College Roundup: Cal Poly volleyball team sweeps lowly UC Riverside

McConnell has 14 kills as Mustangs improve to 4-4 in Big West play

sports@thetribunenews.comOctober 26, 2013 

The Cal Poly volleyball team swept UC Riverside 25-23, 26-24, 25-17 on Saturday at Riverside.

Megan McConnell had a match-high 14 kills and had 12 digs to lead the Mustangs (10-11, 4-4 Big West Conference), who won on consecutive days following a four-match losing streak.

Anna Gorman had 11 kills and Taylor Gruenewald had 10 kills for Cal Poly. Shannon Garrett and Maddie Kuber each had 20 assists. Steffi Sooter had a match-high 14 digs.

Tyler Dorsey and Lindsay Hornsby each had 10 kills to lead UC Riverside (1-19, 0-8). Nae Bender had 23 assists, and Maddie Hubbell and Cristina Maletta each had 13 digs.

The Mustangs outhit the Highlanders .234 to .158 and are now in fifth place in the Big West.

WOMEN’S WATER POLO

Cuesta at TruWest Tournament

Rachel Gruetzmacher tied the Cuesta record for goals scored in a game for the second time this season as the Cougars won one and lost one at the TruWest Tournament in Long Beach.

Gruetzmacher scored eight goals in the second game of the day, an 11-10 victory over Cerritos.

Brie Fleming led the Cougars (20-8) in the first game with three goals, but Cuesta lost 11-6 to Ventura. The Pirates finished first in the tournament, and the Cougars finished second.

Amber Ehmer was the third-leading scorer for Cuesta with three goals on the day.

SWIMMING AND DIVING

Hawaii, UC Santa Barbara at Cal Poly

The Cal Poly men’s team was led by Mickey Mackle, who finished second in the 400-yard individual medley in 4 minutes, 4.33 seconds.

Mackle ended the day by finishing fourth in the 200-butterfly with a time of 1:57.90.

In the men’s 200 breaststroke, Kendall Dunn finished second with a time of 2:08.83.

Rachel Cleak led the women’s team, finishing second in the 200-butterfly in 2:07.47.

Cal Poly’s Taylor Spivey came in third in the women’s 1,650 freestyle at 17:41.50.

Paul Fischetti came in third in the men’s 1-meter board with a score of 247.25, and Sami McIntyre was the highest finisher on the women’s 3-meter board with a score of 248.40.

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