How Sweet it is, USD Advances to Sweet 16

Dec. 7, 2013

Box Score

Alaysia Brown.

SAN DIEGO, Calif. -For the third time in program history, the ninth-seeded University of San Diego women's volleyball team has advanced on to the Sweet 16 of the NCAA Tournament with a thrilling 3-0 win over the University of Arizona Saturday evening at the Jenny Craig Pavilion.

With the 25-14, 25-19, 25-22 win, the Toreros improve to 26-3 overall, run their winning streak to 17, and will advance on to play the eighth-seeded University of Nebraksa on Friday at the Devaney Center at 5 p.m. (PST). With the loss, the Wildcats finish the season with a 21-13 overall record.

The Toreros offense was paced by both Chloe Ferrari and Alaysia Brown, as both players had 13 kills apiece, with Ferrari hitting for a .526 clip and Brown hitting .500. Taylor Hollins was the third Torero in double-digit kills. as she had 10. Jianna Bonomi recorded a double-double with 24 assists and 16 digs, while C'era Oliveirarecorded 15 digs. As a team, USD hit .377.

In the first set, it was a close battle in the early going, as both teams took their turn with the lead, and neither team had a lead bigger than one. Then with the score knotted at 6-all, a Ferrari kill sparked a 3-0 Torero run, to give San Diego a 9-6 lead, forcing the Wildcats into a timeout. Out of the break, USD continued to slowly pull ahead and eventually took a 18-12 lead on a Arizona attack error, to force the visitors into a timeout. San Diego then kept the pedal to the medal and closed out the frame on a 6-2 run, to take a 25-14 win.

In the second set, San Diego wasted no time, and raced out to a 5-1 lead, to force Arizona into a timeout. USD would manage to maintain a 4-point lead, and with a Wildcat attack error, the Toreros took a 14-10 lead, to force the visitors into a timeout. Out of that break, USD would not surrender the momentum, nor the lead, and went on to take a two-sets-to-none lead with a 25-19 win.

In the third and final frame, USD once again showed its dominance early, as they took a 10-6 lead, to force Arizona into a timeout. A Hollins kill then sparked a 4-1 USD run, to give San Diego a 14-7 lead, forcing the Wildcats into their final timeout. Out of the break, USD would lay the hammer down and went on to build up a lead to as many as eight at 17-9. However, Arizona made a late push and went on a 9-4 run to pull to within three at 21-18, forcing USD into a timeout. Out of the break, San Diego grabbed the next three points to take match-point at 24-18. But the Wildcats managed to grab the next three points to force USD into its final timeout. San Diego then was able to capture the match on a service error to complete the sweep with a 25-22 win.




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