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Toreros sweep away Santa Clara
Nov. 16, 2017

Box Score

SAN DIEGO, Calif. – The No. 11 USD Volleyball won their 12th match in a row Thursday evening, sweeping Santa Clara to improve their record to 22-4 and 15-1 in the WCC. It was USD’s 18th sweep of the year, winning 25-15, 27-25, 25-12.

Four Toreros had at least nine kills, led by Lauren Fuller’s 12 kills. Addie Picha had 11 kills, Jayden Kennedy had 10 and Roxie Wiblin had nine. Kennedy also had a career-high nine digs. Kristen Gengenbacher had 43 assists and eight digs and Lizzy Tardieu once again led the Toreros in digs with 13.

USD had a .351 hitting percentage and held the Broncos to a .131 clip. The Toreros had 52 digs to the Broncos 37.

The Toreros took the first set behind a .467 hitting percentage. After the set was tied at 6-6, the Toreros went on a 9-2 run to take a 15-8 lead on their way to a 25-15 win.

The Toreros won a wild second set 27-25. The Broncos went on a 5-0 run to take a 15-11 lead, but the Toreros hung around and eventually tied the match at 19-19. After taking a 23-21 lead, the Broncos came back to score four of the next five points. A huge block by Lauren Fuller tied the match at 25 and then USD grabbed the next two points to clinch the second set.



The Toreros’ momentum carried over in to the third set. They jumped out to a 10-4 lead and never looked back, carried by a .528 hitting percentage.

The Broncos were led by Ngozi Nwabuzoh’s eight kills. Kirsten Mead had a double-double with 19 assists and 12 digs.

The Toreros’ last two regular season matches are at home beginning with a Saturday showdown with San Francisco. The Toreros will honor their seniors before the match.

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