Cal Poly fifth-year senior guard Ariana Elegado was elected to the preseason all- conference team, and the Mustangs women’s basketball team was picked to finish third in the Big West Conference preseason media poll Wednesday.
CSUN, which topped Elegado and Cal Poly in the Big West Tournament title game last season, was predicted to repeat, garnering 13 of the 14 first-place ballots and 125 total points. Hawaii, which received the other first-place vote, was selected second with 101 points.
Cal Poly earned 99 points to place ahead of UC Davis (83).
Elegado averaged a team-leading 17 points and tied for second in the Big West with 4.5 assists per game last season. With 1,065 points, she enters the season as the No. 8 all-time career scorer in program history and needs 63 assists to move into second place on Cal Poly’s career list.
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The Mustangs have gone 70-28 in conference play during the past six seasons, the leading mark in the Big West. Cal Poly opens the season Nov. 16 at Fresno State.
Moorpark 3, Cuesta 1
Missing team captain Whitney Meyer because of an injury, the Cougars jumped out to a quick lead and took the first set but eventually lost 18-25, 25-13, 25-11, 25-18.
Mariana Kedzia had 14 digs and 11 kills to lead Cuesta in the loss to the second-place Raiders (7-8, 4-1 Western State Conference).
Olivia Hoelker had 13 kills and Lauren Burth had 43 assists for the Cougars (5-11, 1-4 WSC).