The Cal Poly volleyball team rebounded from a loss in the first set to come back and defeat UC Riverside 22-25, 25-18, 25-14, 25-18 on Friday night in a Big West Conference home match.
The win marks the Mustangs 12th win in their past 13 matches.
After falling in the first set, the Mustangs (14-4, 4-1) rebounded with three straight solid sets to put away UC Riverside (2-16, 0-4).
The Mustangs had three players tally double-digit kills. Dominique Olowolafe had a team-high 17, Kristina Graven had 15 and Jennifer Keddy added 10.
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UC Irvine 3, Cal Poly 0
The Mustangs (6-6-1, 1-1-1 Big West) lost their first conference match of the season, falling to UC Irvine (11-2-1, 3-0-0) at Alex G. Spanos Stadium.
UC Irvine got started early. The Anteaters scored two goals in the first 10 minutes.
First, Lexi Kopf put the Anteaters on the board with a goal in the third minute, and Tanya Taylor tallied another in the fifth.
UC Irvine carried its 2-0 lead into the half and later added another goal in the second half when Mar Rodriguez scored the final goal of the night in the 53rd minute.
Moorpark 1, Cuesta 0
Cuesta (5-5-2) fell despite solid play from goalkeeper Mari Monticelli, who finished with eight saves.
“It was a tough loss. We played well and strong and really did not give up a quality shot until the header off of the corner,” Cuesta coach Bob Wilson said.
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Citrus 8, Cuesta 7, 2 OT; Cerritos 18, Cuesta 4
In the first game of the Pasadena City tournament, Cuesta fell in double overtime after Citrus’ last-second desperation heave from the middle of the pool found the back of the net.
With top scorer Ally Bernard unavailable and only one substitute on the bench, the last thing the Cougars (9-10) wanted to see in the first game was overtime, let alone two of them.
“We started OK, but didn’t do too hot at the end,” Cuesta coach Pete Schuler said. “We didn’t score after the midway point of the fourth quarter I think we got tired.”
In its second game of the day, Cuesta was paired against Cerritos, the 2009 South Coast Conference champions and winners of 12 of its first 13 games. Cerritos (13-1) easily handled the tired Cougars.
Julia Tartarian led Cuesta with three goals on the day, and Sophie Mouret added two. Loren Kasenberg had 18 saves over the two games.