while also picking up five blocks. Hoekman had 13 kills, hit for a .667 clip and also recorded five blocks. Sophomore setter Rachel Alvey recorded 44 assists in helping steer the USD offense to a team attack percentage of .317. Junior libero Kandiss Anderson led the defense for the Toreros with 20 digs.

In the first set, the Toreros completely dominated the Dons in every aspect of the game, as they hit an impressive .571, while holding USF to a .000 team attack percentage. A Ferrari kill got things started for the Toreros, as USD opened the match with a 11-2 run, that was bookended on a Dons attack error. The Dons could not recover form the deficit, as San Diego cruised its way to a 25-11 win.

USF then rebounded in the second set, as they managed to even things up at one set apiece with a 25-22 win. In this set, it was the Dons who jumped out to an early lead, as a 9-3 run forced San Diego into a timeout. USD slowly began to chip away at the lead, and would eventually pull back to within two at 19-17 on a Hoekman kill, but that is as close as they would get, as the Dons managed to hold off the late USD surge to claim the win.

In the third set, it was a back and forth affair all throughout. The frame featured 10 ties and four lead changes. Late in the frame with USD and USF locked-up at 18-all, a San Francisco service error gave USD back the lead for good, as they simply dug in and closed out the set on a 7-1 run to grab the lead at two-sets-to-one with a 25-19 win.

In the fourth and final set, San Diego ran away with things, as a USF attack error ignited a 10-3 San Diego run right out of the gates. San Diego never let their foot off the gas, as they simply cruised their way to a 25-13 win to claim the win.

The Toreros will return to action on Thursday, as they head to Spokane, Wash. for a 6 p.m. WCC match against Gonzaga University.



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