After stumbling out of the gate and losing the first set 27-25 to UC Davis, the Cal Poly volleyball team rallied to take the next three sets 25-15, 25-23, 25-18 in a Big West Conference match Friday in Davis.
The Mustangs (15-5, 5-2) had a steady offense throughout the match with four players in double figures and a .354 kill rate.
Kristina Graven was the kills leader with 16.
Dominique Olowolafe hammered down 14 kills, hitting .417 on the match. Jennifer Keddy and Catie Smith added 12 and 11 kills, respectively.
Sarah Cawrse, the Mustangs’ setter, distributed 52 of her team’s 57 assists. Alison Mort provided 26 digs and two assists. Three Aggies had 12 kills — Allison Whitson, Katie Denny, and Morgan Borch.
The Aggies (12-7, 4-3) were only able to post a .157 hitting percentage.
Pacific 1, Cal Poly 0
The Mustangs (6-8-1, 1-3-1 Big West) recorded their third-consecutive loss against the Tigers at Alex G. Spanos Stadium.
Pacific’s Kristina Wavomba tallied the lone score of the night with a goal in the 76th minute. She was one of two players to record three shots on goal for the Tigers; Maricela Padilla was the other.
Overall, Pacific outshot the Mustangs 15-8.
Defensively, Brooke Gauvin led the Mustangs with seven saves.
The Mustangs return to the field Sunday, when they host Seattle.
Cuesta at Santa Barbara Invitational
The Cougars’ men finished 10th of 13 teams, led by Tyler Gates, who finished the 4-mile course in 23 minutes, 42 seconds to finish 45th.
Chris Gobell was 57th in 24:00, and teammate Micah Silver was 64th in 24:09.
Gremay Tessai of Fresno City College won the race in 21:48.
On the women’s side, Jennifer Delgadillo was the top finisher for Cuesta, clocking 23:58 on the 5K course to finish 65th.
Diana Solorio was 69th in 24:17.
Sara Toberty of Orange Coast won the race in 20:28.
Cuesta did not have a complete women’s team.
WOMEN’S WATER POLO
Cuesta 18, Ohlone 5; Cuesta 14, Sierra 4
The Cougars (15-6) have won eight in a row, including two to begin their own tournament in San Luis Obispo.
Kevin Deckel, Dragan Dincic and Wesley Hain scored three goals apiece in the opener against Ohlone, while Eric Marsh scored five in the win over Sierra.
Nick McGilvray, Spencer Richards, Will Breashears and Luka Vukomanovic scored two goals apiece on the day.
The Cougars will play Santa Rosa at 11:15 this morning before an afternoon match with Cabrillo.