College Roundup: Cal Poly volleyball team falls to Cal State Bakersfield

sports@thetribunenews.comSeptember 25, 2012 

The Cal Poly volleyball fell in five sets on the road Tuesday night against Cal State Bakersfield.

The Roadrunners trailed 2-1 but rallied to win 25-23, 16-25, 22-25, 26-24, 15-10.

The Mustangs (1-13) dropped their 10th consecutive match,as they failed to capitalize on two match points in the fourth set when leading 24-22 and 24-23. Megan McConnell had a double-double for Cal Poly with 10 kills and 17 digs.

Maddie Kuber led the Mustangs with 43 assists and 11 digs, Chelsea Hardin had 16 kills, and Nicole Kessler had 10 digs.

Debora Araujo led the Roadrunners (7-7) with a game-high 27 kills and also had nine digs. Fernanda Goncalves had 56 assists and seven digs and Shayna Guitare had 14 kills and eights, and Mariah Alvidrez had a game-high 16 digs.


Saint Mary’s Invitational

Cal Poly’s Cole Nygren shot a final round 1-under 71 to finish in a tie for 28th place in three-round tournament at Bayonet Course in Seaside. He finished with a 7-over 223.

The Mustangs finished in 13th place out of 15 schools with a four-person score of 50-over 914.

Saint Mary’s won the team competition with a score of 860, and Ben Geyer of Saint Mary’s won with a 212 after a final-round 65.

Cal Poly’s Grant Martens finished with a 76 to finish tied for 37th place with a 226 total.


Cuesta 1, Taft 1

The Cougars (4-4-2) got on the board in the 15th minute when Allison French scored from the corner with an assist from Suzie Styles.

However, Taft equalized when the ball went through the midfield and bounced off a defender right to a Taft player.

Cuesta was down six players for various reasons and only had three subs in the 85-degree weather.

Cuesta goalie Julia Poladian made 11 saves, including five in the final 15 minutes. Of those five, three saves came on one-on-one breakaways. Taft outshot Cuesta 17-3 for the game.

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