Cal Poly freshman standout Kristina Graven had a match-high 25 kills to lead the Mustangs to a 22-25, 25-14, 25-16, 25-14 volleyball win over Portland at the UC Davis Invitational on Saturday.
Graven’s kills, a career high, came on a .489 hitting percentage. She also had a team-high 15 digs to help lead Cal Poly (9-3) to its seventh consecutive win.
Catie Smith (14) and Holly Franks (10) also contributed double-digit kills for Cal Poly, which hit .270 as a team.
Smith added eight blocks, while Sarah Cawrse had a match-high 45 assists for the Mustangs, who will host Cal State Bakersfield in their home opener at 4 this afternoon.
Chris Gobell’s fourth-place finish in the men’s race paced Cuesta, which finished second on both the men’s and women’s side.
Gobell’s time of 22 minutes, 48 seconds over the four-mile course was more than a minute behind Glendale’s Ricky Avila, who won in 21:21.
Gordon Sturgess was fifth in 22:50 while teammate Paul Jackson was sixth in 22:59 for the Cougars.
Cuesta’s Kasey Urman finished fifth in the women’s 5K race in 20:23, putting her just more than a minute behind Glendale’s Brianna Jauregui’s winning time of 19:21.
“Kasey ran an exceptional race,” Cuesta cross country coach Brian Locher said. “She ran near what a lot of our all-state level competitors have run on this course in the past.”
Glendale also won both team titles.
WOMEN’S WATER POLO
Diablo Valley 9, Cuesta 5;San Mateo 9, Cuesta 6
The Cougars (4-4) dropped a pair of games at the Nyquist Tournament in Saratoga.
Ally Bernard scored four goals in the loss to San Mateo, while Julia Tartarian and Erin Hasenkamp scored two goals apiece against Diablo Valley.
Cuesta goalie Loren Kasenberg made a combined 14 saves in the two matches.
Cuesta at Sacramento City Tournament
Led by Sean Dougherty’s victory at 197 pounds, Cuesta finished third behind Fresno City and host Sacramento City.
The Cougars dominated the 197-pound division, with Charlie Galaviz (fourth) and Dan Colbert (fifth) also finishing in the top five.
Jordan Saunders (133), Nestor Ruelas (149) and Spencer Anderson (157) all finished third in their weight classes, while Chris Diaz was fifth at 125.