The Cal Poly volleyball team dropped close second and third sets on its way to losing to last-place UC Riverside on Friday evening, falling 25-14, 24-26, 23-25, 25-15, 9-15.
Megan McConnell had 18 kills, five assists, two aces and 16 digs for Cal Poly, while Taylor Gruenewald added 14 kills and three digs. Shannon Garrett led Cal Poly (11-15, 5-8 Big West Conference) with 29 assists.
Ashley Cox led UC Riverside (2-24, 1-13) with 22 kills, two assists, an ace and nine digs. Nae Bender had 38 assists, while Maddie Hubbell had 23 digs, two assists, and an ace in UC Riverside’s first Big West win of the season.
Cuesta women roll to easy victory
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Miriam Zabinsky was 10 for 13 from the field for 27 points and had nine rebounds to lead the Cuesta College women’s basketball team to an 82-45 win over Modesto in the semifinals of the Las Positas Tournament in Livermore.
Courtney Chadwick had 12 points, four rebounds and three assists for Cuesta (4-0), and Danielle Simpson had 11 points and eight rebounds.
Cuesta held Modesto to 36 percent field-goal shooting and forced 20 Modesto turnovers.
The Cougars play in the championship game today at 3 p.m.
Cuesta men down San Diego City
Cuesta College led from start to finish in a 68-62 men’s basketball win over San Diego City in the El Camino Tournament.
Cuesta advanced to the semifinals in the winner’s bracket against Lassen at 4 p.m. today.
Brett Hartshorne had 13 points, nine rebounds and four assists for Cuesta (3-2). Kyle Geer had 14 points and four rebounds.
Cuesta shot 57 percent from the field and was 15 of 25 at the free-throw line while San Diego City was 7 for 14.
Mike Scott had a game-high 18 points for the Knights (2-3). San Diego City was 11 for 29 from the 3-point range.
Mackel wins 400 IM for Cal Poly
Cal Poly sophomore Mickey Mackel won the men’s 400-yard individual medley in 3 minutes, 55 seconds, scoring 32 points for the Mustangs in the Arena Invitational three-day meet in Los Angeles.
Cal Poly jumped six spots in the women’s team standings after senior Amanda Maffris finished eighth in the 400 IM in 4:30.67.
The Cal Poly men’s team has 733 points and is in fourth place, while the women have 406 points and are also in fourth.