The Cal Poly volleyball team fell to Santa Clara 3-1 in its first game at the La Quinta Inn and Suites Invite in Orem, Utah on Friday.
The Mustangs found themselves in a 2-0 hole after falling 25-22, 25-23 to the Broncos. Cal Poly came back to nab a 25-20 win in the third set but lost the fourth 25-22.
Kristina Graven led the Mustangs (3-2) with 18 kills, while Jennifer Keddy had14.
Defensively, Graven and Allison Lee both had 12 digs, and Lauren Law had 11.
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Shannon Garrett had a team-high 26 assists.
Cal Poly 0, New Mexico 0, 2 OT
Cal Poly’s stout defense shut out yet another opponent, but the Mustangs couldn’t find the offense to come out with a win.
They outshot the Lobos 16-3, matching their shutout performance against UNLV where they also outshot the Rebels 16-3.Yet, despite having three shots on goal, they couldn’t get the ball past Victor Rodriguez. He had three saves in the draw.
For Cal Poly (1-0-1), Patrick McLain had one save.
Cal Poly 2, San Jose State 0
Freshman Sara Lancaster scored her third goal of the season to help the Mustangs earn their third win of the year.
Despite being outshot by the Spartans 14-9, Brooke Gauvin and the Mustangs were able to hold on for the shutout. Gauvin made two saves for the Mustangs (3-2).
Offensively, Lancaster scored a goal in the 80th minute, while Cici Kobinski scored the Mustangs only other goal in the 35th minute.
Both Kacey Held and Leslie Barkmann both had assists for Cal Poly.