The Cal Poly volleyball team snapped a seven-match losing streak with a 23-25, 25-22, 25-18, 25-18 Big West Conference win over first-place UC Santa Barbara on Saturday night in Mott Gym.
Freshman middle blocker Jennifer Keddy led all players in kills (17) and hitting percentage (.500).
Keddy led a quartet of Mustangs (7-19, 3-10) with double-digit kills, including Megan McConnell (16), Dominique Olowolafe (10) and Chelsea Hardin (10).
Freshman setter Anuhea Keanini had a match-high 54 assists for the Mustangs.
UC Santa Barbara (19-6, 9-4), which had the most votes among unranked teams in last week’s Top 25 poll, was led by Rebecca Saraceno’s 12 kills.
The Mustangs dropped a narrow five-set decision in Santa Barbara on Oct. 10.
Cuesta 68, West Hills 62
Seth Koenig had a team-high 15 points and eight rebounds as the Cougars (2-0) advanced to the championship game of the Rabobank Tournament at Cuesta College.
Four Cuesta players finished in double figures as Roger Guardia added 12 points while Phillip Jiminez and Henok Yigzaw had 11 apiece.
A night after posting 15 points and nine rebounds in a 68-66 win over College of the Redwoods, Xavier Mylleville had eight points and five rebounds despite fighting early foul trouble.
The Cougars will play preseason No. 4 College of the Sequoias (2-0) in the tournament championship game at 5 p.m.
WOMEN’S WATER POLO
Cuesta 19, Santa Monica 12
The Cougars (12-20) took third place at the Western State Conference championships.
Ashley Smith and Maggie Evans scored five goals apiece for Cuesta, which gave head coach Pete Schuler his 200th career victory.
Playing in her final game at Cuesta, Morgan Thompson’s four goals broke her own school record for goals in a season with 97. She had 95 last season as a freshman.
Schuler said that Morgan, the school’s all-time leading scorer, was looking at several schools and took a recent recruiting trip to Cal State Monterey Bay.
SWIMMING AND DIVING
Freshman Angie Haven broke her own school record in the 200 breaststroke in 2 minutes, 16.99 seconds, lowering the mark of 2:18.72 she set two weeks ago.
Haven was also a member of the first-place 400 medley relay team which helped Cal Poly’s women win duals against Cal Lutheran (102-10), Cal State Northridge (89-22) and Pepperdine (81-32).
Amy Morales was the only Mustang to win two events, as she took the 50 freestyle in 24.23 and the 100 freestyle in 52.97.
On the men’s side, Cal Poly beat Cal Lutheran 96-9 and Cal State Northridge 86-19.
Peter Kline and David LaFlamme each won two events and swam for the Mustangs’ winning 400 medley relay team.
LaFlamme won the 100 free (46.56) and 200 free (1:42.06) while Kline won the 200 individual medley (1:53.87) and 200 back (1:50.38).
Nick Hudson won the 1-meter (148.60) and 3-meter (150.50) diving events.